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
Republicans in the U.S. Senate didn’t want the truth to come out. Not one single senate Republican voted in favor of the Whitehouse amendment. They killed the legislation, voting to maintain the coverup of payoffs to politicians from dirty fossil fuel corporations.
Though he talks big on the issue of climate change, Sheldon Whitehouse has declined to add his name as a cosponsor of the Climate Protection Act..