Legislation
The “Respect for Marriage Act,” S. 598, was introduced in March by Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.).  On the same day, exactly the same bill was introduced as H.R. 1116 by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) in the House.
The New American has published its first “Freedom Index” for the new (112th) Congress. The index, published four times each two-year congressional term, rates all members of the House and Senate based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, national sovereignty, and a traditional foreign policy of avoiding foreign entanglements.
On July 12 Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) introduced H.R. 2497, known as the Hinder the Administration’s Legalization Temptation (HALT) Act in order to counter the Obama administration’s June 17 “prosecutorial discretion” policy of granting amnesty to illegal immigrants on a case-by-case basis.
The United Nations is planning on its Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) being finalized in 2012.
It’s time for Congress to stop proposing new amnesty programs and to begin enforcing the immigration laws we already have.
On March 15, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) introduced and sponsored bill H.R. 1094 — the Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act, which calls for the complete abolition of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve banks, and for the repeal of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.
The statutory national debt limit, raised in late 2010 to $14.3 trillion, was exceeded in mid-May this year. There are only two choices to remedy this problem: (1) raise the debt limit; or (2) drastically and severely cut back on spending. 
Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) is once again fighting for real transparency regarding the Federal Reserve.
UPDATE, May 26, 2011: The House and Senate extended three provisions of the Patriot Act for four years. Currently there are nine different bills introduced in Congress, three in the House and six in the Senate, that would extend certain provisions of the Patriot Act for one to three years.
Congress, after limiting light bulb choice, is now moving toward mandating higher energy efficiency in appliances and just about anything that plugs into an electrical outlet. 
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