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« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2016, 03:09:35 AM »

A BILL

To authorize creation of a State Department report of military and economic relations between the Republic of Atlasia and recognized foreign states


Be it enacted by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled


SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as The New Foreign Relations Review Act

SECTION 2. CREATION OF THE FOREIGN RELATIONS REVIEW

1. It shall be responsibility of the Secretary of State to provide, by and with the advice and consent of the Congress, a report examining the relations between Atlasia and all other recognized states of the world.

2. The Foreign Relations Review shall specifically examine the military and economic relations between the Republic of Atlasia, and the states in question.

3. The creation of the Foreign Relations Review shall be completed entirely by the Secretary of State and submitted to the Congress for deliberation and approval.

SECTION 3. AUTHORITY OF THE FOREIGN RELATIONS REVIEW

As approved by Congress, the Foreign Relations Review becomes the official policy of the Republic of Atlasia.

SECTION 4. AMENDING THE FOREIGN RELATIONS REVIEW

1. The Secretary of State may offer, to the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia, revisions to the Foreign Relations Review of previous officeholders.

2. The President may also, by and with the advice and consent of the Congress, amend the Foreign Relations Review as he or she finds appropriate.

3. The Congress may amend the Foreign Relations Review as it sees fit by passing an Act, which shall be subject to the President's signature or veto.
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« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2016, 12:14:33 PM »

To be a pain if a gap comes up could we not introduce this until sunday/monday

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« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2016, 06:57:22 PM »

The following treaty has been agreed to be representatives of the Republic of Atlasia and the United Kingdom and awaits a sponsor so that it may proceed to the Senate floor for debate.

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« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2016, 06:58:46 PM »

The following treaty has been agreed to be representatives of the Republic of Atlasia and the United Kingdom and awaits a sponsor so that it may proceed to the Senate floor for debate.

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Truman if you want me to I can sponsor this for you in the House. 
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« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2016, 08:02:41 PM »

I appreciate the offer, Mr. Representative, but the House of Representatives does not vote on treaties with foreign nations - that power is exclusive to the Senate.
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« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2016, 08:11:31 PM »

The following treaty has been agreed to be representatives of the Republic of Atlasia and the United Kingdom and awaits a sponsor so that it may proceed to the Senate floor for debate.

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Sponsored!
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« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2016, 08:27:04 PM »

I shall introduce it shortly
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« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2016, 04:36:44 PM »
« Edited: November 04, 2016, 08:55:01 PM by Meme Witch »

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« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2016, 03:45:42 AM »

Your bill has been added to the docket!
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« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2016, 08:34:06 PM »

A BILL

To establish the Office of the Wikimaster General
This seemed like a good idea to me, so I went ahead and issued an executive order establishing this position (renamed the National Archivist). For future reference, the power to establish new executive offices rests with the president, not Congress (per Article IV, Section 2 of the Constitution).
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« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2016, 04:44:50 PM »

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« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2016, 01:07:40 AM »

A BILL

To mandate the casting of English-only ballots in federal elections and to prevent obscure legal interpretations of 'voting booth campaigning'


Be it enacted by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled


SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Ballot Integrity Act.

SECTION 2. AMENDMENT TO THE FEDERAL ELECTORAL ACT

Section one of the Federal Electoral Act is hereby amended:

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« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2016, 01:22:55 AM »

I support Scott's proposal 100%, but given the Supreme Court's interpretation of the Bill of Rights, oughtn't this be proposed as a Constitutional Amendment?
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« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2016, 02:27:27 AM »

I don't think that's necessary.
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« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2016, 02:37:36 PM »

The Court has ruled that all ballots must be counted unless the voter (a) does not meet minimum posting requirements; or (b) is inactive. I don't see how an official language for voting is consistent with that ruling (though, as I say, I agree with the substance of the bill).
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« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2016, 06:29:19 PM »

I'm going to reserve further discussion on this for when the bill is brought to the floor.
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« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2016, 06:03:19 PM »

AN AMENDMENT

For the resolution of tied presidential elections


Be it enacted by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled


SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Electoral Tie Resolution Amendment.

SECTION 2. AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV OF THE FOURTH CONSTITUTION

Article IV of the Fourth Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia, upon ratification by two thirds of the Regions, shall be amended:

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« Reply #42 on: November 25, 2016, 05:39:16 AM »

AN AMENDMENT

For the resolution of tied presidential elections


Be it enacted by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled


SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Electoral Tie Resolution Amendment.

SECTION 2. AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV OF THE FOURTH CONSTITUTION

Article IV of the Fourth Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia, upon ratification by two thirds of the Regions, shall be amended:

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I'd like to co-sponsor this.
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« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2016, 11:15:58 PM »
« Edited: December 05, 2016, 06:51:33 PM by Senator Scott »

AN ACT

To ensure and expand quality and access of affordable healthcare to Atlasians


Be it enacted by the Congress of the Republic of Atlasia assembled


SECTION 1. TITLE

This legislation may be cited as the Universal Healthcare and Affordability Act.

SECTION 2. CREATION OF NON-PROFIT HEALTH INSURANCE COOPERATIVES

1. The Department of Health and Human Services of Atlasia shall be compelled to grant no less than $6,000,000 for the creation of Health Insurance Cooperatives (HICs), which shall operate on a strictly non-profit basis.  HICs may be privately established and subject to existing rules and regulations pertaining to healthcare and health insurance within the regions of which they operate.

2. HICs may offer similar insurance plans to that of traditional for-profit health insurance companies, however, neither HICs nor for-profit health insurance companies may deny consumers on the basis of pre-existing medical conditions.  HICs and for-profit insurance companies shall be required to allow enrollment of persons onto their parent's or guardian's plan up to the age of twenty-six.

SECTION 3. MEDICARE BUY-IN OPTION AND EXPANSION

1. Recipients of the federal Medicaid program, which shall be merged with and have all financial assets transferred to Medicare, shall be automatically enrolled in the Medicare program.

2. Individuals and families with an annual income below $90,000, including children and minors, shall be automatically enrolled in the Medicare program.

3. Individuals and families with an annual income above $90,000 and not exceeding $500,000, shall have the option to purchase health insurance either from an HIC, a for-profit health insurance company, or enroll in the Medicare program.  Individuals and families with an annual income exceeding $500,000 may not be eligible for Medicare enrollment.

4. Individual states and regions of the Republic of Atlasia shall have the option to develop a public buy-in health insurance program to operate in conjunction with private insurance and HICs, or to establish a fully-universal "single-payer" health insurance system under their jurisdictions.  Regions which adopt single-payer programs may be granted waivers from regulations set under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

SECTION 4. MEDICARE BENEFITS AND COVERAGE

Medicare shall cover, under this act, all medically necessary services, including the following:

  • Primary care and prevention.
  • Inpatient care.
  • Outpatient care.
  • Emergency care.
  • Prescription drugs.
  • Durable medical equipment.
  • Long-term care.
  • Palliative care.
  • Mental health services.
  • The full scope of dental services (other than cosmetic dentistry).
  • Substance abuse treatment services.
  • Chiropractic services.
  • Basic vision care and vision correction (other than laser vision correction for cosmetic purposes).
  • Hearing services, including coverage of hearing aids.
  • Podiatric care.
  • Contraceptive services.
  • End of Life Care - Shall be limited in hospital settings up to the cost of such care when attained through a hospice setting.

SECTION 5. TAX SUBSIDIES FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Individuals and families shall be eligible for an annual tax credit not exceeding $5,000 to offset "out-of-pocket" prescription drug costs that exceed 5% of their annual income.

SECTION 6. FOREIGN NATIONALS

Foreign nationals visiting the Republic of Atlasia via visa must provide proof of insurance coverage prior to admittance.  Permanent residents shall be eligible for private, non-profit, or public insurance.
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« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2016, 12:21:17 PM »
« Edited: December 15, 2016, 04:53:24 AM by President Blair »

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« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2016, 03:44:01 PM »

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« Reply #46 on: December 22, 2016, 02:03:52 AM »

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« Reply #47 on: December 22, 2016, 05:17:19 AM »

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Cosponsoring.
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« Reply #48 on: December 22, 2016, 03:41:52 PM »

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