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Senator ELizabeth Warren speaking at an event

S.2289 - Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act of 2018

To create an Office of Cybersecurity at the Federal Trade Commission for supervision of data security at consumer reporting agencies, to require the promulgation of regulations establishing standards for effective cybersecurity at consumer reporting agencies, to impose penalties on credit reporting agencies for cybersecurity breaches that put sensitive consumer data at risk, and for other purposes.

You might favor this bill if:
► You believe that Credit Reporting Agencies (CRA) should be regulated by the newly created Office of Cybersecurity. The Equifax breach stole the information of 145 million americans; not only do events like these need to be prevented,…

Government

Photo of Judge Brett Kavanaugh in front of the American flag

Do you favor or oppose Kavanaugh's nomination to become a supreme court judge?

You might favor this issue if:
► You believe the Senate should confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court Judge, as a majority of his records have already been made available to Senators in the confirmation hearings.

You might oppose this issue if:
► You believe the Senate should oppose and postpone Kavanaugh's confirmation until all documents pertaining to his record in the Bush administration be made available to Senators in the confirmation hearings. Senators did not get a chance to read more than 42,000 documents released by the White House the day before the confirmation hearings.

09/17/18 Update: A California professor, named Christine Blasey Ford, has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually…

Civil Rights

House of Representatives Rep Sheila Jackson Lee speaking at a congressional event.

H.R.5088 - No More Atrocities with Guns Act

To prohibit the transfer of a semiautomatic assault weapon to a person under 21 years of age, and to prohibit the possession or ownership of a semiautomatic assault weapon by such a person, with exceptions for active duty military personnel and full-time law enforcement employees.

You might favor this bill if:
► You believe that the age to buy a semi-automatic weapon, such as the AR-15, should be raised from 18 to 21, except if you are a law enforcement officer or an active-duty member of the Armed Forces.

You might oppose this bill if:
► You believe that raising the age on semi-automatic weapons would only punish law abiding gun owners between the ages…

Immigration

H.R.5414 - Help Separated Families Act of 2018

To ensure that immigration status alone does not disqualify a parent, legal guardian, or relative from being a placement for a foster child, to authorize discretion to a State, county, or other political subdivision of a State to delay filing for termination of parental rights in foster care cases in which an otherwise fit and willing parent or legal guardian has been deported or is involved in (including detention pursuant to) an immigration proceeding, unless certain conditions have been met, and for other purposes.

You might favor this bill if:
► You believe children of detained or deported parents should have a chance to reunify with their parents or live in the permanent care of other relatives. Detained or deported parents should then have the opportunity to coordinate the…

Technology

Congress man and Senator Ed Markey speaking at a Congressinal event in front of the American flag.

S.J.Res.52 - Resolution to reinstate "Net Neutrality"

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to “Restoring Internet Freedom”

You might favor this bill if:
► You believe that the FCC’s decision to dismantle net neutrality will ultimately harm American individuals and businesses who rely on a free and open internet service.
► You think that the roll back of the net neutrality rules will ultimately benefit Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and not the American consumer, since ISPs can now charge extra for so-called “slow lanes” and “fast lanes,” they can block certain content to users, and can charge…

Law Enforcement

Congress man and Senator Cory Booker talking at a Congressional event in front of the American flag.

S.1689 / H.R.4815 - Marijuana Justice Act of 2017

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for a new rule regarding the application of the Act to marihuana, and for other purposes.

You might favor this bill if:
► You believe that marijuana should be decriminalized at a federal level while incentivizing states which disproportionately arrest low-income individuals and people of color for marijuana-related offenses, to legalize marijuana through a reduction in federal dollars. Those currently imprisoned for marijuana use or possession crimes should be allowed to petition a court for a resentencing.

You might oppose this bill if:
► You believe that marijuana should not be removed as a Schedule I…

Taxes

Congress man and Senator Bob Corker speaking in front of the American flag.

S.3013 - Should the president need the approval of Congress before applying tariffs?

A bill to amend the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to require Congressional approval before the President adjusts imports that are determined to threaten to impair national security.

You might favor this bill if:
► You believe the President should get Congressional approval before imposing tariffs in the name of national security. If the President believes trade policies are affecting national security, Congressional approval should be required before any tariffs are applied.

You might oppose this bill if:
► You believe the President should not need Congressional approval when imposing tariffs in the name of national security. The President should keep his…

Wages

Congress man and Senator Bernie Sanders speaking in front of a podium at an event.

S.3410 - The Stop Bad Employers By Zeroing Out Subsidies (BEZOS) Act.

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a tax on employers whose employees receive certain Federal benefits, and for other purposes.

You might favor this bill if:
► You believe corporations with 500 or more employees, should pay back the government for any federal assistance given to its workers. For instance, should a worker receive $200 in food stamps or SNAP benefits, the employer should be taxed $200.

You might oppose this bill if:
► You believe governments should not tax corporations for the benefits their workers receive. Corporations will evade the tax and will be eventually be discouraged from hiring those who might need assistance.…

Business

Senator ELizabeth Warren speaking at an event

S.2289 - Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act of 2018

To create an Office of Cybersecurity at the Federal Trade Commission for supervision of data security at consumer reporting agencies, to require the promulgation of regulations establishing standards for effective cybersecurity at consumer reporting agencies, to impose penalties on credit reporting agencies for cybersecurity breaches that put sensitive consumer data at risk, and for other purposes.

You might favor this bill if:
► You believe that Credit Reporting Agencies (CRA) should be regulated by the newly created Office of Cybersecurity. The Equifax breach stole the information of 145 million americans; not only do events like these need to be prevented,…

Armed Forces

Health

Senator Bernie Sanders at a podium.

S.1804 - Medicare-for-all

To establish a Medicare-for-all national health insurance program.

You might favor this bill if:
► You believe a single-payer, Medicare-for-All, Universal Medicare program is the most beneficial and inexpensive health program option for most Americans. At a price tag of $32 trillion over the next decade, it would still save the American tax payer $2 trillion.

You might oppose this bill if:
► You believe that a one-size-fits-all approach to the country’s medicine program is not only the wrong plan to implement, but it is an expensive option for the American taxpayer.

08/06/18 UPDATE: A recently published study by the Mercatus Center on the…

Environment

Senator Dick Durbin speaking at a Congress event.

H.R.2129 / S.922 - Climate Change Adapt America Fund Act

To establish the Climate Change Advisory Commission to develop recommendations, frameworks, and guidelines for projects to respond to the impacts of climate change, to issue Federal obligations, the proceeds of which shall be used to fund projects that aid in adaptation to climate change, and for other purposes. You might favor this bill if: ► You believe that climate change is a real threat to our nation’s future well-being and we need to prepare ourselves accordingly for the future complications it will bring. Establishing a fund dedicated to funding climate change adaptation programs is a great start towards the preparedness against climate change. You might…

Culture

Foreign Policy

S.J.Res.62 - A joint resolution formalizing congressional opposition to any withdrawal from NATO

Formalizing congressional opposition to any withdrawal from the North Atlantic Treaty, requiring the advice and consent of the Senate to modify or terminate the North Atlantic Treaty, and authorizing litigation to advance the Senate's constitutional authority.

You might favor this bill if:
► You believe that the President of the United States should have the Senate's approval in order to withdraw from the North Atlantic Treaty (NATO).

You might oppose this bill if:
► You believe the President should have the ability to single handedly withdraw the United States from the North Atlantic Treaty (NATO).

S.J.Res.62 would formalize a congressional…