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U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw pulled back the curtain on “radical” legislation that Democrats have been able to get passed in the last two years.
The Texas Republican highlighted 10 bills in a video that was just over two-minutes long, exposing the measures that the Democratic majority has passed in the House of Representatives in the last session. Crenshaw noted that the bills would have become law by now if Democrats also controlled the Senate and the White House.
“In two minutes, I’m going to tell you about all the radical Democrat policies that passed out of the House this session,” Crenshaw said in the video. “Ever wonder what it would be like if they had all three branches of government? Well, this is a pretty good indication.”
He systematically went through the list beginning with H.R. 1, the “For the People Act” which was presented by Democrats as an extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act while really being an attempt to remake the U.S. election system.
The measure would help Democrats win races and protect them once they secured office. The bill also would limit free speech with restrictions on lobbying that even the left-leaning American Civil Liberties Union condemned.
“They’re going to use your tax dollars to pay for political campaigns,” Crenshaw explained. “Six-to-one match for small-dollar donations. That ends up being billions of dollars in taxpayer funding for bad political ads.”
The former United States Navy SEAL officer moved on to describe H.R. 3, the “Lower Drug Costs Now Act” which supposedly imposes controls on drug prices. While lower drug costs are certainly desired, Crenshaw cited a Congressional Budget Office report that estimated there would be “30 less cures over the next decade.”
According to Stat News, H.R. 3 “would adopt international reference pricing for the Medicare program in an effort to lower drug costs. In other words, it would impose foreign price controls on the U.S. market. This would indeed reduce prices, but at what cost to innovation?”
One study that was cited showed a $358 billion reduction in Medicare Part D revenues for U.S. companies over the next five years if the bill became law.
H.R. 8, the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act” was the next on Crenshaw’s list, as a measure requiring universal background checks for gun purchases. But the lawmaker pointed out that background checks are already required at gun stores and shows and this bill would ban the “transfer” of a firearm without a background check, though the term is not defined.
“This one would make sure that, if rioters were in your neighborhood and you went to borrow your neighbor’s gun, you’d be a felon if you did,” he said.
The “American Dream and Promise Act” is bill H.R. 6, which “redefines what it means to be a Dreamer,” Crenshaw explained, as it would grant amnesty and a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants.
H.R. 9, the “Climate Action Now Act” would force the U.S. back into the Paris climate accord which would ultimately hurt America’s economy. Crenshaw noted that the agreement would hurt the U.S. while giving China, which leads the world in emissions, a free pass.
The “Protecting the Right to Organize Act,” H.R. 2472, “claims to be pro-worker but is actually pro-union,” Crenshaw said.
“It actually forces workers to pay union dues, even if they don’t want to,” he added, noting it would also be the end of independent contractors like Uber.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute has explained that the bill would “preempt state labor laws, overrule three Supreme Court decisions, and transform the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from a remedial body to a punitive one.”
H.R. 1644, the “Save the Internet Act,” seeks to reimpose net neutrality regulations, “trying to convince you that the only way to keep the internet free was to tax it more and have government take it over,” Crenshaw said.
The Texas lawmaker pointed out how H.R. 5, the “Equality Act,” will “federally enforce the ability of men to play in women’s sports, ending women’s sports forever.”
The measure would do so by making sexual orientation and gender identity a protected class.
H.R. 582, the “Raise the Wage Act,” raises the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour and effectively eliminates 4 million jobs, according to Crenshaw.
“Remember, a business’ budget doesn’t change just because the government tells it to. It’ll just hire less workers,” he noted.
He finally looked at the “D.C. Admissions Act,” or H.R. 51, which makes Washington D.C. the 51st state.
“Why?” Crenshaw asked. “So the Democrats can get two new senators.”
“And that’s on top of defund the police, abolish ICE, make excuses for China, make excuses for Antifa, abolish the Electoral College, abolish the filibuster,” he added. “It’s a dismantlement of our country in America and her institutions. Remember that.”
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