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The bills before Congress affect our nation's budget - and yours.
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Let's Zoom to a Cleaner Future
The Natural Gas Act, H.R. 1380 would boost subsidies and other incentives for purchasing natural gas vehicles. Vehicles such as buses and garbage trucks have already switched to natural gas in many areas. People that find themselves strapped by fuel costs are giving Natural Gas usage a serious look. Simply, It's cheaper and we get about 98% of our natural gas within the US and Canada. (35 signatures»)
End the Disabled Veterans Tax
This tax is so exclusive, only disabled veterans must pay for it. The greater the disabilities, the greater the tax the disabled veterans must pay. 100% disabled veterans, like me, forced retired after serving 19.5 years due to disabilities caused by my service to our country, lose all of their retirements. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not protect service-members, only civilians. Please sign this petition, ending this discriminating Disabled Veterans Tax. (2 comments | 6 signatures»)
"Help Save Our Hides"
It seems like we the American people get hoodwinked every time we elect someone into office. They seem to shed their skin like a snake as soon as they get to Washington. Lets not forget the incompetence factor that has plagued us for so many years. (6 signatures»)
Restore Glass-Steagall (Banking Act of 1933), Separate Commercial Banking from Speculation!!
Why do we need Glass-Steagall back? Watch the 11 minute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0k2PmF-o5Q (91 signatures»)
"Don't let homeless children fall between the cracks!"
Please sign this petition for the H.R. 32 The Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2011 to be passed. It's purpose is to make sure that all homeless children are accounted for and recieve the same rights to education as everyone else. (6 signatures»)
Beer Lovers Unite: Support Your Local Brewery!
This legislation will half federal taxes on the first 60,000 barrels that a brewery produces, meaning that craft brewers will pay less to make delicious beer. Those savings will help craft-beer aficionados, like you and me, pay lower prices for our favorite brew. Please sign this petition and urge your representatives in Congress to support this legislation! (9 signatures»)
Repeal The Agent Orange Act
The whole "agent orange made me sick" whine is BULL$HIT. The entire thing is nothing more than a veteran welfare program which pays BILLIONS of dollars to a group who deserve nothing. (5 comments | 16 signatures»)
Huntington's Disease: Waive Medicare Waiting Period
Those diagnosed with Huntington's Disease, a hereditary, neurological brain disorder, for which there is no cure, are dropped by health insurance companies and forced to wait 24 months to become eligible for Medicare and receive treatment for this horrific disease. During this time, the damage that is done from not being treated is mounting. Sign here to help change that!!! (22 signatures»)
Pass H.R. 1515: The Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection Act of 2011
Tell your Congressional representatives to support the STANDUP Act of 2011, which provides federal grants to states which require graduated licensing for teens.
Pass H.R. 1234!
the Equal Access to Justice Act was designed to help the Have-nots compete against the Haves. Unfortunately, Special Interest Environmental Groups have used this Act as a virtual litigation machine to bilk millions of tax payer dollars through unscrupulous litigation techniques. the Act Needs to be modified.
We Want a Transparent and Orderly Congress
People of all views and priorities know that Congress will do a better job if it does its work in the sunshine. We also believe that bills should not be rushed through Congress because that deprives us of our chance to have a say. Signers of this petition want a Congress that we can oversee and that does its work on time, all the time. (19 comments | 194 signatures»)
Make American politicians know what American,s feel
If the politicians got a permant lay off,cut in salary,stop their expense account,stop all lobbyst and severly punished those guilty of breaking the laws--then America could see a big improvenment in our life. (8 signatures»)
WE WANT WHAT YOU HAVE NOW! (THANK YOU?) H.R. 812, The Agent Orange Equity Act of 2011
"THE AMERICAN VETERANS AND SERVICEMEMBERS SURVIVAL GUIDE" _________________________________________________________ YOU HAVE A CHOICE! WE DID NOT! YOU HAVE PTSD. WE HAVE BOOZE,POT!ADDICTIONS,PRIZION! SUICIDE. TOOK MOST! TOLD TO JUST DEAL WITH IT! WE COULD NOT WIN A WAR THAT OUR COUNTRY TOLD US "NOT TO FIRE BACK!" I AM A NAM VET, THIS IS TRUE! DESERTSTORM THRU NOW! MORE VIETNAM VETS DEAD OF SUICIDE! THAN AMOUNT OF MILITARY DEAD IN COMBAT! WHITE HOUSE READ THE BOOK ABOVE (3 comments | 10 signatures»)
Protect Our Most Precious Resource - Our Children!
The future is our children. They will create and shape society. We must protect them from damage, harm and trauma. Every child has the right to a childhood. Violence strips them of this right. Please help them by supporting bills protecting children against violence. (5 signatures»)
Pass H.R. 108, The Disabled Veterans Commissary and Exchange Store Benefits Act
To amend title 10, United States Code, to extend military commissary and exchange store privileges to veterans with a compensable service-connected disability and to their dependents. (6 comments | 64 signatures»)
Credit Score Reform
I believe that a credit score should not be used as a criteria for employment. It doesn't matter if it's a financial institution or not. A criminal background history should be adequate. (12 signatures»)
Caylee's Law and Justice Act of 2011
We need a bill to change the double jeopardy clause in the 5th Amendment so that we can put Casey Anthony back on trial and put her on death row. This bill will also allow the prosecutors to appeal and the judge (including the Supreme Court) to overturn the "Not Guilty" verdict on any criminals including OJ Simpson and Casey Anthony. With this, don't need to see future films on criminals and murder who are acquitted. Justice will be served. Caylee and any murdered people will be avenged. (3 signatures»)