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Congress Protects Plan To Allow Foreign Governments To Drill Oil For Free In American Waters

Here are listed the names of the the votes of 12 congressional Democrats who joined the majority of Republicans to preserve the Foreign Oil Driller Welfare Program without any reform. [...]

Not 1 of the 217 Republicans Voting to Slash Food Aid for Hungry Americans Supports an End to Corporate Oil Subsidies

On Thursday September 19 2013, 217 Republican members of the House of Representatives voted to approve H.R. 3102, a bill to push 3.8 million Americans into hunger, kicking them out of the food stamp program despite the fact that they are unemployed or underemployed. How much would the U.S. budget save by pushing 3.8 million [...]

Half Of Safe Climate Caucus Fails To Support New Climate Legislation

Yesterday, U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer proposed a moderate, reasonable bill to help small to medium-sized farms that are dealing with consequences of climate change. H.R. 1890, the Balancing Food, Farm and Environment Act, which would, in Blumenauer’s words, “assist farmers to better adapt to climate change impact and to continue to support their stewardship efforts [...]

The League Of Extraordinary Bicycles This Week In DC

On Wednesday, attendees at the National Bike Summit will hold private meetings with additional members of Congress, provide a congressional briefing and receive an official congressional reception. [...]

Earl Blumenauer Outlines Climate Plan

This week in Congress, while President Obama and Senate Democrats gave general statements deferring vague ideas of action to address the climate crisis, Representative Earl Blumenauer outlined a specific plan:

“Congress and the administration should begin serious conversation about a broad-based carbon tax. This would give the right signals on energy sources and use. It [...]

Most House Democrats Won’t Support Strong Climate Action

In October, Representative Peter Stark introduced the Save Our Climate Act, H.R. 3242, which would create a carbon tax. Only a handful of Democrats are supporting the legislation. [...]

Fact Check: Environmental, USITC Deception in the U.S. Outdoor Act

The U.S. Outdoor Act is clear in its practical effect: by lowering import tariffs on “recreational performance outerwear” (high-tech pants and jackets made for outdoorsy activities), the bill would lower the cost of making those products in factories overseas. But in trying to justify those lowered import tariffs, the bill (S. 1439 in the Senate, [...]

Thanks to Congressman Bicycle

Why does a soap box derby get more consideration in Congress than environmentally responsible transportation? H.R. 863 from Earl Blumenauer allows for people who get a small monthly benefit for riding a bicycle to receive assistance for using mass transit systems as well. [...]