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PACT Act to help veterans exposed to toxic burn pits PASSES 86 to 11 in the Senate after Republicans derailed it last week

  • The bill expands healthcare access for roughly 3.5 million military veterans, according to the Department of Defense
  • All 11 senators to vote against it are Republicans, including Pat Toomey, Mitt Romney, Tommy Tuberville and Rand Paul
  • It now goes to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law
  • Biden said in a statement after its passage, ‘This could be the difference between life and death for many suffering from toxic related illnesses’ 
  • Toxic burn pits are an issue close to the president’s heart, with Biden blaming his son’s death from brain cancer at age 46 on exposure to such toxins 
  • Comedian-turned-activist Jon Stewart was visibly emotional watching Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speak before the final vote
  • Three Republican-led amendments to the bill – by Marsha Blackburn, Pat Toomey and Rand Paul – failed to pass before the vote

By Elizabeth Elkind, Politics Reporter For Dailymail.Com

Published: 19:19 EDT, 2 August 2022 | Updated: 01:51 EDT, 3 August 2022

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Jul 30, 2022

The Democrats’ ‘Inflation Expansion Act of 2022’

David Harsanyi thumps Joe Manchin over bill full of ‘corporate welfare, price fixing and tax hikes’

By David Harsanyi
Published July 28, 2022  

The first thing to remember about the reconciliation bill Sens. Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer agreed to Wednesday is that, despite its utterly preposterous name, it has absolutely zero to do with inflation. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is crammed with the very same spending, corporate welfare, price fixing and tax hikes that were part of Build Back Better – long-desired progressive wish-list agenda items. Pumping hundreds of billions into the economy will do nothing to alleviate inflation. The opposite.

Let’s also remember the Democrats’ deflection on inflation last year – claiming it was “transitory” and “no serious economist” is “suggesting there’s unchecked inflation on the way,” and so on – was all part of a concerted political effort to ignore the problem long enough to cram through a $5.5 trillion iteration of their agenda. And when inflation suddenly became non-transitory, and politically problematic, the Biden administration argued that more spending would relieve inflation. They don’t care about the economy, as long as dependency is being expanded. Cont’d

US Senate Passes $280 Billion Bill To Counter China

July 27, 2022

US Senate Passes $280 Billion Bill To Counter China

It passed 64 to 33, with 17 Republicans voting in support of the bill, officially known as the “CHIPS and Science Act.”

Under the law, which was years in the making, the final iteration of a bill that was years in the making, some $52 billion would go to microchip manufacturers.

Lawmakers said they want to incentivize the construction of domestic semiconductor fabrication plants — or “fabs” — to make the chips. Cont’d

House Passes Sweeping Anti-Trafficking Bill to Fight ‘Nefarious Networks’ and Protect Women and Kids

07-27-2022  CBN News

The Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act passed in a 401-20 vote and just ahead of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons Day on July 30.

HR 6552 was authored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA).

“Human traffickers never take a holiday, nor can we,” said Smith. “Because traffickers and the nefarious networks they lead always find new ways to exploit the vulnerable, especially women and children, we must aggressively strengthen laws and their implementation.” 

Smith has attended over 35 hearings and written five anti-trafficking laws including the Nation’s historic Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.  Cont’d

House-Passed Defense Bill Mentions ‘Gender’ 29 Times, Establishes a ‘Gender Advisor Workforce’

July 21, 2022

The word “gender” is mentioned 29 times in the House-passed version of the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which also formally establishes a full-time, funded, stationed, and resourced “Gender Advisor Workforce.”

H.R. 7900, which easily passed the House by a margin of more than three-to-one (329-101), ensures all-gender coverage of artificial reproductive services, examines differences in recruitment and home ownership by gender – and even conducts gender-based services to foreign military and counts the number of people evacuated from Afghanistan by gender:

  • Gender Advisor Workforce: Develop and manage a Gender Advisor Workforce throughout the Department of Defense. Cont’d

Record-Shattering Illegal Border Crossings Likely to Start After Biden Revokes Title 42  By Jarrett Stepman | April 11, 2022

President Joe Biden is about to blow open the floodgates on illegal immigration at the border, and the governor of Texas is vowing to push back.

“To help local officials whose communities are being overwhelmed by hordes of illegal immigrants who are being dropped off by the administration, Texas is providing charter buses to send these illegal immigrants who have been dropped off by the Biden administration to Washington, D.C.,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said at a Wednesday press conference. Cont’d

H.R. 4350: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022

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To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2022 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.

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Adam Smith

Sponsor. Representative for Washington’s 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 18, 2021
Length: 3268 pages


Jul 2, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)


Parts Incorporated Into Other Measures

This bill passed in the House on September 23, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration. Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills.

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S. 1605: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 27, 2021. (compare text)


1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)


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