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The Ten Worst Bills the House Passed This Year

AMAC Exclusive – By – Claire Brighn

house coronavirus covid subcommittee hearing facts crisisOver the past several months, House Democrats, likely recognizing that their grip on power is growing ever more tenuous, have worked at a furious pace drawing up and voting on an avalanche of legislation, each bill seemingly more extreme than the last. As Members return home for Thanksgiving recess, they’re likely to hear from their constituents who, if polls are any indication, are none too happy with the new radical direction of the Democratic Party.

In response, many Democrats will likely make overtures to “bipartisanship” and “moderation,” fearful of losing their seats. However, the actual voting record of House Democrats thus far this Congress suggests the exact opposite – something that voters will undoubtedly keep in mind when they head to the polls next November. Here are ten bills the House passed in the past year that will ensure Democrats are running for reelection with the most far-left voting record in history:

1. The American Rescue Plan (aka the Crippling Inflation Plan)

Ironically, the Democrat bill that was supposed to “rescue” the American economy did the exact opposite. It’s largely thanks to this legislation, which was passed on a party-line vote, that the country is now facing record-high inflation even as people still struggle to recover from the pandemic.

In fact, this bill was so ill-advised that not even all Democrats supported it. Larry Summers, a veteran economist with service in the Clinton and Obama administrations, warned back in February that “macroeconomic stimulus on a scale closer to World War II levels than normal recession levels [which the American Rescue Plan represented] will set off inflationary pressures of a kind we have not seen in a generation, with consequences for the value of the dollar and financial stability.”

Summers’s prediction proved to be spot on, as today Americans are facing skyrocketing prices for everything from a carton of eggs to used cars.

The nearly $2 trillion bill also essentially paid Americans not to work and stonewalled businesses trying to reopen, further exacerbating the crisis. As if that weren’t bad enough, the influx of cash into the economy combined with pent-up demand after the pandemic, coupled with closed stores and clogged ports as a result of continuing lockdowns, fueled a supply chain crisis that now only buttresses rising inflation.

In short, the economic woes plaguing the nation today can be traced directly back to this bill, one of the first of Biden’s presidency and an ominous sign of things to come.

2. The Build Back Better Act (aka the Build Back Broke Act)

This far-reaching social spending package, often referred to as “the reconciliation bill” or simply “Biden’s spending plan,” just passed the House. With a price tag of roughly $2 trillion, it’s full of far-left policies and wasteful spending, including $2.5 billion for “tree equity,” billions for “climate justice” block grants, and woke terminology like “birthing individuals” replacing “mother,” not to mention mass amnesty for illegal aliens in the middle of the worst border crisis in history.

The bill also doubles the size of the Internal Revenue Service, and raises the top tax rate on personal income higher than in European welfare states. But it won’t just be the wealthy feeling the pinch – an incredible 80 percent of taxpayers would see their incomes reduced under this bill. Businesses are punished for investing in their own stock; families are pushed apart with subsidy structures akin to “marriage penalties;” and with inflation already at a record 30-year-high, even Obama’s former Economic Advisor Steve Rattner said “the administration should come clean with voters about the impact of its spending plans on inflation.”

3. Infrastructure – H.R.3684 (aka the Everything But Roads and Bridges Act)

This bill, which earned the dubious label of “bipartisan,” is not so much about infrastructure as it is about Democrats cynically dividing Biden’s gargantuan progressive wish list in half to pass it piecemeal through Congress. In fact, had it not been for only a few Republicans signing on after some (although certainly not all) radical provisions were stripped from this bill (and loaded into BBB), the Biden agenda could have collapsed altogether due to the tug of war between “moderate” and progressive Democrats. The infrastructure bill was a shell-game to pave the way for socialism.

4. 7-Bill Package – H.R. 4502 (aka the Everything-But-the-Kitchen-Sink Progressive Wish List)

Leading up to the Build Back Better reconciliation fight, a series of Democrat spending bills warmed up the jets to transform and trojan-horse in “transformative and historic” investments. This extreme and highly partisan seven-bill minibus, among other things, took the “historic step of eliminating a ban on federal funding for abortions” and increased the Education Department’s budget by 41 percent. The same Department of Education, let’s not forget, that has been pushing the work of the 1619 Project and far-left radical Ibram X. Kendi in prioritizing grant money for teaching critical race theory.

5. The American Dream and Promise Act (aka the Open Borders Act)

As more than 1.4 million illegal aliens have been caught trying to cross the U.S. border since Biden came into office – and as Biden now wants to dole out $450,000 payments to many of them – House Democrats passed open borders immigration bills to further surrender American sovereignty and destroy the integrity of the immigration system.

Essentially, this bill is an attempt to sneak through a subset of the most radical provisions contained in Biden’s proposed U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021. Among other things, the bill would grant mass amnesty to millions of illegal migrants, give illegal immigrants a pass for committing crimes, and would open the immigration system up to rampant fraud and abuse.

6. H.R.4350 – National Defense Authorization Act (aka the Building a Woke Military Act)

While this bill increased pay and kept strong funding levels for the military, it packaged those good provisions with radical measures that are incompatible with long-term military health and defense priorities. It includes things like an “expansion and codification of matters covered by diversity training” throughout the DoD – code for Critical Race Theory and other anti-American ideologies that the left has been pushing on the military – along with a “plan for development and management of the gender advisor workforce,” and a requirement for women to register for the draft.

7. Iron Dome Funding Stripped From Spending Bill (aka the Abandon Israel Act)

House Democrats stripped Iron Dome defense funding from a broader spending bill, allowing anti-Semitic, anti-Israel radicals to have their way. This was a break with precedent, showing that the Democratic Party is unwilling to stand up to progressives within the party and defend America’s chief ally in the Middle East. Such signaling undoubtedly emboldens Israel’s enemies and contributes to destabilizing the region even further.

8. George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (aka the Defund the Police Act)

This extraordinarily radical attempt at police “reform” effectively defunds the police by levying exorbitant costs on police departments. The National Fraternal Order of Police has criticized the bill, pointing out that certain provisions, like ending qualified immunity, would make it exceedingly difficult for police departments to do their job and protect their communities. If Democrats succeed in passing this bill into law, they will add even more fuel to the exploding crime rate nationwide. While Sen. Tim Scott had offered a bipartisan police reform bill just last year with many similar productive provisions, Democrats filibustered it (yes, the same filibuster they now want to eliminate).

9. R.51 – Washington, D.C. Admission Act (aka the Pack the Senate Act)

The title of this bill says it all. The House vote on it was not only a power grab, but indicative of the radical ethos of the Democratic Party as they try to effectively “pack” the Senate through adding new states like D.C. and Puerto Rico that would vote heavily Democratic. 55% of Americans are opposed to D.C. statehood, not to mention a host of Constitutional problems that arise with trying to make the city which houses the federal government its own state.

10. H.R. 1 – For the People Act (aka the Corrupt Politicians Act)

Almost every House Democrat has voted for the unconstitutional federal takeover of elections known as H.R. 1. The bill bans voter ID nationwide, mandates that ballot harvesting be legal in every state, and represents an unprecedented assault on election integrity. Senate Republicans shot down the bill in August by the slimmest of margins. But the fact that such a radical decimation of the entire American elections system came within a few votes of becoming law makes it perhaps the most shocking vote on this list.

While only some of these bills ultimately became law, all of them showcase the radical direction of today’s Democratic Party and provide a glimpse at what Democrats would do with expanded majorities. Largely as a result of this far-left agenda – as well as the litany of crises currently plaguing the country – Republicans look to be in a good spot to flip both chambers of Congress next year. However, conservatives are rightly anxious about what Democrats could do before then. If the last few election cycles have taught us anything, it’s that nothing is guaranteed, and conservatives should remain vigilant in the months ahead.

Claire Brighn is the pen name of a conservative researcher and writer with previous domestic and foreign policy experience in the Executive Branch.


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Roger Davis
1 month ago

Here is what I mentioned below if you want to use it:

As a member of the House, you voted for an infrastructure bill that is mostly subsidies for green-energy programs. We do not need anything like that and even John Kerry said that no matter what this country does it would have no effect on global warming. And do you remember the 200 people who died in Texas 2 years ago because they relied too much on solar and wind power? We need oil and gas to keep our houses warm, especially since this winter promises to be colder than past winters and you want us to pay more for these things? That is NOT helpful for American families and the homeless.

As for the “Build Back Better” bill there is no economic justification in adding trillions of dollars of spending and debt to an economy that is in recovery. How would increased inflation which passage of this bill would certainly cause help the economy and family finances?

We already have programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and welfare which are in red ink now or close to it.
How are more social welfare programs going to help our finances?

And one of the most offensive features of this bill is the addition of 75,000 new IRS agents to get more revenues and who could snoop
on family’s finances.

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that, under the House bill, the United States would see federal tax rates go above 50 percent and, in some states, the combined state and federal tax rates would climb to nearly 65 percent – the highest in the industrialized world. 

The House bill which you voted for would allow people to deduct as much as $80,000 in state and local taxes—or SALT, from their federal tax bill. Those who would benefit the most from the change would be millionaires and even billionaires. Jason Furman, who served as the chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, remarked that the proposed giveaway for wealthy taxpayers was “obscene.” In addition to this, your party wants to bankrupt family farmers and small businesses by raising estate taxes and of course millionaires will then buy up those farmlands since you voted to help their finances.

Then there is the interest on our national debt. Adding to it is the height of stupidity seeing as how it comes out to about $2,400 per household this year.  It also is more than what we spend on science, space, technology, transportation and education combined. And by 2028 the payments on our national debt will be the largest category of federal spending.

Since you voted to let millionaires and billionaires get away with increased taxes as President Biden said would happen why are you in favor of putting more pressure on everyday Americans?

Roger Davis
1 month ago

The author has a referral to a WSJ article about driving families apart. This needs to be expanded here so that we do not have to subscribe to the WSJ. I did some research about this BBB bill and will add it to another comment section if you want to copy it and send it to your local Congress person or Senator. I think it is accurate as I got it from different sources. It probably does not cover everything but hits some major points. I will see if this website will allow it as it is fairly long – I emailed to my Congresswoman.

BAE
1 month ago

What could be worst then Joe Biden as President?

Phil
1 month ago

The thing that bugs me the most about all of these idiot bills is that not one of the Senators or Reps ever publish exactly what is contained inside these bills. How are the People who pay for the government expected to know what’s going on.

Dave
1 month ago
Reply to  Phil

The point is you are not expected to know what’s going on. It is part of the Progressive playbook.

P. Gray, Jr., Esq.
1 month ago
Reply to  Phil

These are Pelosi’s sentiments exactly. Her idea is “you must pass the Bill if you want to know what’s in it.”

STAN R STOWE
1 month ago

please watch the movie “SHOCK AND AWE ” it shows just how bad our free press got during the Bush administration, as Bush was a globalist, and not a true patriot as many people thought. THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL MACHINE WAS IN TOTAL CONTROL FOR THE SAKE OF GETTING RICHER OFF OUR MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN’S SACRAFICES. Billions poured into the coffers of contractors while our men and women died in vain. YES, I VOTED FOR BUSH THE FIRST TIME, BUT PASSED ON THE SECOND TIME JUST BECAUSE OF HIS WAR PLATFORM ! We saw the start of our losing our freedoms under the guise of national security after 9/11 and that has never been removed, giving our government powers intended to protect us from terrorist again. But over time, the DemoRATS EXPANED this opportunity under Obama, and many agencies have been weaponized deep in the bows of leadership to over through our freedoms. UNDER BIDEN THE IRS IS BECOMING THE GESTAPO OF THE NAZI FORM OF COMTROL ONLY SEEN UNDER HITLER.

STAN R STOWE
1 month ago

So many things look so bleak with this communist/socialists’ agenda to transform America, and the national debt is and has become a huge transformation to capitalism, it may just bring down the house of cards with DemoRats in charge. These illegal’s coming for a better life may find that it is even more dangerous in America, and if they think that they can get free handouts forever, it will not come to pass, as the dollar collapses, and they will find out that even the most powerful nation on earth can destroy itself from within! what about the next CCP-VIRUS that China will unleash on the world. Do they think this was an accident? Once the people figure it out, that China wants to rule the world, and the America STOOD IN ITS WAY, as we know it now, will no longer exist, where do these poor, uneducated people think they can run to next. FREEDOM IS THE GREATEST AND MOST POWERFUL FORCE ON THE EARTH, AND AMERICA IS GIVING UP THESE FREEDOMS, AS IS AUSTRALIA, CANADA, AND MANY PARTS TO EUROPE. But what sets America apart is its debt, and its OLIGARDS in the biggest tech sector that will eventually rule by fiat. You will be told when and where you can travel, what you can own, and if you can use your own property, and nothing will be untouchable by the newest form of control, the NAZI GESTAPO LIKE IRS. If you think property rights will be free, think again, look how the Gov. took control of property rentals, bankrupting many small individuals whom owned a rental for security and added income to support themselves. FREE RENT WAS NOT AN ACCIDENT, IT CAME AT THE HANDS OF PEOPLE WHO WERE TOO BIG TO FAIL, AND MOM AND POP STORES CLOSED SO THE BIG GIANTS COULD SCARF UP ALL THE BUSINESS LEFT IN ITS WAKE, ALL BECAUSE WHAT WE CALL COVID RELEIF. America was the freedom light beacon of the world, and today that light is being snuffed out by this huge transformation OBAMA PROMISED. Hey not every great empire lives forever, troubles is that this generation does not care, they have been brainwashed for nearly a quarter of this century or longer that our constitution needs to change, just like Hugo Chivas did in Venezuela, to manifest perpetual rule forever. THAT IS WHAT THIS BUILD BACK BETTER BILL IS ALL ABOUT, DESTROY THE CONSTITUTION, AND REWRITE LAWS TO RULE INPERPETUITY!

Jane
1 month ago

On the Border issue: How were illegals able to sue the USA over children being separated from their families? That’s bad enough. It’s obviously an excuse for the ludicrously exorbitant “settlement” amounts.

“Don’t get me started.”

Truth
1 month ago

The TRUTH is clear and obvious.The enemies of the USA have infiltrated our country and the governing offices that serve to protect

RonRonDoRon
1 month ago

Now is exactly the time for the Senate to be what it was designed and intended to be: obstructive.

The purpose of the Senate in our system of federal government was to obstruct ill-considered enthusiasms expressed as bills passed by the House of Representatives.

Backwoods
2 months ago

Anyone still voting for Democrats or RINOS is Braindead or COMMUNIST and this country has no room for either.

Danny
2 months ago

Vote out your RINO

Sally
2 months ago

I heard Rush Limbaugh, rest his soul, say, that when the founders drafted the Constitution they expected those that held office to be virtuous in loving this country. It seems the whole Democratic Party and half of the Republican party, are anything, but virtuous. As far back as I can remember, everyone of them that leave office, with exception to President Trump, take as much of our taxpayer money with them. In addition to leaving our country more in debt and in much worst shape then when they initially took office.
As far as I am concerned, these thieves would be locked up in jail if this so called justice that applies to the rest of us, applied to them. For once and for all they need to be stripped of their immunity. Only then can we restore law and order to this once great country..

Dan W.
2 months ago
Reply to  Sally

Virtuous politicians ? That’s a good one.

Go back and read about the 1800 presidential election between President John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Two founders squaring off in arguably the most bitter and controversial presidential election in history. And then tell us how virtuous those two boys were (and don’t forget the part about Jefferson’s Vice President killing founder Alexander Hamilton in a dual, talk about virtuous).

David's Right
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan W.

Dan W., Sally didn’t say they “were virtuous”, but “they expected those that held office to be virtuous.” Yet, per your excellent examples, history reminds us of man’s fallen nature. Many things have led this country to where we are now, but nothing more than sin and a lack of all Christian’s to prioritize God’s will in our lives.

Bob Couch
1 month ago
Reply to  Sally

Ditto, Sally!

Doug
2 months ago

Democrats are lawless, hate-mongering, morally depraved animals who HATE America. Their action prove it everyday.

Harper
2 months ago
Reply to  Doug

Well those types of people are sadly also in the Republican Party, no exemption in any party. And sadly morality has left both parties long ago.

Joanne 4 justice
1 month ago
Reply to  Harper

I am NOT SO SURE of ANYONES GOOD WILL , AND INTEGRITY IN WASHINGTON DC !!!!!!
I do recognize that it is difficult to succeed , in a positive and ,honest manner , within the
toxic dishonest atmosphere!!!!!..
.. HOWEVER , ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS OR SPEECHES!!
I am DEEPLY disappointed in the hugely noticeable DEFICIT of STRONG, ASSERTIVE CONFRONTATION AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS THAT MUST BE EMPLOYED IN THESE DISASTEROUS CIRCUMSTANCES !!!!!
WAKE UP AMERICANS / THE
-EVIL “WOKE ” AGENDA is the ENEMY OF EVERY AMERICAN !!!!!!!!!!

Joanne 4 justice
1 month ago
Reply to  Doug

Dems sold their soul to the DEVIL FOR POWER , CONTROL AND
MONEY$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Henry
2 months ago

How can I find out how my representative voted on these ten bills? I am a captive in a safe democratic district so I think I know the answer but want to be sure before I write another futile letter to her.

Rich
2 months ago

The next year will be a flurry of legislation. The Socialist democrats know their time may be growing short so they will do everything in their power to destroy as much as possible while they can. WE must watch the RHINO’S in Washington because THEY will be the ones that may help to advance this destruction due to their lack of backbone. The RHINO’S should be targeted just like the socialists. We MUST start the turn back to common sense in ’22.

William Chesson
1 month ago
Reply to  Rich

The RINOS (Republican in name only) are just as dangerous to our Constitutional Republic as are the Socialist Progressives. They, at least are truthful about their plans to destroy our beloved country.

ops
2 months ago

Democrats a party of destruction.

comeclean
2 months ago

Wicked democrats voting to destroy America

DrZ
2 months ago

It’s the Built Back Bureaucracy Act. Bureaucracy grows, inflation grow, but little else does.

Michelle
2 months ago

And just think, stupid people continue to vote these ignorant Commies!! Go figure!!! I don’t get the stupidity in this country!!!

ops
2 months ago
Reply to  Michelle

Simple: Voters are amateurs while the politicians do this for a lving telling the people what they want to hear then reverse course once elected. We had a President who walked the talked, and from day one was attacked for upholding his promise to America and its people. He was not part of the club! He disrupted their business plans!

Rich
2 months ago
Reply to  ops

Let’s face it. People hated Trump because he told the truth, not just because of his rants. He wasn’t a politician! As you have said, people want someone to tell then what they want to hear, not the facts. The socialist democrats are the masters of the blame game and telling people that are totally disengaged what they want to hear.

William Chesson
1 month ago
Reply to  Rich

All I can say to the sheeple who voted against Trump in 2020 because of his mean tweets, and crude, but brutally honest communication is “How’s that Biden thing working out for you?”

PaulE
2 months ago
Reply to  Michelle

It all leads back to the political indoctrination that is endemic in our public school system. For the last 50 years, since the creation of the Department of Education that allowed the federal government to seize control of this country’s public education system, the left has been systematically doing two things as part of the overall education process of our youth:

1) Political indoctrination whereby the introduction of pro-Socialist ideology could be routinely incorporated in the education process. This subtle, but constant emphasis on anti-American, pro-Socialist ideals results in graduates that largely favor socialism over capitalism and believe the Democrat Party is the best means to achieve those socialist ideals.

2) The general dumbing down of each generation since the creation of the DOE to make them more pliable and open to not only embracing the ideals of socialism, but openly supporting candidates who espouse those ideals. Just look at where American students rank relative to the rest of the world in terms of education standing and intellectual capability. We have been on a solid decline for decades in both measures. Meaning each successive generation is more ignorant and poorly educated than the last.

Both things culminate in producing a society that is becoming far more ignorant and politically programmed to not only view socialism as the answer, but actively vote for candidates, meaning Democrat or openly Socialist candidates, that promise to deliver pure socialist solutions. Which these younger generations think will deliver Utopia on earth. They are ignorant enough to know NO HISTORY (what they have been taught is not history by socialist propaganda), so therefore they have no reason to think their choice is either wrong or dangerous. They are just voting for what their teachers have always told them are the right things. They are in essence, the perfect “useful idiots” the left has always aspired to create to gain and then maintain power in perpetuity.

Now do you understand?

Pete M.
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Absolutely correct. It’s been a grand scheme of the Democrats for decades that has come to fruition. And let’s not forget the role of the mainstream media in this indoctrination scheme!!

Joanne 4 justice
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

Yes keep them dumb and uniformed ie
No self thinking -!
GOD BLESS AMERICA !
this situation is VERY scary!!!!!!
I pray for a free and sane future for my children , grandchildren and their children, and all future generations !!!!!!!!!!!

Melinda
2 months ago

Look into Downsize DC and their One Subject at a Time Act. It has some congressional sponsors, but not enough to go forward. This bill would limit and maybe eliminate the pork barrel spending (which is why most legislators aren’t interested in it!).

Rich
2 months ago
Reply to  Melinda

Our government is ALL ABOUT pork barrel spending across the board. Our government has grown far too big and powerful. As long as we have “career” politicians that have totally lost touch with reality, there won’t be any changes in this system.

Joanne 4 justice
1 month ago
Reply to  Rich

AMEN we’ll said !!!!!!

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