Defending Rights & Dissent tracks national legislation that impacts your Constitutional rights, working with members of Congress to introduce bills to protect and advance your rights, and fighting bills that trample them.
115th Congress (2017-2019)
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Defending Rights & Dissent is supporting the Safeguarding Americans’ Private Records Act (SAPRA), a bi-partisan bill to rein in surveillance.
Among the findings noted in the resolution, is the key fact that Congress has the sole power to declare war under article I, section 8, clause 11 of the United States Constitution.
Grassley, Leahy, Cornyn, Feinstein Introduce Bill to Reinforce Transparency in Wake of Supreme Court FOIA Decision and Recent Regulations
The Open and Responsive Government Act (S. 2220), will reverse recent developments that undermine the public’s right to access information and hold government accountable.
Amazon, ICE, and FBI all moving towards larger focus on facial recognition technology as Congressional Hearings occur
Two recent House hearings
Both major parties are supporting legislation that breathes life into the misguided belief that police are under attack, and that protesters or criticism of aggressive policing put police officers’ lives in danger.