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house Bill H. Joint Res. 41

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to "Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers".

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  • EnactedFebruary 14th, 2017
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed February 3rd, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 52 Yea / 47 Nay
  • The house Passed February 1st, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 235 Yea / 187 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Financial Services
    IntroducedJanuary 30th, 2017

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    The intent here is to work towards removing SEC's rule, associated with Dodd-Frank, that requires US based resource extraction companies to disclose payments made to foreign governments as well as the US. While it is seen as a redundant reporting burden by extraction companies (information available through their annual audits), this rule serves a valuable function for US citizens. The public natural resources of our country belong to all of us, and the government manages them on our behalf for the country's good. It's a simple matter of transparency in government for citizens to have easy access to the payments made by companies to our government. Without that, it is up to individuals to search through the audits of every company that does business with the US. Thus, the glaring question is whether the financial and labor burden on companies to report, and our government to store, data on these payments is actually so onerous that it outweighs a public good, in the form of transparent government. As a matter of basic governance, congress needs to closely examine how much time and money is spent collecting the data before votes are cast. The resolution doesn't make a compelling case that corporate burden outweighs the public good of having access to information about payments to our government by resource extraction companies.
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    The very name of this act is offensive... "Preventing Overreach Within the Executive Rulemaking System Act"??? Honestly! This is an easy no if you have any intention of actually being transparent.
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    The only point to this bill, that I can see, is to make it easier for oil and gas companies to pay under the table bribes to foreign governments and dictators.
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    Allows businesses to keep payments to foreign governments secret. Must vote no, if transparency important.
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    Please vote no. We need transparency in candidate donations. This bill, if passed, makes big business even more powerful over our political process.
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    The last thing this administration needs is less oversight
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    Unless study has been conducted and evidence collected that the burden of reporting this payment data is overly onerous to industry, this is a bill I am very disappointed that my representatives have chosen to support. A transparent government is the only viable option for a true democracy.
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    More transparency
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    Shows how corrupt you and burr are..you'll be saying heil trump soon
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    The last thing we need is less transparency and more opportunities for corruption.
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    You are making Coloradans very angry Mr. Gardner. If you wish to be elected for ANY public office ever again, you should consider putting people over party.
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    Transparency is essential!
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    Transparency is important.
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    Allows businesses to keep payments to foreign governments secret. Must vote no, if transparency important. The last thing we need is more dark money in government.
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    This is extremely important. I would not feel safe leaving my house because of some person who thinks, because I bumped into them, or they don't like the way I look, that I should die.
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    Sounds like the House trying to keep fossil fuel companies' donations hidden
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    Ted Cruz, you are a racist fucking cunt. I hate you. I hope you go to prison you fucking Muslim hating bastard
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    We need to hold energy companies accountable in all aspects of their operations.
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    I can't understand how you would vote yes for this...very disappointing.
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    No we need more transparency
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