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passed a bill before leaving town that further delays the online posting of senior executives’ personal finances. S. 3625, sponsored by Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., delays until Dec. 8 the posting requirement for thousands of high-ranking career employees subject to the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act
Under pressure from several groups over the STOCK Act, Congress already had pushed back the deadline from Aug. 31 to Sept. 30 for federal executives and others covered by the law to provide personal financial information for the public database. Earlier this month, a federal district court judge, issued a temporary preliminary injunction delaying enforcement of the STOCK Act until Oct. 31.
Various organizations, including the Senior Executives Association and the American Foreign Service Association, have objected to making 28,000 high-ranking career employees subject to the requirements of the STOCK Act.
(b) Financial Disclosure Forms Not Subject to New Effective Date- Financial disclosure forms filed by the following individuals shall not be subject to the effective date under this section: (1) The President. (2) The Vice President. (3) Any Member of Congress. (4) Any candidate for Congress. (5) Any officer occupying a position listed in section 5312 or section 5313 of title 5, United States Code, having been nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate to that position.
Originally posted by Tardacus
This has been the least productive congress in over 50 years
So far, the House of Representatives this year has taken over 1,000 separate votes which has surpassed the most recorded votes ever in the history of Congress. We also have been "in session" voting for 146 days so far, which is also headed to a record number of days in Washington, DC. So, that's the input.
But what about the output? So far, only 107 bills have been signed into law. Over half of these were either naming something (like a post office) or extending an existing law that was scheduled to expire. several more were simple land transfers from government to government. National Review has suggested that has been only one piece of legislation of any significance that has passed and been signed into law which was the increase in the minimum wage. This Congress is on track to pass the fewest bills since electronic records have been kept. Furthermore, Congress has failed to send a single appropriations (budget/spending) bill to the President after a full month into the fiscal year. The is the first time Congress has failed to do so since 1987.
So, arguably, this Congress has been the least productive Congress ever.
What these crooks have accomplished is nothing short of: treason for providing financial aid and comfort to our enemies,I.E. pakistan who is providing a safe haven to terrorist. Theft and fraud for accepting a paycheck and doing nothing to earn it.
Originally posted by Panic2k11
Sorry for that, I was just making a small correction to the comment listed.