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senate Bill S. 1309

Should Federal Agencies Increase Coordination of Global Anti-Corruption Efforts?

Argument in favor

Corruption is a global problem that impacts everyone, and the federal government’s anti-corruption efforts should be coordinated across relevant agencies to improve their effectiveness, and publicized to ensure that both government employees and the public are aware of these efforts.

Corey's Opinion
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10/19/2019
Oh this is a riot. Yes let’s start right now here with trump and his lying treasonous thrives
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jimK's Opinion
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10/20/2019
Corruption is a huge issue in our dealings with other countries and this legislation is a reasonable start at attempting to quantify levels of corruption around the world. The positives are that this legislation may have prevented sales of US military tech to the Saudi’s- making our relations more contingent upon international relations than upon the dollar value of the ‘deal’. There are a couple of concerns. First and foremost we must clean up our act; claiming that some other country is corrupt bears little credence until we demonstrably clean out corrupt practices at home. Secondly, there needs to be some congressional oversight of this process to prevent it’s use to punish political enemies or support improper political manipulation. Finally, there should be some formal involvement with established allies to contribute to or address issues with categorizations we come up with; which would give some international clout to dealing with corrupt governments. In general, just highlighting that we will be formally identifying corrupt practices is a good thing; but it must be done as a part of a strategic process and not as a ‘one-and-done’ legislation.
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RjGoodman's Opinion
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10/20/2019
Once we get our own corruption under control, this is an excellent idea.
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Argument opposed

The federal government should be focused on speeding its responsiveness to foreign requests for anti-corruption investigation assistance instead of adopting a new system for evaluating and combating corruption around the globe, which could prove controversial.

Sarah's Opinion
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10/19/2019
The corruption at the White House and Senate is so entrenched that we need to worry more about cleaning up our own government.
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B.R.'s Opinion
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10/20/2019
Who are we to preach to other countries about corruption when our own Government has always been corrupt and continues to be.
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operaman's Opinion
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10/20/2019
Just more money to be corrupted or manipulated for personal gain.
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      Committee on Foreign Relations
    IntroducedMay 2nd, 2019
    Oh this is a riot. Yes let’s start right now here with trump and his lying treasonous thrives
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    The corruption at the White House and Senate is so entrenched that we need to worry more about cleaning up our own government.
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    Corruption is a huge issue in our dealings with other countries and this legislation is a reasonable start at attempting to quantify levels of corruption around the world. The positives are that this legislation may have prevented sales of US military tech to the Saudi’s- making our relations more contingent upon international relations than upon the dollar value of the ‘deal’. There are a couple of concerns. First and foremost we must clean up our act; claiming that some other country is corrupt bears little credence until we demonstrably clean out corrupt practices at home. Secondly, there needs to be some congressional oversight of this process to prevent it’s use to punish political enemies or support improper political manipulation. Finally, there should be some formal involvement with established allies to contribute to or address issues with categorizations we come up with; which would give some international clout to dealing with corrupt governments. In general, just highlighting that we will be formally identifying corrupt practices is a good thing; but it must be done as a part of a strategic process and not as a ‘one-and-done’ legislation.
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    Once we get our own corruption under control, this is an excellent idea.
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    Yes. We must start our anti-corruption efforts with the current government.
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    Who are we to preach to other countries about corruption when our own Government has always been corrupt and continues to be.
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    Yes. Start with the pig living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
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    ARE WE BEGINNING WITH THIS ADMINISTRATION? EVERY REPUBLICAN WHO HAD SUPPORTED THAT MORON IN THE WHITE HOUSE!! YOU COULD START WITH MY GEORGIA REPUBLICAN SENATORS, ISAKSON AND PERDUE AND REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE FERGUSON...THEY HAVE ZERO MORAL COMPASS 🧭!!
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    Just more money to be corrupted or manipulated for personal gain.
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    The Presence in the Oval Office has provided us with an abundance of lemons from which to make oceans of lemonade. This is but one. The availability, thanks to the information revolution, of near-instant communications worldwide offers a unique opportunity for calling out bad behavior that does not support the betterment of humanity, and actually being able to direct worldwide as well as local and national energies towards pressuring those acting badly to change their ways. Once we begin, however, we must commit to making it possible for future generations to follow in our footsteps and continue the work. It is the nature of humans to seek the easy way regardless of the harm to others, to rationalize their actions and to hide those actions. As long as their are humans in existence, this will likely remain to one degree or another a part of what it is to be human. While we may not be able to erase it, we can limit its effects on our communities, governments and institutions. The coordination of effective efforts worldwide to confront and address corruption will be challenging and may in fact be limited in our ability to enforce. However, it is something in which ALL levels of society, in every culture and nation can actively participate, and it could be the glue that could bind nations together to work cooperatively. It might even form the very worldwide motivation needed to bring nations together in other challenges we must address worldwide like climate change and the global economy. The US could be both the leader to promote this effort through cleaning its own house first and the example of how to change so that we can stand once again as a courageous model to look to, making lemonade out of our current position in world affairs. I support this initial effort to bring a concrete bill for increasing anti-corruption efforts globally and here at home in the USA.👍👍
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    I thought this was one of the reasons the Department of Homeland Security was created. This Bill should be passed to make it clear that all federal agencies are able to share their databases and resources as part of a coordinated effort to fight corruption.
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    Start with Individual-1 and his grifter family and the F-list sycophants he appointed to various offices. 🐍
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    I’m tired of the corruption in DC and all around the world the only one that loses is people like you and I. The rich get richer the poor get poorer.
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    As Long As We Start At Home First Corruption is a global problem that impacts everyone, and the federal government’s anti-corruption efforts should be coordinated across relevant agencies to improve their effectiveness, and publicized to ensure that both government employees and the public are aware of these efforts. SneakyPete. Go For It. 10.20.19
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    S 1309. So foolish. Your joking? You cannot even prevent corruption within our own federal government. When will we get all of Hillary’s emails? When will all those Congressmen that participated in sexual misconduct be held to account?
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    For too long Washington elites and their families have collided against the American people and our interests. It’s past time this stops!
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    This might stop the other countries from interfering in our politics and prevent scandalous activities. Foreign corruption threatens our government and our allies, we shouldn’t be letting countries get away with it.
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    Yes, and they can start right here at home with the Trump administration and his many sleazy buddies (personal lawyer, cabinet members, Trump Supreme Court Justices, Republican Congressional leaders who continue to turn a blind eye to his misdeeds and probable illegal beh., as well as other associates).
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    How bout we clean our own white house first. Our republic is degenerating into a kleptocracy around our ears!
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    Are we part of the world? Is there corruption in our country? Is there corruption in our government. Yes we should be concerned because world wide corruption is as bad as world wide terrorism!
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