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"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
S 978: A bill to amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes. Klobuchar MN
HR 1826: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to reinstate criminal penalties for persons charging veterans unauthorized fees. Bilirakis FL
HR 775: A bill to amend title 44, United States Code, to require any organization that is established for the purpose of raising funds for creating, maintaining, expanding, or conducting activities at a Presidential archival depository or any facilities relating to a Presidential archival depository to disclose the sources and amounts of any funds raised, and for other purposes. Duncan TN
S 130: A bill to prohibit authorized committees and leadership PACs from employing the spouse or immediate family members of any candidate or Federal office holder connected to the committee. Vitter LA
S 523: A bill to provide for enhanced criminal penalties for individuals who file a SEVP certification petition under false pretenses. Schumer NY
S 370: A bill to require contractors to notify small business concerns that have been included in offers relating to contracts let by Federal agencies, and for other purposes. Casey PA
HR 3823: Adjusted Residency for Military Service Act (ARMS Act) Rivera FL
S 3240: Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 MI
S 1247: America Recruits Act of 2011 Warner VA
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 3270: America's Cup Act of 2011 bilbray CA
HR 2492: Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act of 2011 Marino PA
HR 2346: Balancing Act of 2011 Woolsey CA
HR 4122: Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act McKeon CA
S 727: Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act of 2011 Wyden OR
S 1236: Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2011 Feinstein CA
HR 4119: Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2012 Reyes TX
HR 107: Caging Prohibition Act of 2011 Conyers MI
HR 685: Checkpoint Images Protection Act of 2011 Jackson-Lee TX
S 1879: Child Abuse Reporting Enforcement Act Menendez NJ
S 601: Children’s Sports Athletic Equipment Safety Act udall NM
HR 2572: Clean up Government Act sensenbrenner WI
HR 1793: Clean Up Government Act of 2011 Sensenbrenner WI