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Congressional Priority: Suspending Import Duties for Outsourced Goods

At Congress.gov, it’s possible to carry out a boolean search of the Congressional Record and proposed legislation to get a sense of both the rhetoric of speeches and the priorities for action in the U.S. Congress. The following figures represent legislation in most recently completed 112th Congress:

# of pieces of legislation before the Congress [...]

The Bill Cassidy Chemical Duty Mystery (Resolved)

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why former Louisiana 6th District Representative Richard Baker was so eager to suspend the import duty on the chemicals cyclopentanone and glyoxylic acid. FEC data show, after all, that Baker was a recipient of campaign contributions from the American chemical industry. And it’s not hard to [...]