legislation

The bills that Congress reject are as informative as the ones it does. Reviews of all the legislation that meet their fate in government halls.

Antonio Flores 13 days ago
The Correlation Between Gun Laws and Gun Violence
Sutherland Springs, Texas is about forty minutes away from my house. For most of my life, I hadn’t even heard of it. It’s not a very large town. However, after November 5th, 2017, when 26-year old Dev...
Bradford Chase25 days ago
Does the US Constitution Really Matter Anymore?
Is there still any argument for our country continuing to follow an old document like our Constitution? 50 years ago, this question wasn't necessary. Teaching about the importance of this document was...
Chris Ageea month ago
"Everything Has Gone up": Democratic Lawmaker Argues $15 Federal Minimum Wage Too Low
The US House of Representatives recently voted to approve a hike in the national minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next several years. For at least one freshman lawmaker, however, that increase is...
Bryan Watch: July 15-18
Let’s start out with the obvious vote of the week: Rep. Green’s attempt to impeach President Trump, which was tabled on a vote of 332 to 95. While a short term loss, there were some key votes in favor...
Bryan Watch: NDAA July 12
This is an update on what congress did on Friday, July 12, which was primarily work on the National Defense Authorization Act. In the biggest NDAA news, Rep. Barbara Lee (CA) succeeded in her decade-l...
Bryan Watch: July 9-11
Big week for Representative Steil as his first bill passed the House of Representatives. It was HR 3050, the Expanding Investment in Small Businesses Act. The purpose of the bill is to require the Sec...
SKYLERIZED a month ago
Reason First: Should Racism Be the Norm?
The government should not be involved in anything that doesn’t involve protecting individual rights. For instance, if a music festival such as AfroFuture Fest wishes to overcharge whites or “non-POCs”...
Iria Vasquez-Paez2 months ago
The 26th Amendment
I got to vote at 18, I remember that I took this very seriously. I couldn’t drive yet because of my family, but I decided to vote. I felt powerful, and I think I voted for Clinton that year again, des...
John Heckenlively2 months ago
Bryan Watch: Labor HHS Part 2
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the House went through another 40 amendments to the Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill (HR 2740). Of those votes 31 were party line and 11 were non party line. Steil voted with th...
Iria Vasquez-Paez2 months ago
The 25th Amendment
The 25th Amendment delves into what is to be done if a sitting President dies while in office. The Amendment takes into account what happens to a President if necessary, whether found in the circumsta...
William Turner2 months ago
Jury Nullification
Jury nullification is an important concept in the United States, and one that prosecutors really don’t like. It has the capacity to allow individual citizens to exercise independent judgment about the...
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Claire Peters2 months ago
Statutes of Limitations: Is It Too Late to Sue?
Whether you watch lots of crime shows on television, or just have a basic understanding of law, you’ve likely come across the phrase “statute of limitations.” While this phrase may sound a bit dauntin...
Chantel Harrison2 months ago
Race and Justice
The American criminal justice system has historically been heavily influenced by race and racial bias at all levels. One level of the system that has been getting a lot of attention lately is the cour...
Iria Vasquez-Paez3 months ago
The 23rd Amendment
The 23rd Amendment to the Constitution was passed on June 16th, 1960 and had to do with electors, as well as the right to the people living in the District of Columbia the right to vote in Presidentia...
Iria Vasquez-Paez3 months ago
The 20th Amendment
The President and the Vice President’s term is over at noon on January 20th, while the term limits of Senators and the House of Representatives end on the 3rd day of January. Congress needs to assembl...
Iria Vasquez-Paez3 months ago
The 18th Amendment
The 18th Amendment was proposed to Congress on December 18th, 1917 and ratified on January 16th, 1919 but was repealed by the 21st Amendment on December 5th, 1933. The 18th Amendment was a product of ...
John Heckenlively4 months ago
Bryan Watch: Week One April
It’s Friday again, so let's take a look back at what Congress has been up to this last week or so. Since March 27, the House has cast 27 votes. 9 were non-party-line, 9 were procedural, and 9 were par...
Verity Koppe5 months ago
The Power of a Judge
Around Thanksgiving each year, the president pardons a turkey for tradition's sake. This year, the Ninth District Court ignored precedent and filed a restraining order on President Trump's decision. T...