This week, for the first time in human history, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has gone above 400 parts per million. Carbon dioxide acts to trap energy from solar radiation in our planet’s atmosphere. Increasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide have thus been resulting in higher atmospheric temperatures all over the Earth.
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. [...]
163 Democrats in Congress couldn’t work on a jobs bill this week because they were too busy helping Republicans pass a resolution pushing Christian religion onto everybody. [...]
This week, four more representatives in the House added their formal support to H.R. 4300, a bill that would cap credit card interest rates at an annual interest rate of 16%. They are:
Rep. Marcia Fudge [Ohio District 11] Rep. Michael Honda [California District 15] Rep. Thomas Perriello [Virginia District 5] Rep. James Moran [Virginia [...]
The Families for ED Advertising Decency Act has been sent off to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, but as for a full vote on the floor of House of Representatives, well, Congressman Moran can’t seem to get it up there. [...]
It’s not like an invitation for lobbyists from big medical equipment manufacturers to come and get special access to members of Congress or anything like that. [...]
Federal investigations into the financial activities of Paul Magliocchetti, his family, and his PMA Group lobbying firm are proceeding apace, chugging onward with the slow velocity but strong momentum of a freight train toward the destination of prosecution. The allegations are considerable: that the lobbyist Magliocchetti used his employees and his family as puppet contributors [...]