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The 115th Congress-Washington 2017

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The 115th Congress
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"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress-but I repeat myself."

Samuel Clemens







The 115th Congress is a record-breaking one. The House of Representatives holds a record majority under Republican control, while the Senate boasts among its ranks more third-party and Independent Senators since the end of the 19th Century. New crops of fiery young legislators tangle with the vanguards of the establishment, as legislators seek to turn mandate into policy, to find success for themselves and their districts, and to bring down their foes by whatever means are required.

Get in, get votes, get things done, and see if you've got what it takes to get the world's most infamous legislative body back in gear.



Bill Format


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Bill Proposal Sheet
[align=center][size=150][b]Official Name:[/b][/size][size=120][i]Nickname: (is not mandatory)[/i][/size][/align]

Overview: (sum up the bill in a 4-6 sentence paragraph)

Section 1: (explain the problem that this bill is trying to fix and why it is a problem)

Section 2, 3, 4, 5, etc: (Use as many sections and sub-sections as you need to explain the bill)

This bill is then honorably presented to (Insert which house) for consideration in order to (insert a sentence summary) to improve the United States Law and is backed by (your character's name) on (insert the date)

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General
Include the name of your character whenever voting, and either their name, or the chamber, when posting.

The Speaker and President Pro Tempore will maintain order; i.e., declare which legislation is being considered.

House
Debate has no outstanding limits — strong similarity to debate format, for instance, on NSG.

The Speaker determines which bill is being considered.

All motions require a second.

Debate concludes either at the decision of the Speaker or with a motion to close debate, which is not debatable and must be voted on.

All remarks addressed to "Mr. Speaker."

Senate
Limit to two posts/speeches per bill, but no limit on length, and the Senator speaking may yield to an unlimited number of questions before reserving the balance of their time.

No Senator may "interrupt" a questions period; that is, post a speech without a question.

Any Senator may ask unanimous consent to proceed on a bill, and any Senator may object; the motion to proceed is debatable, and debate follows the same rules as for the bill itself.

Debate concludes when no one has posted for eighteen hours. However, a Senator may post multiple times consecutively, and that will be considered all part of one speech, thus allowing a filibuster.

If a filibuster is occurring, debate may be ended with a motion for cloture, which must be moved by one Senator and seconded by two others. Once cloture is moved, three fifths of all Senators must vote in support of it to close debate.

A bill may be killed with a motion to lay on the table, which requires a simple majority to pass.

No quoting may be allowed in the Senate, except during questions periods.

All remarks addressed to "Mr. President."


House Docket


1. Union Pension Protection Act: Sen. Fowler (R-VT)
2. CRESTSen. Villanueva de Peña (R-NM)
3. Student Fiscal Literacy Act: Rep. Anderson (R-PA)
4. A Resolution Expressing the View of the Congress that Joseph Jefferson "Shoeless Joe" Jackson and George "Buck" Weaver deserve suitable recognition for their outstanding accomplishments in Baseball: Rep. Rossi (R-IN)
5. Save Local and Small Business Act: Rep. Anderson (R-PA), Rep. Kiser (R-OH)
6. Student Loan Reform Bill: Rep. De Nieto (D-CA)
7. PTA: Rep. Rossi (R-IN)
8 Honouliuli National Historic Monument Bill Sen. McGareth (R-HI), Rep. Naoko (D-HI)
9. Alaska Permanent Fund Bailout Bill: Rep. Prazek (D-ME)
10. A Resolution to Honor the Life of Nelson Mandela: Rep. Barnum (D-IA)
11. Translator Immigration Service: Rep. De Nieto (D-CA)
12. Limitation on Patents for Seed Act: Rep. Prazek (D-ME)
13. Protecting the DREAM Act of 2017: Rep. Samara (D-MA)
14. Innovation in America Act of 2017: Rep. Anderson (R-PA), Rep. Fransworth (D-VA)
15. Camera Grant Act of 2017: Rep. Samara (D-MA)
16. Educational Facility Rehabilitation Act: Rep. Barnum (D-IA), Rep. Anderson (R-PA)
17. An Act to Prevent The American People From Becoming Addicted to Tobacco And Its Products : Rep. White (R-IL), Sen. Hazelelponi (I-FL)
18. Strengthening Our Pediatric Workforce Act of 2017 2017: Rep. Anderson (R-PA), Rep. Prazek (D-ME)
19. Educational Facility Rehabilitation Act: Rep. Anderson (R-PA), Rep. Barnum (D-IA)
20. The End Outsourcing of American Jobs Act: Rep. Fransworth (D-VA), Rep. Prazek (D-ME)
21. School Safety Act of 2017: Rep. Samara (D-MA)
22. Athletic Success Act: Sen. Hazelelponi (I-FL)
23. Better Background Checks Act of 2017: Rep. Samara (D-MA)
23. PECERA Sen. Villanueva de Peña (R-NM)
24. National Act for Preservation of Folk Music: Rep. Prazek (D-ME)
25. YEE-HAW: Sen. Villanueva de Peña (R-NM)
26. BRAWL: Rep. Johnson (D-RI)
27. RAFALE: Sen. Villanueva de Peña (R-NM)
28. 21st Century Agriculture Act: Rep. Anderson (R-PA)
29. ACTS Act: Sen. Villanueva de Peña (R-NM)
30. Ending Honoring the Confederacy: Rep. O'Leary (D-IL)
31. Family Home Movie Protection Act: Sen. Amaras (R-IA)
32. ROCRA: Rep. Johnson (D-RI)



Senate Docket


Act Approving the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Sen. McGareth (R-HI)

1. Defense of Digital Information Distribution: Rep. Johnson (D-RI)
2. Preservation of Marriage Act: Sen. Amaras (R-IA)
3. State Level Marijuana Legalization Act: Sen. Alvarenga (D-MI)
4. RIDE: Sen. Villanueva de Peña (R-NM)
5. Occupational Licensing Reform for the Armed Forces and District of Columbia Act: Sen. Fowler (R-VT)
6. PRISM: Sen. Villanueva de Peña (R-NM)
7. School Choice for Military Families: Sen. Fowler (R-VT)
8. Pension Insurance Reform Act of 2017: Sen. Fowler (R-VT)
9. Conversion Therapy Protection Act: Sen. Darnell (D-WA)
10. America's Right to Work Act: Sen. Lane (R-WI)
11. WAC Repeal Act of 2017: Sen. Alphonsey (P-CA)
12. CRASICA: Sen. Brankers (D-WA)
13. Combating the Opioid Epidemic Act of 2017: Rep. Samara (D-MA), Rep. De Nieto (D-CA), Rep. Smith (D-IL)
14. Firearm Manufacturing and Dealership Protection Act: Rep. Brennan (R-CT)
15. Ratifying the Kyoto Protocol: Sen. Wilson (R-WY)
16. Feminine Hygiene Products Act of 2017: Sen. Fowler (R-VT)
17. HEALTH Act: Sen. Prejean (R-LA)
18. Flag Protection Amendment Sen. Locklear (R-AK)
19. Ending Child Marriage Act: Sen. Fowler (R-VT)
20. America’s Energy Act of 2017: Sen. Locklear (R-AK)
21. Mobile Cancer Screening Promotion Act of 2017: Sen. Blythe (D-WI), Sen. Fowler (R-VT)
22. Proposing An Amendment to the Pardon Power of the Constitution of the United States: Sen. Hazelelponi (I-FL), Rep. White (R-IL)
23. RADAR: Sen. Villanueva de Peña (R-NM)
24. ISRAEL: Sen. Villanueva de Peña (R-NM)
25. Ending Excessive Bail: Sen. Kingsley (R-MD)
26. MASKS: Sen. Villanueva de Peña (R-NM)



House Table


1. Veteran Appeals Reform Act: Rep. Brennan (R-CT)
2. CIRCE Act: Rep. Prazek (D-ME), Rep. Samara (D-MA)
3. SOLDIER: Rep. Mullins (R-TN)


Senate Table



1. Fairness in Wages Act: Sen. Enchanted (P-OH)




The Desk of the President


1. Education Equality, Fairness, Nondiscrimination and Equal Treatment Act: Sen. Amaras (R-IA)









Senate Seating Chart


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Sen. Sunshine: "I move to suspend all necessary rules and take up the Medical Marijuana Legalization Act."
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A old janitor sweeping around the desks looks sidelong at Senator Sunshine. "Ain't no one here, miss. Christmas recess. Don't know who yer talkin' to."
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Senator Conti took to his assigned seat (#5) and tried not to look at how much the Democratic space had been made smaller in the span of year.
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Senate


Senators Winslow and Kingston arrived. The latter one carried some papers.

House of Reptesentatives


Henry made his way to the assigned seat. He put a file on his desk waiting for the start of this session.
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Unfortunately, the December vacation just couldn't last forever. Now, it was time to start yet another year of that boisterous cancer known as the United States Congress, where people with personal agendas shout at each other over who gets the most brownie points. This was where William Mullins had to work. This place was the true source of his suffering, but he had to do it. He had to make sure things got done. The last session wasn't that great for him; with the only Bill he sponsored dying after being vetoed by a bumbling fool of a President. Well, he wanted to make a change. This was his chance to really make a difference, and he would take that opportunity with true valor.

He went into the Capitol Building. Looking around, there were some people there, a few of his colleagues in fact, but he decided to ignore them for now. Mullins instead went up to the second floor and went on his way to the House Chamber. Walking inside, he found that Henry Caldwell had already arrived. Giving him a nod, he went to his own seat, and sat down. Waiting for the session to begin.
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Senate Floor

Darnell walked into the chamber and took his seat.

House of Representatives

Donald Johnson walked in and dabbed. He found his seat and sat down.
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Fowler said hello to the few Senators he knew and took his place in seat #8

Brennan made his way into the house of representatives. He was quite tired, the race had taken a toll.
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House of Representatives


Representative Rossi nervously smoothed out her dress as she settled into her seat in the House, fidgeting. Clenched in her hand were the papers of her first bill-perhaps clenched a bit too tightly. She laid them out on her desk, exhaling in a futile attempt to relieve the tension bunching up in her chest, as she tried to ready herself for the session to stray, and gum up the courage to introduce her first-ever attempt at a piece of legislation.
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United States Senate


A fatigued Kingsley, having made the over-an-hour commute from Baltimore in the morning, unfolded the seating chart he had in his pocket for another glance. Returning it to his pocket with a tired sigh, Kingsley stepped over to his seat, adjacent to the young Senator from Vermont he had met the previous day, setting down his briefcase next to it, and removing his bowler cap to lay atop the desk, settled into the seat, suppressing a second sigh.
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María Antonieta enters the chamber and goes up to her new seat in the chamber, at the very top and on the right edge. It gives her a view of any other Senator across the room.

Ella Enchanted sits down in her front-row seat. She is nervous, but excitement is overpowering that in a huge way. She has a bill in front of her that is Senator Kingston's but that she might get a chance to introduce.

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With the House now assembled, the Representatives present, and the initial phases completed, the Clerk of the House began the process of the election of the Speaker that would open the session.

"The names of the Honorable Robert F. Eberhardt, a Representative-Elect from the state of South Dakota, the Honorable Antonio V. De Nieto, a Representative-Elect from the state of California, and [Progressive Candidate] have been placed in nomination."

"The roll now will be called, and those responding to their names will indicate by surname the nominee of their choosing. The reading clerk will now call the roll."
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With the House now assembled, the Representatives present, and the initial phases completed, the Clerk of the House began the process of the election of the Speaker that would open the session.

"The names of the Honorable Robert F. Eberhardt, a Representative-Elect from the state of South Dakota, the Honorable Antonio V. De Nieto, a Representative-Elect from the state of California, and [Progressive Candidate] have been placed in nomination."

"The roll now will be called, and those responding to their names will indicate by surname the nominee of their choosing. The reading clerk will now call the roll."

Mullins: "Eberhardt."
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Brennan: Eberhardt

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Donald Johnson smiled,

"De Nieto."
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Amelia Yang: "Eberhardt."

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Smith called out loud: "De Nieto"
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Representative McMurdoc stood next to the House Speaker. Roll was being called, and he didn't have much time. He spoke "Mr. Speaker. I must be frank. We are dealing with one of the largest House majorities in history, and I think we need a Speaker with much more experience on the floor to manage and preserve this majority. This is out of no disrespect to you, but Mr. Speaker, will you accept me as Speaker if you were to be Majority Leader, my right hand man?"
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Postby Prolieum » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:13 pm

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Had he been capable of doing so, Eberhardt would have raised one of his eyebrows at the comment. He was forced to settle for a somewhat puzzled expression, glancing at McMurdoc, and then returning his gaze forward before responding, quietly.

"One would hardly consider it appropriate to attempt such a change at this late an hour."

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Prolieum wrote:
House Floor


Had he been capable of doing so, Eberhardt would have raised one of his eyebrows at the comment. He was forced to settle for a somewhat puzzled expression, glancing at McMurdoc, and then returning his gaze forward before responding, quietly.

"One would hardly consider it appropriate to attempt such a change at this late an hour."

"Well Mr. Speaker, I would certainly say that it's not normal. But right now, with Reed coming into office, it would be good to have a Speaker, and a Senate Majority Leader, for that matter, with years upon years of experience, which I have. Deliver me the Speakership and I will use all my influence here to deliver you Majority Leader."
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Postby Prolieum » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:19 pm

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"If it is the party that is the point of concern, and the Majority Leader of the Senate is in particular need of experience, should our focus not be to ensure that a Representative of experience holds the Majority Leader's seat in this chamber?" Eberhardt questioned.

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Prolieum wrote:
House Floor


"If it is the party that is the point of concern, and the Majority Leader of the Senate is in particular need of experience, should our focus not be to ensure that a Representative of experience holds the Majority Leader's seat in this chamber?" Eberhardt questioned.

"Conventional wisdom would say so, however, the Senate President Pro Tempore is not as powerful as the House Speaker, so I would say that in this Chamber, the Speaker needs to bear more experience than the Majority Leader"
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Postby Prolieum » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:29 pm

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"Should the goal be defined as the preservation of the majority, the objective is a matter of party. In such a case, it is only rational that the selection of the party, and of that selfsame majority, dedicated to the interests of both, is that which is suited best for the preservation of both."

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Postby Canton Empire » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:35 pm

Prolieum wrote:
House Floor


"Should the goal be defined as the preservation of the majority, the objective is a matter of party. In such a case, it is only rational that the selection of the party, and of that selfsame majority, dedicated to the interests of both, is that which is suited best for the preservation of both."

"Look, Mr. Speaker, I have experience pushing bills over the line, and passing them when they should have failed. Now more than ever we need that in the House. Passing Reed's agenda is not going to be easy, I can tell you that, but as Speaker, I would be able to push his agenda across the finish line. Preserving the majority ties straight into that. If we can't get the President-elect's agenda across, then not only do we lose seats, Reed loses the credibility and the hope that got him his victory. If I'm Speaker, I can hit two birds with one stone."
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Postby Prolieum » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:40 pm

House Floor


"I would naturally be safe in presuming that your most noteworthy skills would not be cast aside should the position of Speaker not fall to you." Eberhardt replied in a low voice.

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