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  • The New Pork Grimes 5:00 am on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bills, , , Legislation, Protests   

    Central U.S States creating bills penalizing disruptive protests. 

    Several States have joined in the creation of bills centered on  protecting the safety of its citizens from disruptive protests. Recent protests have seen demonstrators block traffic and disrupt other means of transportation. The bills are set also to punish drivers who use their vehicles and strike protesters obstructing their way.

    Penalties being considered for blocking traffic include fines up to $3000 including one year jail sentences.

    Many free speech activists condemn the idea and view it as a way of infringing on their 1st ammendment rights. Saying that the government is dangerously crossing the lines and targeting peaceful protests.

    Peaceful protests of course are welcomed in any American city and State as long as the required permits are obtained and disruptive behavior is absent. 

    For more on this story click here.

  • The New Pork Grimes 4:48 am on January 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Legislation, Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S Congress, ,   

    U.S House Bill to strengthen Security, Commodity Commissions passes. 

    HRes40 passed today with a 233-170 vote (30 Roll call) at the U.S House. The bill provides consideration for both H.B 78 & H.B 238 bills. The first (H.B 78) “improves the consideration by the Security and Exchange Commission the cost and benefits of its regulations and orders” while providing consideration for bill H.B 238 that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ensures that it protects future consumers, giving end-market users market certainty and risk management as well as helping ranchers with the latter. It also enables the commission to create reforms that ensure transparency and accountability.

    For more on the bill Click here.

  • The New Pork Grimes 5:16 pm on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Government Accountability Office, , Legislation, ,   

    Government Watchdog GAO To Be Reinforced 

    Bill H.R 72 the Access & Oversight Act passed the senate with 99 yeas and zero Nays. It helps the Government Accountability Office (GOA) obtain any records from federal agencies in order to execute its duties to oversee how the government spends taxpayer money. Using audit, civil action, and evaluations to force an agency to obtain such documents.

    The GAO is a non-partisan, independent agency and according to its site was voted best place to work among the Federal Government.

    For more on the GOA you can visit its website atĀ goa.gov.

    For information on H.R 72 billĀ click here.


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