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Congress man and Senator Lindsey Graham speaking at a Congressional event in front of the American flag.

H.R.5476 / S.2644 - The Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act

To ensure independent investigations and judicial review of the removal of a special counsel, and for other purposes.

You might favor this bill if:
► You believe that a special counsel should not be removed by the president, or the executive branch, without first notifying congress. In case of the termination of a special counsel, an appeal process must be created, allowing a court of three judges to examine the case and in the case of an…

Civil Rights

Representative Debbie Wasserman Shultz

H.R.5383 - Ammunition Background Check Act of 2018

To prevent the purchase of ammunition by prohibited purchasers.

You might favor this bill if:
► You believe that an instant background check should be made every time gun ammunition is being sold. This wont prevent the next tragedy, but it is a strategy against gun violence that should be implemented.

You might oppose this bill if:
► You believe that enforcing an instant background check on the sale of ammunition infringes on second amendment rights. Individuals should not be denied the ability to buy gun ammunition even if they are prohibited from purchasing a firearm.

Immigration

H.R.6136 - Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018

To amend the immigration laws and provide for border security, and for other purposes.

You might favor this bill if:
► You believe immigration reform should include securing the border by funding and building the wall, ending the "catch-and-release" guidelines, ending the visa lottery, giving DACA recipients a 6-year renewable legal status, and preventing families from being separated at the border.

You might oppose this bill if:
► You believe that, even though it addresses common immigration problems, the legislation does nothing to address the cruelty on the border. The bill leaves children and families without a solution to the moral issue the country is addressing at the moment.

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 Representative Mike Thompson

H.R.4240 - Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act

To protect Second Amendment rights, ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and provide a responsible and consistent background check process.

You might favor this bill if:
► You believe that every state should get additional resources needed to help them improve the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). In addition, all commercial firearm sales, closing gun show, internet, and classified ad loopholes should be closed.

You might oppose this bill if:
► You believe that expanding the background checks systems might bureaucratize the…

Taxes

U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis addresses members of the 183rd Fighter Wing, Springfield, Ill., as well as members of the Illinois house and senate, and local business owners, at a ribbon cutting ceremony for four modernized facilities at the base, May 2.

H.R.6760 - Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent certain provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affecting individuals, families, and small businesses.

You might favor this bill if:
► You believe the temporary tax cuts made by the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" in 2017 must be made permanent, further adding $631 billion to our nations deficit over the next decade, in addition to the $1.5 trillion already added by the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act".

You might oppose this bill if:
► You believe these cuts rather than benefiting working families, would benefit only those wealthy enough to take advantage of the tax breaks. The bill, with a price tag of $631…

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 Debbie Stabenow speaking at the Senate floor.

S.2553 - Know the Lowest Price Act

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit Medicare part D plans from restricting pharmacies from informing individuals regarding the prices for certain drugs and biologicals.

You might favor this bill if:
► You believe that pharmacists should not have to adhere to certain gag clauses which prevent them from telling customers that they could pay less for their prescription if they pay out-of-pocket.

You might oppose this bill if:
► You believe pharmaceutical companies have the right to ask pharmacists to not disclose to their customers if their prescription would be lower if paid out-of-pocket rather than using a health-care…

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.

Culture

Foreign Policy

Congress man and Senator Chris Van Hollen.

S.2313 - Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines (DETER) Act

A bill to deter foreign interference in United States elections, and for other purposes.

You might favor this bill if:
► You believe that if a foreign government or agency interferes with an American election, they should face consequences for such actions. There needs to be a clear list of possible actions committed by foreign governments that would grant U.S retaliation.

You might oppose this bill if:
► You believe that sanctions against foreign governments usually have only modest effects. There are only a few instances where economic sanctions could be identified as a direct achievement.

Government

Congress man and Senator Lindsey Graham speaking at a Congressional event in front of the American flag.

H.R.5476 / S.2644 - The Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act

To ensure independent investigations and judicial review of the removal of a special counsel, and for other purposes.

You might favor this bill if:
► You believe that a special counsel should not be removed by the president, or the executive branch, without first notifying congress. In case of the termination of a special counsel, an appeal process must be created, allowing a court of three judges to examine the case and in the case of an appeal to that decision be necessary, the case should be ultimately heard by the Supreme Court.

You might oppose this bill if:
► You believe the executive branch, and therefore the president, should continue to have the ability to fire any special counsel, even if there are potential conflicts of…