Civil, Human & Constitutional Rights 2017-12-06T04:32:24+00:00

We recognize that when the rights of any citizen are threatened, the rights of all are endangered. We therefore pledge to preserve our constitutional and civil rights.

  • H.R. 732, Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017 - This bill prohibits government officials from entering into or enforcing a settlement agreement on behalf of the United States (resolving a civil action, a plea agreement, a deferred prosecution agreement, or a non-prosecution agreement) that provides for a payment or a loan to any person or entity other than the United States. Why Jason Lewis’ […]
  • H.R. 620, ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 - From the bill: “This bill requires the Disability Rights Section of the Department of Justice to develop a program to educate state and local governments and property owners on strategies for promoting access to public accommodations for persons with a disability. … The bill prohibits civil actions based on the failure to remove an architectural […]
  • H.R. 6136, Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 - The purpose of this bill is “To amend the immigration laws and provide for border security, and for other purposes.” Although this bill failed to pass in the House, we regard Jason Lewis’s support of it as a notable vote against progressive values. Why This Bill Is Against Our Values: “These bills [H.R. 6136, H.R. […]
  • H.R. 4712, Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act - This bill amends the federal criminal code to require any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to any other child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) ensure that such […]
  • H.R. 469, Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017 - This bill establishes public notice, comment procedures, and motion to intervene standards for civil actions seeking to compel agency action. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. This bill will undermine the enforcement of federal laws and impede the resolution of various consumer protection, anti-discrimination, environmental, and public health cases before our federal courts. […]
  • H. R. 985, Fairness in Class Action Litigation/Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act. - This bill amends the federal judicial code to prohibit federal courts from certifying class actions unless: in a class action seeking monetary relief for personal injury or economic loss, each proposed class member suffered the same type and scope of injury as the named class representatives; no class representatives or named plaintiffs are relatives of class counsel, […]
  • H. R. 725, Innocent Party Protection Act. - This bill amends procedures under which federal courts determine whether a case that was removed from a state court to a federal court on the basis of a diversity of citizenship among the parties may be remanded back to state court upon a motion opposed on fraudulent joinder grounds that: (1) one or more defendants […]
  • H. R. 7, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017 - This bill makes permanent the prohibition on the use of federal funds, including funds in the budget of the District of Columbia, for abortion or health coverage that includes abortion. The prohibitions in this bill, and current prohibitions, do not apply to abortions in cases of rape or incest, or where a physical condition endangers […]
  • H. R. 4760, Securing America’s Future Act of 2018. - This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise immigrant visa allocation provisions, including family-related visas. A nonimmigrant classification for parents of adult U.S. citizens is created. The diversity visa program is eliminated. Annual immigration levels are revised. The limit on the worldwide level of employment-based immigrants is increased. The H-2C visa temporary agricultural […]
  • H. R. 3697, Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act - This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to make an alien: (1) inadmissible if a consular officer, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), or the Department of Justice (DOJ) knows or has reason to believe that such person is or has been a member of a criminal gang or has participated in criminal gang […]
  • H. R. 36, Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - This bill amends the Congressional Review Act to allow Congress to consider a joint resolution to disapprove multiple regulations that federal agencies have submitted for congressional review within the last 60 legislative days of a session of Congress during the final year of a President’s term. Congress may disapprove a group of such regulations together […]
  • H. R. 2792, Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017. - This bill amends titles II (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance), VIII (Special Benefits for Certain World War II Veterans), and XVI (Supplemental Security Income) of the Social Security Act to prohibit the payment of benefits under those titles to an individual who is the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant for: (1) committing, or […]
  • H. R. 1259, VA Accountability First Act of 2017. - This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to remove, demote by a reduction in grade and pay, or suspend a VA employee, including a member in a senior executive position, for reasons of performance or misconduct. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “The rules that constrain federal agencies from easily firing, […]
  • H. R. 115, Thin Blue Line Act - This bill amends the federal criminal code to expand the list of statutory aggravating factors in death penalty determinations to also include killing or targeting a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other first responder. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values “Though troubled and saddened by the recent attacks on law enforcement officials, we […]
  • H. R. 1039, Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017 - This bill amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person (i.e., a person other than the probationer) without a warrant if there is probable cause to believe the person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer engaged in the performance of official duties. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with […]
  • H. J. Res 42, Disapproving rule relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants. - This joint resolution nullifies the rule finalized by the Department of Labor on August 1, 2016, relating to establishing, for state unemployment compensation program purposes, occupations that regularly conduct drug testing. Why Jason Lewis’ vote conflicts with our values. “The Obama administration spent four years crafting a deliberately narrow rule to ensure that people aren’t needlessly […]
  • H. J. Res 40, Disapproval of the rule relating to the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007. - This joint resolution nullifies the “Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007” rule finalized by the Social Security Administration on December 19, 2016. The rule implements a plan to provide to the National Instant Criminal History Background Check System the name of an individual who meets certain criteria, including that benefit payments are made […]