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  • Latest Action: Sep 14, 2007 Signed by President.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on August 02, 2007, with a roll call of 83 ayes, 14 nays, and 3 not voting.

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  • 97% of users support S.1

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    • On March 13, 2008, by adelie - Impressive legislation that is the type of thing the founding fathers would have wanted beyond the wildest dreams. Such transparency in the way government has till now been limited by technology. Fortunately we have the tools today to enforce such legislation without a burdensome cost. This bill is VERY long and quite the read, so I may have not over-looked something, but as I can see this bill is great if not going in the right direction. It is likely this bill will be amended further given all the ways this bill could improve what democracy really means to Americans. I look forward to seeing even more support for this bill!

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      As noted by adelie, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 13, 2008, "Impressive legislation that is the type of thing the founding fathers would have wanted beyond the wildest dreams. Such transparency in the way government has till now been limited by technology. Fortunately we have the tools today to enforce such legislation without a burdensome cost. This bill is VERY long and quite the read, so I may have not over-looked something, but as I can see this bill is great if not going in the right direction. It is likely this bill will be amended further given all the ways this bill could improve what democracy really means to Americans. I look forward to seeing even more support for this bill!"
    • On May 31, 2009, by Dawn12 - If you have some honesty in you. And you want my friends and my family vote don't let the special interest destroy America's Rail.

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      As noted by Dawn12, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 31, 2009, "If you have some honesty in you. And you want my friends and my family vote don't let the special interest destroy America's Rail."
    • On March 23, 2008, by Anonymous - This bill is clearly going in the right direction-- which is to say, it heads towards the edge of the sludge pit, out of the absolute unvarnished corruption which congress has been wading in to their necks. It does not leave the pit. In goes in the right direction a few steps, bringing our Congress to still be in the crap up to their upper shoulders. Look again at this bill with fresh eyes, anyone who feels encouraged! This is a bill to ban actual practices that our government has been openly engaged in: Representatives accepting bribes. It really is as simple and ugly as that. This bill bans some of the kinds of bribes they CURRENTLY ACCEPT IN EXCHANGE FOR LEGISLATION, and does not ban others. (Never mind the rewards which have been illegal all along-- this bill doesn't bother to reban secret cash payments kept in freezers and trips to prostitutes.) This is not a bill to abolish the corruption of Washington, or to substantially alter its character. Our government continues to be fundamentally corrupt, and it would be best if we could learn to stomach facing that fact for long enough to deal with it. If your elected representative says to you, "You know what? I've decided not to accept meals and sports tickets from lobbyists! I am such a refreshing breath of fresh air! Lookie me!", you need to say right back to them: "WTF? You were accepting these bribes LAST WEEK? You are continuing to associate socially with the SAME LOBBYISTS, right now? WTF?" If this bill repealed every law which had ever been written by a lobbyist (most of them), then I'd be immpressed. <3, mungojelly

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 23, 2008, "This bill is clearly going in the right direction-- which is to say, it heads towards the edge of the sludge pit, out of the absolute unvarnished corruption which congress has been wading in to their necks. It does not leave the pit. In goes in the right direction a few steps, bringing our Congress to still be in the crap up to their upper shoulders. Look again at this bill with fresh eyes, anyone who feels encouraged! This is a bill to ban actual practices that our government has been openly engaged in: Representatives accepting bribes. It really is as simple and ugly as that. This bill bans some of the kinds of bribes they CURRENTLY ACCEPT IN EXCHANGE FOR LEGISLATION, and does not ban others. (Never mind the rewards which have been illegal all along-- this bill doesn't bother to reban secret cash payments kept in freezers and trips to prostitutes.) This is not a bill to abolish the corruption of Washington, or to substantially alter its character. Our government continues to be fundamentally corrupt, and it would be best if we could learn to stomach facing that fact for long enough to deal with it. If your elected representative says to you, "You know what? I've decided not to accept meals and sports tickets from lobbyists! I am such a refreshing breath of fresh air! Lookie me!", you need to say right back to them: "WTF? You were accepting these bribes LAST WEEK? You are continuing to associate socially with the SAME LOBBYISTS, right now? WTF?" If this bill repealed every law which had ever been written by a lobbyist (most of them), then I'd be immpressed. <3, mungojelly "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

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      As noted by opencongress.org on March 07, 2011, "H.R.976 Small Business Tax Re... 1 · H.R.1591 Small Business Tax Re... 1 · H.R.6 Creating Long-Term En... 1 · S.1 Legislative Transpare... 1 · H.R.1295 Parental Notification. ... Source: opencongress.org ... Today the House will consider HR 3963, a rev" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h976/show)
    • S.188: A bill to designate the United States courthouse under ... - January 25, 2011 by opencongress.org - OpenCongress - U.S. Congress - S.188 A bill to designate the United States courthouse under construction at 98 West First St... Working... or Login with your OpenID. Click to ShowClick to Hide ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on January 25, 2011, "OpenCongress - U.S. Congress - S.188 A bill to designate the United States courthouse under construction at 98 West First St... Working... or Login with your OpenID. Click to ShowClick to Hide ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s188/show)
    • S.6: A bill to reform America's broken immigration system. - U.S. ... - January 23, 2011 by opencongress.org - Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV] introduced this bill. [This event matched these trackers: Active Legislation ] -. Source: http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills ... Supporting Bill, Supporting Senator, Supporting Representative. S.1 Ameri

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      As noted by opencongress.org on January 23, 2011, "Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV] introduced this bill. [This event matched these trackers: Active Legislation ] -. Source: http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills ... Supporting Bill, Supporting Senator, Supporting Representative. S.1 Ameri" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s6/show)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • What to expect when you're expecting an increased Democratic majority in the Senate - January 05, 2009 by Grist - S.1 -- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. "To create jobs, restore economic growth, and strengthen America's middle class through measures that modernize the nation's infrastructure, enhance America's energy independence, expand

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      As noted by Grist on January 05, 2009, "S.1 -- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. "To create jobs, restore economic growth, and strengthen America's middle class through measures that modernize the nation's infrastructure, enhance America's energy independence, expand" (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/grist/gristmill/~3/504752438/71360)
    • Lawmakers Who Commit Any Felony Should Not Draw a Pension - August 04, 2008 by The Hill - No, this post is not really about last week’s indictment of Senator Ted Stevens; he is innocent until proven guilty. Rather, it’s about the grim reminder to taxpayers that the 110th Congress’s ethics legislation (S.1) is not up to the job of protecti

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      As noted by The Hill on August 04, 2008, "No, this post is not really about last week’s indictment of Senator Ted Stevens; he is innocent until proven guilty. Rather, it’s about the grim reminder to taxpayers that the 110th Congress’s ethics legislation (S.1) is not up to the job of protecti" (http://blog.thehill.com/2008/08/05/lawmakers-who-commit-any-felony-should-not-draw-a-pension/)
    • Democratic National Committee: McCain Myth Buster Day 1: John ... - February 12, 2008 by Earthtimes,&nbsp;UK - [Washington Post, 2/11/07; Los Angeles Times, 3/8/06; The Hill, 1/18/07; S.Amdt.20 to S.1, Vote #17, 1/18/07, agreed to 55-43; R: 48-0, D: 7-43, ...

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      As noted by Earthtimes,&nbsp;UK on February 12, 2008, "[Washington Post, 2/11/07; Los Angeles Times, 3/8/06; The Hill, 1/18/07; S.Amdt.20 to S.1, Vote #17, 1/18/07, agreed to 55-43; R: 48-0, D: 7-43, ..." (http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/democratic-national-committee-mccain-myth-buster-day-1-john-mccain,278748.shtml)
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