Serious work by the U.S. House of Representatives was represented in some of the legislation introduced there yesterday. For example, the new bill H.R. 5749 would create a prohibition on the transfer of U.S. military goods and services to the governments of foreign countries that are found to be “engaging in gross violations of internationally-recognized human rights”. Standing up for the liberty of people around the world is an important task. The initial supporters of H.R. 5749 are: Raul Grijalva, John Conyers, Peter DeFazio, Sam Farr,Bob Filner, Janice Hahn, Rush Holt, Jesse Jackson, Dennis Kucinich, Barbara Lee, Jared Polis, Pete Stark, and Maxine Waters.
On the other hand, Congress also saw the introduction of some extremely silly pieces of legislation as well yesterday. In this category was H. Con. Res. 124, a resolution declaring outrage that President Barack Obama has failed to get on board with those who believe that government-funded travel to outer space destinations is part of a preordained destiny that must not be resisted. Supporters for this bizarre American Exceptionalism In Spaceships Act are: Randy Hultgren, Sandy Adams, Rob Bishop, Mo Brooks, Jason Chaffetz, John Culberson, Steven LaTourette, Pete Olson, Steven Palazzo, Ted Poe, Bill Posey, Tom Price, Lamar Smith, Allen West, Frank Wolf, and Kevin Yoder