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  1. Calvin Ward “I have found it a nagging frustration that the Republicans began this session by wanting bipartisanship; but time and again they have shown that they never meant it. The President began our session by saying he was open to bipartisan talks. But no one has come to me. No one has sought Democratic insight. We have seen this with their new healthcare proposal. We could’ve worked together to make sure that all Americans were represented in this bill. But instead, we see two things. First, the President hasn’t just been silent, but totally MIA. If he’s leading the legislative push, then he should keep his word about bipartisanship or admit it was a lie. Second, the Republicans are content ramming legislation down Americans throats regardless of what the American people want. Polls have shown that the Keystone Pipeline was not wanted by most Americans. But the GOP did it anyway. The voters need to decide if they want a party who Rams their agenda, regardless of what the people want, or big tent bipartisanship that Democrats bring to the table View full PR
  2. “I have found it a nagging frustration that the Republicans began this session by wanting bipartisanship; but time and again they have shown that they never meant it. The President began our session by saying he was open to bipartisan talks. But no one has come to me. No one has sought Democratic insight. We have seen this with their new healthcare proposal. We could’ve worked together to make sure that all Americans were represented in this bill. But instead, we see two things. First, the President hasn’t just been silent, but totally MIA. If he’s leading the legislative push, then he should keep his word about bipartisanship or admit it was a lie. Second, the Republicans are content ramming legislation down Americans throats regardless of what the American people want. Polls have shown that the Keystone Pipeline was not wanted by most Americans. But the GOP did it anyway. The voters need to decide if they want a party who Rams their agenda, regardless of what the people want, or big tent bipartisanship that Democrats bring to the table
  3. Mr. Ward, with offer, with thanks to Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, A BILLTo require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at gun shows. This bill may be cited as the Gun Show Loop Hole Closing Act. Section 1: Terms & Definitions A BILL To require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at gun shows. 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 “Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2017”. SEC. 2. GUN SHOW BACKGROUND CHECK. (a) Findings.—The Congress finds that— (1) approximately 5,200 traditional gun shows are held annually across the United States, attracting thousands of attendees per show and hundreds of Federal firearms licensees and unlicensed firearms sellers; and (2) gun shows at which firearms are exhibited or offered for sale or exchange provide a convenient and centralized commercial location where criminals and other prohibited persons obtain firearms without background checks and without records that enable firearm tracing. (b) Definitions.—Section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: “(36) Gun Show.—The term ‘gun show’— “(A) means any event at which 50 or more firearms are offered or exhibited for sale, exchange, or transfer, if one or more of the firearms has been shipped or transported in, or otherwise affects, interstate or foreign commerce; “(B) does not include an offer or exhibit of firearms for sale, exchange, or transfer by an individual from the personal collection of that individual, at the private residence of that individual, if the individual is not required to be licensed under section 923; and “(C) does not include an offer or exhibit of firearms for sale, exchange, or transfer at events— “(i) where not more than 100 firearms are offered or exhibited for sale, exchange or transfer; “(ii) that are conducted by private, not-for-profit organizations whose primary purpose is owning and maintaining real property for the purpose of hunting activities; and “(iii) that are attended only by permanent or annual dues-paying members of the organizations, and the members of the immediate families of the dues-paying members. “(37) Gun Show Vendor.—The term ‘gun show vendor’ means a person who is not licensed under section 923 and who exhibits, sells, offers for sale, transfers, or exchanges a firearm at a gun show, regardless of whether or not the person arranges with the gun show operator for a fixed location from which to exhibit, sell, offer for sale, transfer, or exchange the firearm.”. (c) Regulation Of Firearms Transfers At Gun Shows.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Chapter 44 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following: “§ 932. Regulation of firearms transfers at gun shows “(a) Registration Of Gun Show Operators.—It shall be unlawful for a person to operate a gun show, unless— “(1) the person has attained 21 years of age; “(2) the person (and, if the person is a corporation, partnership, or association, each individual possessing, directly or indirectly, the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of the corporation, partnership, or association) is not prohibited by subsection (g) or (n) of section 922 from transporting, shipping, or receiving firearms or ammunition in interstate or foreign commerce; “(3) the person has not willfully violated any provision of this chapter or regulation issued under this chapter; “(4) the person has registered with the Attorney General as a gun show operator, in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Attorney General, and as part of the registration— “(A) has provided the Attorney General with a photograph and the fingerprints of the person; and “(B) has certified that the person meets the requirements of subparagraphs (A) through (D) of section 923(d)(1); “(5) the person has not willfully failed to disclose any material information required, and has not made any false statement as to any material fact, in connection with the registration; and “(6) the person has paid the Attorney General a fee for the registration, in an amount determined by the Attorney General. “(b) Responsibilities Of Gun Show Operators.— “(1) IN GENERAL.—It shall be unlawful for a person to operate a gun show, unless the person— “(A) not later than 30 days before the commencement of the gun show, notifies the Attorney General, in writing, of the date, time, duration, and location of the gun show, and the identity of each person who will be a gun show vendor at the gun show; “(B) before commencement of the gun show— “(i) verifies the identity of each individual who will be a gun show vendor at the gun show by examining a valid identification document (as defined in section 1028(d)(3)) of the individual containing a photograph of the individual; and “(ii) requires each such individual to sign— “(I) a ledger, and enter into the ledger identifying information concerning the individual; and “(II) a notice which sets forth the obligations of a gun show vendor under this chapter; and “(C) notifies each person who attends the gun show of the requirements of this chapter, in accordance with such regulations as the Attorney General shall prescribe. “(2) RECORDKEEPING.—A person who operates, or has operated, a gun show shall maintain records demonstrating compliance with paragraph (1)(B), at such place, for such period of time, and in such form as the Attorney General shall require by regulation, or transmit the records to the Attorney General. “(c) Background Check Required Before Transfer Of Firearm Between Unlicensed Persons.—It shall be unlawful for a person who is not licensed under this chapter to transfer possession of, or title to, a firearm at, or on the curtilage of, a gun show, to another person who is not so licensed, or for a person who is not so licensed to receive possession of, or title to, a firearm at, or on the curtilage of, a gun show from another person who is not so licensed, unless a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer— “(1) has entered into a separate bound record the make, model, and serial number of the firearm, and such other information about the transaction as the Attorney General may require by regulation; and “(2) has notified the prospective transferor and prospective transferee of the firearm that the national instant criminal background check system established under section 103 of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act has provided the licensee with a unique identification number, indicating that receipt of the firearm by the prospective transferee would not violate section 922 of this title or State law. “(d) Recordkeeping Requirements.— “(1) IN GENERAL.—A licensee who provides a notice pursuant to subsection (c)(2) with respect to the transfer of a firearm shall— “(A) not later than 10 days after the date of the transfer, submit to the Attorney General a report of the transfer, which report shall specify the make, model, and serial number of the firearm, and contain such other information and be on such form, as the Attorney General shall require by regulation, except that the report shall not include the name of or other identifying information relating to any person involved in the transfer who is not licensed under this chapter; and “(B) retain a record of the transfer, including the same information as would be required if the transfer were from the inventory of the licensee, as part of the permanent business records of the licensee. “(2) LIMITATION.—The Attorney General may not impose any recordkeeping requirement on any gun show vendor by reason of this section.”. (2) PENALTIES.—Section 924(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following: “(8) (A) Whoever knowingly violates subsection (a) or (d) of section 932 shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both. “(B) Whoever knowingly violates subsection (b) or (c) of section 932, shall be— “(i) fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both; and “(ii) in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both. “(C) In addition to any other penalties imposed under this paragraph, the Attorney General may, with respect to any person who knowingly violates any provision of section 932— “(i) if the person is registered pursuant to section 932(a), after notice and opportunity for a hearing, suspend for not more than 6 months or revoke the registration of that person under section 932(a); and “(ii) impose a civil fine in an amount equal to not more than $10,000.”. (3) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of contents for such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following: “Sec. 932. Regulation of firearms transfers at gun shows.”. (d) Inspection Authority.—Section 923(g)(1) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following: “(E) Notwithstanding subparagraph (B) of this paragraph, the Attorney General may enter during business hours any place where a gun show operator operates a gun show or is required to maintain records pursuant to section 932(b)(2), for purposes of examining the records required by sections 923 and 932 and the inventory of licensees conducting business at the gun show. The entry and examination shall be conducted for the purposes of determining compliance with this chapter by gun show operators and licensees conducting business at the gun show, and shall not require a showing of reasonable cause or a warrant.”. (e) Reports Of Multiple Sales Assisted By Licensees At Gun Shows.—Section 923(g)(3)(A) of such title is amended by inserting “or provides pursuant to section 932(c)(2) notice with respect to,” after “sells or otherwise disposes of,”. (f) Increased Penalties For Serious Recordkeeping Violations By Licensees.—Section 924(a)(3) of such title is amended to read as follows: “(3) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), any licensed dealer, licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed collector who knowingly makes any false statement or representation with respect to the information required by this chapter to be kept in the records of a person licensed under this chapter, or violates section 922(m), shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both. “(B) If the violation described in subparagraph (A) is in relation to an offense— “(i) under paragraph (1) or (3) of section 922(b), such person shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both; or “(ii) under subsection (a)(6) or (d) of section 922, such person shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.”. (g) Increased Penalties For Violations Of Criminal Background Check Requirements.— (1) PENALTIES.—Section 924(a)(5) of such title is amended— (A) by striking “subsection (s) or (t) of section 922” and inserting “section 922(t)”; and (B) by striking “1” and inserting “5”. (2) ELIMINATION OF CERTAIN ELEMENTS OF OFFENSE.—Section 922(t)(5) of such title is amended by striking “and, at the time” and all that follows through “State law”. (h) Authority To Hire Personnel To Inspect Gun Shows.—The Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives may hire at least 40 additional Industry Operations Investigators for the purpose of carrying out inspections of gun shows (as defined in section 921(a)(36) of title 18, United States Code). (i) Report To The Congress.—The Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives shall submit biennial reports to the Congress on how firearms (as defined in section 921(a)(3) of title 18, United States Code) are sold at gun shows (as defined in paragraph (36) of such section), how this section is being carried out, whether firearms are being sold without background checks conducted by the national instant criminal background check system established under section 103 of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, what resources are needed to carry out this section, and any recommendations for improvements to ensure that firearms are not sold without the background checks. (j) Effective Date.—This section and the amendments made by this section shall take effect 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act. Section 2: Findings Section 3: Law Change Section 1 Section 4: Effective Date The bill shall go into effect upon its constitutional passage. View full bill
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    In-Session Campaigning 2018

    Ward: 2 2 hr fundraisers in OH targetting Moderate Dems 1 hr rally in VA targetting Progressives for House Dems 1 hr rally in OH targetting Progressives for House Dems Marshall 2 2 hr fundraisers in TN targetting SJWs 1 hr rally in TN targetting Evans 1 hr rally in TN targetting moderates
  5. Rev. Booker Marshall Good evening. I want to take this time to address a few things. First off, I have been absolutely shocked and embarrassed by the way the current Republican leadership has acted over the last year. While the President only pokes his head out to mutter a few words and write his name, you’ve got fools and fear mongers running the show. Their actions towards immigrants, their refusal to listen to constituents, and their bully tactics have gone on for far too long. But second, I have never in my life known of a politician to downplay the religious convictions of voters. That attitude is shameful, and the Speaker of the House ought to apologize. We vote because of our convictions and we do not check our religion at the door, regardless of which party calls for us to. His words show that this current administration has lost touch with the American people. Therefore, with the aid of God Almighty, i am announcing my candidacy for the upcoming Senate seat for the state of Tennessee. I remember a time when faith was the anchor we held on to. But today, that faith is now the fire, anvil, and hammer we need to mold this country into a better future. Thank you, and God bless you all View full PR
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    CalvinWard

    And with the stroke of pen, the Republicans have sold out MidWestern farmers and exposed them to the will of a private corporation. And yeah Mr. Speaker you’re a sellout
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    CalvinWard

    Personal Twitter of Congressman Calvin Ward
  8. Good evening. I want to take this time to address a few things. First off, I have been absolutely shocked and embarrassed by the way the current Republican leadership has acted over the last year. While the President only pokes his head out to mutter a few words and write his name, you’ve got fools and fear mongers running the show. Their actions towards immigrants, their refusal to listen to constituents, and their bully tactics have gone on for far too long. But second, I have never in my life known of a politician to downplay the religious convictions of voters. That attitude is shameful, and the Speaker of the House ought to apologize. We vote because of our convictions and we do not check our religion at the door, regardless of which party calls for us to. His words show that this current administration has lost touch with the American people. Therefore, with the aid of God Almighty, i am announcing my candidacy for the upcoming Senate seat for the state of Tennessee. I remember a time when faith was the anchor we held on to. But today, that faith is now the fire, anvil, and hammer we need to mold this country into a better future. Thank you, and God bless you all
  9. HmL Calvin Ward is taking questions from the press at this time.
  10. To require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at gun shows.
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    Senate Filing

    Rev. Booker Marshall Democrat Tennessee
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    Rev. Booker Marshall (Democrat)

    Character Name: Rev. Booker Marshall Home State: Tennessee Previous Job: Education (University President, Professor, etc) Date of Birth: 03/22/1973 Race / Ethnicity: Black or African-American Religion: Protestant Christian Wealth: Middle Class Gender: Male Sexuality: Heterosexual Are you married?: Yes How many children do you have?: 3 Rev. Booker Marshall is a Baptist minister from Memphis, TN. He has spent the last 30 years serving his church, which under his leadership has grown to around 750 people every Sunday. He is married to Ashley Marshall and together they have three children, Aylieah, DeVon, and Showan. Rev.Booker has been a strong advocate for justice and peace in inner city Memphis. His non-profit, City of Hope, works to alieveiate poverty and provide resources to the under-privledged people of Memphis. View full character
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    Rev. Booker Marshall (Democrat)

    This is obviously a Senate Multi
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    Rev. Booker Marshall

    Rev. Booker Marshall is a Baptist minister from Memphis, TN. He has spent the last 30 years serving his church, which under his leadership has grown to around 750 people every Sunday. He is married to Ashley Marshall and together they have three children, Aylieah, DeVon, and Showan. Rev.Booker has been a strong advocate for justice and peace in inner city Memphis. His non-profit, City of Hope, works to alieveiate poverty and provide resources to the under-privledged people of Memphis.
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    CalvinWard

    "Additionally appeals to religion should be disregarded as in the country we have a separation of church and state prescribed in the Constitution so whatever one's beliefs about God should not influence the government of our country " and that my fellow Christians is the Speaker abandoning you.
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    Mobilising Against Sanctuary Cities Act

    Mr. Speaker, As a devout Presbyterian and a minister’s son, I find this kind of rhetoric completely offensive. There are millions of Evangelicals who vote their conscience. They truly believe that God has called us to vote our values, many of whom vote for the Republican Party. It is totally foreign that a leader of Congress dismiss the convictions of millions of the faithful. I yield
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    Mobilising Against Sanctuary Cities Act

    Mr. Speaker, I want to cite this article from the Washington Post ” A February McClatchy-Marist poll of U.S. adults asked two questions about sanctuary policies: ” ‘Sanctuary City’ is a term used to describe U.S. cities which do not enforce immigration laws and allow undocumented immigrants to live there and, in many cases, receive services. Which comes closer to your opinion? Undocumented immigrants should be deported so there is no reason to have sanctuary cities. Sanctuary cities are needed to provide services to undocumented immigrants while they are in this country.”Response: 41 percent believed there was no reason to have them, and 50 percent believed they are needed. “Do you support or oppose the federal government cutting funds to cities that provide sanctuary for undocumented immigrants?” Response: 42 percent supported, 53 percent opposed. A Fox News poll this month of registered voters asked: “Some so-called ‘sanctuary’ cities refuse to assist federal authorities detain and deport illegal immigrants — do you favor or oppose penalizing those cities by taking away their federal funding?” Response: 41 percent supported and 53 percent opposed taking away federal funds from sanctuary cities” These polls show that average Americans detest this type of legislation. That’s because Average Americans are not beholden to Know-Nothing Nationalism. Let’s go back and discuss what actually happens. In these cities Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can issue an “immigration detainer,” which is a request to be notified when a noncitizen is being released at state or local levels. It’s voluntary for these agencies to comply with an ICE detainer. If they comply, they hold noncitizens for up to 48 hours beyond the time they otherwise would have been released. ICE can take custody and figure out whether the inmate should be deported. If ICE doesn’t take action during that 48-hour window, the local or state agency is required to release them. It seems to me the failure is on ICE to act. Now if this law required expediency on behalf of the federal agency, that would be more understandable. However that is not what this bill does. Why doesn’t the author of the bill do this? Because it doesn’t fit the narrative. Therefore I move two separate motions 1. That this bill be tabled until such time as it is rewritten to require federal agency expediency. 2. That section 2 be stricken and read as follows “Immigration and Customs Enforcement is hereby required to determine in 36 hours to take custody of any illegal resident or alien. If, after 36 hours ICE does not take action, that illegal resident in custody shall be subject to house arrest until such time as called to court by a judge” I yield https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/03/28/do-80-percent-of-americans-oppose-sanctuary-cities/
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    Mobilising Against Sanctuary Cities Act

    Mr. Speaker. These are de facto discriminatory. No other group other than Latinos are appealed to. We approved background checks. But I’ll be pleased to know he supports equality of background checks for gun owners when that bill is submitted. Once again he wants the American people to be afraid of immigrants. He leads from fear, we lead with resolve. But let us turn to see that he and his unholy Trinity of Know Nothings abandons their base. A gun bill that allows states to shove off federal law, know a immigration fear bill that forces local governments submit. What’s the rubric? He hasn’t one. Any way the wind blows. Inconsistency thy name name is Faulhammer. I yield
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    Mobilising Against Sanctuary Cities Act

    Mr. Speaker. We know this is a discriminatory bill because Juan Francisco Chavez was found not guilty. Now do we normally seek retribution for those found not guilty? No. But we do now apparently. This is the great case being held up. The man walked free, not because of sanctuary cities but because a court of law found him not guilty of murder. But look and see the actions of this administration. We federalize the Guard, taking people to stand in the desert because immigrants. We build virtual and and physical walls because immigrants. They are afraid and want their constituents to be afraid of immigrants. And by immigrants they have only meant Latinos. There is not one immigration policy that effects Canadians, Indians, or Europeans. Not a single one.
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    Mobilising Against Sanctuary Cities Act

    Point of order, Im going to ask for clarification on what I said that was so offensive to the represtative
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    Mobilising Against Sanctuary Cities Act

    Mr. Speaker, I know it’s hard to believe that the majority of Arkansans are Republicans. To that i say: Duh. They are. But here I stand. And I will keep standing up to these blatant discriminatory practices. I never said your charging people with being Hispanic. That’s for the people of Brietbart to advocate for. However, I believe that this administration’s policies are directed at curbing Hispanic immigration and making The lives of those who are here as difficult as possible. This entire administration is a Nationalistic cesspool. I was correct in a recent interview. The Nationalistic, KnowNothingism of this New Republican Majority is far from Conservatism. It is sinful. It is wrong. I know you don’t give damn. But I’m done not speaking plainly about the travesty of these Nationalistic policies and abandoning our place as the great cultural melting pot. The administration has an immigration policy and a domestic policy that makes coming to this country and being in this country, Especially for Latinos, a living hell. I will not be silent anymore. You three are the detriment of this countries greatness. To hell with you and to your hateful policies. I won’t vote for them. Not now. Not ever
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    Mobilising Against Sanctuary Cities Act

    Mr. Speaker, I will speak for my constituents and this side of the House. We are sick and freaking tired of this fear mongering when it comes to immigrants. We know that the Republican Party has become bound to the abhorrent ideals, not of conservatism that they have historically embraced, but of Know-Nothing Nationalism that the new Republicans have no found themselves. Enough is enough. The gentleman from Colorado has shown that immigrants aren’t committing the majority of crimes, yet it doesn’t matter. But let’s stop using the code words here. What is intended is Hispanics. I know the Republican Three would never use that term. But it’s what is meant. We’re not stupid. The American people aren’t stupid. You mean Hispanics. It’s shrouded in the policy friendly language, but I’m sick of these games. The Republican Party got an immigration bill where most Americans couldn’t immigrate if they wanted to. They lost a wall, cried, got it back. I’m sick of this characterization of Hispanics as the crime committers. My constituents are sick of it. You, and every single member that you puppet and strong arm ought to be ashamed.
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    In-Session Campaigning 2018

    Ward 4x 2 hours fundraising in CA targetting SJWs 4 1 hr fundraisers in TN, MO, WV, and FL targetting Progressives
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    Mobilising Against Sanctuary Cities Act

    MR. SPEAKER i second the amendment and yield
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    Ward takes Questions from Press

    I think you just hit the nail right on the head. We’re focused on improving test scores, not building better people. We’re focused on “Can this child pass this test so that the school doesn’t lose funding?” So we have intrinsically told that child “It’s all on you.” I think the problem is not that we leave no child untested, it’s that we forgot to test to the test. Rather the rubric we should be using is this: are our children graduating? That’s step one. Do everything we can to make sure our students have every oppurtunity to graduate. From there, are they prepared for that next step; be it College or the workforce? Are they leaving their public education prepared keep going? Third, what are they doing three years, five years, ten years down the road? Did we succeed? So yes I want to see schools funded, but both sides of the aisle have lost sight of what the target is
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