The bills that Congress reject are as informative as the ones it does. Reviews of all the legislation that meet their fate in government halls.
Unfortunately, COVID-19 has accompanied us into 2021. Though the recent vaccination progress offers a light at the end of the tunnel, COVID-19 infections have been rising rapidly across the country, and the pandemic will almost certainly continue well into this new year. With many federal programs and temporary orders expiring, how will Americans cope with the effects of COVID-19 in 2021? One major question is what paid sick leave will look like in 2021, post-FFCRA. Here, I've distilled the findings from my online research into a Q&A.
This year the state city of Maryland has received a bill 410 connected to vaping. The bill says that all vaping products with flavours other than natural tobacco should be eliminated from the market. To put it simpler, they suggested a complete ban. The Senate Finance Committee has heard the bill.
A fairly light week, with only eight votes in the House, and almost all of the passing on a nonpartisan basis. There was actually only one party line vote, and that was on the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act (S 906, RC 242, Dec 10). The bill regulates the size of drift nets in hopes of protecting marine wildlife. Republicans voted against protecting our ocean friends 56 to 105, with Steil voting NO.
California Coastal Access Law History of Coastal Access in California. The current rules in California are such that with the exception of a few military bases and natural geographical barriers, a person should be able to walk up and down the California Coast line, on west sand, completely unmolested. If the tide rose to its high mark the individual would have to wade or swim until the tide subsided. This is because in California, people have the right to access the coastlines for the purpose of recreation.
Up until... Well 2010, marijuana have been seen in a negative light as a "Gateway Drug." To some today, still agree with it. In recent American his-story, in 1996, California was the first state to be legalized for the use of marijuana. Now from 1996-2008, only 13 states seen the full benefit of recreational use of marijuana. Since 2010, 31 states have decided to get on board the Marijuana train as they seen be a benefit to their state economy arise and a decrease in crime rate. However, of the 44 states that are have chosen to add it in its laws for medical use, 15 states are for recreational and have set forth its laws to Decriminalize Marijuana (DM). What is DM? Decriminalization means that a state repealed or amended its laws to make certain acts criminal, but no longer subject to prosecution. Which in terms means that if your state has decriminalized or is decriminalizing marijuana, you are permitted to carry up to a certain amount of weed without being punished for if stopped and searched by cops. For so long, many have individuals of this land have been prosecutes in some way due to marijuana. 2012-2104 both Colorado and Washington D.C. have seemed to have the most effect on this topic. There are people's lives who have been affected by the criminalization of marijuana. Homes have been broken up, many which of color, for what price? Because integrity is not the answer. To agree or disagree on this topic, but many who choose marijuana for personal use have every reason to do so. Some may overuse but to completely look down and not for each state to have not agree to recreational and decriminalize makes me think that there is some Politicians who do not have the American people best interest at hand. 21 and older, can drink in the comfort of their home or even if out and about, can have 1 alcoholic beverage an hour and still be considered allowed to drive furthermore proves my point that there is a conspiracy going on. Liquor is at every store that is licensed to sell, which is every gas station. According to NACS there are around 126,000 gas stations in the US. But if you count the number of convenience stores (without fuel), the total number stores will rise to little over 150,000 just in the US. To legally say rather I can or cannot smoke marijuana should not be at the price of fine, jail, or employment. "It's not what you do, it's how you do it" should always come at the responsibility of the user. So, with 5 republicans to yes and 6 democrats no, the votes at the senate as they bring it the floor of the senate.
It's an election year and you will be probably hear it said, "If we elect/re-elect Xyz millions of Americans will lose their health insurance and die!!" This is being said because some politicians, notably Donald Trump want to do away with the "Affordable Care Act" (A.C.A). Why do they want to get rid of the A.C.A? The "Affordable Care Act", is a 2010 federal law signed into law by former President Barack Obama. This law requires insurance companies to cover every and all medical conditions and they cannot deny you based on pre-existing conditions. This law, as a result, is causing health insurance premiums to skyrocket. Even with the subsidies that A.C.A offers you based on income, this insurance is still too high for most. Do you want to pay $117 a month for $8,000 deductible? I didn't. That was the cheapest insurance I could get through A.C.A and it didn't pay a dime for my E.R visit back in 2016.
Millions of Americans attend the doctors every year; however, hundreds of thousands go bankrupt each year due to medical bills, and the issue is only increasing causing concern. According to a recent AJPH study, the American Journal of Public Health which focuses on health policy and public health, states that there are around 530,000 bankruptcies due to medical bills annually. This leaves many Americans with great financial struggle which can often lead to decreased emotional well-being. In fact, according to a study from the University of Princeton, “High income improves evaluation of life but not emotional well-being” by Daniel Kahneman and Angus Deaton, states that money does not equal increased happiness, but less money is frequently associated with emotional pain. In recent years democratic politicians such as Bernie Sanders have proposed plans to expand healthcare to all, but faces a lot of opposition from both Democrats and Republicans and has been a recent subject of debate in the recent 2020 election cycle. So with many Americans facing issues with paying for medical bills, and thus an overall decrease in emotional wellbeing, how would Bernie Sanders’s policy of Medicare For All affect the United States? And what opposition does it face, and why?
Since 2008, Jenkins has implemented the 287(g) section of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) of 1996. IIRIRA gives law enforcement the ability, in cooperation with the DOJ Attorney General and INS, to detain suspected illegal immigrants and deport them. Jenkins has removed 1400 people from Frederick County. But by his own admission and numbers, only 100 of the 1400 were suspected members of MS-13. If it is true that these were gang members, then perhaps Jenkins was correct to deport them. But what about the other 1300?
Australia uses a point-system to screen the best and the brightest international students from all corners of the world. The points system was introduced so that skilled workers can be selected without any bias. In addition, it sets a clear and transparent standard for entry and allows the Australian Government to control economic migration into the areas that are a major driver for the country’s economic growth.
Samuel Paty was a beloved father and respected teacher at a middle school in Conflans-Saint-Honorine, a Paris suburb. He taught history, geography, and "moral and civic education," a subsidiary course in French schools. According to his students, "Mr. Paty" was a good teacher, committed to his work.
I am from California and I thought it would be fun to go over some weird laws they have. I love my home state but some of these laws I cannot wrap my brain around. Now I googled these laws and they were consistent across different websites but if I’m wrong, it’s googles fault. I will say this about California, it is definitely a woman. Expensive, finicky and firing off. Let’s move on and have some fun.
Hypocrisies of a Nation Reading the origins of Defamation was an “eye-opener” for me. It touched on multiple issues of law, that were influenced by opinion, religion, or some other bias influencer. I don’t want to lose my thought process, but as this is a journal, I feel I should dictate my thoughts on it before I continue with my assignment. History shows the origins of most of our laws are influenced by some sort of religious background rather than the more objective approach of ethics. If our Constitution holds a clause that should uphold the Separation of Church and State, then why are so many courts and laws influenced by religion? “Some critics of the courts' interpretations of the principle of separation of church and state have argued for the protections of some aspects of religion in government practices. Believing the United States to be a Christian nation, founded on Judeo-Christian religious beliefs, these critics argue that the federal government is only prohibited from establishing a religion at the national level and from interfering with the establishment of religion in the states, but not required to stamp out any hint of religious reference in governmental actions,” (Bailey, 2018).