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senate Bill S. 1309

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

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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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    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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    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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    Start with Individual-1 and his grifter family and the F-list sycophants he appointed to various offices. 🐍
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Why impeach: Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, is running a shadow foreign policy in Ukraine that circumvents U.S. officials and career diplomats in order to personally benefit President trump. Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas. Look them up. North Korea just tested a submarine launched missile. He just released 10,000 Isis fighters into the world when he betrayed the Kurds. Our allies who have fought against Isis right beside our troops for years. They are being slaughtered right now. All because he has a tower in Istanbul. “The Americans betrayed us. We do not trust them anymore,” she added. These used to be our Kurdish allies that stood against ISIS. He is refusing to comply with the law. He is using the power of the presidency to withhold aide to one of the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet in exchange for political favors in order to sway the 20/20 election. He is acting like a criminal and threatening the life of the whistleblower. Mr. America first is sending troops to Saudi Arabia in support of a murdering dictator who spends millions at his hotels and resorts. Corey Lewandowski testified to congress that trump ordered him to obstruct justice. He is blocking information that pertains to the safety of our country from reaching congress. He has been threatening NOAA, a federal agency, with punishment if they do not disavow the truth and side with his lies. He invited the Taliban to Camp David the week of 9/11. He is a #PussyAssBitch He’s doctoring weather maps to try and prove he’s not an idiot. He has stayed at trump properties 293 days in 3 years, that’s our tax dollars going directly into his pocket. He took money from military daycares to pay for a wall that won’t work and no one wants. The Vice President and the Attorney General are both spending tax payer dollars on trump hotels, lining his pockets and currying his favor. He has privately instructed aides to skirt laws and regulations to get the wall built faster — and told them he will pardon them if necessary. He is pressuring a government agency to give a contract for his wall to a company whose chief executive is a donor to one of his top GOP allies in Congress. He took hundreds of millions from 127 different projects (FEMA being one of those) for his wall. He thinks nuking a hurricane is an idea. He is host the next G-7 at one of his own resorts. Again our tax dollars paying him directly. He taunted Iran by tweeting a classified image of an Iranian rocket that had exploded, thereby potentially compromising U.S. intelligence capabilities. His own company would save millions from the low interest rates he is demanding. He was going to give you tax cuts through your paychecks but decided not to. This year the richest of us payed less in taxes than the rest of us. He is destroying the economy with HIS trade war. We will soon average a 1.2 trillion deficit. He is repeating NRA talking points on background checks so expect no action taken regardless of the fact there has been 27 arrested over threats to commit mass attacks since El Paso( NOT TOLEDO). He made fun of republicans being afraid of the NRA and then caved after a 30 minute phone conversation with them. He bragged about indefinite child detention because it brings families together. He is refusing flue shots, that protect us all(google influenza pandemic), to immigrant children. He is attacking fellow congresswomen in really disgusting ways and making anti-Semitic remarks about Jews calling them disloyal. He thinks he’s the chosen one based on a conspiracy theory web sight. He has: Obstructed Justice. Is profiting from the Presidency. Colluded - They had a meeting & lied about it. Advocated political & police violence. Abuse of power. Engaging in reckless behavior. Persecuting political opponents. Attacking the free press. Violating immigrants Right to Due Process. Violating campaign finance laws. Racist: Speaks directly to and often tweeting straight from white supremacists. Calls them very fine people. Told fellow congresswomen to go back where they came from. Called them shit hole countries. Called them murderers and rapists. Calls her Pocahontas. Took out full page adds calling for the death of five innocent black kids in New York, 1989. Literally has said in an interview he has Hitlers speeches, My New Order in his nightstand. Our Money: Spent campaign finance money on hush payments to silence a porn star he had an affair with in order to hide it from the voters. Has spent over $100 million of our tax dollars playing golf at his own golf courses. Has never divested from companies and advertises and profits off the White House. Was going to cut Medicaid and Medicare funding to pay for the tax cuts he gave to the rich. Is actively destroying farmers lives with his trade wars that we all know only hurts our pockets not Chinas. Has made the lives of every truck driver across America as well as our own, more dangerous by removing safety regulations that only benefits the pockets of the CEOs of those companies. Has removed any and all protections we had in place from work safety, environment, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights and gives that power back to the CEOs, oil companies, men and old white men. Saudi funded lobbyist rented 500 rooms at a trump hotel he never divested from right after he became president. Wonder why? Sexual Predator: Accused by more than 20 women of molestation and rape. Bragged about said molestation on tape. Has cheated on all three wives (see above). Has made sexual remarks on camera about his daughter. Belittles and bully’s women. Not even sure he’s aware he has two daughters. Has allowed North Korea to grow there nuclear weapons program. Took the side of Putin over America’s own security agencies on the national stage. Lacks the intelligence and facts needed to communicate on a global level much less national one. Makes policy decisions based on FOX media. Lies when speaks. Doesn’t believe in science and quite often displays his ignorance of it. Russia: Lied about meetings with Russians. Lied about a trump tower Moscow. Personal attorney Michael Cohen (same guy who broke campaign finance laws under trumps direction) had contacts with russian officials. National Security aide Flynn resigned over Russian contacts. Jeff Sessions recused himself because of Russian contacts. Manafort resigned because of Russian contacts. Campaign foreign policy adviser Papadopoulos met with Russians then bragged about it to Australians who then turned that info over to our FBI. Sixteen campaign officials had contacts with Russia and at least nine others new about it. Russian mobster lived in trump tower. trump casino was flagged 106 times for lax money laundering standards and same Russian frequently stayed at trump casino. Has been selling real estate to Russians for years. It really is surprising how many connections to Russians this man has. Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, Bill Posey You are my representatives. OLC policy: The indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions. It’s time to do your job. You swore an oath to this country, it’s people and me to uphold the constitution. The president has never upheld that oath. How do you want to be remembered?
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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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