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  2. PinnacleAR

    @Pinnacle

    Congress can’t claim to care about protecting our country while simultaneously ignoring an imminent threat to our Earth. I urge my colleagues to support the Climate Solutions Commission Act to make major steps towards understanding and combating climate change.
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  4. PinnacleAR

    Climate Solutions Commission Act

    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mrs. PINNACLE (for herself, Mr. DELANEY, Mr. FASO, Mr. CURBELO, Mr. MEEHAN, Mr. LOWENTHAL, Mr. FITZPATRICK, Mr. PETERS, Ms. STEFANIK, Mr. SUOZZI, Mr. SCHNEIDER, and Ms. ROSS-LEHTINEN) introduced the following bill which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce A BILL To accelerate reductions in climate pollution in order to leave a better planet for future generations, and to create a bipartisan commission to develop economically viable policies to achieve science-based emissions reduction targets. 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 “Climate Solutions Commission Act”. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. The Congress finds that— (1) there has been a marked increase in extreme weather events and the negative impacts of a changing climate are expected to worsen in every region of the United States; (2) if left unaddressed, the consequences of a changing climate have the potential to adversely impact the health of all Americans, harm the economy, and impose substantial costs on State and Federal budgets; (3) efforts to reduce climate risk should protect our Nation’s economy, security, infrastructure, agriculture, water supply, and public safety; and (4) there is bipartisan support for pursuing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through economically viable, broadly supported private and public policies and solutions. SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMISSION. Effective immediately upon the enactment of this Act, there shall be established a bipartisan commission to be known as the “National Climate Solutions Commission” (referred to in this Act as the “Commission”). SEC. 4. PURPOSES OF COMMISSION. The Commission shall— (1) undertake a comprehensive review of economically viable public and private actions or policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the United States; (2) make recommendations for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to the President, Congress, and the States; and (3) use as its goals for emissions reductions those estimated rates of reduction that reflect the latest scientific findings of what is needed to avoid serious human health and environmental consequences of a changing climate. SEC. 5. MEMBERSHIP OF COMMISSION. (a) In General.—The Commission shall be composed of 10 members, appointed not later than 3 months after the date of enactment of this Act, as follows: (1) One member shall be appointed by the President, who shall serve as cochairman of the Commission. (2) One member shall be appointed by the leader of the Senate, in consultation with the leader of the House of Representatives, that are members of the opposite party of the President, who shall serve as cochairman of the Commission. (3) Two members shall be appointed by the Majority Leader of the Senate. (4) Two members shall be appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate. (5) Two members shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. (6) Two members shall be appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. (b) Initial Meeting.—The Commission shall meet not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act. (c) Recommendations.—The Commission shall provide the recommendations described in section 4(2), based on the goals described in section 4(3), not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act. (d) Eligible Members.—To be considered for membership on the Commission, an individual must be a representative from— (1) academic, scientific, or other nongovernmental organizations with expertise in the economy, energy, climate, or public health; or (2) industry organizations, including small businesses, from relevant sectors such as— (A) energy supply and transmission, including fossil fuels and renewable energy; (B) energy exploration and production, including fossil fuels and renewable energy; (C) solid waste and wastewater; (D) transportation; (E) chemical manufacturing and user industries; (F) agriculture; (G) construction and development; and (H) forestry. (e) Ineligible Members.—No employee, owner, director, or other affiliated person of an entity which has contributed pursuant to section 6(b) may be appointed to the Commission. SEC. 6. FUNDING FOR THE ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMISSION. (a) Limitation.—No additional amounts may be authorized to be appropriated to establish or otherwise pay for the activities or salaries of the Commission. (b) Private Sector Donations.—The Secretary of the Treasury may collect and disseminate to the Commission private sector funds donated for the purposes of this Act. (c) Transparency.—The amounts and sources of all funds donated pursuant to subsection (b) and all spending by the Commission shall be made publicly available on an Internet website. SEC. 7. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE STUDY AND REPORT. (a) Study Required.—The Comptroller General shall conduct a study of State, Federal, and private sector energy efficiency and renewable energy guaranteed loan programs, Green Banks, and other financial tools and institutions that are focused on— (1) reducing the level of greenhouse gas emissions, including through sequestration and recycling; or (2) encouraging the research, development, prototyping, and deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. (b) Report Required.—Not later than 180 days after the date on which the Comptroller General completes the study required by subsection (a), the Comptroller General shall submit to Congress a report containing— (1) the results of the study; and (2) an assessment of those financial tools, policies, and institutions most successful at contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions while protecting economic growth and employment.
  5. Wm96

    @SierraClub

    All of the wildfires in California, Hurricanes in the Southeast, and record heat waves in 2018, and this congress has yet to even introduce a climate change bill. We must do better!
  6. I noticed in my tax return, my refund was bigger than it had ever been under Obama. Why do you want to reverse this?
  7. This is good, particularly in this political environment after the tax plan. Good to win over working class voters--maybe not the #1 issue in the west but nice way to score some points, except with the business conservatives.
  8. The Presidential Campaign of Olivia Williams First Campaign Appearance: Town Hall Event in Des Moines, Iowa "Hello, Des Moines! My name is Olivia and I am running for President! I hope you're here because you believe we need a change in this country! That's why I am running and that's why I am here. I've been a mother, a grandmother, and wife - I know the importance of family. I believe we've gotten away from the values of family and community in this country and it's time we got back to that sense of unity in the nation! Donald Trump convinced Americans that we need an outsider to right the wrongs of Washington. He's not a politician and neither am I. But unlike Donald Trump, I have actually served my country and fought for the American people! I've spent my life fighting for families, here and abroad - for human rights and the right to opportunity - and I'm not stopping now! As an humanitarian at the head of one of America's greatest charities, as this nation's Ambassador to the U.N. and as a United States Secretary of State, I have had the amazing honor of defending the most vulnerable and standing up for what's right. I've promoted peace through prosperity around the World and now I am ready to fight for prosperity here at home! I am here to start a conversation about the future of America. But first let me tell you some challenges that I believe we must tackle. First, it is incumbent that we restore America's standing on the world stage. What President Trump has done to this country's international standing is a travesty. No longer is America the most respected in the world. There's one fatal flaw in the president's assertion of 'America First': for our country to be first, we have to be decent; our leaders must be decent and we must project our decency through public policy and diplomacy. I will restore decency to the office of president of the United States! On the economic front, we must get our budgetary house in order. We've got to create an economy that works for all people, not just those at the top. I will reverse the Republican tax bill that ensured the redistribution of income from middle class people to rich people. That is wrong and we are going to change it! We are going to say no more! We've gotta support and encourage families, uplift our children, and ensure great retirements for people who've worked hard. The astronomical debt and rising deficits are putting our economic sustainability at risk. That is why I believe we need to create a balanced budget - offsetting any new expenditures with added revenues or spending cuts. I know that to boost the economy and create one that works for all, we must uplift American families. That is why I will invest in education, alternative energy use - creating new green jobs and taking advantage of the green economy, give tax cuts to the middle class and small businesses, and rebuild our nation's infrastructure. Folks, it's time for something different in Washington. It's time for some change in this country! So while we're here, let's have a conversation about the kinds of changes you want to see and how best I can address the challenges you face. Let the town hall begin!"
  9. LM32

    Ending Common Core Act

    CS
  10. PinnacleAR

    Charisma 2

    Done for MBP
  11. ADG

    Charisma 2

  12. ADG

    Name Recognition 1

    Updated
  13. ADG

    Name Recognition 2

  14. Calvin Ward From the Office of Calvin Ward, Speaker of the House With the recent announcement that Senate Republicans won’t approve a DACA deal without a wall, it is becoming more apparent that the GOP from top to bottom sees Dreamers as nothing more than political bargaining chips. Notice, they are not standing against DACA for DACA’s sake. It’s because they want one more opportunity to build a 40 ft, $12 billion monstrosity that the majority of Americans don’t want. They rant and rave about doing what’s right. They talk about being the moral majority and the party of life, that every person is made in the image of God from womb to tomb, and because of that they have worth. Well here’s a great chance. Here’s their chance to do something for people because they’re people. Otherwise they prove that to them people are just political cannon fodder to be used to get what they want View full PR
  15. From the Office of Calvin Ward, Speaker of the House With the recent announcement that Senate Republicans won’t approve a DACA deal without a wall, it is becoming more apparent that the GOP from top to bottom sees Dreamers as nothing more than political bargaining chips. Notice, they are not standing against DACA for DACA’s sake. It’s because they want one more opportunity to build a 40 ft, $12 billion monstrosity that the majority of Americans don’t want. They rant and rave about doing what’s right. They talk about being the moral majority and the party of life, that every person is made in the image of God from womb to tomb, and because of that they have worth. Well here’s a great chance. Here’s their chance to do something for people because they’re people. Otherwise they prove that to them people are just political cannon fodder to be used to get what they want
  16. PinnacleAR

    Name Recognition 2

  17. PinnacleAR

    Name Recognition 1

    Done for MBP
  18. PinnacleAR

    Experience 1

    For MBP
  19. PinnacleAR

    @Pinnacle

    Technology is expanding its political influence in the United States through social media...talk about a bot uprising! 🤖 Tell your Members of Congress to support the Bot Disclosue and Accountability Act to protect Americans from foreign bots seeking to tech-over our elections!
  20. ADG

    @GranataIL

    My opponents will tout their lack of experience in government as an asset.....but when you have such an evenly divided state government as the Midwest has, experience is going to be paramount. #NoOnTheJobTraining #ReadyDayOne #GranataForGov
  21. Williams

    @RepresentativeWilliams

  22. I strongly oppose sanctuary state/city policies. Any municipality harboring criminals and working against federal agencies to apprehend them will be swiftly handled under my administration. The Midwest will not be a safe haven for those who choose to break our immigration laws. We will work with and support President Trump, ICE, and anyone else enforcing immigration law. Immigration to the U.S. and to the Midwest is a privilege not a right. We will take care of our lawful citizens first and foremost.
  23. Paul Vang

    Granata Holds Town Hall in Missouri

    Where do you stand on immigration?
  24. Thanks for this question. There’s a couple factors that we look at when we talk about job growth. I’m going to try to be as specific as I can here... A. Economy An economy has to be doing well in order for it to produce more jobs. This means that business owners can afford to hire you, pay you well enough to keep you working for them, and make a profit. The more money the business owners make, the more they provide to their employees as incentive to stay and work hard, the more competitive they become in the industry, and the more jobs they create. This is our beloved free market of America. How do we keep this free market strong? KEEP IT FREE. Slash regulations, implement tax incentives, and for the most part, LEAVE IT ALONE. I support the president’s tax law, I support his regulation cuts... and we need to bring those ideas to the governor’s office here in the Midwest. B. Public trust Workers need to see high return on investment. How does the government do that without getting involved? It legislates the ability to CHOOSE. What do I mean? I mean right to work, I mean making sure we can fund our public pensions for teachers, police officers, and fine public servants which means reducing the outrageous cost of pensions for elected officials. Even the field. These two things need to be overseen by a strong executive who will be extremely involved in being helpful without being a puppet master. Less is more.
  25. Mary Blythe-Pinnacle Recently, Congresswoman Pinnacle introduced 7 new pieces of legislation which are crucial to keeping our nation and it’s rule of law safe from domestic and foreign threats. A short explanation of each Bill is below: ELECTION PROTECTION ACT - ensures domestic ownership and control of election service providers SPECIAL COUNSEL INDEPENDENCE AND INTEGRITY ACT - creates a system by which a special counsel may be appointed and terminated; allowing a system of due process within a U.S. court should he/she/they be terminated for purposes of which they object BOT DISCLOSURE AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT - requires bots determined to operate within a social media site to be disclosed to the public - prohibits bots from impersonating or replicating human activity for political advertising and unjust online political influence STRIKE CIA DRONES ACT - prohibits the CIA from conducting drone strikes - requires all drone strikes to be conducted through the Department of Defense STOP TERRORIST USE OF VIRTUAL CURRENCIES ACT - requires Director of National Intelligence (DNI), coordinating with the Secretary of the Treasury, to produce a report on terrorists’ exploitation of cheap and easily-accessible virtual currencies (VCs) - establishes the Competition for Innovation in Combating Illicit Terrorist Financing which allows private entities to participate in finding solutions to terrorists’ exploitation of VCs DISARM HIZBALLAH ACT - requires DNI, coordinating with the Secretary of State, to produce a report to Congress on the Lebanese terrorist group, Hizballah LEADING HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT ACT - maintains United States’s presence in low-orbit space operations (both independent and international) - allows NASA to work with private-sector entities to expand commercial capabilities in space View full PR
  26. Recently, Congresswoman Pinnacle introduced 7 new pieces of legislation, most of which are crucial to keeping our nation and it’s rule of law safe from domestic and international threats. A short explanation of each Bill is below: ELECTION PROTECTION ACT - ensures domestic ownership and control of election service providers SPECIAL COUNSEL INDEPENDENCE AND INTEGRITY ACT - creates a system by which a special counsel may be appointed and terminated; allowing a system of due process within a U.S. court should he/she/they be terminated for purposes of which they object BOT DISCLOSURE AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT - requires bots determined to operate within a social media site to be disclosed to the public - prohibits bots from impersonating or replicating human activity for political advertising and unjust online political influence STRIKE CIA DRONES ACT - prohibits the CIA from conducting drone strikes - requires all drone strikes to be conducted through the Department of Defense STOP TERRORIST USE OF VIRTUAL CURRENCIES ACT - requires Director of National Intelligence (DNI), coordinating with the Secretary of the Treasury, to produce a report on terrorists’ exploitation of cheap and easily-accessible virtual currencies (VCs) - establishes the Competition for Innovation in Combating Illicit Terrorist Financing which allows private entities to participate in finding solutions to terrorists’ exploitation of VCs DISARM HIZBALLAH ACT - requires DNI, coordinating with the Secretary of State, to produce a report to Congress on the Lebanese terrorist group, Hizballah LEADING HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT ACT - maintains United States’s presence in low-orbit space operations (both independent and international) - allows NASA to work with private-sector entities to expand commercial capabilities in space
  27. Nubbie

    Ending Common Core Act

    CS
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