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S. 1813, The MAP-21

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S. 1813 would reauthorize Federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs.

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Latest Major Action: 2/28/2012: Senate floor actions. Status: Considered by Senate.

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    Costs: $509.03 per
    and increases their $162,301.27 share of the national debt by $509.03.
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Elizabeth McCafferty

February 27, 2012, 11:20pm (report abuse)

i truly believe that this is one bill that should have nostamped on it.

roman

March 12, 2012, 8:11pm (report abuse)

you refer in the bill to budget; what budget; you havent passed on in 10 yrs

James Lamb

March 15, 2012, 12:52am (report abuse)

Hidden inside this “jobs bill” is a $100,000 Property Broker Bond written by the TIA & the Big Broker Lobby intended to assassinate their small & mid-sized broker competitors. S.1813 was amended to include a $100,000 property broker bond provision on page 1272 of the revised bill written by Transportation Intermediaries Association (“TIA”). It is designed to speciously put small property brokers out-of-business so that the big brokers can control the market, charge shippers-- and ultimately America’s consumers more, and pay truckers and carriers less… all under the guise of “fighting fraud.”

However, a real consequence of this act would be to ELIMINATE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS by raising the bar too high for small property brokers to enter or remain in the industry. Small businesses will not be able to furnish the bonding companies the $100,000 in cash collateral they will require. We believe 15,000-17,000 brokers and tens of thousands more agents will lose their jobs.

James Lamb

March 15, 2012, 12:53am (report abuse)

The Association of Independent Property Brokers & Agents ("AIPBA") notes that this $100,000 broker bond has not passed either chamber as “stand-alone” legislation. It failed to garner Congressional support twice before (S. 3483; 2010) & (H.R. 2357; 2011).

But the assassination has now begun in the Senate…

AIPBA prays enough Representatives will stand up to the Big Brokers and not let them sneak this job-killing provision into the major transportation bill. AIPBA prays you will honorably stand up for small business and vote down the $100,000 broker bond provision to SAVE JOBS so that we won’t have to say:

James Lamb

March 17, 2012, 9:24am (report abuse)

http://www.petitiononline.com/petitions/100KBOND/signatures

James Lamb

March 17, 2012, 9:25am (report abuse)

A Message from the AIPBA President on S. 1813: http://aipba.vpweb.com/Senate-Bill-S--1813.html

Kerry L.

April 16, 2012, 11:34pm (report abuse)

This bill allows the IRS to prohibit citizens from traveling out of the U.S. by merely saying they owe more than $50,000 in taxes. Just on their sayso. No judge or judicial proceedings required. When do our elected officials start working for us instead of government?

Kerry L.

April 16, 2012, 11:38pm (report abuse)

Should have included this to indicate specifically Section 40304: “Revocation or denial of passport in case of certain unpaid taxes.”

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