Thursday, March 7, 2024

Bills Introduced – 3-6-24

Yesterday, with both the House and Senate in Washington, there were 47 bills introduced. One of those bills will receive additional attention in this blog:

H Res 1061 Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 4366, with an amendment. Granger, Kay [Rep.-R-TX-12] Text here.

This is the spending bill that was passed yesterday in the House.

Mention in Passing

I would like to mention in passing an interesting bill that was introduced Rep Cleaver (D,MO):

HR 7561 To reduce the pay of Members of Congress when a mass shooting occurs in the United States, and for other purposes. Cleaver, Emanuel [Rep.-D-MO-5]

There have been any number of pieces of legislation over the years that would have automatically reduced the pay of members of Congress, but these have generally been efforts to encourage Congress to deal with passing a budget or spending bills in a timely manner. While Congress has failed to act on any of a number of controversial gun control measures over the years, it is hard to pin upon Congress specific responsibility for any given mass shooting event. While this has no chance of being considered in a Republican controlled Congress (and admittedly little chance in a hypothetically Democratic controlled Congress) this still reflects the level of concern about gun violence in many members.

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