If you ever doubted that the Republicans don’t care if you live or die… read this to see what they are planning on doing if they win Congress this fall!
Republicans in Congress lay groundwork for anti-transgender push
By Moira Warburton and Rose Horowitch
July 14, 2022
U.S. Republicans in Congress are lining up behind legislation that critics say would roll back protections for transgender people, setting a playbook for action on a divisive social issue should they take control of Congress this fall.
The bills have no chance of becoming law this year, as Democrats narrowly control both chambers of Congress. But they are a sign that Republicans aim to elevate a battle over transgender rights that has so far largely played out at the state level.
Republicans in the House of Representatives have introduced a bill that would block federal funding to colleges where transgender women are allowed to participate in sports with cisgender women. A separate bill would allow transgender people to sue medical personnel who helped them transition as minors.
Another bill would block funding to schools that disobey state laws regarding "materials harmful to minors," mimicking state laws that have been used to remove books discussing history around race and LGBT themes.
The bills have support from key Republicans in the House and Senate. Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has promoted the sports bill at a press conference and in a conservative newspaper. It is backed by 127 of 211 House Republicans.
And that is just the bill proposed in the House, the Senate is just as bad!
In the Senate, five Republicans have sponsored a version of the bill targeting medical providers, including Senators Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley and Marco Rubio.
Republicans would be in a position to advance those bills next year if they win control of the House or the Senate in the Nov. 8 midterm elections, which analysts say is likely.
"I hope these are legislative initiatives that we can pass when we get the majority back," said Representative Jim Banks, who sponsored the medical providers bill and represents a district in Indiana, which banned transgender students from playing on girls’ sports teams at schools this May.
We are not along in the Republican push to force us back into the land of “Father Knows Best” of the 1950s.
House Republicans eye 15-week abortion ban after Roe ruling
By Melanie Zanona and Manu Raju
June 24, 2022
Some House Republicans who oppose abortion rights are pushing legislation to implement a nationwide abortion ban at 15 weeks, coming just hours after the Supreme Court released its opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.
The push for such a ban is a notable effort given that Republicans have a strong chance to take back control of the House in this year’s midterms, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy expressed support for the idea on Friday.
The legislation appears unlikely to advance in the Senate in the near future – due in part to the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster. Still, the early discussions represent the excitement energizing opponents of abortion rights, eager to capitalize on Friday’s victory.
Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey – one of the GOP’s leading anti-abortion voices who said the issue is what inspired him to run for office – said he’s planning to lower his proposed 20-week abortion ban down to 15 weeks in light of the Supreme Court eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion.
If the Republicans get control of Congress and presidency in 2024 our lives are going to be hell!
Expect book bannings.
Expect law to prevent anything about LGBTQ+ being not only talked but mentioned.
Expect a nation wide ban on abortions.
Expect voter suppression with the repeal of the Voting Act 1965.
Expect gerrymandering made legal.
Expect the courts to be packed with Christian judges who put the Bible before the Constitution.
Expect the nation to be Texas on steroids.
This is Big Government as in Big Brother!