December 12, 2017

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act Vote

Today, Wednesday, December 6, 2017, Congress will vote on H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. Call your representative and let them know how you feel about this bill.

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Utah Senate votes to repeal 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

The Utah Senate on Wednesday called on Congress to repeal the 17th Amendment — so that state senators could again select U.S. senators.

It voted 20-6 to pass SJR2, and sent it to the House. It calls for Congress to repeal the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which was ratified in 1913 to allow people to directly elect U.S. senators.

Source: ConstitutionAlly | Utah Senate votes to repeal 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

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Senate advances fast-track trade bill for Obama

But, will we ever know what’s in it?

The Senate on Tuesday voted to advance President Obama’s trade agenda, approving a measure to end debate on fast-track authority.

The 60-37 motion sets up a vote on final passage on Wednesday. If the Senate approves fast-track or trade promotion authority (TPA), it would then be sent to Obama’s desk to become law.

Fast-track authority would allow Obama to send trade deals to Congress for up-or-down votes. The White House wants the authority to conclude negotiations on a sweeping trans-Pacific trade deal.

Source: Senate advances fast-track trade bill for Obama | TheHill

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