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Update: Check out our real-time presidential candidates missed votes tracker. ————— The 2016 presidential candidates are under a lot of scrutiny right now, and the ... Dec 26, 2015 11:56 p.m.

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S. 2721: Social Security Caregiver Credit Act of 2016

Bill Summary — Sep 30, 2016 9 p.m.

Approximately 43.5 million Americans are unpaid caregivers, usually for an elderly family member or a child. The estimated monetary value of those services is about $470 billion and rising, as the share of adults age 65 and older is expected to increase (from 15 percent of the U.S. population to 24 percent by 2060). At the same time, the share expected to live in nursing homes or similar facilities is expected to decline — meaning a rise in unpaid ...

H.R. 3377: Social Security Caregiver Credit Act of 2015

Bill Summary — Sep 30, 2016 9 p.m.

Approximately 43.5 million Americans are unpaid caregivers, usually for an elderly family member or a child. The estimated monetary value of those services is about $470 billion and rising, as the share of adults age 65 and older is expected to increase (from 15 percent of the U.S. population to 24 percent by 2060). At the same time, the share expected to live in nursing homes or similar facilities is expected to decline — meaning a rise in unpaid ...

H.R. 6082: Know Your Oil Act of 2016

Bill Summary — Sep 30, 2016 7:47 a.m.

Whenever you buy food, nutrition facts tell you how many calories, sugar, saturated fat and other vitamins are in your product. The government also mandates disclosure on elements of other products too. But not for oil, where a consumer generally doesn’t know where in the world their product at the gas pump comes from and what its environmental impact may be.

What the bill does

Last week Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA2) introduced H.R. 6082, the Know Your Oil ...

H.R. 5321: Stopping Mass Hacking Act

Bill Summary — Sep 30, 2016 7:23 a.m.

National security analyst Ahmad Ghappour has called it “possibly the broadest expansion of extraterritorial surveillance power since the FBI’s expansion.” It’s an obscure change approved earlier this year which would essentially allow the government to hack an unlimited number of computers, anywhere in the world, with a single warrant. An edit to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, it’s more commonly referred to just as “Rule 41.”

Amazingly, Congress never approved this change — instead ...

S. 2952: Stopping Mass Hacking Act

Bill Summary — Sep 30, 2016 7:23 a.m.

National security analyst Ahmad Ghappour has called it “possibly the broadest expansion of extraterritorial surveillance power since the FBI’s expansion.” It’s an obscure change approved earlier this year which would essentially allow the government to hack an unlimited number of computers, anywhere in the world, with a single warrant. An edit to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, it’s more commonly referred to just as “Rule 41.”

Amazingly, Congress never approved this change — instead ...

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