The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government. Continue reading
FEDERAL: HR 4980 - AIR TRAVEL ONLY FOR FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE LEAVING OR ARRIVING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES
House of Representatives (HR) Bill 4980 Continue reading
FEDERAL: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (HR) BILL 4, THE JOHN R. LEWIS VOTING RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT ACT OF 2021, INTRODUCED FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME AGAIN!
This HR 4 bill should not be confused with HR 4, the “Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019”. We have previously written about the 2019 HR 4. See our July 6, 2021 Blog post: FEDERAL: GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY, AND, A WORD ABOUT H.R. 4! There apparently has been a lot of discussion in the media about the 2021 HR 4 previous to its introduction, but its text has only recently been made available to the public. Continue reading
Update 8/20/21 Back on June 8, 2021, the Greater Greensboro Republican Women’s Club (GGRWC) Blog had a post that addressed House Bill 398. This bill proposed to repeal the pistol permit in favor of the federal NICS background check. On Wednesday, the NC Senate voted 27-20 to pass this House bill. It will now go to Governor Roy Cooper for his consideration, and hopefully, his signature. This act is effective when it becomes law and applies to pistols sold, given away, transferred, purchased, or received on or after that date. Demetria Carter Continue reading
FEDERAL: THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY PROPOSE CHANGES TO THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM
At least six changes are proposed by the new rules, several of which seek to return to pre-2018 requirements; meaning overturning Trump-initiated immigration policies: Continue reading
FEDERAL: I AM SORRY! SENATE (S) BILL 1, FOR THE PEOPLE ACT, IS STILL ALIVE AND WELL, AND WILL BE VOTED ON SOON!
Now that S.1 has been placed on the Senate’s calendar, it is only a matter of time before it comes up for a full vote by the Senate. It will only take a majority of votes to pass! I don’t think we can count on either Manchin or Sinema to vote “no” with all 50 Republicans! Continue reading
UPDATE: Senator Tillis stated that his constituents in the State of North Carolina “failed to see the big picture,” after he casts his vote in favor of the $1 trillion bi-partisan infrastructure bill. News media reports that the Senate passed the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation, Wednesday morning, August 11, 2021 along party-line votes. Talking heads suggest the House is not expected to take up either bill until after Labor Day. Continue reading