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  1. James Grant

    RNC Chair Grant on NOPEC

    From the Office of RNC Chairman James Grant It’s long past time to put an end to illegal price fixing by OPEC. The oil cartel and its member countries need to know that we are committed to stopping their anti-competitive behavior. We, in the United States, have been working for years to develop our domestic clean, renewable and alternative energy resources. We’re also committed to reducing our reliance on foreign oil, especially when it’s artificially and illegally priced. My bill shows the OPEC members we will not tolerate their flagrant antitrust violations. Open competition in international oil markets is critical to ensuring that American families pay fair prices at the pump. For years, OPEC has used production quotas to keep oil prices artificially high, directly hurting American consumers in the process. But under current law, the Justice Department is powerless to stop OPEC and its members from coordinating oil production to manipulate prices and supply, driving up fuel costs for millions of American consumers. My legislation would allow U.S. antitrust laws to be enforced against OPEC producers, helping to ensure that U.S. gas prices are fair and affordable
  2. James Grant

    RNC Chair Grant on NOPEC

    James Grant From the Office of RNC Chairman James Grant It’s long past time to put an end to illegal price fixing by OPEC. The oil cartel and its member countries need to know that we are committed to stopping their anti-competitive behavior. We, in the United States, have been working for years to develop our domestic clean, renewable and alternative energy resources. We’re also committed to reducing our reliance on foreign oil, especially when it’s artificially and illegally priced. My bill shows the OPEC members we will not tolerate their flagrant antitrust violations. Open competition in international oil markets is critical to ensuring that American families pay fair prices at the pump. For years, OPEC has used production quotas to keep oil prices artificially high, directly hurting American consumers in the process. But under current law, the Justice Department is powerless to stop OPEC and its members from coordinating oil production to manipulate prices and supply, driving up fuel costs for millions of American consumers. My legislation would allow U.S. antitrust laws to be enforced against OPEC producers, helping to ensure that U.S. gas prices are fair and affordable View full PR
  3. James Grant

    NOPEC

    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mr. Grant (for himself, Mr. Grassley, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Lee, and Mr. Leahy) introduced the following bill; A BILL To amend the Sherman Act to make oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. 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 “No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act” or “NOPEC”. SEC. 2. SHERMAN ACT. The Sherman Act (15 U.S.C. 1 et seq.) is amended by adding after section 7 the following: “SEC. 7A. OIL PRODUCING CARTELS. “(a) In General.—It shall be illegal and a violation of this Act for any foreign state, or any instrumentality or agent of any foreign state, to act collectively or in combination with any other foreign state, any instrumentality or agent of any other foreign state, or any other person, whether by cartel or any other association or form of cooperation or joint action— “(1) to limit the production or distribution of oil, natural gas, or any other petroleum product; “(2) to set or maintain the price of oil, natural gas, or any petroleum product; or “(3) to otherwise take any action in restraint of trade for oil, natural gas, or any petroleum product; when such action, combination, or collective action has a direct, substantial, and reasonably foreseeable effect on the market, supply, price, or distribution of oil, natural gas, or other petroleum product in the United States. “(b) Inapplicability Of Act Of State Doctrine.—No court of the United States shall decline, based on the act of state doctrine, to make a determination on the merits in an action brought under this section. “(c) Enforcement.—The Attorney General of the United States shall have the sole authority to bring an action to enforce this section. Any such action shall be brought in any district court of the United States as provided under the antitrust laws.”. SEC. 3. NO SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY IN OIL CARTEL CASES. Section 1605(a) of title 28, United States Code, is amended— (1) in paragraph (5) by striking “or” after the semicolon; (2) in paragraph (6) by striking the period and inserting “; or”; and (3) by adding at the end the following: “(7) in which the action is brought under section 7A of the Sherman Act.”.
  4. James Grant

    Bennett meets with Reno Diocese

    Mr. Bennett, In recent years it's been Republicans that have made gains for the pro-life movement. What have you done and what will you do for pro-life Americans?
  5. James Grant From the Office of RNC Chairman James Grant Recently DNC Chairman John Alexander called for the abolition of the electoral college. Wanting a rewrite on the system that our founders established in the Constitution. To Mr. Alexander rural states such as Wyoming have too much influence in politics. Instead the biggest cities in the country should decide the Presidential election. The bare minimum of electoral votes so rural states are not forgotten compared to the much larger and more important electorally states like California or New York is too much. We in the GOP don't believing in leaving the interests of rural folks behind. We've recently passed the Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports Act that will bring billions of new dollars to rural communities across the country. The GOP has delivered more great solutions to rural communities over the recent sessions of Congress such as the Small and Rural Community Clean Water Act, the Miner Protection Act, and the Rural Hospital Access Act. We will never stop helping rural communities and will never support something as ridiculous as the abolition of the Electoral College. View full PR
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    Speaker Knox: Made in China

    James Grant From the Office of RNC Chairman James Grant Speaker Knox just like the company Walmart in his home state of Arkansas is all about everyday low prices in his rejection of debate on the Fair Trade with China Enforcement Act. He's been so strong in his fury for those everyday low prices he's whipped Democrat Russ Costello one of the bill's co-signers into voting against debate for the bill. Principles in Democrats falter in the face of what the Speaker wants just like cries of states rights over marijuana disappear when they want to get rid of right to work. Among liberals we often hear talk of a worker's bill of rights. I believe that criminal Calvin Ward talked about it back when he was going to be the next Speaker from Arkansas. Beau Bennett talks about it now. It wouldn't surprise me if the Speaker had his own plans for one. They endlessly espouse all that they will ensure as new found rights of workers. Well then you have people like Speaker Knox defend the trade for cheap products from China with labor that would violate every provision of their little worker's bill of rights. These cheap products undercut American workers in the face of brazen Chinese government aggression against our workers but they aren't worth defending apparently. The hollowed out American manufacturing industry since China's entrance into the WTO in 2001 can't it take anymore in the face of their rule breaking and currency manipulation. The Speaker uphold a status quo that slowly deteriorates our economy with trade deficits on the backs of sweatshop labor in China with no solution to fix the problem. Let's just take our more debt to buy cheap products. Just pretend everything is alright as the Chinese threaten to interfere in our elections. Jinping has his guy in the Walmart candidate already. His social values are essentially Walmart's HR department as it is. Nothing like the values of the conservative state he represents. We don't have to be a slave to made in China in the battle for everyday low prices but with the same old do nothingness of Washington on China like we see with Knox we aren't going to get anything done. View full PR
  7. James Grant From the Office of RNC Chairman James Grant We have recently heard for the President that US Intelligence agencies report that the Chinese will be looking to interfere in our elections in 2020. Integrity in our electoral process in a necessity for the proper functioning of our representative democracy. My bill the Election Integrity Act would ensure greater integrity in our electoral process by requiring ID's to vote. This is a measure that 77% of Americans support doing. This bill along with Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act that has recently passed in the Senate will ensure fair elections this November. The American voters deserve that peace of mind. View full PR
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  9. James Grant

    ANWR Act

    Mr. Wilson with thanks to Mr. Faulhammer, for himself, introduces A BILL To allow oil drilling in part of ANWR. SEC. 1. SHORT TITLE. (a) This act shall be cited as the ANWR Act. SEC. 2. ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE. (a) Area 1002 of the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is opened to leasing. SEC. 3. PROFITS TAX (a) Ten percent of the profits from the leasing of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will be appropriated to the state government of Alaska. 4. ENACTMENT. (a) This act shall take effect immediately.
  10. James Grant

    ANWR Act

    Motion to table recognized, 24 hours to vote
  11. Mr. Wilson, with regards to Mr. Swanner of Texas, Mr. BENNET of COLORADO, and Mr. GOSAR of ARIZONA, introduces: A BILL To provide limits on bundling, to reform the lobbyist registration process, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit the acceptance by political committees of online contributions from certain unverified sources, and for other purposes. 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 “Lobbying and Campaign Finance Reform Act”. SEC. 2. LIMITATION ON BUNDLED CONTRIBUTIONS. (a) In General.—Section 315(a) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (52 U.S.C. 30116) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: “(10) For purposes of paragraph (1), any bundled contribution (as defined in section 304(i)(8)) forwarded by a person described in section 304(i)(7) to a committee described in section 304(i)(6) shall be treated both as a contribution made by the person forwarding such contribution and as a contribution made by the contributor.”. (b) Definition Of Bundled Contribution.—Clause (ii) of section 304(i)(A) of such Act is amended by inserting “(whether in writing or otherwise)” after “other means”. (c) Effective Date.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act. (2) DEFINITION OF BUNDLED CONTRIBUTION.—The amendment made by subsection (b) shall take effect 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 3. LOBBYIST REGISTRATION REFORMS. Section 3(10) of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1602(10)) is amended by striking “contact, other than” and all that follows through “3-month period.” and inserting “contact over a 2-year period.”. SEC. 4. BAN ON SOLICITING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM REGISTERED LOBBYISTS. Title III of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (52 U.S.C. 30101 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section: “SEC. 325. SOLICITATIONS OF REGISTERED LOBBYISTS. “(a) Senate.—A candidate for the office of Senator, an individual holding the office of Senator, an agent of such a candidate or an individual holding such office, or an entity directly or indirectly established, financed, maintained, or controlled by or acting on behalf of 1 or more such candidates or individuals holding such office may not solicit from any registered lobbyist funds in connection with any election for the office of Senator during any period in which the Senate is in session. “(b) House Of Representatives.—A candidate for Representative to, or Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress, an individual holding such an office, an agent of a candidate or an individual holding such an office, or an entity directly or indirectly established, financed, maintained, or controlled by or acting on behalf of 1 or more such candidates or individuals holding such an office may not solicit from any registered lobbyist funds in connection with any election for Representative to, or Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress during any period in which the House of Representatives is in session. “(c) Registered Lobbyist.—For purposes of this section, the term ‘registered lobbyist’ means any person who is described in subparagraph (A), (B), or (C) of section 304(i)(7). “(d) Determination Of When Body Is In Session.—For purposes of this section, the Senate or House of Representatives shall be considered to be in session during any period unless such body has adjourned for, or is in recess for, a period of 10 calendar days or longer.”. SEC. 5. REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF CREDIT VERIFICATION VALUE AS CONDITION OF ACCEPTANCE OF ONLINE CONTRIBUTIONS TO FEDERAL ELECTION. (a) In General.—Section 302 of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (52 U.S.C. 30102) is amended by adding at the end the following: “(j)(1) No political committee shall accept any Internet credit card contribution unless— “(A) the individual or entity making such contribution is required, at the time such individual makes such contribution, to disclose the credit verification value of such credit card; and “(B)(i) the billing address associated with such credit card is located in the United States; or “(ii) in the case of a contribution made by an individual who is a United States citizen living outside of the United States, the individual provides the committee with the United States mailing address the individual uses for voter registration purposes. “(2) Notwithstanding subsection (b) or (c), in the case of an Internet credit card contribution— “(A) no later than 10 days after receiving the contribution, the person who receives the contribution shall forward to the treasurer such contribution, the name and address of the person making the contribution, and the date of receipt; and “(B) the treasurer of a political committee shall keep an account of the name and address of any person making any such contribution, together with the date and amount of such contribution by any person. “(3) In this subsection, the term ‘Internet credit card contribution’ means a contribution that— “(A) is made using a credit card; and “(B) is received through an Internet website.”. (b) Effective Date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to contributions made after the expiration of the 180-day period which begins on the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 6. ENACTMENT. This bill shall become law immediately following its Constitutional passage. PES: Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (FECA) to declare that, for purposes of dollar limits on contributions, any bundled contribution forwarded by a currently registered lobbyist or a political committee established or controlled by one to an authorized committee of a candidate, a leadership political action committee, or a political party committee shall be treated as both a contribution made by the person forwarding it and as a contribution made by the contributor. Amends the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to revise the definition of "lobbyist" with respect to its exemption from coverage of certain individuals whose lobbying activities constitute less than 20% of the time engaged in the services provided to a client over a 3-month period. Extends the 3-month period into a 2-year period. Amends FECA to prohibit House of Representatives and Senate candidates, Members, Senators, their agents, or any entities directly or indirectly established, financed, maintained, or controlled by or acting on behalf of one or more of them from soliciting funds from any registered lobbyist in connection with an election to the House or Senate during any period in which the chamber is in session (excluding adjournments or recesses for 10 calendar days or longer). Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit political committees from accepting any Internet credit card contribution unless: - the individual or entity making the contribution is required, at the time of the contribution, to disclose the credit card's verification value; and - the billing address associated with the card is located in the United States or, if the contribution comes from an individual U.S. citizen living outside of the United States, the individual gives the committee the U.S. mailing address he or she uses for voter registration. In the case of an Internet credit card contribution: - the person receiving the contribution shall forward it to the treasurer of the political comittee within 10 days, together with the name and address of the contributor and the date of receipt; and - the treasurer shall keep an account of the contributor's name and address, together with the date and amount of the contribution.
  12. James Grant

    Close the Revolving Door Act

    Mr. Wilson, with thanks Mr. Swanner and Mr. Bennet, submits A BILL To provide greater controls and restrictions on revolving door lobbying. 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 “Close the Revolving Door Act”. SEC. 2. LIFETIME BAN ON MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FROM LOBBYING. (a) In General.—Section 207(e)(1) of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: “(1) MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.—Any person who is a Senator, a Member of the House of Representatives, or an elected officer of the Senate or the House of Representatives and who, after that person leaves office, knowingly makes, with the intent to influence, any communication to or appearance before any Member, officer, or employee of either House of Congress or any employee of any other legislative office of the Congress, on behalf of any other person (except the United States) in connection with any matter on which such former Senator, Member, or elected official seeks action by a Member, officer, or employee of either House of Congress, in his or her official capacity, shall be punished as provided in section 216 of this title.”. (b) Conforming Amendments.—Section 207(e)(2) of title 18, United States Code, is amended— (1) in the heading, by striking “OFFICERS AND STAFF” and inserting “STAFF”; (2) by striking “an elected officer of the Senate, or”; (3) by striking “leaves office or employment” and inserting “leaves employment”; and (4) by striking “former elected officer or”. SEC. 3. CONGRESSIONAL STAFF. Paragraphs (2), (3)(A), (4), (5)(A), and (6)(A) of section 207(e) of title 18, United States Code, are each amended by striking “1 year” and inserting “6 years”. SEC. 4. IMPROVED REPORTING OF LOBBYISTS’ ACTIVITIES. Section 6 of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1605) is amended by adding at the end the following: “(c) Joint Web Site.— “(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall maintain a joint lobbyist disclosure Internet database for information required to be publicly disclosed under this Act which shall be an easily searchable Web site called lobbyists.gov with a stated goal of simplicity of usage. “(2) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this subsection $100,000 for fiscal year 2017.”. SEC. 5. LOBBYIST REVOLVING DOOR TO CONGRESS. (a) Definitions.—In this section— (1) the term “foreign principal” has the meaning given that term under section 1(b) of the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 (22 U.S.C. 611(b)); (2) the terms “lobbyist” and “lobbying contact” have the meanings given such terms under section 3 of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1602); and (3) the term “registered lobbyist” means a lobbyist registered under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.). (b) Prohibition.—Any person who is a registered lobbyist or an agent of a foreign principal may not, within 6 years after that person leaves such position, be hired by a Member or committee of either House of Congress with whom the registered lobbyist or agent of a foreign principal has had substantial lobbying contact. (c) Waiver.—This section may be waived in the Senate or the House of Representatives by the Select Committee on Ethics of the Senate or the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct of the House of Representatives, respectively, based on a compelling national need. (d) Substantial Lobbying Contact.—For purposes of this section, in determining whether a registered lobbyist or agent of a foreign principal has had substantial lobbying contact within the applicable period of time, a Member or committee of either House of Congress shall take into consideration whether the individual's lobbying contacts have pertained to pending legislative business, or related to solicitation of an earmark or other Federal funding, particularly if such contacts included the coordination of meetings with the Member or committee, involved presentations to employees of the Member or committee, or participation in fundraising (except for the mere giving of a personal contribution). Simple social contacts with the Member or committee of either House of Congress and staff, shall not by themselves constitute substantial lobbying contacts. SEC. 6. REPORTING BY SUBSTANTIAL LOBBYING ENTITIES. The Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 6 the following: “SEC. 6A. REPORTING BY SUBSTANTIAL LOBBYING ENTITIES. “(a) In General.—A substantial lobbying entity shall file on an annual basis with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate a list of each employee of, individual under contract with, or individual who provides paid consulting services to the substantial lobbying entity who is— “(1) a former Senator or a former Member of the House of Representatives; or “(2) another covered legislative branch official who— “(A) was paid not less than $100,000 in any 1 year as a covered legislative branch official; “(B) worked for a total of not less than 4 years as a covered legislative branch official; or “(C) had a job title at any time while employed as a covered legislative branch official that contained any of the following terms: ‘Chief of Staff’, ‘Legislative Director’, ‘Staff Director’, ‘Counsel’, ‘Professional Staff Member’, ‘Communications Director’, or ‘Press Secretary’. “(b) Contents Of Filing.—The filing required under this section shall contain a brief job description of each individual described in subsection (a) and an explanation of their work experience under subsection (a) that requires this filing. “(c) Improved Reporting Of Substantial Lobbying Entities.—The joint Web site being maintained by the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, known as lobbyists.gov, shall include an easily searchable database entitled ‘Substantial Lobbying Entities’ that includes information on all individuals described in subsection (a). “(d) Law Enforcement Oversight.—The Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate shall provide a copy of each filing under subsection (a) to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, to allow the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia to determine whether a substantial lobbying entity is underreporting the lobbying activities of its employees, individuals under contract, or individuals who provide paid consulting services. “(e) Substantial Lobbying Entity.—In this section, the term ‘substantial lobbying entity’ means an incorporated entity that employs more than 3 registered lobbyists during a filing period.”. SEC. 7. ENHANCED PENALTIES. Section 7(a) of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1606(a)) is amended by striking “$200,000” and inserting “$500,000”. PES: This bill amends the federal criminal code to impose a lifetime ban on any former Senator, Member of the House of Representatives, or elected officer of the Senate or House of Representatives from lobbying any current Member, officer, or employee of Congress, or any employee of any other legislative office. (Currently, the ban is for two years after a Senator leaves office and one year after a Member of the House of Representatives leaves office.) The ban is extended from one to six years for officers and employees of the Senate, personal staff of Members, committee staff, leadership staff, and other legislative offices. A registered lobbyist or agent of a foreign principal may not be hired for a six-year period by a Member of Congress or a congressional committee with whom they have had a substantial lobbying contact. This bill also amends the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to: (1) require a substantial lobbying entity (an incorporated entity that employs more than three registered lobbyists during a filing period) to file annual lists with Congress of former Members of Congress and certain highly paid legislative branch officials who provide paid consulting services to the lobbying entity, and (2) increase the civil penalty for violations of disclosure or reporting requirements of such Act.
  13. Mr. Wilson, with thanks to Mr. Faulhammer and Mr. Cruz, submit A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to limiting the number of terms that a Member of Congress may serve. SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This joint resolution may be cited as the "Joint Resolution on Term Limits Amendment" SECTION 2. RESOLUTION. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission by the Congress: “Article  — “Section 1. No person who has served 6 terms as a Representative shall be eligible for election to the House of Representatives. For purposes of this section, the election of a person to fill a vacancy in the House of Representatives shall be included as 1 term in determining the number of terms that such person has served as a Representative if the person fills the vacancy for more than 1 year. “Section 2. No person who has served 2 terms as a Senator shall be eligible for election or appointment to the Senate. For purposes of thissection, the election or appointment of a person to fill a vacancy in the Senate shall be included as 1 term in determining the number of terms that such person has served as a Senator if the person fills the vacancy for more than 3 years. “Section 3. No term beginning before the date of the ratification of this article shall be taken into account in determining eligibility for election or appointment under this article.”. PES: This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment limiting Members of the House of Representatives to six terms and Members of the Senate to two terms.
  14. James Grant

    Joint Resolution on Term Limits Amendment

    Motion for UC recognized. 24 hours to object.
  15. James Grant

    ANWR Act

    72 hours for debate
  16. James Grant

    Election Integrity Act

    IN SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES Mr. Wilson (For himself, with thanks to Mr. Grant and Mr. Messer) introduce the following bill;   A BILL To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require voters in elections for Federal office to provide photo identification as a condition of casting a ballot in such elections, and for other purposes. 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 “Election Integrity Act”. SEC. 2. REQUIRING VOTERS TO PROVIDE PHOTO IDENTIFICATION. (a) Requirement To Provide Photo Identification As Condition Of Casting Ballot.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Title III of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (52 U.S.C. 15481 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 303 the following new section: “SEC. 303A. PHOTO IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. “(a) Provision Of Identification Required As Condition Of Casting Ballot.— “(1) INDIVIDUALS VOTING IN PERSON.— “(A) REQUIREMENT TO PROVIDE IDENTIFICATION.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law and except as provided in subparagraph (B), the appropriate State or local election official may not provide a ballot for an election for Federal office to an individual who desires to vote in person unless the individual presents to the official a valid photo identification. “(B) AVAILABILITY OF PROVISIONAL BALLOT.— “(i) IN GENERAL.—If an individual does not present the identification required under subparagraph (A), the individual shall be permitted to cast a provisional ballot with respect to the election under section 302(a), except that the appropriate State or local election official may not make a determination under section 302(a)(4) that the individual is eligible under State law to vote in the election unless, not later than 10 days after casting the provisional ballot, the individual presents to the official— “(I) the identification required under subparagraph (A); or “(II) an affidavit attesting that the individual does not possess the identification required under subparagraph (A) because the individual has a religious objection to being photographed. “(ii) NO EFFECT ON OTHER PROVISIONAL BALLOTING RULES.—Nothing in clause (i) may be construed to apply to the casting of a provisional ballot pursuant to section 302(a) or any State law for reasons other than the failure to present the identification required under subparagraph (A). “(2) INDIVIDUALS VOTING OTHER THAN IN PERSON.— “(A) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law and except as provided in subparagraph (B), the appropriate State or local election official may not accept any ballot for an election for Federal office provided by an individual who votes other than in person unless the individual submits with the ballot a copy of a valid photo identification. “(B) EXCEPTION FOR OVERSEAS MILITARY VOTERS.—Subparagraph (A) does not apply with respect to a ballot provided by an absent uniformed services voter who, by reason of active duty or service, is absent from the United States on the date of the election involved. In this subparagraph, the term ‘absent uniformed services voter’ has the meaning given such term in section 107(1) of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (52 U.S.C. 20310(1)), other than an individual described in section 107(1)(C) of such Act. “(b) Provision Of Identifications Without Charge To Individuals Unable To Pay Costs Of Obtaining Identification.—If an individual presents a State or local election official with an affidavit attesting that the individual is unable to pay the costs associated with obtaining a valid photo identification under this section, the official shall provide the individual with a valid photo identification under this subsection without charge to the individual. “(c) Valid Photo Identifications Described.—For purposes of this section, a ‘valid photo identification’ means, with respect to an individual who seeks to vote in a State, any of the following: “(1) A valid State-issued motor vehicle driver’s license that includes a photo of the individual and an expiration date. “(2) A valid State-issued identification card that includes a photo of the individual and an expiration date. “(3) A valid United States passport for the individual. “(4) A valid military identification for the individual. “(5) Any other form of government-issued identification that the State may specify as a valid photo identification for purposes of this subsection. “(d) Notification Of Identification Requirement To Applicants For Voter Registration.— “(1) IN GENERAL.—Each State shall ensure that, at the time an individual applies to register to vote in elections for Federal office in the State, the appropriate State or local election official notifies the individual of the photo identification requirements of this section. “(2) SPECIAL RULE FOR INDIVIDUALS APPLYING TO REGISTER TO VOTE ONLINE.—Each State shall ensure that, in the case of an individual who applies to register to vote in elections for Federal office in the State online, the online voter registration system notifies the individual of the photo identification requirements of this section before the individual completes the online registration process. “(e) Treatment Of States With Photo Identification Requirements In Effect As Of Date Of Enactment.—If, as of the date of the enactment of this section, a State has in effect a law requiring an individual to provide a photo identification as a condition of casting a ballot in elections for Federal office held in the State and the law remains in effect on and after the effective date of this section, the State shall be considered to meet the requirements of this section if— “(1) the State submits a request to the Attorney General and provides such information as the Attorney General may consider necessary to determine that the State has in effect such a law and that the law remains in effect; and “(2) the Attorney General approves the request. “(f) Effective Date.—This section shall apply with respect to elections for Federal office held in 2020 or any succeeding year.”. (2) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of contents of such Act is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 303 the following new item: “Sec. 303A. Photo identification requirements.”. (b) Conforming Amendment Relating To Voluntary Guidance By Election Assistance Commission.—Section 311(b) of such Act (52 U.S.C. 21101(b)) is amended— (1) by striking “and” at the end of paragraph (2); (2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (3) and inserting “; and”; and (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: “(4) in the case of the recommendations with respect to section 303A, October 1, 2018.”. (c) Conforming Amendment Relating To Enforcement.—Section 401 of such Act (52 U.S.C. 21111) is amended by striking “and 303” and inserting “303, and 303A”. (d) Conforming Amendments Relating To Repeal Of Existing Photo Identification Requirements For Certain Voters.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Section 303 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 15483) is amended— (A) in the heading, by striking “AND REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTERS WHO REGISTER BY MAIL”; (B) in the heading of subsection (b), by striking “FOR VOTERS WHO REGISTER BY MAIL” and inserting “FOR MAIL-IN REGISTRATION FORMS”; (C) in subsection (b), by striking paragraphs (1) through (3) and redesignating paragraphs (4) and (5) as paragraphs (1) and (2), respectively; and (D) in subsection (c), by striking “subsections (a)(5)(A)(i)(II) and (b)(3)(B)(i)(II)” and inserting “subsection (a)(5)(A)(i)(II)”. (2) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of contents of such Act is amended by amending the item relating to section 303 to read as follows: “Sec. 303. Computerized statewide voter registration list requirements.”. (e) Effective Date.—This section and the amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to elections for Federal office held in 2020 or any succeeding year.
  17. James Grant

    Election Integrity Act

    72 hours for debate
  18. James Grant

    Joint Resolution on Term Limits Amendment

    72 hours for debate
  19. James Grant

    Attorney General Nomination

    72 hours for hearings @Sheridan
  20. James Grant

    The No Wall Ever Act

    By a vote of 38-62 the bill fails
  21. James Grant

    Joint Resolution to Condemn the AltRight

    By a vote of 46-54 the bill fails
  22. James Grant

    Respect States’ and Citizens’ Rights Act of 2019

    By a vote of 46-54 the bill fails
  23. James Grant

    Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act

    By a vote of 46-54 the bill fails
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