TOP 10 MOST TALKED ABOUT BILLS IN CONGRESS LAST WEEK, 5.6.12
1) H.R.3523 – Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
To provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes.
2) H.R. 4170 – Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012
To increase purchasing power, strengthen economic recovery, and restore fairness in financing higher education in the United States through student loan forgiveness, caps on interest rates on Federal student loans, and refinancing opportunities for private borrowers, and for other purposes.
3) H.R. 3261 – Stop Online Piracy Act
To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property, and for other purposes.
4) S. 968 – PIPA
A bill to prevent online threats to economic creativity and theft of intellectual property, and for other purposes.
5) H.R. 1540 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
6) H.R.25 – Fair Tax Act
To promote freedom, fairness, and economic opportunity by repealing the income tax and other taxes, abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and enacting a national sales tax to be administered primarily by the States.
7) H.R. 347 – Federal Restrict Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011
To correct and simplify the drafting of section 1752 (relating to restricted buildings or grounds) of title 18, United States Code.
8) H.R. 3 – No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
To prohibit taxpayer funded abortions and to provide for conscience protections, and for other purposes.
9) H.R. 2146 – DATA Act
To amend title 31, United States Code, to require accountability and transparency in Federal spending, and for other purposes.
10) H.R. 2306 – Ending Federal Prohibition of Marijuana Act of 2011
To limit the application of Federal laws to the distribution and consumption of marihuana, and for other purposes.
— information courtesy of OpenCongress.org