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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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Legislation

This Legislation database provides analysis on all bills in Congress that add or
modify federal criminal offenses or penalties.

Legislation Bill Sponsor State
HR 779: Amendment to the Internal Revenue Code Of 1986 reynolds NY
S 1247: America Recruits Act of 2011 Warner VA
S 1462: American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009 bingaman NM
HR 3713: American Health Care Solutions Act of 2009 Rogers MI
HR 1200: American Health Security Act of 2011 McDermott WA
S 1363: American Jobs Matter Act of 2011 Rockefeller WV
HR 2597: American-Owned Property in Occupied Cyprus Claims Act of 2011 pallone NJ
HR 1: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Obey WI
S 2742: American Worker Transition and Community Assistance Act Casey PA
HR 3270: America's Cup Act of 2011 bilbray CA
S 1796: America's Healthy Future Act of 2009 Baucus MT
S 261: Animal Fighting Prohibitions cantwell WA
HR 2492: Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act of 2011 Marino PA
HR 366: Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act of 2013 Marino PA
HR 3219: Animal Welfare Act sutton OH
HR 4941: Anti-Cash Smuggling Act of 2010 Kirkpatrick AZ
HR 2815: Anti-Gang Enforcement Act of 2009 Rooney FL
HR 4936: Antifreeze Bittering Act of 2008 ackerman NY
S 1219: Antitrust Criminal Penalties Enforcement and Reform Act of 2004 Extension Act Kohl WI
HR 2675: Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act of 2004 Extension Act Johnson GA
HR 725: Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act Anonymous MI
HR 6257: Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2008 Kirk IL
S 3217: Attorney-Client Privilege Protection Act of 2008 Specter PA
S 445: Attorney-Client Privilege Protection Act of 2009 Specter PA
HR 3013: Attorney-Client Protection Act of 2007 scott VA