I’m Just a Bill, Up on Capitol Hill…

 

The recent post by @unsk‘s “Biden and the Stalinist Thug Dems are Coming for your Guns” discusses HR127, legislation introduced by Rep. Shiela Jackson Lee (D-TX 18th) on Jan 4, the first regular order day of the current congress. Noting the bill number, I was curious as to how many bills were introduced on the first day of the session. Turns out there were 187, starting with HR1, Rep. Sarbane’s (D-MD 3rd) reintroduced proposal to revamp (read: trash) our electoral system previously discussed by Unsk back in 2019.

The cavalcade of legislative vomit wrapped up that day with HR187 introduced by Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA 26th), which seeks to bestow permanent resident alien status on one Victoria Lopez, who apparently is not supposed to be in the country given that one of the bill’s provisions orders the Secretary of Homeland Security to rescind her deportation order.

Quite the busy day, the House opened with prayer at 10 a.m. and adjourned shortly after 5 p.m., 187 bills introduced in 420 minutes. Good substantive discussion of more than two minutes each, except for all the other things which took up the august body’s time.

They have not been asleep at the lawmaking wheel – certainly not! This past Thursday, the House was in session from 9 a.m. to 9:04 a.m., a solid four minutes during which bills HR496 through HR633 were introduced. Four minutes for 137 pieces of legislation, that’s efficiency for you!

With 633 bills in the first month, what could possibly go wrong?

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  1. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Given that all those bills had been written already, it should be no surprise that the Radical Left Party is all prepared to tear down every single law, regulation, and executive order passed by the Trump Administration, and put the majority of Americans in bondage.  Because that will be the result if everything passes.

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  2. Raxxalan Member
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    In some ways I admire their efficiency.  I remember when the Republicans promised to repeal Obamacare on day 1 and didn’t have a plan ready to go to do that.  The Democrats have 187 bills ready to go including a couple to make sure they have power forever.   The Left certainly appears to be one the march.

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  3. Kozak Member
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    Raxxalan (View Comment):
    In some ways I admire their efficiency. I remember when the Republicans promised to repeal Obamacare on day 1 and didn’t have a plan ready to go to do that.

    Because they never meant it.  It was just balloon juice to fire up the rubes and make some money.

    The Democrats are deadly serious.

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  4. Kozak Member
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Given that all those bills had been written already, it should be no surprise that the Radical Left Party is all prepared to tear down every single law, regulation, and executive order passed by the Trump Administration, and put the majority of Americans in bondage. Because that will be the result if everything passes.

    It’s going to come down to a handful of Senators, Sinema and Manchin to not yield on the Filibuster.

    Not very confident in that.

    Also easily  see some of our Quisling GOPe like Romney, or Murkowski going over on this as well.

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  5. Raxxalan Member
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    Kozak (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Given that all those bills had been written already, it should be no surprise that the Radical Left Party is all prepared to tear down every single law, regulation, and executive order passed by the Trump Administration, and put the majority of Americans in bondage. Because that will be the result if everything passes.

    It’s going to come down to a handful of Senators, Sinema and Manchin to not yield on the Filibuster.

    Not very confident in that.

    Also easily see some of our Quisling GOPe like Romney, or Murkowski going over on this as well.

    But in the end it is okay because Orange man bad.

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  6. Kozak Member
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    Raxxalan (View Comment):

    Kozak (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Given that all those bills had been written already, it should be no surprise that the Radical Left Party is all prepared to tear down every single law, regulation, and executive order passed by the Trump Administration, and put the majority of Americans in bondage. Because that will be the result if everything passes.

    It’s going to come down to a handful of Senators, Sinema and Manchin to not yield on the Filibuster.

    Not very confident in that.

    Also easily see some of our Quisling GOPe like Romney, or Murkowski going over on this as well.

    But in the end it is okay because Orange man bad.

    Yeah.  I love the NT logic.  They had to destroy the village to save it.

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  7. Stad Coolidge
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    Kozak (View Comment):
    The Democrats are deadly serious.

    They are not going to make the same mistake of previous administrations when one party controlled the Presidency, and the House & Senate, only to see the advantage vanish in the mid-term elections.

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  8. JoelB Member
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    It might be an interesting exercise to determine how many bills were introduced over a corresponding time period during the last Republican-majority session of Congress.

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  9. Stad Coolidge
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    JoelB (View Comment):

    It might be an interesting exercise to determine how many bills were introduced over a corresponding time period during the last Republican-majority session of Congress.

    And what the Democrats’ response was, probably something like, “They’re ramming these bills down the throats of the American people!”

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  10. Bob Armstrong Thatcher
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    JoelB (View Comment):

    It might be an interesting exercise to determine how many bills were introduced over a corresponding time period during the last Republican-majority session of Congress.

    The current 117th Congress are slackers compared to last Republican-controlled House. The 115th Congress convened January 3rd, 2017 with the first day lasting 8 hour, 8 minutes with 237 bills introduced. Their January concluded with a 9 hour, 7 minute session having introduced a total of 779 bills in their first month. Clearly the Capitol Assault derailed the good working order of our legislators and set back the progress of society to those dark days when robber barons plundered unchecked and brigands terrorized the countryside!

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  11. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Raxxalan (View Comment):

    In some ways I admire their efficiency. I remember when the Republicans promised to repeal Obamacare on day 1 and didn’t have a plan ready to go to do that. The Democrats have 187 bills ready to go including a couple to make sure they have power forever. The Left certainly appears to be one the march.

    I was thinking the same.  They are going to do more in a few days what it took the GOP 4 years to do.  And keep more of their promises too.  Wish the GOP was a fraction that effective.  

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  12. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Kozak (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Given that all those bills had been written already, it should be no surprise that the Radical Left Party is all prepared to tear down every single law, regulation, and executive order passed by the Trump Administration, and put the majority of Americans in bondage. Because that will be the result if everything passes.

    It’s going to come down to a handful of Senators, Sinema and Manchin to not yield on the Filibuster.

    Not very confident in that.

    Also easily see some of our Quisling GOPe like Romney, or Murkowski going over on this as well.

    The filibuster is history.  Surprised it did not fall on day one, but I guess somebody can sell of their vote of it sometime soon.

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  13. Raxxalan Member
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Kozak (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Given that all those bills had been written already, it should be no surprise that the Radical Left Party is all prepared to tear down every single law, regulation, and executive order passed by the Trump Administration, and put the majority of Americans in bondage. Because that will be the result if everything passes.

    It’s going to come down to a handful of Senators, Sinema and Manchin to not yield on the Filibuster.

    Not very confident in that.

    Also easily see some of our Quisling GOPe like Romney, or Murkowski going over on this as well.

    The filibuster is history. Surprised it did not fall on day one, but I guess somebody can sell of their vote of it sometime soon.

    It is possible however the payoff has to be pretty high.  Since once the filibuster is gone Puerto Rico and DC become states and Sinema and Manchin go from being critical to irrelevant.  That more than anything else is keeping the Filibuster in place.  

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  14. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Given that all those bills had been written already, it should be no surprise that the Radical Left Party is all prepared to tear down every single law, regulation, and executive order passed by the Trump Administration, and put the majority of Americans in bondage. Because that will be the result if everything passes.

    Ahhh, don’t worry.  At this very moment our stalwart Republicans are banding together to protect us.  Take Representative Adam Kinzinger; his big announcement is that he’s starting a new PAC “to resist the ‘Trump-First’ GOP”.

    Now, don’t you feel better???

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  15. Raxxalan Member
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Given that all those bills had been written already, it should be no surprise that the Radical Left Party is all prepared to tear down every single law, regulation, and executive order passed by the Trump Administration, and put the majority of Americans in bondage. Because that will be the result if everything passes.

    Ahhh, don’t worry. At this very moment our stalwart Republicans are banding together to protect us. Take Representative Adam Kinzinger; his big announcement is that he’s starting a new PAC “to resist the ‘Trump-First’ GOP”.

    Now, don’t you feel better???

    So happy to see the GOP has reverted back to being the stupid party. 

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  16. Kozak Member
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    Raxxalan (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Given that all those bills had been written already, it should be no surprise that the Radical Left Party is all prepared to tear down every single law, regulation, and executive order passed by the Trump Administration, and put the majority of Americans in bondage. Because that will be the result if everything passes.

    Ahhh, don’t worry. At this very moment our stalwart Republicans are banding together to protect us. Take Representative Adam Kinzinger; his big announcement is that he’s starting a new PAC “to resist the ‘Trump-First’ GOP”.

    Now, don’t you feel better???

    So happy to see the GOP has reverted back to being the stupid party.

    What did it revert from?  Seems it is ever thus.

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  17. Bishop Wash Member
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Kozak (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Given that all those bills had been written already, it should be no surprise that the Radical Left Party is all prepared to tear down every single law, regulation, and executive order passed by the Trump Administration, and put the majority of Americans in bondage. Because that will be the result if everything passes.

    It’s going to come down to a handful of Senators, Sinema and Manchin to not yield on the Filibuster.

    Not very confident in that.

    Also easily see some of our Quisling GOPe like Romney, or Murkowski going over on this as well.

    The filibuster is history. Surprised it did not fall on day one, but I guess somebody can sell of their vote of it sometime soon.

    Well the Georgia runoff hadn’t happened yet so still Republicans still had the majority in the Senate on day one. Maybe Chuckie doesn’t have the votes.

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  18. JoelB Member
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    Bob Armstrong (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    It might be an interesting exercise to determine how many bills were introduced over a corresponding time period during the last Republican-majority session of Congress.

    The current 117th Congress are slackers compared to last Republican-controlled House. The 115th Congress convened January 3rd, 2017 with the first day lasting 8 hour, 8 minutes with 237 bills introduced. Their January concluded with a 9 hour, 7 minute session having introduced a total of 779 bills in their first month. Clearly the Capitol Assault derailed the good working order of our legislators and set back the progress of society to those dark days when robber barons plundered unchecked and brigands terrorized the countryside!

    So in itself, the number of bills introduced is nothing to get excited about. Most of it is political theater.

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  19. MiMac Thatcher
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    As to your reference nothing beats Crowder’s “I’m just a Bill but I want to be Jill”:

     

    A classic

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  20. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Kozak (View Comment):
    The Democrats are deadly serious.

    They are not going to make the same mistake of previous administrations when one party controlled the Presidency, and the House & Senate, only to see the advantage vanish in the mid-term elections.

    Yes and the guarantee that their control will not evaporate at the time of the mid terms is gonna come down to the establishment of the electronic vote flipping machines.

    Those Republicans who thought that logic demanded that any and all claims of Trump being defeated by vote fraud are going to rue the day they decided that.

    Biden has already mumbled on about  the need for his Administration to adopt Gavin Newsom’s policies.

    Apparently, according to Biden, these policies  that allowed for successful handling of the Golden State’s problems should become the template for every thing that will occur in the United states as a whole.

    Since California has not had fraud-free elections since at least 2004. That will be the fate of our country as a whole.

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  21. Raxxalan Member
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    Kozak (View Comment):

    Raxxalan (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Given that all those bills had been written already, it should be no surprise that the Radical Left Party is all prepared to tear down every single law, regulation, and executive order passed by the Trump Administration, and put the majority of Americans in bondage. Because that will be the result if everything passes.

    Ahhh, don’t worry. At this very moment our stalwart Republicans are banding together to protect us. Take Representative Adam Kinzinger; his big announcement is that he’s starting a new PAC “to resist the ‘Trump-First’ GOP”.

    Now, don’t you feel better???

    So happy to see the GOP has reverted back to being the stupid party.

    What did it revert from? Seems it is ever thus.

    Good point.

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  22. David Deeble Member
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