DownsizeDC.org's "One Subject at a Time Act" (OSTA)

Background Information

  • House Sponsorship in the House from Mia Love (R-UT)
  • We are awaiting Senate Sponsorship. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)has introduced the bill in the three previous Congressional sessions.
  • Co-sponsors in this 115th Congress -- 21 of them (a record!)...
  • As of January 10, 2017: Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY-4], Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT-2], Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC-6], Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4], Rep. Rod Blum, Rod [R-IA-1], Rep. Jeff Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3], Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ-5], Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1], Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA-11], Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4], Rep. Dave Brat [R-VA-7], Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA-4], Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC-11], Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN-6], Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ-6], Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1], Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA-9], Rep. Ron DeSantis, Ron [R-FL-6], Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT-1], Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL-11], Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL-5]
  • Co-sponsors, there were 17 co-sponsors in the House during the 114th Congress, and Rep. Mia Love was the sponsor.
  • Co-sponsors, there were nine in the House during the 112th Congress, when Rep. Marino (R-PA) was the sponsor.
  • Read the "One Subject at a Time Act" as introduced by Sen. Paul in the 114th Congress.
  • Read the FULL, updated text of DownsizeDC.org's "One Subject at a Time Act" (OSTA), which includes recommended findings. For strategic reasons, sponsoring offices have not included these findings.
  • Introduction to the "One Subject at a Time Act"
  • Nearly all states have a One Subject rule at the constitutional level.Excerpt from State Constitutions (PDF)

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I want my representatives to co-sponsor the "One Subject at a Time Act" in the House (HR 395) and the Senate (it was S. 1572 during the last Congress).
   
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