HR 6495:  Crime Doesn’t Fly Act in the House; and S 3536 in the Senate

From GovTrack.US

HR 6495:  Crime Doesn’t Fly Act in the House; and S 3536 in the Senate

TSA Administrator David Pekoske confirmed in a response letter that arrest and deportation warrants “may” be accepted as a valid ID.  They’re civil — rather than criminal — warrants, meaning it doesn’t imply that the holder is dangerous.

What the legislation does

Two pieces of legislation would prohibit the TSA from accepting arrest or deportation warrants as valid identification at airports.

Introduced in the House on January 25 as H.R. 6495 by Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY11), and in the Senate a few days later on January 31 as S. 3536 by Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT).

Supporters say: An illegal immigrant who commits a crime should be arrested and brought before a judge,” Rep. Gooden said in a press release. “The Biden Administration is instead putting our national security and American families at risk by allowing them to fly on U.S. airlines.”

Opponents say:  “TSA is committed to ensuring that all travelers, regardless of immigration status, are pre-screened before they arrive [at] the airport, have their pre-screening status and identification verified at security checkpoints

HR 6651:  Alaska Salmon Research Task Force Act

This bill requires the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to convene an Alaska Salmon Research Task Force. The task force must review and report on research about the Pacific salmon in Alaska, identify applied research needed to better understand salmon migration and declining salmon returns in some regions of Alaska, and support sustainable management of salmon.

Passed House (Senate next) on Apr 26, 2022

(I personally don’t see how this is related to our economy plunging, inflation soaring, borders being invaded, CRT, Crime….  But I guess the time it took to create this Act and to debate was worth it to someone)

HR 350  Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022

The domestic terrorism components of DHS, DOJ, and the FBI must jointly report on domestic terrorism, including white-supremacist-related incidents or attempted incidents.

It creates an interagency task force to analyze and combat white supremacist and neo-Nazi infiltration of the uniformed services and federal law enforcement agencies.

Status:  The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on April 6, 2022.

The two statements in bold and underlined should be very scary as concerned parents at school board meetings were called domestic terrorists.

From Fox News

The economy, shrank by 1.4% on an annualized basis in the three-month period from January through March.  With the consumer price index at a 40-year high, the U.S. central bank is moving quickly to raise rates in an effort to cool demand.

The substantial downturn stems from a widening trade deficit, with the U.S. importing far more than it exported: In the three-month period from January to March, imports surged by nearly 20% as businesses and consumers bought more goods from abroad. But exports fell about 6% – an imbalance that widened the trade deficit.

I am going to listen carefully to how Biden and Psaki spin this.  I’d almost take bets that they will say it is Putin’s fault or they inherited the problem from Trump.

From GovTrack.US

HR 7380 Cartel Haven Sanction Act

Whether foreign citizens or U.S. citizens with foreign families, whether documented or undocumented — send money back to their families in their home countries as financial assistance.

As of 2020, 5 percent of Mexican households received such remittances, which constituted 3.8 percent of the country’s economy.

That is a LOT of money heading out of the country.

Was the bill does:

The Cartel Haven Sanction Act would ban remittances from the U.S. to Mexico until a border wall is both completely constructed and fully operational.

The drug cartels have complete control of the southern border. They decide who and what crosses the border

Twice as many Americans died in 2021 due to fentanyl overdoses than died in 11 years of the Vietnam War.

HR 4521 – America COMPETES Act of 2022

prohibits federal funding for the Wuhan Institute of Virology

Most of the rest of the bill was investing in semi-conductor technology and other technology, but that one sentence worried me a bit.  Does that mean that we DID fund Wuhan and now we won’t do it anymore?