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Big Government Steve King Introduces Nanny State Bill to Congress

I thought the Republican Party was supposed to be the party of small government.

Why, then, would Republican Representative Steve King of Iowa introduce H.R. 997?

H.R. 997 is a bill that imposes big government requirements on millions of people who work for the United States Goverment.

H.R. 997 is the Nanny State bill to […]

Congressional Republicans Introduce Bill To Cut Wages For Working Americans

As our writer Jim has documented, the minimum wage in the United States has dropped over the last five years by 75 cents, while the wealth of corporations has skyrocketed, and chief executives are making hundreds of times more than their companies’ average workers are. The facts are plain: Companies are directing the wealth they […]

Roll Call: The House Democrats Who Voted For The XL Keystone Pipeline

The bill was written by Republicans, but it wasn’t just Republicans who voted for this anti-environment legislation. 29 Democrats joined the Republican Party to vote for the Keystone XL pipeline. […]

Mike Honda Introduces Bill To Block Trademark Status For Redskins Football

Mike Honda, a Democrat representing the 17th district of California, has introduced H.R. 684 to the House of Representatives. The bill would declare the word “redskins” to be a disparaging term. Under a pre-existing law called the Lanham Act, a disparaging term cannot be trademarked.

This means that the management of the Washington Redskins could […]

Is This A Satanic Bill From Republicans In Congress?

Christian literalists warn to be on the lookout for anything that incorporates the number 666, because “666 is the number, or name, of the wild beast with seven heads and ten horns that comes out of the sea.” You may be thinking, “What beast with seven heads and ten horns that comes out of the […]

3 Republicans Break Ranks, Vote Against Repealing Obamacare

Republicans in Congress are no longer unanimous in their opposition to the health care reform law. […]

Aaron Schock Says No Jobs Can Be Created Unless America Burns Huge Amounts Of Dirty Coal

It sounds like an exaggeration, but these are the words that actually came out of the mouth of Republican Congressman Aaron Schock yesterday: “No corporation, however globally well-positioned or integral to our state’s economy, can create or save American jobs given the current administration’s anti-fossil fuel agenda.”

Representative Schock was complaining about regulations designed to […]

Football Museum Vs. Minimum Wage – Guess Which Wins In Congress?

Members of the United States Congress are elected to make sure that the government meet the needs of the American people, but some of them have an awfully strange idea of what those needs are. An example of the odd priorities often expressed by members of Congress is H.R. 602, a bill yesterday that will, […]

Five House Democrats Help Republicans Chain America To Outdated Energy Technology

In the 20th century, America discovered how to harness the power of fossil fuels. It was a powerful source of energy – for its time. That was generations ago, however, and America’s energy needs have changed.

Coal, methane, and crude oil don’t meet our century’s need for sustainable, clean, advanced sources of energy. Yet, the […]

14 Democrats In Congress Vote To Rush Fracking Pipelines Through With Less Time For Public Input

H.R. 161, approved yesterday by the U.S House of Representatives, provides a special fast track for new fossil fuels pipelines planned to bring huge amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas, to market from fracking operations in the Marcellus Shale.

If it receives final passage into law, the bill will radically shorten the time voters have […]

Republican Districts, Democratic Districts: How are they Different? (How are they Not?)

One of the best features of the newfangled Internet connectivity in our society is the ability of everyday citizens like you and me to take the data powerful governments, corporations and political parties have quietly accessed for decades and use it ourselves to answer driving questions we might have. Over the last few weeks I’ve […]