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house Bill H.R. 3279

Do the Feds Need to Publish How Much they Spend on Legal Fees?

Argument in favor

People in the U.S. have the right to know how much money is being spent on legal cases, and the government has a duty to be transparent about it.

operaman's Opinion
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11/30/2015
Yes! Absolutely, we as taxpayers deserve to know how our government spends our tax dollars. We also need to know if any of these legal fees are for frivolous legal cases to coerce various taxpayers or business to tow the governments way. Example: a poor baker, florist or a church spiritual leader.
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Argument opposed

This bill attempts to unfairly restrict unwanted legal challenges to the government, and tries to suppress disfavored plaintiffs.

Alis's Opinion
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11/30/2015
Not unless Congress has to reveal the amount of money they waste on useless hearings for which none of them bother to prepare: none bothered to learn how the Department of State operates before the Benghazi committee hearings, none bothered to learn how women's healthcare is delivered before the Planned Parenthood hearing, the members of the Science committees are more committed to the Bible than reality! Just stop being stupid!! Congress wastes huge amounts of money, you have no high ground in which to judge other federal agencies!
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  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
  • The house Passed November 30th, 2015
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJuly 29th, 2015

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    Yes! Absolutely, we as taxpayers deserve to know how our government spends our tax dollars. We also need to know if any of these legal fees are for frivolous legal cases to coerce various taxpayers or business to tow the governments way. Example: a poor baker, florist or a church spiritual leader.
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    Yes! A searchable database available to the public is a good thing! And, if this reduces abuse of the EAJA by large organizations, even better!
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    Not unless Congress has to reveal the amount of money they waste on useless hearings for which none of them bother to prepare: none bothered to learn how the Department of State operates before the Benghazi committee hearings, none bothered to learn how women's healthcare is delivered before the Planned Parenthood hearing, the members of the Science committees are more committed to the Bible than reality! Just stop being stupid!! Congress wastes huge amounts of money, you have no high ground in which to judge other federal agencies!
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    Yeah. They need to let us know how they're spending our money
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    When my tax dollars are being spent I would like to know where. I know some of them are spent foolishly, but then I also do that sometimes.
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    The Feds and every other gov job. Should give completely honesty to its people. We are entitled to the truth. Just my opinion
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    Then again, that's costly
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    Transparency is the goal!
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    It is very telling that Bernie sanders voted no on this!
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    Yes - the people have a right to how our money us being spent and it needs to be public knowledge, taught in school and part of news reports.
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    Frivolous lawsuits and investigations are a waste of taxpayer money. Knock it off or we'll vote in someone else.
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    The public [American people] have the right to see their tax dollars being spent. This law shows the common sense of our lawmakers.
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    Transparency in everything
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    And disclose who owns the law firms.
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    Why is it that so many of the expenses incurred by our government and on its behalf our secret. The public has a right to know this should have been reported since the origins of the country
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    Lawyers are the epitome of financial corruption in the USA and their profits should be transparent so we can assess the damage to the tax payers pocketbooks.
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