1.Identify a current or proposed state or national social welfare policy bill. give name and number of the bill/proposed policy. Is this state or national level policy? If a state policy, what state?
I choose a national level bill, The Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012, bill number: S. 2374
2.Briefly describe in your own words the intended goal or purpose of this policy?
Seeks to control improper payments to deceased individuals and deliver agencies with more precise data to achieve their jobs through greater data distribution between agencies. The legislation would shape upon improper payment laws by granting federal agencies admission to more precise and complete lists of deceased persons.
3.When was the last action taken on this bill? Has it already passed both houses to become law?
The last action taken on this bill was February 5, 2018. It was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs but has not passed both houses to become law.
4.Who is/was the sponsor of this bill? Is the identified person affiliated with the Republican or Democratic party?
Thomas Carper who is the sponsor for this bill and Senior Senator for Delaware as well as a Democrat.
5.Identify and briefly describe one Internet website that is useful for finding information related to your identified policy. Include the name of the site and a URL/address. Your chosen website should provide a direct link to the legislation you have identified. Examples for national level policy include the Library of Congress and govtrack.us. State level legislation can generally be found on the state legislative home page of the particular state. Briefly describe some of the useful things that can be found on your chosen website as they relate to your identified legislation.
The website that is useful for finding information related to my policy is govtrack.us. A direct link to the policy I have chosen is https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s2374. Aspects that I seen that were helpful about this site is that it tells you what kind of bill it is, how to site the bill, gives you were the information came from, gives you a brief bio on the sponsor of the bill, and also lets you know when it was introduced, the status, and the prognosis.
6.Identify and briefly describe one advocacy group with whom you could be involved if you were attempting to influence this legislation. Include the name of each group and a working web address for their organization. Does this group support or oppose the identified legislation?
The committee of homeland security https://www.dhs.gov and government affairshttps://www.indeed.com/q-Government-Affairs-jobs.html. These to groups are supportive of this legislation.
7.Identify one key player who supports this proposal. What arguments does he or she use to support the legislation? Include brief quotes with proper citations.
Tomas Carper. “As elected officials, one of our most important responsibilities is to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars,” said Senator Carper. “That’s why, for years, I have worked to make it a priority across the federal government to root out and eliminate billions of dollars in waste, fraud and abuse. The