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  1. James Grant

    Player Warchests

    Grant donates $54 million to Vang McCready donates $26 million to Vang
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    Chad Allegra (R-NC) Press Office

    Allegra for Senate Rally in Little Rock, Arkansas "Good afternoon y'all glad to see so many people come out. It sure is great to be in Arkansas. Y'all got a real mess of some representatives out here though. Specifically you got that anti-Trump Speaker Calvin Ward y'all sadly have to call a representative. This state went 60-33 for Trump and you got representing you the guy who's been the biggest opposition to things like building the wall, gettin rid of illegal immigrants, and protecting gun rights. Instead you get pro-abortion filth, calls for mass amnesty of illegal immigrants, the gun control agenda gone mad, and support for socialistic pie in the sky policies like single payer healthcare or tuition free college. These are all things let me remind y'all my opponent Andrew Whitaker supports as well. Let me tell y'all back in my days of pro wrestling if someone came in the ring talking smack about how they love all these terrible things like the stuff I've just mentioned I'd teach them a thing or two about Southern values if y'all know what I mean. They'd be sure to get a bodyslam, clothesline, and maybe a good chairshot or two for good measure. Well let me tell y'all what if y'all elect me to be your next Senator I'll put up a fight against them radical progressive types that look down on our way of life in the South in a way of life on the Senate floor reminiscent of my old ring days. They'll be tapping out from all the verbal smackdowns they'll be gettin in debate from me. A potential President Vang is gonna need the help of someone like me. A potential President Macmillan is gonna rejoice that he's gotten someone like Andrew Whitaker in his corner if this election goes the other way. We certainly don't want that. The choice is simple people vote Allegra for Senate! Thank y'all for coming out and have a good night!"
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    Objection to unanimous consent
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    Midwestern Equality Act

    Objection to unanimous consent
  5. Mr. McCready with thanks to Mr. Collins introduced the following bill; A BILL To limit the authority of States and localities in the Midwest to regulate conduct, or impose penalties or taxes, in relation to rifles or shotguns. Be it enacted by the Midwest Regional Legislature SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the “Second Amendment Guarantee Act” or the "SAGA Act” . SEC. 2. LIMITATION ON AUTHORITY OF STATES AND LOCALITIES TO REGULATE CONDUCT IN RELATION TO RIFLES OR SHOTGUNS. (a) A State or a political subdivision of a State in the Midwest may not impose any regulation, prohibition, or registration or licensing requirement with respect to the design, manufacture, importation, sale, transfer, possession, or marking of a rifle or shotgun that is more restrictive, or impose any penalty, tax, fee, or charge with respect to such a rifle or shotgun or such conduct, in an amount greater, than is provided under Federal law. To the extent that a law of a State or political subdivision of a State in the Midwest, whether enacted before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this subsection, violates the preceding sentence, the law shall have no force or effect. For purposes of this subsection, the term ‘rifle or shotgun’ includes any part of a rifle or shotgun, any detachable magazine or ammunition feeding device, and any type of pistol grip. (b) In an action brought for damages or relief from a violation of paragraph (a), the court shall award the prevailing plaintiff a reasonable attorney’s fee in addition to any other damages or relief awarded.”.
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    Southeast Senator Campaigning

    Chad Allegra 2 fundraisers 3 rallies in Florida for conservatives 3 rallies in Florida for moderates 1 rally in Georgia for moderates 1 rally in North Carolina for moderates
  7. James Grant

    Second Amendment Guarantee Act

    Level three aye
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    Midwestern Equality Act

    Level two aye
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    Second Amendment Guarantee Act

    Mr. Speaker, Our gun control laws in the region have made us a national example of the futility of gun control. Let's take Chicago for an example. Despite some of the strongest gun control laws in the country we've only seen the violence explode while cities like Houston with do not have such restrictive laws fair much better. We are endangering the lives of many limiting the public's ability to self-defense and we're violating the Second Amendment in the process. This must be rectified but only one party has shown a commitment to that. I yield
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    Second Amendment Guarantee Act

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to make a point of order in regards to the unparliamentarian language exhibited by the minority with the usage of the word damn. It is beneath this chamber. I yield
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    Second Amendment Guarantee Act

    Mr. Speaker, As noted in a dissent filed by Justice Clarence Thomas and joined by District of Columbia v. Heller’s author, the late Justice Antonin Scalia, “Roughly five million Americans own AR-style semiautomatic rifles.” Moreover, the “overwhelming majority of citizens who own and use such rifles do so for lawful purposes, including self-defense and target shooting.” “Under our precedents,” Thomas concluded, “that is all that is needed for citizens to have a right under the Second Amendment to keep such weapons.” It is clear that AR-15 bans are unconstitutional but not only do we have a governor that defends them in this region he would want them implemented nationwide. He'd violate the Second Amendment rights of every American if he could. He's already disgraced our region violating the first amendment and having his misdoings brought up to the Supreme Court. How many Constitutional rights will he violate by the end of his term if he had his way? For those that actually have a respect for the Second Amendment this is the bill that will protect it from him. I yield
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    Second Amendment Guarantee Act

    Mr. Speaker, A study by John Lott of the American Enterprise Institute and John Whitley of the University of Adelaide have found safe storage laws do not make people safer. Instead they make it harder for law abiding gun owners to protect themselves. Furthermore the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws that require “firearms in the home be rendered and kept inoperable at all times” in District of Columbia v. Heller. The court affirmed that “the need for defense of self, family, and property is most acute” in the home and the Second Amendment “elevates above all other interests” the right “to use arms in defense of hearth and home.”. That makes safe storage laws unconstitutional. Another useless violation of rights that will be removed with this piece of legislation. This bill will do more for the sanctity of the second amendment than anything our governor will do. If our governor actually cares about local and state government's ability to create laws and not have their laws overridden he'd oppose the Taft-Hartley repeal we're seeing voted on in the House right now, but something tells me he's okay with that because he certainly has kept quiet on the matter. It would repeal right to work laws from the majority of the states in the region. He only cares when it's about pushing things he wants like his unconstitutional gun control agenda. We must stop this agenda and this piece of legislation will do just that. I yield
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    Second Amendment Guarantee Act

    Mr. Speaker, AR-15s are not assault rifles and bans on Ar-15s are unconstitutional. I don't care whether it's at the local, state, or federal level stripping second amendment rights to the ownership of an AR-15 should not be tolerated. AR-15s pose no intrinsic threat any more so than any other firearm. They are used less in homicides than handguns. We definitely need to protect our second amendment rights from politicians who are so uneducated as to say that an AR-15 is an assault rifle. That's why this legislation is so needed. The ignorant should not legislate our rights away demanding more and more gun control as they pretend to care about the second amendment when really they'd be fine with doing away with it and adopting some foreign gun control system. It's unamerican and intolerable. I yield
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    Mid-Session Schedules

    James Grant 2 fundraisers Mark McCready 2 fundraisers Chad Allegra 2 fundraisers
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    Second Amendment Guarantee Act

    Mr. Speaker, This legislation would not make any firearms devoid of regulation outright, but rather limit it to just federal law. Our governor has said this bill is tyrannical but throughout history we've seen tyrants only ever restrict their populace in regards to guns not enable them to better protect themselves. Our governor has called for several unconstitutional gun control measures and cannot be trusted to protect the Constitutional rights of our citizens. He's already violated their Constitutional rights before without even given anything in the way of an apology. He is a liability and any attempts by him to violate gun rights with his radical unconstitutional agenda must be blocked. Furthermore, we have many jurisdictions in this region that maintain unconstitutional bans on AR-15s as made clear by statements made by both Justice Scalia and Thomas. We must restore the rights that have been violated to ensure that our citizens can have the very best in self-defense means. AR-15's are not as the governor has said a weapon of war having never been used by any government in combat and they are not uniquely a threat to the public having been used less in homicides than knives, clubs, or bear hands. A vote against this legislation will be a vote to maintain these violations of Constitutional rights. Gun control demonstrably does not make people safer but rather makes individuals defenseless against those who by their very nature defy laws. Cities such as Chicago and Detroit have problems with violence so much more so than many cities of comparable size because of their strong restrictions on firearms. Government is not the solution to the problem but rather it is the problem. No legislature will protect the populace better than a firearm. We must restore the rights of individuals in our worst off cities so the innocent will stop being targets. With that all said, I strongly oppose any attempt to table this legislation. I yield (Level three nay)
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    Second Amendment Guarantee Act

    To the floor please Mr. Speaker
  17. James Grant

    K-12 Mental Health Act

    Mr. Speaker, I second the motion for unanimous consent. I yield
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    Midwestern Equality Act

    Mr. Speaker, I move to strike section 5. It's looking to redefine a sacred definition that has gone unchanged for centuries. It is not a change inline with those who support traditional values. I yield
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    Legal Midwest Workers Act

    Mr. McCready for himself submits the following: A BILL To expand the use of E-Verify, to hold employers accountable, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Midwest Regional Legislature SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; (a) Short Title.—This Act may be cited as the “Legal Midwest Workers Act”. SEC. 2. E-VERIFY A. After August 1, 2020, every employer, after hiring an employee, shall verify the employment eligibility of the employee through the e-verify program and shall keep a record of the verification for the duration of the employee's employment or at least three years, whichever is longer. B. If an employer of entity fails in to comply with the requirements of E-Verify with respect to an individual they will be subject to the following penalties: 1. A fine no less than $2,500 and no more than $5,000 for a first time offense 2. A fine no less than $5,000 and no more than $10,000 for a second offense 3. A fine no less than $10,000 and no more than $25,00 for a third and every subsequent offense C. In addition to any other requirement for an employer to receive an economic development incentive from a government entity, the employer shall register with and participate in the e-verify program. Before receiving the economic development incentive, the employer shall provide proof to the government entity that the employer is registered with and is participating in the e-verify program. If the government entity determines that the employer is not complying with this subsection, the government entity shall notify the employer by certified mail of the government entity's determination of noncompliance and the employer's right to appeal the determination. On a final determination of noncompliance, the employer shall repay all monies received as an economic development incentive to the government entity within thirty days of the final determination. For the purposes of this subsection: 1. "Economic development incentive" means any grant, loan or performance-based incentive from any government entity that is awarded. 2. "Government entity" means this region and any political subdivision of this region that receives and uses tax revenues. D. Every three months the attorney general shall request from the United States department of homeland security a list of employers from this state that are registered with the e-verify program. On receipt of the list of employers, the attorney general shall make the list available on the attorney general's website.
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    Speaker Ward takes questions from the Press

    Mr. Speaker, You said that Mr. Vang tried to force legislation to the floor, yet the motion to debate his climate change bill was initiated by Ken Bowers and seconded by Sarah Fitzgerald. Is there any case you can point to where Mr. Vang has actually forced legislation to be debated?
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    Chad Allegra (Multi) (Republican)

    Character Name: Chad Allegra (Multi) Home State: North Carolina Previous Job: Media (Actor, Musician, Artist, Journalist, etc) Date of Birth: 01/20/1980 Race / Ethnicity: White Religion: Protestant Christian Wealth: Upper Class Gender: Male Sexuality: Heterosexual Are you married?: Yes How many children do you have?: 4 Chad Allegra is a retired star in the world of professional wrestling having working for the likes of WWE, NJPW, and ROH. He also has opened a professional wrestling school in his hometown of Asheville, North Carolina that had been attended by many fledgling prospects in the North American independent professional wrestling scene. Encouraged by the running of political outsiders such as Donald Trump for public office he has submitted his candidacy for the Southwest Senate race. View full character
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    Mark McCready (R-WI) Press Office

    Mark McCready (Multi) From the Office of Majority Leader Mark McCready Recently, our governor Eric Travere showed him to be the far left politician he really is with his call for several gun control measures. He says he doesn't want to strip gun rights all the while saying he wants to limit them. The phrase "shall not infringe" means nothing to him. Let's go over his proposals: 1. First off he would like a mandatory 3 day waiting period for firearm purchases. Even though even left wing fact checking sites like Politifact admit they don't save lives. All it is an arbitrary infringement on one's ability to have a firearm to defend oneself. 2. Second he wants a background check on all firearm purchases. Not only is there no evidence for this having any effect on saving lives, but recently Delaware the state with the most background check compliance in the country saw their homicide rate increase after passing universal background check legislation. 80% of gun crimes are committed with illegally acquired firearms and would not be subject to any background check as it is. Expanding background checks will only waste precious time and resources for police departments trying to find illegal gun transfers instead of pursuing the individuals who are actually committing the violent crimes. As for closing the gun show loophole, no such loophole exists, there is no epidemic of gun show violence, and its merely a call to end the private sale of firearms restricting the rights of owners. 3. Thirdly he calls for an expansion of red flag laws. This is a measure that strips the gun rights of owners without giving them due process to even argue their own side. The standard is not whether there is probable cause to believe that the gun owner has committed a crime, as the Constitution would seem to require. Rather, the standard is some subjective determination about whether the owner represents some "danger." An Orwellian measure to strip rights for crimes not even committed. 4. Fourth he calls for a ban on "assault rifles" in the form of ending ownership of AR-15s. He calls them a weapon of war despite not being used by any government's military force in combat. These firearms are used less in homicides than knives, clubs, or even bare hands. It has been made clear by both Justice Scalia and Thomas that such a banning of AR-15s would be unconstitutional. Not that the governor has a problem with violating the Constitution as we've seen though. 5. Lastly, governor Travere wants to require you to state a reason for firearm ownership. If you have to ask the government for your rights you don't really have your rights. We are all endowed by the Constitution the right to bear arms and it cannot be taken away because you gave the government an answer they deem unacceptable. Governor Travere has shown himself to be someone who does not hold Midwestern values on guns. We stand for gun rights, not anti-freedom hysteria to an imagined epidemic of gun violence even though since 1993 we've seen gun homicides drop by 49% despite the number of firearms increasing by 10 million a year. No measures of gun control will be brought to the governor's desk us in the majority will make sure of that. View full PR
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    Mark McCready (R-WI) Press Office

    Mark McCready (Multi) From the Office of Majority Leader Mark McCready According to Zogby polling over 80% of Americans believe illegal immigration is a problem in this country. That includes 82.8% of Democrats and 85.7% of independents. Yet our governor has yet to put forward anything related to addressing this issue unlike the governors in the Plains, Southeast, or Northeast. We in the majority will not wait for him to do something about it because if we did we'd be waiting until we have a new governor. That is why we have moved forward with the Legal Midwest Workers Act to mandate E-Verify usage region wide. This is a measure according to Zogby polling with 74% support with only 9% opposition. With this piece of legislation we will eliminate any means of illegal immigrants could have towards staying in this region and punish businesses engaging in the unfair business practice of employing cheap illegal labor that undercuts the wages of Midwestern workers. We expect this legislation to swiftly move through the legislature and onto the governor's desk sooner than he'd ever imagine such a bill would. We in the majority will not forget about our commitment towards our citizenry on matters of illegal immigration. You can count on that. View full PR
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    Legal Midwest Workers Act

    Mr. Speaker, Ridding the region of illegal immigration is crucial to facilitating the duties of government. The most effective way we can do so is by cutting off any economic viability for illegal immigrants towards living in the region by requiring E-Verify usage by employers. It will also level the playing field between businesses that follow the law and businesses that use cheap illegal labor, an unfair business practice. This is a common sense measure towards curbing illegal immigration. That being such, I motion for unanimous consent. I yield
  25. Mr. Himes, I don't really understand how you describe Mr. Swanner has punished hypothetical single mothers with taxes. He's only put excise taxes on alcohol and cigarettes which I would hope they aren't being given to children. He's also cut sales taxes. He's made trips to the grocery store cost less. How exactly has he been bad for single mothers?