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22 Bills Being Considered By Congress That Will Blow Your Mind

Yes, these are all real bills currently being considered in the US Congress.

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1. A holy month

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H.J.Res. 3: Designating September as “Gospel Music Heritage Month” and honoring gospel music for its valuable and longstanding contributions to the culture of the United States. Can I get a witness? Or a vote?

2. Lifelong presidency

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H.J.Res. 15: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second amendment thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President. FDR much?

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6. Baby elephants

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H.R. 39: To reauthorize the African Elephant Conservation Act, the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994, and the Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997. And the Lion King Act.

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8. Sewer food notifications

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H.R. 213: To ensure that consumers receive notification regarding food products from crops, livestock, or poultry raised on land on which contained sewage sludge. Or radioactive ooze.

9. American baseball for Cubans

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H.R. 215: To waive certain prohibitions with respect to nationals of Cuba coming to the United States to play organized professional baseball. George Costanza is gonna be thrilled.

11. Emergency chiropractors

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H.R. 171: Authorizing the appointment of Chiropractors to regular and reserve corps of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. So in the case of a national emergency, you can have your back cracked.

12. Drug testing for drug task force officers

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H.R. 88: To require screening of law enforcement officers or others acting under color of law participating in drug task forces. Do as I say, not as I ... you're under arrest.

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14. A ban on baby switching

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H.R. 82: To establish and implement security procedures to reduce the likelihood of baby switching. Damn, baby switching is a proud past-time in West Kansas.

15. A determination on whether or not Filipinos helped the U.S. in World War II

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H.R. 110: To require the Secretary of the Army to determine the validity of the claims of certain Filipinos that they performed military service on behalf of the United States during World War II.

16. Jobs on the ocean

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H.R. 70: To direct the Secretary of Interior and the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to initiate immediate action to create jobs in America, and for other purposes. Pull your weight around here!

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18. An abolishment of the IRS

H.R. 25: To promote freedom, fairness, and economic opportunity by repealing the income tax and other taxes, abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and enacting a national sales tax to be administered primarily by the States. Scary? Cool? Scary-cool?

19. A combination of the Navy and the Marines

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H.R. 124: To redesignate the Department of the Navy as the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps. Just call the next marine you see a "sailor" and see what happens.

20. A mandatory check list

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H.Res. 16: Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to prohibit the consideration of any bill or joint resolution carrying more than one subject. CONCENTRATE DAMMIT!

21. A congressional payback to America

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H.R. 106: To require any amounts remaining in a Member’s Representational Allowance at the end of a fiscal year to be deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction or to reduce the Federal debt. Give it back!

22. A ban on treasury crunk

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Greg Walden plans to introduce bill to stop U.S. Treasury from creating trillion dollar platinum coins to pay bills. We will have to settle for the ones Donal Trump made when he was running for President.

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