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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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112th Congress

The One Hundred Twelfth United States Congress was the meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, from January 3, 2011 until January 3, 2013. It convened in Washington, D.C. on January 3, 2011, and ended on January 3, 2013, 17 days before the end of the presidential term to which Barack Obama was elected in 2008.

Legislation Bill Sponsor State
HR 2838: Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2011 LoBiondo NJ
S 1731: Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2011 Grassley IA
S 1950: Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act of 2011 Lautenberg NJ
HR 2840: Commercial Vessel Discharges Reform Act of 2011 LoBiondo NJ
S 2139: Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012 McCaskill MO
HR 3395: Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2011 Shimkus IL
S 892: Consolidation of Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency Act of 2011 Burr NC
HR 1778: Construction Quality Assurance Act of 2011 Maloney NY
S 881: Consumer Rental-Purchase Agreement Act of 2011 Landrieu LA
HR 4212: Contaminated Drywall Safety Act of 2012 Rigell VA
HR 4206: Contracting Oversight for Small Business Jobs Act of 2012 Coffman CO
S 46: Coral Reef Conservation Amendments Act inouye HI
HR 4395: Cosmetic Safety Amendments Act of 2012 Lance NJ
HR 6679: Counterfeit Drug Enforcement Act of 2012 Israel NY
S 1886: Counterfeit Drug Penalty Enhancement Act of 2011 Leahy VT
HR 1823: Criminal Code Modernization and Simplification Act of 2011 Sensenbrenner WI
S 2111: Cyber Crime Protection Security Act Leahy VT
HR 322: Dangerous Products Warning Act Conyers MI
HR 5815: Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act Holt NJ
HR 5856: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 young FL
S 952: Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act of 2011 Durbin IL
HR 3803: District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Franks AZ
HR 3704: Downed Animal and Food Safety Protection Act Ackerman NY
HR 2575: Drive to Stay Alive Act of 2011 Wilson FL
S 678: Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act Kohl WI