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Records of Joint Committees of Congress. (Record Group 128) 1789-1995 Overview of Records Locations Table of Contents.

Records of Joint Committees of Congress

Congressional Record. Daily Digest Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S3301–S3344 Measures Introduced: Seventeen bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1298–1314, and S.

Congressional Record

Measures Reported: S. 286, to require a land conveyance involving the Elkhorn Ranch and the White River National Forest in the State of Colorado. Measures Passed: Lions Clubs International 100th Anniversary: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. What is Ghost Voting? (with picture) U.S. Senate: Senators of the 115th Congress. Federal Election Commission. Voter Registration. American Civil Liberties Union. Office of Congressional Ethics.

The US Offfice of Government Ethics. Spinsanity - Countering rhetoric with reason. Candidates on the Issues. Citizen University. Fact-checking U.S. politics. DeepDrumpf (@DeepDrumpf) Brigade · The world's first network for voters. The National Security Archive. Register to Vote. If you need to register to vote, visit Vote.USA.gov.

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National Politics. Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex. Eisenhower's "Military-Industrial Complex" Speech Origins and Significance. Think Tank Watch. Astroturf. Astroturf refers to apparently grassroots-based citizen groups or coalitions that are primarily conceived, created and/or funded by corporations, industry trade associations, political interests or public relations firms.

Astroturf

Definitions Campaigns & Elections magazine defines astroturf as a "grassroots program that involves the instant manufacturing of public support for a point of view in which either uninformed activists are recruited or means of deception are used to recruit them. " Journalist William Greider has coined his own term to describe corporate grassroots organizing. He calls it "democracy for hire.

" Unlike genuine grassroots activism which tends to be money-poor but people-rich, astroturf campaigns are typically people-poor but cash-rich. Astroturf techniques have been used to: Sometimes genuine grassroots organizations are recruited into corporate-funded campaigns. NeoCon Astroturf Libertarian Astroturf Coal industry Astroturf ACCCE and Bonner & Associates FACES of Coal References. Lobby Watch. Citizens Against Government Waste. Watch the latest video at <a href=" Introduction For the second time since Congress enacted an earmark moratorium beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2011, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has found earmarks in the 12 appropriations bills funding the federal government.

Citizens Against Government Waste

While a single earmark violates the moratorium, at least the number and cost of the earmarks contained in H.R. 3547, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, decreased from FY 2012, the last time Congress passed the spending bills. Earmark totals dropped by 28.3 percent, from 152 in FY 2012 to 109 in FY 2014, while the cost declined by 18.2 percent, from $3.3 billion in FY 2012 to $2.7 billion in FY 2014, the lowest amount since 1992. The costs in both 2012 and 2014 are significant reductions from the record $29 billion in earmarks set in FY 2006. The 2012 Pig Book noted that although there were fewer earmarks than in prior years, the projects involved larger amounts of money and included fewer details. Home - Get Money Out Action. Lobbying. OpenSecrets.org: Money in Politics. Federal Election Commission Home Page. Create a Petition to Congress. Petitions Hosted Here Are: Completely Free There is no cost to create or maintain your petition.

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