Congress.org Weekly Newsletter: Food prices, genetic non-discrimination bill and a Supreme Court decision on Voter ID laws–Let your voice be heard!

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April 28, 2008

This Week in Congress

Your Headlines, Your Issues, Your Opinions

 
Rice Purchases LimitedTwo large wholesale retailers have begun limiting the amount of rice buyers can buy at one time, causing fears of more widespread rationing on the way. Sam’s Club and Costco have placed limits on bulk rice purchases in some stores. Increased global demand for rice has pushed the price higher and led to fears of a future shortage. The price of other food staples such as wheat, soybeans, and corn has also risen recently.Are you concerned about food prices?
YES, I am worried about food prices
NO, I am not worried about food prices
 
Genetic Non-Discrimination Bill PassesOn Thursday the Senate voted 95-0 to pass H.R. 493, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2007. The act prevents employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of their genetic information. It would make it illegal for an employer to fire, not hire, or determine insurance for a person based on their genetics. Supporters of the bill say that its passage will make employees less reluctant to get tested for genetic illnesses and disorders.President Bush is expected to sign the bill.Speak out on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
Immigration: Real ID

This week the Senate is expected to hold a hearing on the Real ID program. Under the program, states are required to verify the identity and citizenship of anyone trying to receive identification documents. Forms of identification such as driver’s licenses would be affected by the program. Any state not in compliance with Real ID regulations would not have its IDs recognized by the federal government. Residents of these states would be unable to use their IDs to board a plane or enter a federal building.
Support Real ID Legislation
Oppose Real ID Legislation
Do You Support Voter ID Laws?

The Supreme Court has ruled that it is not a violation of voters’ constitutional rights to require them to show photo ID before voting. The case involved a challenge to an Indiana law, and 20 or more other states also have voter ID laws. Opponents say the requirement discourage minorities, the elderly, and the poor from voting. Supporters argue that it helps prevent voter fraud.
Do you support laws requiring a photo ID before a person is allowed to vote?
YES, laws requiring Voter ID prevent voter fraud
NO, laws requiring Voter ID disenfranchise voters
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One Response

  1. CONGRESS SURE DID SHOW THE OIL COMPANY EXECUTIVES WHO IS THE BOSS, WHAT A JOKE. AFTER THE HEARINGS THEY ALL WAITED IN LINE FOR THEIR INDIVIDUAL CAMPAIGN DONATION FROM EACH OIL COMPANY.

    WHY HAVE WE NOT NATIONALIZED THE OIL COMPAINES AND TAKE AWAY THE FAT SALARIES THE OIL COMPANIES EXECUTIVES ARE GETTING, SEE HOW LONG THEY WILL ENJOY GETTING THE SCREWING WE ARE GETTING. I NEED 1500 GALLONS OF HOME HEATING OIL FOR THE COMING SEASON BUT NO MONEY TO MAKE THE PURCHASE, SO AFTER 28 YEARS I HAVE TO PUT MY HOME UP FOR SALE AS I CANNOT AFFORD TO OWN A HOME, HELL I WILL JUST MOVE INTO ONE OF THE GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZED UNITS AND GET FOOD STAMPS. SAD TIME AMERICANS, AND THERE IS NOT A THING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT!

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