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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»)
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»)
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»)
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»)
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»)
Equal Medical Rights for the Fort McClellan Toxic Exposure Veterans
Sign our petition to mobilize a Republican-led Congress to swiftly pass an important medical and disability bill for service veterans of Fort McClellan, Alabama. (10 comments | 447 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»)
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»)
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»)
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»)
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.
Support Federal Recognitions Integrity,Deny Heritage Clubs and State groups Seeking Casinos
massive BIA and Indian health budget cuts planned for 2012,real tribal reservation people are going to be hit hard by massive budget reductions and realize there is no room for these culture clubs and state created tribes.we need to rescind the states ability to make these so called state tribes,the state has no authority in the first place to make or unmake a tribe and the state,any state has no business in Indian sovereignty business or regulation of.Mostly they are seeking a CASINO. (1 comment»)
OPPOSE LUMBEE RECOGNITION BILL -CASINO
A cover for some type of government benefit which they seek ,something free or to operate a CASINO claiming they need it to maintain their non-existing Indian cultures.While true Indian Nations live in poverty and high unemployment on Reservations as high as 85% on some.The BIA was intended to support reservation and Treaty based Historic Indian Sovereign nations not heritage Clubs or"Individuals"banding together in the 20th century to form a so called tribe to get sovereign status for a CASINO. (5 comments | 9 signatures»)
Restore Carquinez Scenic Drive
Known to most as Snake Road, Carquinez Scenic Drive has sections of road that have been "closed" for years due to landslides. Since it is not entirely blocked off, many still use it despite the danger. Let us restore the crumbling sections of road to protect the people and preserve one of our favorite historical places in Martinez. (4 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»)
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.