Congressional Integrity

8 petitions

Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Department of Justice, Jamie Raskin, Liz Cheney

Prosecute GOP Lawmakers Involved in the January 6th Capitol Insurrection

We the people, tax payers, citizens, & voters, we are deeply troubled by the events of January 6th, 2021. The insurrection at our Capitol Building was not just an attack on a structure; it was an attack on our democracy and country. Alarmingly, there are allegations that some GOP lawmakers may have been involved in this act of sedition.The FBI has made over 300 arrests related to the insurrection (source: Department of Justice), but none yet involve elected officials. This is despite numerous reports and investigations suggesting that certain GOP lawmakers may have played a role in instigating or supporting the rioters (source: multiple news outlets, January 6th Investigation Committee).  There is an abundance of evidence to prove that the following people conspired, planned & executed the insurrection (January 6 Investigation Final Report): Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Paul Gossar, Jim Jordan, Lauren Boebert, Mo Brooks, Andy Biggs, Louie Gohmert, Scott Perry, Kevin McCarthy, Thomas Tuberville, & Barry Loudermilk We have all witnessed they care more about investigating why their Twitter was shut down than actually doing what they were elected to do. This is wasting tax-payer dollars.They show arrogance, spread misinformation, antisemitism, &  Fight LGTBQ  & women's rights these are items already placed into law and did not need to be changed. This is their agenda, not ours. This tells us they are stripping us of our rights and it can NOT go on. For instance Marjorie Taylor-Greene has stated several times, " The American People don't care about that..." How would she know what we care about? She pays more attention to making rap videos than doing her job. (Trump buys a gun video on YouTube) According to articles & supported by investigations launched by GOP Lawmakers into the care of the insurrectionists in prison, she has also visited them in jail.(multiple articles) All stated above asked for presidential pardons from Donald J. Trump while commiting crimes and before committing more. (January 6th Investigation Committee) This petition calls for a thorough investigation into these allegations and for any guilty parties to be held accountable. No one should be above the law, especially those entrusted with upholding it. We demand justice for this blatant assault on our democracy. Let's not forget 5 people died that day. For what?Please sign this petition to urge our law enforcement agencies and judicial system to indict any GOP lawmakers found complicit in the insurrection at OUR Capitol Buildin January 6 Investigation Committee Final Report

Dawn Green
262 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to We the People of the United States

Mandate Timely Budget Passage by Congress to Prevent Federal Shutdowns

I am deeply concerned about the recurring threat of federal shutdowns due to Congress' failure to pass a budget on time. This issue is personal for me, as I believe that Congress should not be permitted to use the threat of a government shutdown as a means of exerting political leverage for non-fiscal policy issues.More and more frequently, millions of Americans are potentially affected by the threat of a government shut down. In 2018-2019, during the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, approximately 800,000 federal workers went without pay and essential services were disrupted across the country (source: Congressional Research Service). Since 1983, Congress has been guaranteed to receive their compensation package, regardless of whether or not they pass a budget. This is unacceptable. I propose that if Congress fails to pass a budget on time, all salary, compensation, healthcare coverage, retirement contributions and other federal benefits for every member of Congress should be terminated until a budget is passed. Additionally, members of Congress should not receive any retroactive compensation during any period of government shutdown. Congressional staff should also be furloughed during any such period. This measure will ensure that those responsible for passing our nation's budget feel the direct consequences of their actions or inactions - just like ordinary citizens do when they fail at their jobs.It's high time we hold our elected officials accountable and demand better governance from them. Please sign this petition if you agree that timely passage of budgets by Congress should be mandatory and tied directly to their benefits.

Jeremy Havens
272 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to

Enforce Age Limits for Politicians: Ensure Fresh Perspectives and Optimal Health

As concerned citizens, we urge our government to enforce age limits for politicians, ensuring that their terms end when they turn 70. This measure is crucial to maintain a vibrant democracy, promote fresh perspectives, and safeguard the health of our elected representatives.While experience in politics is valuable, it should not come at the expense of new ideas and progressive thinking. By implementing age limits, we can foster a dynamic political landscape that encourages the inclusion of younger generations who bring diverse perspectives and innovative solutions to the table.Furthermore, age-related health issues can significantly impact a politician's ability to effectively serve their constituents. Several examples highlight this concern:1. Senator Dianne Feinstein: At 88 years old (as of September 2021), Senator Feinstein has faced growing concerns about her cognitive abilities and memory lapses during public appearances. These concerns raise doubts about her capacity to make informed decisions on behalf of her constituents.2. Congressman Don Young: Serving as Alaska's sole representative since 1973, Congressman Young is currently 88 years old (as of September 2021). In recent years, he has faced various health issues related to his advanced age that have affected his attendance at congressional sessions and committee meetings.3. Former Senator Strom Thurmond: Serving until he was nearly 100 years old (1902-2003), Senator Thurmond experienced several health problems towards the end of his tenure which limited his effectiveness as a legislator.These examples illustrate how age-related health issues can impede politicians' ability to fulfill their duties effectively. By enforcing age limits for politicians – such as ending terms when they turn 70 – we can ensure that elected officials are in optimal physical and mental condition throughout their tenure.It is important to note that this petition does not seek to discriminate based on age but rather aims to strike a balance between experience and fresh perspectives, while prioritizing the well-being of our elected representatives. Implementing age limits will enable us to build a more inclusive and robust political system that better represents the interests of all citizens.We call upon our government to take action by introducing legislation that enforces age limits for politicians, ensuring they step down from their positions when they turn 70. Let us work together to create a political landscape that embraces diversity, fosters innovation, and safeguards the health of our elected officials for the benefit of our nation.Note: The facts presented in this petition are based on publicly available information about specific politicians' ages and reported health issues.

DC Resident
277 supporters