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List of Bills etc. Co-sponsored by Bernie and Signed into Law

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

This list is apparently incomplete: the author wrote, “I will have to make another post to include his committee service.” I found this online, in answer to a frequent comment that Bernie hasn’t been effective or the REAL  Progressive  ”…who gets things done” This is one long list!
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Bills/resolutions,
amendments sponsored co-sponsored by Bernie Sanders and signed into law.

S. 1677: Responsible Estate Tax Act
S. 1631: Keep Our Pension Promises Act

S. 1564: Guaranteed Paid Vacation Act

S. 1506: Employ Young Americans Now Act

S. 1373: College for All Act

S. 1371: Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2015

S. 1366: A bill to amend the charter of the Gold Star Wives of America to remove the restriction
on the federally chartered corporation, and directors and officers of the
corporation, attempting to influence legislation.

S. 1206: Too Big To Fail, Too Big To Exist Act

S. 1041: End Polluter Welfare Act of 2015

S. 964: Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Act of 2015

S. 922: Corporate Tax Dodging Prevention Act

S. 878: A bill to establish a State residential building energy efficiency upgrades loan pilot program.S. 731: Social Security Expansion Act

S.570: Comprehensive Dental Reform Act of 2015

S.268: Rebuild America Act of 2015

S.J.Res. 4: A joint resolution proposing an
amendment to the Constitution of the United States to restore the rights of the
American people that were taken away by the Supreme Court’s decision in the
Citizens United case and related decisions, to protect

S.2948: Medicaid Generic Drug Price Fairness Act

S.2918: Democracy Day Act of 2014

S.Res.577: A resolution permitting the collection of clothing, toys, food, and
housewares during the holiday season for charitable purposes in Senate buildings.

S.2905: Carbon Pollution Transparency Act of 2014

S.2899: Responsible Estate Tax Act

S.2901: 10 Million Solar Roofs Act of 2014

S.2849: Developing Innovative Partnerships and Learning Opportunities that
Motivate Achievement Act

S.2832: Employ Young Americans Now Act

S.2782: A bill to amend title 36, United States Code, to improve the Federal
charter for the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, and for other
purposes.

S.2548: A bill to require the Commodity Futures Trading commission to take
certain emergency action to eliminate excessive speculation in energy markets.

S.2450: Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency
Act of 2014

S.2422: Ensuring Veterans Access to Care Act of 2014

S.2413: Restoring Veterans Trust Act of 2014

S.2412: WORK Act

S.2411: United States Employee Ownership Bank Act

S. 2349: Supporting College Success Through Dual
Enrollment Act

S.2326: Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Act of 2014

S. 2229: Expanding Primary Care Access and Workforce Act

S.1982: Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay
Restoration Act of 2014

S.1982: Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay
Restoration Act of 2014

S. 1950: Comprehensive Veterans Health and
Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014

S.1782: American Health Security Act of 2013

S.1759: Teaching Health Center Reauthorization Act

S.1762: End Polluter Welfare Act of 2013

S.Res.
307: A resolution permitting the collection of clothing, toys, food, and
housewares during the holiday season for charitable purposes in Senate
buildings.

S.1604: Veterans Health Care Eligibility Expansion and Enhancement Act of 2013

S.1583: Mental Health Support for Veteran Families and Caregivers Act of 2013

S.1582: Improved Compensation for Hearing Loss Act of 2013

S.1584: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide replacement
automobiles for certain disabled veterans and members of the Armed Forces, and
for other purposes.

S. 1579: SCRA Enhancement and Improvement Act of 2013

S.1586: Enhanced Dental Care for Veterans Act of 2013

S.1585: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to update theService-Disabled Veterans Insurance program to base premium rates on theCommissioners 2001 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table instead of the Commissioners
1941 Standard Ordinary Table of etc

S.1578: A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to cover the costs
associated with the care of veterans at medical foster homes.

S.1581: Survivors of Military Sexual Assault and Domestic Abuse Act of 2013

S.1562: Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2014

S.1562: Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2014

S.1564: Protecting Those Who Protected Us Act of 2013

S.Res.243: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on
Veterans’ Affairs.

S.1522: Comprehensive Dental Reform Act of 2013

S.Res.233: A resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.Res.233: A resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.1252: Upper Missisquoi and Trout Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

S.1200: Residential Energy Savings Act of 2013

S.1168: Restore Our Privacy Act

S.1170: Youth Jobs Act

S.1028: Older Americans Act Amendments of 2013

S.1018: Federal Reserve Independence Act

S.944: Veterans Health and Benefits Improvement Act of 2013

S.928: Claims Processing Improvement Act of 2013

S.922: Veterans Equipped for Success Act of 2013

S.927: Veterans’ Outreach Act of 2013

S.893: Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2013

S.894: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend expiring authority
for work-study allowances for individuals who are pursuing programs of rehabilitation, education, or training under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Elissa’s March 2016 Psychic Newsletter

Friday, March 4th, 2016

March-2016-300x245Dear Friends,

I hope your attempts to stay organized are going better than mine…I’m pretty sure that’s the key to success for all of 2016…that and not giving in to continual distractions.

I’m off to the races and late with the mail, here’s a big smile from Santa Fe, New Mexico, where it’s sunny, Spring-y, and sneezy,

Have a great month,  it looks to be exciting and revealing and we’ll feel like life’s worth living to the fullest,

Love,

Elissa

Psychic Counseling and Spiritual Healing in Santa Fe, in person or by phone. Appointments:  elissa@elissaheyman.com or 505-982-3294.

Today’s Sun Message and the weekly psychic horoscope podcasts, Monday – Friday are on my website, and also broadcast and posted daily at Santafe.com and KTAOS Solar 101.9.

JUNE WORKSHOP QUERY: I’m interested in holding a June  workshop in Santa Fe, a refresh and recharge weekend for your spirit, and perhaps a safari into your preferred future.  it could include a day at Ojo Caliente and possibly a mini-workshop with another healer located near the Hot Springs. It could include new self-healing and daily centering techniques with guided meditations, the transformative art card process, a psychic message and spiritual healing circle to deal with current issues, practices to commune with spirit in Nature.  June 3rd-5th,  $375. Please email if interested, even if the date doesn’t work for you.

Psychic Impressions of Spring 2016 and March Predictions

Spring 2016 Out in the World; So much new is coming our way: inventions, infections, deliverances, detentions, guerilla warfare and interventions. March actions will call for redactions!

Unless we’ve disengaged from life, it’s really hopping for each and every one of us in March. We’ll need to be resilient even if it’s great, as it’s one after another, changes and new events coming like quick blows that have us alternating between elation to feeling like we just got blown sideways. Doing mindfulness practices and daily meditations to stay centered can really help.

Many new ways of doing things are being presented, and we’re more untethered from “how we used to do things”.

March is a magnet for obstructions and distractions; there’s often a big boulder in the middle of the road. Go around it; the best strategy is non-engagement with obstacles.

March Solar and Lunar Eclipses: March 8th on the new moon solar eclipse in Pisces, it can dawn on us what we need to do, and on the 23rd’s full moon lunar eclipse in Libra, if we’ve acted on our new awareness, we’re prepared to tip the scales and set up new and more favorable circumstances.

Sunday March 20th, the first day of Spring, has a lovely vibration of beauty and cooperation…and it’s a dreamy and romantic Spring if love is in the cards for you. It must have inspired this month’s pictograph, which suggests we become softer and more idealistic and compassionate this Spring, reflected in new collective solutions.

March 25th, Saturn turns retrograde in Sagittarius, meaning over the next 4 ½ months, you’re led to revisit your plans and reconsider your personal and professional goals. Spring’s more practical side is that we’re able to work hard for our goals and take constructive criticism to heart.

What’s needed for success in March is to keep going, and to see professional and creative projects to completion. As well as the satisfaction that can bring, becoming proficient and efficient in the process will be its own reward.

The Presidential election: Current prediction articles are on my blog.

For the Fire signs, Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius: Unexpected developments could pop up, and unexpected expenses.  You could have to work quite hard for whatever you’re trying to get accomplished. Nevertheless, it looks like you’ve got good plans for yourself! You meet significant people, and significant events occur in March. Watch a tendency to be hasty, slow down and stay safe.

For the Water signs, Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces: Life gets more intense and in a good way. You could be making a beeline for a better place, and happy about how well things are unfolding. You are feeling aligned with spirit! New developments and arrangements coincide with a phase of life that’s more going-your-way.

For the Air signs, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius: You could be changing jobs, changing homes, getting into a more suitable profession, and finding ways to make more money. Traveling for work is likely. If you recently had health issues or home disturbances, it looks like they are improving and you will feel a far more complete recovery in August.

For the Earth signs, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn: You spend the month putting yourself out there. You’re monitoring a lot of things and seeing what comes of it. Whatever it is you started, you’re getting feedback on. You are learning what are the strong and yielding directions to go in, the ones that can carry you the farthest.

Tag: Elissa Heyman has a private psychic counseling and healing practice in Santa Fe, NM, and by telephone internationally. Elissa’s website offers free guided meditations recommended by Spirituality/Health magazine, an award-winning newsletter, as well as information about her private services. Contact Elissa at 505-982-3294 in Santa Fe or elissa@elissaheyman.com

Who Will Be the Nominee? Predictions for the 2016 Presidential Elections

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016


Who Will Be the Nominee? Predictions for the 2016 Presidential Elections

“Who’s going to be the nominee for the Dems and Repubs?” I asked of a new intuition-accessing process I was trying out. The vision it produced was: the Republican seemed like a tall guy with slick-backed dark hair walking up stairs, perhaps boarding a private airplane, who I assumed was Cruz. I couldn’t see the Dem clearly but I sensed it was Hillary Clinton, but she was not staying in the picture. I took this to mean she wouldn’t stay in the picture if it were between her and the Republican. I have always thought there was some surprise in this election…but all the actual news I get makes me think that Bernie Sanders will win the popular vote for nominee. It’s the right time in history for an FDR or a Hitler. A reporter in England who watched a progressive win there, who is now in the U.S., said the Sanders volunteers and rallies felt just like how the left was before they won in England. I expect surprises most of all,…. could it be a surprising turn for the better?

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Explanation of What Happened to Bernie in SC is Hopeful

Sunday, February 28th, 2016


Explanation of What Happened to Bernie in SC is Hopeful

I was so curious: Why did Bernie do so badly in South Carolina? I read a Rolling Stone article,

WTF Happened to Bernie Sanders in South Carolina, Explained”, but I wanted more explanation. The article states all kinds of upside-down statistics that sharply differ from every other Hillary/Bernie poll. (Hillary polls more trustworthy than Bernie, and many other anomalies).

The South Carolina primary proves that  keeping people poor and having too hard a life to pay attention really works!  People clearly didn’t know Bernie’s policies or record.

Every Bernie supporter and public figure of color in a leadership position would have to come out strongly for Bernie, to quickly influence people and bring his “pro-regular-people, poor people, and old people” policies to the voting audience.

There’s going to have to be a huge mobilization of expertise and will – people are going to have to drop their normal lives and attend to informing people and getting involved in the Bernie Sanders campaign, right now. Because there’s a chance, people love him when they do get to know him. 2.4% unemployment in his state!

The Comment section of the article gave me more explanations about such a heavy loss in South Carolina: Mainly, they were “name recognition”; voter apathy: “167,000 Dems stayed home” and here are some others:

“SC is a Republican state, first & foremost. It has just ONE Democratic constituency and that is- Congressman Jim Clyburne’s district! The Democrat vote share of all voters is less than 12% of the entire state. So, yes- amongst this 12% minority share of entire SC’s voting population, Clinton won convincingly. This is no indication at all of the state of SC so, I wouldn’t put much emphasis on it. Given more time, which sadly Sanders may not have, the rest of the African American popn in the US, I feel would readily shift to Sanders once they became familiar with Clinton’s actual record with Civil Liberties esp amongst Blacks! “

“All this says to me is that South Carolina didn’t research the candidates before voting. Sander’s policy proposals would be drastically more beneficial to African Americans than Clinton’s. One candidate marched with MLK, one did not. I would be surprised if the majority of the South Carolina voters even knew that.”

Another explanation of what dinged Sanders is  Dirty Politics, Clinton supporters who are willing to slander and lie and subvert truth: Here’s a  comment that details how Congressman John Lewis, a powerful figure in the black community,  subverted the truth and smeared Bernie Sanders:

“How much of this win in the black community in South Carolina is due to Congressman John Lewis saying he never saw Bernie Sanders at Civil Rights events in the 60s (likely true as there were millions involved), but more importantly, ALMOST CERTAINLY FALSELY saying that he saw Hillary (then Rodham) and he saw Bill Clinton. In 1964 Hillary Rodham (now Clinton) was a 16 year old high school student “Goldwater ‘girl’.” Barry Goldwater opposed desegregation of public facilities. Hillary Clinton has grown from her youth, although there is NPR audio of her out there saying her political beliefs are rooted in the Conservatism with which she was raised. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?… ) (apparently January 13, 1996).
Did the young South Carolina citizens who voted for her prefer a minimum wage of $15 an hour as promised by Senator Bernie Sanders, or the “something less” indicated by Hillary Clinton?
To clarify what Congressman John Lewis stated, his statement about the Clintons came after he had finished a statement and was leaving and he responded to a question. He initially said he had never met Bernie Sanders at Civil Rights events, which well would be expected with the millions involved from all over the country. BUT THEN he added he met Hillary, he met Bill Clinton with the implication it was in the 60s.
There is a 2001 book in which Congressman John Lewis stated he first HEARD OF Bill Clinton in the 1970s and first met him in 1991, certainly long after the crucial Civil Rights years of 1960 to 1965. See: ( http://www.dailykos.com/story/… ).”

John Lewis did apologize for implying Bernie Sanders was lying about his involvement, but too little, too late.

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