When Congress passed the National Security Act in 1947, it did so to protect American democracy from the growing power of the U.S. military. World War II had just ended, and Americans saw the danger of fascist states in which national government, military power, and
The following Senate Democrats chose to join with the Republican Party, to break Barack Obama’s veto, and to allow a dangerous pipeline to carry petroleum sludge from Alberta’s tar sands all the way through America’s heartland.
Roll Call: Anti-Environment Democrats Who Voted To Send Tar Sends Pouring Into The USA Through The Keystone XL Pipeline
Today, the U.S. Senate voted to approve S. 1., legislation to approve the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, despite strong environmental problems and the export of American steel jobs overseas for the duration of the construction. The legislation was passed without meaningful reform, a