2017 April 05
HR 1430: The House voted to pass a bill that prohibits the EPA from proposing any action or regulation that uses science which is not publicly available. This bill only allows the EPA to cite research that is verified by multiple, independent sources.
S J Res 34: A joint resolution concerning internet privacy was recently passed. This ruling overturns an FCC rule created last fall that would have prevented Internet Service Providers from selling individuals data.
HR 1181: A bill was passed in the House that allows veterans deemed mentally incompetent to purchase firearms and ammunition, unless ruled by a judge to be a danger to themselves or others.
The House passed two acts that grant Congress greater powers to control executive regulations. These bills establish clear procedures for reviewing all existing and proposed regulations in order to cute those that are unnecessarily burdensome.
PN 30: Jeff Sessions was confirmed to be the 84th Attorney General.
HR 7: A bill passed by the House prohibiting the use of taxpayer funds from going towards abortion services. Individuals can still purchase health coverage that includes abortion services, providing that no financial backing is appropriated by the federal government.
2014 October 27
Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving California voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best political match November 4th. Twenty-eight congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.
2013 March 29
The Keystone XL Pipeline: it's been dominating headlines for what seems like forever...
2013 January 16
States across America considered legislation in their most recent sessions that would change voting and voter registration requirements.
2012 November 19
Over the past few years, the country has witnessed an abundance of legislation on both the state and national levels regarding same-sex marriage.
2012 October 29
A 20-year study of over 15,000 congressional candidates and their willingness to answer questions on the major issues
2012 July 03
We threw the spotlight on one of our returning interns, John, and asked him a few questions about his time, so far, here at the Great Divide Ranch...
2012 June 12
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2012 June 12
The February 26 shooting of Trayvon Martin has ignited a media firestorm surrounding so-called “stand your ground” or “castle doctrine” laws in the United States.