Category: Congress Bills

A Resolution to Create a Select Congressional Commission on College Costs.

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Title of Legislation * A Resolution to Create a Select Congressional Commission on College Costs.
Designation * Primary
Date of Congress * 10/27/2018
1 * Whereas; in many cases, yearly college costs outpace inflation, and
2 Whereas; this places financial pressures both on these students and the institutions, and
3 Whereas; this is one of the gravest problems facing the United States.
4 Therefore : Be It Resolved by this Student Congress Here Assembled that:
5 A Select Congressional Commission be established to investigate the rising costs of college with making
6 specific recommendations to colleges and universities as to how they can reduce their costs.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Cathedral Prep

A Bill to Improve America’s Water Infrastructure

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Title of Legislation * A Bill to Improve America’s Water Infrastructure
Designation * Primary
Date of Congress * 10-28
1 * BE IT ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
2 SECTION 1. America’s Water Infrastructure spending will be increased by $60 billion for a duration of 20 years.
3 SECTION 2. Water Infrastructure shall be defined as what is built to pump, divert, transport, store, treat, and deliver safe drinking water.
4 SECTION 3. The Department of the Interior, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency will oversee the implementation of this bill.
5 Funding to these departments will be increased by $15 billion for the duration of this bill and those funds will be reallocated to this legislation.
6 SECTION 4. This bill shall go into effect on January 1, 2020.
7 SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Xaverian High School

A Bill to Reform Solitary Confinement

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Title of Legislation * A Bill to Reform Solitary Confinement
Designation * Super Session
Date of Congress * 10-27
1 * BE IT ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
2 SECTION 1. Federal prisons shall adopt a new set of criteria to determine whether an inmate may be sent to solitary confinement and the duration of their stay.
3 A. Upon entering confinement, prisoners shall be informed of the duration of their punishment.
4 B. This criteria requires evidence of violence or misconduct within the prison and/or its facilities.
5 C. Mentally ill prisoners shall be granted shorter periods of time spent in isolation.
6 D. Critically ill prisoners shall be granted shorter periods of time spent in isolation.
7 E. Adults and juveniles can be placed in solitary confinement for but are not limited to these reasons:
8 i. proven concerns related to the safety of staff or other inmates.
9 ii. their own protection (such as for individuals who are transgender or sexually vulnerable)
10 iii. continued misconduct related to underlying mental health issues.
11 SECTION 2. Solitary Confinement shall be defined as the housing of an adult or juvenile with minimal to rare meaningful contact with other individuals.
12 Those in solitary confinement experience sensory deprivation and are offered few or no educational, vocational, or rehabilitative programs.
13 SECTION 3. The Federal Bureau of Prisons and The Department of Justice shall oversee the implementation of the law.
14 SECTION 4. This bill shall take effect one-hundred days after its enactment.
15 SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Xaverian High School

A Bill to End the Yse of Private Military Contractors

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Title of Legislation * A Bill to Ban the Use of Private Military Contractors
Designation * Primary
Date of Congress * 10/27/18
1 * SECTION 1. Private military contractors (PMCs) may no longer be utilized by the US Department of Defense
2 SECTION 2. Private military contractors (PMCs) will be defined as companies that engage in armed security services. These armed security services include but are not limited to combat missions, provision of protective services, security advice and
3 planning, prison administration, interrogation, and intelligence gathering.
4 SECTION 3. The Congressional Armed Services Committee shall oversee the implementation of this bill
5 A. The Congressional Armed Services Committee will make cuts to the Department of Defense budget by the specific amount spent on missions that continue to utilize private military contractors (PMCs)
6 SECTION 4. This bill will take into effect within one year of passage.
7 SECTION 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * The Mary Louis Academy

A Resolution to Amend the Constitution to End the Filibuster

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Title of Legislation * A Resolution to Amend the Constitution to End the Filibuster
Designation * Super Session
Date of Congress * 10.27.18
1 * BE IT ENACTED BY THE CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
2 RESOLVED, By two-thirds of the Congress here assembled, that the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the leg
3 legislatures of three-fourths of the several states within seven years from the date of its submission by the Congress:
4 ARTICLE —
5 SECTION 1. A floor leader in the United States Senate may, during sessions of congress, make an executive decision to force a speaking senator to yield the floor if the duration of the speech has exceeded one hour.
6 A floor leader may also make an executive decision to force a speaking senator to yield the floor if the total time taken to respond to a question while on the floor has exceeded ten minutes, with a one minute grace period to complete their answer.
7 SECTION 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Respectfully Submitted by Christ the King High School

A Bill to make Voter ID Mandatory to Vote

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Title of Legislation * A Bill to Make Voter I.D Mandatory in Order to Vote
Designation * Primary
Date of Congress * 10.27.18
1 * BE IT ENACTED BY THE STUDENT CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
2 Section 1. In order to vote in local, state or federal elections, voters will be required to produce a valid identification that includes a photograph.
3 Section 2. “Valid identification that includes a photograph” is defined as a driver’s license, US passport, Voter Photo ID (Issued by the state) or government employee ID cards.
4 Section 3. This bill will go into effect upon passage.
5 Section 4. The National Association of Secretaries of State will oversee the enforcement of this legislation.
6 A. Locations which distribute Voter IDs will be provided with the equipment necessary to create a Photo ID.
7 B. 10 Million Dollars will be allocated to fund and distribute the equipment necessary to create a Photo ID.
8 C. Citizens who produce a valid identification cannot be prevented from voting.
9 Section 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Respectfully Submitted by Christ the King High School