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House Democrats Fail To Block Amendment Banning License Plate Surveillance Cameras By Department of Transportation

Why are so many congressional Democrats consistently opposed to legislation that would protect Americans from unconstitutional search and seizure by automatic license plate readers, and why do most congressional Republicans support the legislation, when they have demonstrated such strong contempt for constitutional rights in other occasions? […]

Fossil Fools In Congress Vote For Risky Oil Pipeline, Then Vote Against Funds To Deal With Oil Spill Liability

Congress has voted to increase the risk of oil spills by authorizing an increase in pipelines, while keeping our nation’s capacity for cleaning up oil spills the same. […]

Bipartisan Group Passes Amendment Banning FBI From Forcing Weak Backdoors To Encryption

The House has passed an amendment that bans the Department of Justice from approaching technology companies and forcing them, or even requesting to, install backdoor evasions of encryption software. […]

Rodney Davis Wants To Make Sure School Kids Keep Eating Lots Of Salt And More Carbohydrates

The record shows that Rodney Davis has, over the course of just two elections, taken $464,183 from agribusiness and $127,012 from mining interests. So, it’s not just a few people in the 13th district who have profited from salt and grain. Rodney Davis himself has a financial connection. […]

U.S. House Passes Bill Allowing Negligence In Commercial Space Travel

the SPACE Act of 2015, H.R. 2262, would make it a legal requirement for travelers on commercial space flights to sign legal waivers of all rights to compensation for themselves or their families in case of an accident. […]

House of Representatives Passes Bill Restricting Scientific Research

Republicans and conservative Democrats don’t like much of what scientific research has to say. So, they passed the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015. […]

Congress Cuts Mission Of Understanding To Pay For Machines Of Destruction

For the money that Ratcliffe wants to spend on just one malfunctioning Osprey MV-22, the Open World Leadership Center could operate for over 22 years. […]

Bill To Somewhat Diminish NSA Spying Passed By U.S. House. Is This Good News?

Given that the history of the NSA surveillance program is thick with deception and coverups, we would do well to regard the passage of the USA Freedom Act, and other proposed reforms, with skepticism. […]

House Democrats Link Fatal Train Derailment To Republican Blockage Of Transportation Bill

Xavier Becerra noted that the Republican leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives has forced transportation funding legislation to wait while Republican legislation to promote right wing social issues has been allowed to take center stage. […]

Does Your Member Of Congress Support Violence Against Children In Schools?

If you are not represented by one of the above members of the U.S. House of Representatives, contact the office of your member of Congress through the switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask my your U.S. Representative isn’t willing to support H.R. 2268, to stand against violence against children in schools. […]

Congress Shows The True Face Of All Of The Above Energy

When it comes to energy, the Republican Party has developed what it thinks is a smooth tactic. Republicans saw that the “drill baby drill” motto, which reached its height during the failed presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin, was too crass in its play for financial donations from Big Oil. It made GOP […]