Wednesday, May 31, 2017

HR1761: Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017 - Passed thru Congress 368 to 51 Last Week. It subjects Teen Sexters to 15-Years in Federal Prison and was requested by the US Department of Justice

Rep. Johnson is so proud of this Bill, this is what he has on his Home page

I have been tracking this Bill, it’s been listed on the right side of the Home page for weeks now. And I’ve Tweeted to the Sponsor and about it both before and after it passed Congress last week. 

Now today Elizabeth Nolan over at has written an article about it which I’m posting at the very bottom. 

HR1761: Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017 

Sponsor: Mike Johnson [R-LA], who per the below article quoted scripture to push this poorly written Bill through the U.S. House.  

Something I've learned over the last 9 years of advocacy. Anytime a Legislator claims a Bill is "common sense", or "if it saves one child it's worth it" OR they quote scripture when selling the proposal, it's time to look for and then point out the collateral consequences because I guarantee there are some doozy's buried in it.

·                       Poe, Ted [R-TX2] (joined Apr 12, 2017)
·                       Biggs, Andy [R-AZ5] (joined Apr 26, 2017)
·                       Scalise, Steve [R-LA1] (joined Apr 26, 2017)
·                       Sessions, Pete [R-TX32] (joined May 19, 2017)
·                       Roe, David “Phil” [R-TN1] (joined May 22, 2017)
·                       Tenney, Claudia [R-NY22] (joined May 22, 2017)  

On May 25th Congress voted on HR1761 and it passed 368 to 51. 

Of Virginia’s 11 House Representatives, only three voted against it. That took courage.
·                       Donald McEachin
·                       Bobby Scott
·                       Donald Beyer