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Overcriminalization

"Overcriminalization" describes the trends in America - and particulary in Congress - to use the criminal law to "solve" every problem, punish every mistake (instead of making proper use of civil penalties), and coerce Americans into conforming their behavior to satisfy social engineering objectives.

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111th Congress

The One Hundred Eleventh United States Congress was the meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government from January 3, 2009, until January 3, 2011. It began during the last two weeks of the George W. Bush administration, with the remainder spanning the first two years of Barack Obama's presidency.

Legislation Bill Sponsor State
S 3431: Stop Cozy Relationships with Big Oil Act of 2010 Menendez NJ
HR 5622: Stop Outsourcing and Create American Jobs Act of 2010 McNerney CA
HR 2259: Stop the Revolving Door in Washington Act Kosmos FL
S 3468: Stop the Sale of Murderabilia to Protect the Dignity of Crime Victims Act of 2010 Cornyn TX
S 1843: Strengthening Enforcement for Health Care Fraud Crimes Act of 2009 Specter PA
HR 6130: Strengthening Medicare Anti-Fraud Measures Act of 2010 Stark CA
HR 3932: Strengthening of FDA Integrity Act of 2009 Barton TX
HR 2798: Support Investment Protection for Customers Reform Act of 2009 Arcuri NY
HR 1822: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2009 Franks AZ
HR 853: Suzanne Gonzales Suicide Prevention Act of 2009 Herger CA
HR 6552: The Single Food Safety Agency Act of 2010 DeLauro CT
HR 4173: The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 Frank MA
HR 2726: Tim Fagan's Law Israel NY
HR 1242: To Amend the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 Maloney NY
HR 4153: To Establish National Standards To Prevent Distracted Driving Platts PA
HR 5920: Toxic Metals Protection Act of 2010 Speier CA
HR 2200: Transportation Security Administration Authorization Act Jackson Lee TX
S 30: Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009 Nelson FL
HR 442: Veterans’ Heritage Firearms Act of 2009 Rehberg MT
HR 105: Voting Opportunity and Technology Enhancement Rights Act of 2009 Conyers MI
HR 1667: War Profiteering Prevention Act of 2009 Abercrombie HI
HR 5599: Wire Clarification Act of 2010 murphy NY
HR 2449: Wireless Prepaid Access Device Enforcement Act of 2009 Weiner NY
S 3432: Working Capital Express Act of 2010 Boxer CA
HR 1261: Youth Prevention and Tobacco Harm Reduction Act Buyer IN