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Thread: In surprise vote, House passes amendment to restrict asset forfeiture

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    Default In surprise vote, House passes amendment to restrict asset forfeiture


    by Zaid Jilani
    September 12 2017

    IN A STUNNING MOVE, the House of Representatives on Tuesday approved an amendment to the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act that will roll back Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s expansion of asset forfeiture.

    Amendment number 126 was sponsored by a bipartisan group of nine members, led by Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash. He was joined by Democratic Reps. Ro Khanna of California; Washington state’s Pramila Jayapal, a rising progressive star; and Hawaii’s Tulsi Gabbard.


    The amendment would roll back Sessions’ elimination of the Obama-era reforms.

    Amash, the prime mover of the amendment, spoke forcefully in favor of the Obama-era rules on the House floor and the need to bring them back.


    The amendment passed with a voice vote, meaning it had overwhelming support.

    Republican Reps. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, Raul Labrador of Idaho and Dana Rohrabacher of California joined in the effort, along with Democrat Earl Blumenauer of Oregon.
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    ...roll back Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s expansion of asset forfeiture.

    ...led by Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash
    "The program of liberalism, ...if condensed into a single word, would have to read: property..."

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    In a sea of bad news, it's very nice to hear some good. $#@! you Trump, and your bitch Sessions.

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    What are they thinking voting for something good are they drunk or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by William Tell View Post
    What are they thinking voting for something good are they drunk or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    The senate will probably pick up on that.
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    My man!

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    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    My man!

    He looks kinda gangster there. I like!
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    Great win. I hope the Senate can't strip this out.
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    Don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows

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    Here's NeverTrumper Amash again doing everything he can to undermine the President.
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    Thank you Rep. Amash et. al.
    I compiled a "brief" history of events since October 2008 that are defining the global currency war and the role that gold is playing:

    Tin Foil Hats, Economic Reality and the Total Perspective Vortex

    Also, have you contacted your Congressional Rep and asked them co-sponsor Ron Paul's Rep. Paul Broun Jr.'s HR 1098 77: Free Competition in Currencies Act?

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    Nice! For once it's a bipartisan effort for something good!
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