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    John Stones (Federalist)

    Character Name: John Stones Home State: NJ Current Age: 35 Professional Background: Business/Trade Hometown: Urban Positive Trait: Traveler Negative Trait (optional): Womanizer View full character
  3. Violet Dominguez (for herself, and special thanks to Mr. Thune, introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services A BILL To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to provide that a member of the Armed Forces and the spouse of that member shall have the same rights regarding the receipt of firearms at the location of any duty station of the member. 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 “Protect Our Military Families’ 2nd Amendment Rights Act”. SEC. 2. RECEIPT OF FIREARM OR AMMUNITION BY SPOUSE OF MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES AT A DUTY STATION OF THE MEMBER OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES. Section 925(a)(3) of title 18, United States Code, is amended— (1) by inserting “, or to the spouse of such a member,” before “or to”; (2) by striking “members,” and inserting “members and spouses,”; (3) by striking “members or” and inserting “members, spouses, or”; and (4) by striking “member or” and inserting “member, spouse, or”. SEC. 3. RESIDENCY OF SPOUSES OF MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES TO BE DETERMINED ON THE SAME BASIS AS THE RESIDENCY OF SUCH MEMBERS FOR PURPOSES OF FEDERAL FIREARMS LAWS. Section 921(b) of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: “(b) For purposes of this chapter, a member of the Armed Forces on active duty, or a spouse of such a member, is a resident of— “(1) the State in which the member or spouse maintains legal residence; “(2) the State in which the permanent duty station of the member is located; and “(3) the State in which the member maintains a place of abode from which the member commutes each day to the permanent duty station of the member.”. SEC. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE. The amendments made by this Act shall apply to conduct engaged in after the 6-month period that begins on the date of the enactment of this Act.
  4. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mrs. Violet Dominguez of Ariziona (for herself with thanks to Mr. Barletta, introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce A BILL To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve service-connected disability determinations for purposes of loan discharge. 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 “Match Veterans to Student Loan Protections Act”. SEC. 2. IMPROVED DISABILITY DETERMINATIONS. (a) In General.—Section 437(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087(a)) is amended— (1) in paragraph (2)— (A) by striking “A borrower” and inserting the following: “(A) IN GENERAL.—A borrower”; and (B) by adding at the end the following “(B) MATCHING PROGRAM.— “(i) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of Education and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall carry out a computer matching program under which the Secretary of Education identifies, on at least a quarterly basis, borrowers— “(I) who have been assigned a disability rating of 100 percent (or a combination of ratings equaling 100 percent or more) by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for a service-connected disability (as defined in section 101 of title 38, United States Code); or “(II) who have been determined by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to be unemployable due to a service-connected condition, as described in subparagraph (A). “(ii) BORROWER NOTIFICATION.—With respect to each borrower who is identified by the Secretary of Education under clause (i), the Secretary shall, as soon as practicable after such identification— “(I) notify the borrower of the borrower’s eligibility for loan discharge under this subsection; and “(II) provide the borrower with simple instructions on how to apply for such loan discharge, including an explanation that the borrower shall not be required to provide any documentation of the borrower’s disability rating to receive such discharge.”; and (2) by adding at the end the following: “(3) DATA COLLECTION AND REPORT TO CONGRESS.—The Secretary shall annually collect and submit to the Committees on Education and the Workforce and Veterans’ Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committees on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate, data about borrowers applying for and receiving loan discharges under this subsection, which shall include the following, disaggregated by borrowers applying for or receiving such discharges under subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (2): “(A) The number of applications received under this subsection. “(B) The number of such applications that were approved. “(C) The number of loan discharges that were completed under this subsection. “(4) NOTIFICATION TO BORROWERS.—The Secretary shall notify each borrower whose liability on a loan has been discharged under this subsection that such loan has been discharged.”. (b) Reports.— (1) PLAN.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Education shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report that includes a plan to carry out the activities described under section 437(a)(2)(B) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087(a)(2)), as added by this section. (2) FOLLOW-UP REPORT.—If the Secretary of Education has not carried out the activities described under section 437(a)(2)(B) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as added by this section, by the date that is 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Education shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress, by such date, a report that includes an explanation of why those activities have not been implemented.
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    Violet Dominguez (Democrat)

    Character Name: Violet Dominguez Home State: Arizona Previous Job: Military (Three-star or lower rank) Date of Birth: 07/04/1976 Race / Ethnicity: Other (please state in Bio section below) Religion: Protestant Christian Wealth: Working Class Gender: Female Sexuality: Heterosexual Are you married?: Yes How many children do you have?: 2 Rep. Violet Dominguez who has Hispanic roots served as a Warrant Officer who flew Apache helicopters in the Army before serving as an Arizona state senator and representative for seven years before being elected to Congress in 2017 in a special election. Violet Dominguez is a founder of the People Coalition, a nationwide think tank made up of Democrats, Republicans and Independents that are deeply committed to the financial stability and national security of the United States and dedicated to finding bipartisan solutions to the nation’s biggest challenges. Violet Dominguez platform includes a smart and lean but expanded military budget, a simplified tax code but also supports mainly centrist issues, including sensible restrictions on gun purchases, same-sex marriage, and the DREAM act. Violet Dominguez is a pure centrist without a label that is safe but legal on abortion issues while being pro-life to natural death on most other life issues. Violet Dominguez is a passionate centrist on economic, energy, and a pro-business pragmatism casts her self-allergic to the orthodoxies of both the left and right. Violet Dominguez says she doesn’t care about partisan lines. Instead, she is willing to work with “anyone serious” about finding solutions to national problems. Violet Dominguez is very concerned about the tone of politics Violet said during an interview during her election. “We’ve seen a decline in civility and bipartisanship, and a rapid increase in hostility between those who have differing opinions. I think this has led to the alienation of the public in governance, which jeopardizes the democratic process. This has made her life mission to seek any way possible to enhance change politics for the betterment of all humanity View full character
  7. Mrs. O'Dwyer (for herself) introduced the following bill A BILL To increase the tax credit for educator expenses Section 1. Short title This Act may be cited as the Improved Teacher Assistance Act Section 2. Increase in Teacher School Supply Tax Credit 1. An eligible educator, can deduct annual credit of 100 percent of the first $2,000 of qualified education expenses paid and 25 percent of the next $2,000 amounts paid or incurred for participation in professional development courses, books, supplies, computer equipment (including related software and services), other equipment, and supplementary materials that educators use in the classroom. 2. an eligible educator is defined as, a kindergarten through grade 12 teachers, instructor, counselor, principal or aide for at least 900 hours a school year in a school that provides elementary or secondary education as determined under state law. Section. 3. ENACTMENT. (a) This bill shall be law immediately upon the passage of Congress and the signature of the President. PES Chnages the $ 250 tax credit for school supply for teachers to a annual credit of 100 percent of the first $2,000 of qualified education expenses paid and 25 percent of the next $2,000 amounts paid or incurred for participation in professional development courses, books, supplies, computer equipment (including related software and services), other equipment, and supplementary materials that educators use in the classroom
  8. Ms. Dominguez with special thanks to Ms. Sinema introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means A BILL To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide improvements for Medicare Advantage special needs plans, 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 “Strengthening Healthcare Options for Vulnerable Populations Act”. SEC. 2. REAUTHORIZATION OF CERTAIN MEDICARE ADVANTAGE SPECIAL NEEDS PLANS. (a) Permanent Extension Of Medicare Advantage Dual Special Needs Plans Authority.—Section 1859(f)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–28(f)(1)) is amended by inserting “, in the case of a specialized MA plan for special needs individuals who are not described in section 1859(b)(6)(B)(ii),” before “for periods before January 1, 2015”. (b) Medicare Advantage Dual Special Needs Plans Required To Provide Integrated Care.—Section 1859(f)(3) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–28(f)(3)) is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: “(F) Not later than December 31, 2018, the plan is fully integrated with capitated contracts with States for any Medicaid benefits, including long-term care and behavioral health, to the extent State law permits capitation of such services under such plan.”. (c) Clearly Defined Role Of State Medicaid Agency.—Section 1852(a)(1)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–22(a)(1)(B)) is amended by adding at the end the following new clause: “(vi) DEFINED ROLE OF STATE MEDICAID AGENCIES WITH RESPECT TO FULLY INTEGRATED DUAL SPECIAL NEEDS PLANS.—The Secretary, in coordination with State Medicaid Directors, shall develop a clearly defined role for State Medicaid agencies in contracting and oversight of plans described in clause (v)(II).”. SEC. 3. IMPROVEMENTS TO MEDICARE ADVANTAGE 5–STAR QUALITY RATING SYSTEM FOR PLANS WITH PREDOMINATELY DUAL ELIGIBLE ENROLLEES. (a) Treatment Of Plans With Disproportionately High Dual Eligible Enrollees.—Section 1853(o) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–23(o)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: “(6) TREATMENT OF PLANS WITH DISPROPORTIONATELY HIGH DUAL ELIGIBLE ENROLLEES.— “(A) IN GENERAL.—In implementing this subsection, the Secretary shall take such steps as are necessary to ensure that the quality rating for a plan— “(i) does not disadvantage such a plan that enrolls— “(I) full-benefit dual eligible individual (as defined in section 1935(c)(6)); “(II) qualified Medicare beneficiaries (as defined in section 1905(p)(1)); or “(III) individuals with complex health care needs, such as individuals with multiple conditions or individuals who require chronic care or institutional care; and “(ii) accounts for differences in socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of enrollees of such a plan that result in significant variation in health outcomes. “(B) SPECIFIC STEPS.—The steps described in subparagraph (A) shall include at least the following: “(i) Comparing specialized MA plans for special needs individuals (as defined in section 1859(b)(6)) for special needs individuals who are described in subparagraph (B)(ii) of such section only against other plans with the same types of enrollment. “(ii) Developing a methodology specific to specialized MA plans for special needs individuals (as defined in section 1859(b)(6)) for special needs individuals who are described in subparagraph (B)(ii) of such section for determining a quality rating under this subsection for such plans. “(iii) Developing appropriate case mix adjustment to Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) and Health Outcomes Survey (HOS) measures for specialized MA plans for special needs individuals (as defined in section 1859(b)(6)) for special needs individuals who are described in subparagraph (B)(ii) of such section that account for factors beyond the control of the health system, such as the management of conditions. “(iv) Identifying and implementing those quality measures that are appropriate for evaluating the performance of specialized MA plans for special needs individuals (as defined in section 1859(b)(6)) for special needs individuals who are described in subparagraph (B)(ii) of such section. “(v) Eliminating duplicative or substantially similar measures applied under this title or title XIX with respect to specialized MA plans.”. (b) Temporary Treatment Of Certain Dual Special Needs Plans.—Section 1853(o) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–23(o)), as amended by subsection (a), is further amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: “(7) TEMPORARY TREATMENT OF CERTAIN DUAL SPECIAL NEEDS PLANS.—In implementing this subsection during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of this paragraph and ending one year after the date on which the Secretary has taken such steps as are required under paragraph (6), the Secretary may increase the quality rating that a specialized MA plans for special needs individuals (as defined in section 1859(b)(6)) for special needs individuals who are described in subparagraph (B)(ii) of such section would otherwise receive under this subsection for a year by 0.5 stars if the plan demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Secretary that the quality rating the plan would have otherwise received is predominately attributable to socio-economic, demographic, or pre-existing complex health care needs of the population enrolled in such plan with respect to such year instead of the performance of the plan with respect to such year.”. (c) GAO Report.—Not later than one year after the date on which the Secretary of Health and Human Services has taken such steps as are required under paragraph (6) of section 1853(o) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–23(o)), as added by subsection (a), and annually thereafter for the following four years, the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to Congress a report that includes a comprehensive review of the effectiveness of, and recommendations to improve, such steps so taken for improving health outcomes, cost controls, and beneficiary satisfaction. SEC. 4. ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE OVERSIGHT AND OPERATION OF MEDICARE ADVANTAGE DUAL SPECIAL NEEDS PLANS BY THE FEDERAL COORDINATED HEALTH CARE OFFICE. (a) Dedicated Point Of Contact For Assisting States With Administration.—Section 2602(d) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 1315b(d)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: “(6) Serving as the dedicated point of contact within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to assist States with ongoing issues related to the administration of specialized MA plans for special needs individuals (as defined in section 1859(b)(6) of the Social Security Act) for special needs individuals who are described in subparagraph (B)(ii) of such section, including— “(A) addressing any misalignment between the contracting timelines, processes, and deadlines under title XVIII of such Act, with respect to such plans for such individuals and contracting timelines, processes, and deadlines under title XIX of such Act, with respect to such plans and individuals; and “(B) streamlining the flow of information to dual eligible individuals and establishing a single set of rules for outreach and marketing to such individuals.”. (b) Authority To Waive Certain Requirements.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary of Health and Human Services, through the Federal Coordinated Health Care Office established under section 2602 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 1315b) and in coordination with the appropriate State Medicaid agency, may waive the application of requirements under title XVIII of the Social Security Act to promote the integration, alignment, and delivery of items and services under the Medicare program under title XVIII of such Act and the Medicaid program under title XIX of such Act, with respect to dual eligible individuals (as defined in section 2602(f) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 1315b(f)), and to ensure the seamless delivery of patient-centered services across the continuum of care with respect to such individuals. (2) PUBLIC NOTICE REQUIREMENT.—The Secretary may not waive the application of a requirement pursuant to paragraph (1) unless the Secretary makes such waiver publicly available (whether on the public Internet website of Department of Health and Human Services, or otherwise) at least 30 days before the effective date of such waiver. SEC. 5. IMPROVEMENTS TO DISPUTE RESOLUTION FOR CLAIMS AND APPEALS UNDER MEDICARE ADVANTAGE DUAL SPECIAL NEEDS PLANS. (a) Medicare Advantage Dual Special Needs Plans Required To Provide Coverage During Appeals Process.—Section 1859(f)(3) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–28(f)(3)), as amended by section 2(b), is further amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: “(G) For plan years beginning after December 31, 2015, coverage under this title and title XIX of an individual enrolled under such respective title shall continue during any determination, reconsideration, or appeals proceeding described in section 1852(g), with respect to such individual.”. (b) Streamlined Pathway For Dispute Resolution.—Not later than December 31, 2015, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall establish a streamlined process for dispute resolution for claims and appeals, with respect items and services furnished to special needs individuals described in section 1859(b)(6)(B)(ii) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–28(b)(6)(B)(ii)), to align such process under the Medicare program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act with such process under the Medicaid program under title XIX of such Act. Such streamlined process shall take into account various State requirements and promote a pathway that would be the most beneficial for individuals entitled to benefits under part A of title XVIII of such Act or enrolled under part B of such Act and to individuals enrolled under a State plan under title XIX of such Act. SEC. 6. REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF CERTAIN MEDICARE AND MEDICAID FRAUD DETECTION AND PROGRAM INTEGRITY PROVISIONS. Section 1128J(a)(1)(A) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320a–7k(a)(1)(A)) is amended by adding at the end the following new clause: “(iii) REPORT ON INTEGRATED DATA REPOSITORY AND ONE PROGRAM INTEGRITY SYSTEM.—Not later than six months after the date of enactment of this clause, the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate Congressional committees a report on the following: “(I) INTEGRATED DATA REPOSITORY.—Efforts to finalize plans and schedules for fully implementing and expanding the use of the Integrated Data Repository, including actions taken to finalize, implement, and manage plans for incorporating data into the Integrated Data Repository and actions taken to define measurable financial benefits expected from the implementation of the Integrated Data Repository. “(II) ONE PROGRAM INTEGRITY SYSTEM.—Actions taken to plan, schedule, and conduct training on the One Program Integrity System, a Web-based portal and suite of software tools used to analyze and extract data from the Integrated Data Repository, and actions taken to define measurable financial benefits expected from the use of the One Program Integrity System.”.
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    Senate Cloture

    don't change the house. Do a ratio thing with the house votes that make up the cloture votes in the Senate for the bills right now. It's not uncommon for bills that pass the house to not make cloture in the Senate. It's the reality of the Senate. Right now the game does not make any sense at all there no way you would get 100% party loyalty with the kinda of bills that are brought up. This is starting to seem more like a UK style sim than USA with a following a party whip thing. There should also be some kinda of NPC revolt built in the system in both chambers for both parties you could possible using the scoring scale somewhat for that. Right now we could have a party chairman just vote on both sides and nothing would change. What the motivations for gameplay for that?
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    Leave of absence

    really reduced activity if not a full loa till Thursday night. We have a wake and funeral stuff the next couple days.
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    Senate Filing

    Name: Violet Dominguez Party: Democrat State: Arizona
  13. Violet Dominguez For Immediate Release from Office of Violet Dominguez (D-AZ) “Today Violet Dominguez (D-AZ) introduced the Match Veterans to Student Loan Protection Act that will ensure eligible disabled veterans with financial stress receive student loan forgiveness. Veterans with a total and permanent disability from their service often can’t work and only receive Social Security disability benefits, which is a limited income. If they have student loan debt, it’s often impossible to pay off. Total and Permanent Discharge provides student loan forgiveness to qualifying veterans, but many don’t know about this valuable program. This Act will help with that, giving welcome financial relief to those who risked everything for our country.” "Veterans qualify for relief if they have a physical or mental impairment that disables them from engaging in substantial work. It measures the ability to work based on physical and mental capacity. It also takes into account any income they are able to generate, if applicable. This information is used to determine how much Social Security disability benefits they can receive." "The primary function of the Match Veterans to Student Loan Protection Act is to notify eligible veterans of so they can get the financial relief they deserve. It will create a matching system to automatically identify student loan borrowers who are veterans unemployable as a result of their service. The system does this by taking information from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Education. It then notifies eligible veterans and provides simple instructions on how to apply." “Service members make humbling sacrifices for our country, and veterans who return home with their lives permanently altered by disability deserve to know exactly what rights they are afforded under the law, including the right to student loan discharge,” said Costello in the press release. “I am honored to represent thousands of Arizona veterans, and it is my hope this program will provide relief to those whose lives are permanently altered as a result of their service to our nation.” View full PR
  14. Violet Dominguez The Office of Violet Dominguez For Immediate Release Violet Dominguez (D-AZ) discusses U.S. Congresswoman Violet Dominguez(D-AZ.), a veteran of the United States Army today introduced legislation to allow military spouses to purchase handguns in the state where their wife or husband is permanently stationed for duty, or in a neighboring state if the military spouse commutes across state borders to their duty installation. The Protect Our Military Families’ 2nd Amendment Rights Act was introduced in the House of Representatives earlier today. “At a day and age of increased threats on military bases and to members of our Armed Forces, it is as important as ever to give military families the opportunity to protect themselves and their loved ones“Our men and women in uniform – and their families make incredible sacrifices to keep our country safe allowing them to keep their families safe is the least we can do.” “When our men and women in uniform answer the call of duty, sometimes at a moment’s notice, I know from personal experience it is not just the service member who is impacted For many military families whose parent or spouse changes duty stations, the move could result in a new home, job, or school. We should be doing all we can to make life safer and easier for these military families who sacrifice a great deal for America. Our servicemembers and their families should not have to forfeit any of their rights in order to protect ours.” “Current law restricts citizens from legally purchasing a handgun in any state other than the one in which they reside. An exception to this law was made for active duty service members who are on permanent duty station orders so that they can be considered a resident of the state in which they are assigned. Our legislation extends that exemption to their spouses as well. When one member of the family joins the military it is a family joining and with our legislation we support the whole family.” View full PR
  15. Violet Dominguez The Office of Violet Dominguez For Immediate Release Violet Dominguez (D-AZ) discusses Mall of America shooting and 2ndamendment rights “I am heart brokn for Mall of America shooting this is a tragedy that should not be taken lightly my prayers to go to my God almighty so his hands will be on our hurting nation. Unfortunately, thoughts and prayers are not enough. We must listen to one another and have the tough conversations to find a way through this heartbreak. In the aftermath of these tragedies, instead of coming together to find common ground and a united path forward, the most extreme opinions dominate the headlines and sow further division among us. With tensions high it is important to clarify the positions of each side so that informed discussions can lead to constructive solutions.” “My position is that, if you are a law-abiding citizen, then you should be able to exercise your constitutionally guaranteed right to own a gun or not to own a gun. I unequivocally support the Second Amendment, which gives the American people the right to keep and bear arms. However, as a congresswoman and veteran of the united states army, I also support the common-sense gun legislation. There should be stronger background checks in place to ensure that only people who are mentally stable and are not violent criminals and felons are allowed to buy a gun.” “I also support the adherence to existing laws by the public and the enforcement of these laws by the authorities. I want productive discourse where both sides can come together to find a common-sense solution to mass shootings. I am like everyone else in America, greatly disturbed by the violence that recently transpired in Mall of America shooting., and it is time to stop hoping for a solution and to start actively pursuing one.” View full PR
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    Campaigning 2018

    Violet Dominguez D- AZ Fundraiser Fundraiser in Arizona (2 hour) Fundraiser in Arizona (2 hour) Fundraiser in Arizona (2 hour) Hour Fundraiser in Arizona (2 hour) Poll Polls – Arizona (30 minutes) Ad1- ( 15 mins) Nationalist Republicans Postive Topics discussed time as Warrant Officer flying Apache helicopters (in bio) and discussing pro 2ndAmendment sponsored bills and 2ndamenndment views AD. (15 mins).. Moderate- Republicans , Postive Topic Civility and Bipartisanship Approach to Goverment Rally Rally Arizona targeting Moderate Democrats. (1 hour) Rally Arizona targeting Moderate Democrats. (1 hour) Rally Arizona targeting Evangelical Republicans (1 hour) Totals 12 hours
  17. For Immediate Release from Office of Violet Dominguez (D-AZ) “Today Violet Dominguez (D-AZ) introduced the Match Veterans to Student Loan Protection Act that will ensure eligible disabled veterans with financial stress receive student loan forgiveness. Veterans with a total and permanent disability from their service often can’t work and only receive Social Security disability benefits, which is a limited income. If they have student loan debt, it’s often impossible to pay off. Total and Permanent Discharge provides student loan forgiveness to qualifying veterans, but many don’t know about this valuable program. This Act will help with that, giving welcome financial relief to those who risked everything for our country.” "Veterans qualify for relief if they have a physical or mental impairment that disables them from engaging in substantial work. It measures the ability to work based on physical and mental capacity. It also takes into account any income they are able to generate, if applicable. This information is used to determine how much Social Security disability benefits they can receive." "The primary function of the Match Veterans to Student Loan Protection Act is to notify eligible veterans of so they can get the financial relief they deserve. It will create a matching system to automatically identify student loan borrowers who are veterans unemployable as a result of their service. The system does this by taking information from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Education. It then notifies eligible veterans and provides simple instructions on how to apply." “Service members make humbling sacrifices for our country, and veterans who return home with their lives permanently altered by disability deserve to know exactly what rights they are afforded under the law, including the right to student loan discharge,” said Costello in the press release. “I am honored to represent thousands of Arizona veterans, and it is my hope this program will provide relief to those whose lives are permanently altered as a result of their service to our nation.”
  18. The Office of Violet Dominguez For Immediate Release Violet Dominguez (D-AZ) discusses U.S. Congresswoman Violet Dominguez(D-AZ.), a veteran of the United States Army today introduced legislation to allow military spouses to purchase handguns in the state where their wife or husband is permanently stationed for duty, or in a neighboring state if the military spouse commutes across state borders to their duty installation. The Protect Our Military Families’ 2nd Amendment Rights Act was introduced in the House of Representatives earlier today. “At a day and age of increased threats on military bases and to members of our Armed Forces, it is as important as ever to give military families the opportunity to protect themselves and their loved ones“Our men and women in uniform – and their families make incredible sacrifices to keep our country safe allowing them to keep their families safe is the least we can do.” “When our men and women in uniform answer the call of duty, sometimes at a moment’s notice, I know from personal experience it is not just the service member who is impacted For many military families whose parent or spouse changes duty stations, the move could result in a new home, job, or school. We should be doing all we can to make life safer and easier for these military families who sacrifice a great deal for America. Our servicemembers and their families should not have to forfeit any of their rights in order to protect ours.” “Current law restricts citizens from legally purchasing a handgun in any state other than the one in which they reside. An exception to this law was made for active duty service members who are on permanent duty station orders so that they can be considered a resident of the state in which they are assigned. Our legislation extends that exemption to their spouses as well. When one member of the family joins the military it is a family joining and with our legislation we support the whole family.”
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    Name Recognition 2

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  21. The Office of Violet Dominguez For Immediate Release Violet Dominguez (D-AZ) discusses Mall of America shooting and 2ndamendment rights “I am heart brokn for Mall of America shooting this is a tragedy that should not be taken lightly my prayers to go to my God almighty so his hands will be on our hurting nation. Unfortunately, thoughts and prayers are not enough. We must listen to one another and have the tough conversations to find a way through this heartbreak. In the aftermath of these tragedies, instead of coming together to find common ground and a united path forward, the most extreme opinions dominate the headlines and sow further division among us. With tensions high it is important to clarify the positions of each side so that informed discussions can lead to constructive solutions.” “My position is that, if you are a law-abiding citizen, then you should be able to exercise your constitutionally guaranteed right to own a gun or not to own a gun. I unequivocally support the Second Amendment, which gives the American people the right to keep and bear arms. However, as a congresswoman and veteran of the united states army, I also support the common-sense gun legislation. There should be stronger background checks in place to ensure that only people who are mentally stable and are not violent criminals and felons are allowed to buy a gun.” “I also support the adherence to existing laws by the public and the enforcement of these laws by the authorities. I want productive discourse where both sides can come together to find a common-sense solution to mass shootings. I am like everyone else in America, greatly disturbed by the violence that recently transpired in Mall of America shooting., and it is time to stop hoping for a solution and to start actively pursuing one.”
  22. Violet Dominguez The Office of Violet Dominguez For Immediate Release Violet Dominguez (D-AZ) discusses Keystone XL’s American Job killing measures “Some people will say the TransCanada Keystone Pipe would be a jobs creator for America, the company that sought to build the Keystone XL—TransCanada—told the U.S. State Department the pipeline would only create 35 jobs after in the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: (Executive Summary: pg. 20). What should matter to all Americans that value our national interest is the value of American Jobs being lost over 35 jobs. There is real jobs on the line here by the ranches and farms 110,000 of them that produced $41.6 billion worth of food in 2012 in the three states where the tar sands pipeline construction is focused—Montana , South Dakota and Nebraska.” "Some people will say the 35 jobs or even if we included the building the pipeline would generate more jobs—according to the State Department almost 2,000 over two years—this is on par with building a medium sized shopping mall, not a national jobs program this is not a job creation for American here at home. The Keystone XL pipeline is supported by refineries in the Gulf Coast that export the majority of their product internationally. This was the case in 2015 when the Gulf Coast exported about 3 million barrels of crude oil and refined products—and U.S. exports have only increased since then. In a world where the United States regularly exports over 5 million barrels of crude oil and refined products from its coastal refineries, its time to stop pretending that those same refineries need Canadian tar sands from Keystone XL to provide for U.S. consumers." " I will join with anyone regardless of party who wishes to seek the middle ground for real American Job growth with our Native American allies, landowners, ranchers and the broader public to fight this project, which would put our waters, lands and climate at risk, supporting the strong opposition along Keystone XL’s path—including in Nebraska where the project’s route has never been approved by the state.” View full PR
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    American National Security Act

    Mr. Speaker, Point of Order a motion has been made and properly 2nd in this body can this motion be recognized. I yield
  24. The Office of Violet Dominguez For Immediate Release Violet Dominguez (D-AZ) discusses Keystone XL’s American Job killing measures “Some people will say the TransCanada Keystone Pipe would be a jobs creator for America, the company that sought to build the Keystone XL—TransCanada—told the U.S. State Department the pipeline would only create 35 jobs after in the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: (Executive Summary: pg. 20). What should matter to all Americans that value our national interest is the value of American Jobs being lost over 35 jobs. There is real jobs on the line here by the ranches and farms 110,000 of them that produced $41.6 billion worth of food in 2012 in the three states where the tar sands pipeline construction is focused—Montana , South Dakota and Nebraska.” "Some people will say the 35 jobs or even if we included the building the pipeline would generate more jobs—according to the State Department almost 2,000 over two years—this is on par with building a medium sized shopping mall, not a national jobs program this is not a job creation for American here at home. The Keystone XL pipeline is supported by refineries in the Gulf Coast that export the majority of their product internationally. This was the case in 2015 when the Gulf Coast exported about 3 million barrels of crude oil and refined products—and U.S. exports have only increased since then. In a world where the United States regularly exports over 5 million barrels of crude oil and refined products from its coastal refineries, its time to stop pretending that those same refineries need Canadian tar sands from Keystone XL to provide for U.S. consumers." " I will join with anyone regardless of party who wishes to seek the middle ground for real American Job growth with our Native American allies, landowners, ranchers and the broader public to fight this project, which would put our waters, lands and climate at risk, supporting the strong opposition along Keystone XL’s path—including in Nebraska where the project’s route has never been approved by the state.”
  25. Jellybeans

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