On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, the House passed H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021, with the support of 30 Republicans. Todd Starnes refers to H.R. 1603 as amnesty for farm workers – “It would offer legal status for 1 to 1.5 million migrant farm workers and immigrants who have worked in the U.S. Illegally.” Continue reading
FEDERAL LEGISLATION: Senate and House Democrats Push for DC Statehood in S. 51 and H.R. 51 bills -- “The Washington, D.C. Admission Act”
The twenty-third (23) amendment to the Constitution specifically provides, as follows: “Section 1—The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct: A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment. Section 2—The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” Continue reading
Recently introduced by Representative Ilhan Omar, H.R. 1847 is the ‘‘Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act of 2021’’
Recently introduced by Representative Ilhan Omar, H.R. 1847 is the ‘‘Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act of 2021’’. A draft of the legislation shows that, if enacted, it will: Suspend any and all rental payments by a tenant to a landlord during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic, identified as March 13, 2020 through April 1, 2022, or April Fool’s Day! Moreover, during this period of time: The tenant cannot be evicted because of the suspension of rent payments. The tenant will not be held liable for any amount that has accrued due to the suspension of rent payments. The landlord may not report the suspension of rent payments to a credit bureau. The tenant’s credit score will not be affected by suspension of his/her rent payments. All suspended rental debts are to be “forgiven.” The same holds true for the payment of residential mortgages during this same period of time. They are to be suspended, as are any foreclosure actions. Moreover, no additional fees, penalties, or interest can accrue and all suspended mortgage debts are forgiven! Hold on a minute! There Is more! Continue reading
On March 8, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order (EO) 14021, Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free from Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, Including Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity. EO 14021 requires the Secretary of Education to review all existing regulations, orders, guidance documents, policies, and any other similar agency actions that are or may be inconsistent with the policy of the EO, and to consider suspending, revising, or rescinding—or publishing for notice and comment proposed rules suspending, revising, or rescinding—those agency actions that are inconsistent with the policy stated. If necessary, the Secretary of Education will enforce the policy through appropriate legal actions. See also EO 13988, Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.
Call to Action: Contact Your County and City Officials Today to Stop Them from Considering Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Ordinances!
From the NC Values Coalition: Because North Carolina’s law protecting our freedoms to live out our religious faith, speak freely our religious beliefs, and associate with people who share our values (HB2 and HB142) expired on December 1 and the state legislature failed to enact a permanent solution, LGBTQ+ activist groups have launched a campaign to pressure local governments across the state into considering local sexual orientation and gender identity ("SOGI") ordinances that undermine religious liberty. Thus far, they have targeted 24 cities and 5 counties across NC (5 of which passed a SOGI in cities and 1 in a county). In addition to expected progressive cities like Asheville and Chapel Hill, they have also targeted places like Black Mountain, Hendersonville, and Weaverville. Continue reading
Democrat Senator Feinstein and Democrat Congressman Cicilline Introduce New Gun Ban on Assault Weapons
On Thursday March 11, 2021, press releases from the offices of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-R.I.) announced the introduction of the” Assault Weapons Ban of 2021” – “…a bill to “ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, like were used in the massacre in Dayton, Ohio, where the shooter had a 100-round magazine attached to an assault rifle.” Continue reading
H.R. 322 is a Republican bill that counters Democrat bill – H.R. 1, For the People Act — on elections and voting. Even though it was introduced mid-January 2021, the Heritage Foundation recently held a round table to discuss H.R. 322. Gay Dillard, past-President of the Greater Greensboro Republican Women’s Club, listened in and found the discussion lively and very informative. H.R. 322 – Save Democracy Act – was introduced by Representative Banks, for himself and thirty (30) other Republican members of the House, including North Carolina’s own Mr. Budd. As set forth within the text of the bill, its purpose is to -- Continue reading
On March 1, 2021, North Carolina (NC) House Bill 189 (H. 189) was introduced in the General Assembly “to preserve the people’s right to keep and bear arms guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the US Constitution and Section 30 of Article I of the NC Constitution.” The bill identifies several Federal efforts to infringe upon the Second Amendment and the right of law-abiding citizens to purchase and own firearms and ammunition that must be blocked. They include: Continue reading
On March 3, 2021, the House of Representatives passed HR 1280, titled, “The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021”. The purported purpose of HR 1280 is; “to hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct in court, improve transparency through data collection, and reform police training and policies.” HR 1280 does a lot more than this! Below are highlighted twelve (12) of the requirements/prohibitions listed in the bill. This listing is not meant to be all-inclusive. Continue reading
Hi all! Defined as a “rule or order issued by the president to an executive branch of the government and having the force of law,” Executive Orders (EOs) direct the actions of Federal agencies and the employees that work for a Federal agency. This is why President Biden’s latest EO (signed 3/7/2021) is troubling, to say the least! Read the following and tell me what you think! The Democrats know that their efforts to get H.R. 1 – For the People Act of 2021 -- passed through the Senate will fail because the chamber is evenly split 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans. They will need 60 votes to pass. On March 7, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order # _(not assigned yet)__, “Promoting Access to Voting”. This EO touts that – Continue reading