Another harmful bill passed by the Senate this year was the 2014 budget, which raises both taxes and spending by over $900 billion. The Congressional Budget Office predicts that, under the new budget, the national debt will increase $520 billion a year, adding up to $5 trillion over the next 10 years. The $520 billion annual deficits will be the largest in American history.
The Senate toadied to the feminists by passing the Violence Against Women Act. This law was unnecessary, since all 50 states already have laws against domestic violence. This law is really a spending bill which doles out nearly a Billion dollars a year to feminist activist groups.
The Senate gets a bad grade for failing to pass several good bills. The Senate failed to pass a bill that would prevent unborn children from being aborted after 20 weeks of pregnancy, even though the House had passed the bill, and a Washington Post-ABC News Poll found that 71% of women think abortions should be prohibited after 20 weeks.
This year's record of what the Senate passed and didn't pass makes us hope we can elect a new crop of Senators next year who will be more responsive to the American people.
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