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senate Bill S. 1664

One Subject at a Time Act

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      Committee on Rules and Administration
    IntroducedNovember 7th, 2013

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One Subject at a Time Act

Official Title

A bill to end the practice of including more than one subject in a single bill by requiring that each bill enacted by Congress be limited to only one subject, and for other purposes.


One Subject at a Time Act - Requires: (1) each bill or joint resolution to embrace no more than one subject, and (2) the subject to be clearly and descriptively expressed in the measure's title. Prohibits an appropriations bill from containing any general legislation or change of existing law requirement, if its subject is not germane to the subject of such bill. Declares void: (1) an entire Act or joint resolution if its title addresses two or more unrelated subjects, (2) provisions in legislation not clearly and descriptively expressed in the measure's title, (3) appropriation provisions in legislation outside the relevant subcommittee's jurisdiction, and (4) provisions of appropriation bills not germane to their subject matter. Grants aggrieved persons and Members of Congress the right to bring an action against the United States to seek appropriate relief, including an injunction against the enforcement of any law the passage of which did not conform to this Act.
    What ever happened to this bill? I would go further to require all bills to be individual. No attachments, even if it may be related. All bills must stand on its own merits. If it cannot, it does not become a bill. All bills should also pass a simple test; Does this bill serve and protect The People of the United States (must be YES). Does this bill benefit special interests, Corporations, specific groups, such as the wealthy ( answer must be NO). No hidden agenda items. Bills would be so simple, toddler could understatement, making it easy for a Conservative to be able to perform some responsibility.