All posts in tag: House of Representatives

Dan Farber The Pentagon sees climate change as a national-security threat; House Republicans seek to thwart it

The military considers climate change to be a threat to national security.  Naturally, that’s news that the House Republicans would like to suppress.  Last week, they tried to do something about it with an appropriations rider. Luckily, the amendment is so poorly drafted that it would accomplish almost nothing.

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Dan Farber The debt ceiling and the environment

It slipped under the radar screen due to all the furor over the impending government shutdown, but the NY Times ran an important article two weeks ago about the debt ceiling.  The Republican plan is apparently to condition their agreement to raise the debt ceiling and save the country from default on … More >

Dan Farber The House GOP takes a courageous stand against food safety

It takes guts to oppose food safety.  But that’s no problem for the House GOP.  According to the New York  Times, today’s House farm bill (July 11, 2013) wasn’t content to eliminate food stamps, it also took aim at food safety:

One overlooked provision in the bill came from … More >

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