|If Democrats Controlled the House…
A Weekly Taste of Their Legislative Agenda
The Republican Study Committee is taking aim at the liberal Democrats in Congress for producing dubious legislation while in the minority. Here we have examined and highlighted current Democrat bills in order to give people a sense of the legislation which might be passed if the House were not under Republican control.
December 10, 2012 - Rep. Deutch proposes preventing corporations from any spending in U.S. elections.
November 19, 2012 - Rep. Edwards proposes more than doubling minimum wage for tipped employees.
November 9, 2012 - Rep. Miller proposes yet another federal program to try to fix the economy.
October 26, 2012 - Rep. Johnson proposes federally invalidating contractual arbitration requirements.
October 12, 2012 - Rep. Yarmuth proposes taxpayer funding for organizations which preserve a boxer's legacy.
September 28, 2012 - Rep. Maloney proposes regulating contraception re-stocking practices in pharmacies.
September 21, 2012 - Rep. Larsen proposes federally undermining State voter ID laws.
September 14, 2012 - Rep. Kucinich proposes an enormous tax for oil companies earning higher than "reasonable profits," as defined by a "Reasonable Profits Board" the bill would create.
July 27, 2012 - Rep. Baldwin proposes a federal response to eating disorders.
July 20, 2012 - Rep. Kaptur proposes forcing television channels to give candidates free air time.
July 13, 2012 - Rep. Rangel proposes repealing basic requirements for living in public housing.
July 6, 2012 - Rep. Quigley proposes enforcing bird-safe standards on federal buildings.
June 29, 2012 - Rep. Johnson proposes including 'unemployment status' in the Civil Rights Act.
June 22, 2012 - Rep. Jackson proposes raising the minimum wage to $10.
June 18, 2012 - Rep. Markey proposes a ban on all energy exploration in ANWR.
June 8, 2012 - Rep. Capuano proposes taxing additional corporate savings at 40%.
June 1, 2012 - Rep. Schakowsky proposes raising the highest marginal income tax rates to 49%.
May 25, 2012 - Rep. Nadler proposes giving the President the authority to override Congress on debt payments.
May 18, 2012 - Rep. Ellison advocates preventing the States from passing and enforcing Voter ID laws.
May 11, 2012 - Rep. McDermott advocates criminalizing guns in National Parks.
April 27, 2012 - Rep. Hastings advocates an additional 'surcharge on high income individuals.'
April 24, 2012 - Rep. Stark advocates reversing an important component of the 1996 welfare reforms.
March 30, 2012 - Rep. Jackson advocates an amendment to the Constitution requiring a progressive tax.