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The GOP to pass Patriot Act extension tonight

February 14, 2011 politisite 3

By Albert N. Milliron Republicans will tell you that the 2010 election was a referendum on Nancy Pelosi and the  Democrats pushing unpopular bills through the House like a Freight train.  The GOP complained that the Democrats passed bills with late night votes that has  little debate and no provision for Amendments. This same party, who said they would restore the process to the people, are now going to push […]

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Could you pass a US citizenship test? Find Out here

January 5, 2011 politisite 0

In order to become a US citizen, immigrants must pass the Naturalization Test. American citizenship bestows the right to vote, improves the likelihood of family members living in other countries to come and live in the US, gives eligibility for federal jobs, and can be a way to demonstrate loyalty to the US. Applicants must get 6 answers out of 10 in an oral exam to pass the test. According […]

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'Deem and pass' for health care wont pass constitutional Muster

March 17, 2010 politisite 0

U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Livonia) yesterday joined a chorus Republican lawmakers speaking out against a potential move that could allow House Democrats to enact Senate health care legislation without calling for a full vote. The so-called “deem and pass” process would allow the House to pass changes in the already-passed Senate bill while “deeming” the underlying bill enacted, according to the USA Today. The House passed its own version of […]

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House Dems Try to Pass Obamacare Without a Vote

March 10, 2010 politisite 0

We are hearing word that House Democrats, led by House Rules Chairman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) are attempting an end-run around one of the most basic Constitutional principles taught in Junior High Civics – the mechanism by which a bill becomes law. Article 1, Section 7 of the constitution is clear: Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be […]