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Bolster last won the day on December 31 2018

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    Wikipedia Images

    This is amazing
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    Carl Heatie Speaker of the New York State Assembly
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    Storm I on Domestic Violence Prevention Act

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    Marshal I on Drug Importation Reform Act

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    Marshal II on Drug Importation Reform Act

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    Dave's Redistricting Simulator

    So was playing around and you can make two districts that are democratic in Alabama. Both are majority Minority Districts.
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    Wikipedia Images

    I'd love one! Also, can you use this image?
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    Sam Benzley (R-AZ-5)

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    Press Gaggle

    Name: James Parker Party: Democratic Party Agency: The New York Times "Very pleased to see that my Low-Income Credit bill has passed the House Ways and Means Committee. It is important that we protect low-income housing and that we protect the most vulnerable Americans."
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    Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 1989

  11. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mr. STOKES (for himself, Mr. STORM and Mr. BLACKSTONE) introduced the following bill Mr. SCHUMER; A BILL To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that a taxpayer may request a receipt for an income tax payment which itemizes the portion of the payment which is allocable to various Government spending categories. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ‘Taxpayer Right-To-Know Act of 1989’. SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. (a) FINDINGS- The Congress finds the following: (1) Individual incomes taxes amount to one of the greatest annual expenses for many Americans. (2) There is a great deal of uncertainty on the part of taxpayers concerning where and how their income tax dollars are spent. (3) Taxpayers do not receive any acknowledgment of payment from the Internal Revenue Service nor any explanation itemizing how their tax payments are spent. (4) There presently exists no straightforward way for a taxpayer to determine exactly how much he or she paid for specific governmental activities. (5) The failure to provide taxpayers with an itemized listing showing how their tax dollars are spent contributes to a lack of knowledge about the Government and subsequently to a less informed electorate. (6) The Internal Revenue Service must update its technology and treat taxpayer information as a strategic asset to improve customer service. (7) Taxpayer education by the Internal Revenue Service aimed at showing taxpayers how their tax dollars are spent leads to increased compliance. (b) PURPOSES- The purposes of this Act are as follows: (1) To educate individual income tax filers about how much they contribute annually, in actual dollars and cents, to various governmental programs, projects, and activities. (2) To improve the public’s understanding of the Federal Government. (3) To enhance the public’s level of satisfaction with the Internal Revenue Service. SEC. 3. ITEMIZED INCOME TAX RECEIPT. (a) IN GENERAL- Chapter 77 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to miscellaneous provisions) is amended by adding at the end the following new section: ‘SEC. 7525. TAXPAYER REQUEST FOR INCOME TAX RECEIPT. ‘(a) IN GENERAL- At the request of any taxpayer who files an individual income tax return, the Secretary shall send to such taxpayer an itemized receipt showing a proportionate allocation (in money terms) of the taxpayer’s total tax payments among the major expenditure categories. ‘(b) TOTAL TAX PAYMENTS- For purposes of subsection (a), total tax payments of an individual for any taxable year are-- ‘(1) the tax imposed by subtitle A for such taxable year (as shown on his return), and ‘(2) the tax imposed by section 3101 on wages received during such taxable year. ‘(c) CONTENT OF TAX RECEIPT- ‘(1) MAJOR EXPENDITURE CATEGORIES- For purposes of subsection (a), the major expenditure categories are: ‘(A) National defense. ‘(B) International affairs. ‘(C) Medicaid. ‘(D) Medicare. ‘(E) Means-tested entitlements. ‘(F) Domestic discretionary. ‘(G) Social Security. ‘(H) Interest payments. ‘(I) All other. ‘(2) OTHER ITEMS ON RECEIPT- In addition, the tax receipt shall include selected examples of more specific expenditure items, either at the budget function, subfunction, or program, project, or activity levels, along with any other information deemed appropriate by the Secretary and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to enhance taxpayer understanding of the Federal budget. ‘(d) MANNER AND TIME OF REQUEST- A request for a tax receipt as described in subsection (c) shall be made with respect to any taxable year at the time of filing the return imposed by chapter 1 for such taxable year. A receipt shall be made available to a requesting taxpayer as soon as practicable upon the processing of that taxpayer’s Federal income tax return by the Internal Revenue Service. ‘(e) USE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES- The Internal Revenue Service is encouraged to utilize modern technologies such as electronic mail and the Internet to minimize the cost of sending receipts to taxpayers. The Internal Revenue Service shall establish an interactive program on its Internet website to allow taxpayers to generate income tax receipts on their own. ‘(f) COST- No charge shall be imposed to cover any cost associated with the production or distribution of the tax receipt. ‘(g) REGULATIONS- The Secretary may prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out this section.’. (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT- The table of sections for chapter 77 of such Code is amended by adding at the end the following new item: ‘Sec. 7525. Taxpayer request for income tax receipt.’ (c) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 1997.
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    Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 1989

    Mr. Chairman, The Gentleman from Nevada never seems to surprise me. Why is he even in Congress if he isn't even working to at least improve the lives of every American? We have a crisis going on and he is standing in the way of us making progress. I yield.
  13. I will say that I do love the new way we are doing ARs. @Reed has done a great job at breaking down congressional districts as a hole and I like that. Keep this because it is very helpful to me as to what my district wants, especially with very little information about Congress in the 1980s and early 90s. I still am not that happy with the new voting system. I think the old way was better. I understand that the AB wants to move away from voting records but I think to have them are very helpful and easier to look up for players.

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