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Posts Tagged ‘congress’

Gardner Votes To Block Middle Class Tax Cut

Gardner Votes To Block Middle Class Tax Cut

Press Release VOTE ALERT: Representative Gardner Votes To Block Middle Class Tax Cut While Representative Cory Gardner (CO-04) continues to protect tax breaks for the ultra wealthy, today he voted to block a $1,000 middle income tax cut for 2.5 million Colorado families. Economists estimate that blocking this middle class tax cut could cost 400,000 American jobs. National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, who is responsible for Gardner’s re-election, has ... Full Story

Tipton Takes a Stand for Western Counties

Tipton Takes a Stand for Western Counties

Press Release Washington, DC—Today, Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) urged Secretary Ken Salazar to join him in support of counties and rural communities by reconsidering the Department of Interior’s (DOI) position that Federal Mineral Lease Districts are not autonomous from the counties. Many Colorado counties have in the past received both payment-in-lieu-of-taxes funds (PILT) and federal mineral lease funds.  In 2010 the DOI began subtracting federal mineral lease funds from the PILT ... Full Story

Gardner praises bill to prevent regulation of farm

Press Release WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted to advance a bill, H.R. 1633, to the House floor that will prevent the regulation of farm dust. “The EPA is notorious for trying to implement regulations through the back door, and that is exactly what is happening with regard to farm dust,” Gardner said. “Despite denials from agency officials saying they don’t regulate farm dust, the Energy and Commerce Committee has demonstrated that these denials are nothing more ... Full Story

The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy

The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy

          The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy The violent police assaults across the US are no coincidence. Occupy has touched the third rail of our political class's venality by Naomi Wolf US citizens of all political persuasions are still reeling from images of unparallelled police brutality in a coordinated crackdown against peaceful OWS protesters in cities across the nation this past week. An elderly woman was pepper-sprayed ... Full Story

The GOP’s Oath To The One Percent

  The GOP’s Oath To The One Percent  By ThinkProgress War Room on Nov 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm One Oath to Rule Them All You’d think the oath that mattered most to our elected leaders would be this one: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of ... Full Story

War looms, torture and more

War looms, torture and more

Congress promoting un-American ideals By Gary Wamsley Senate Republicans are using the Defense Authorization Bill to advance some very un-American ideals. These amendments should have you worried. In the first is an amendment that would authorize the military to operate on American soil and detain American citizens. It has long been on of the cornerstones of our democracy that the military is only to defend the country from outside sources. Under the guise of ... Full Story

Representative Gardner Lets Billionaires Skip Out on

Representative Gardner Lets Billionaires Skip Out on Taxes

  Press Release New Report: Representative Gardner Lets Billionaires Skip Out on Taxes A new report by Bloomberg News revealed that billionaires are using tax loopholes to avoid paying taxes, as a result taxes paid by the richest 400 people has been cut nearly in half in recent years. Representative Cory Gardner (CO-04) has refused to close tax loopholes for billionaires and Big Oil and Republicans, like Gardner, demanded even more tax breaks for billionaires while repealing ... Full Story

Failure Is Good

Failure Is Good

          Op-Ed Columnist Failure Is Good By Paul Krugman Published: November 17, 2011 It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a complete turkey! It’s the supercommittee! By next Wednesday, the so-called supercommittee, a bipartisan group of legislators, is supposed to reach an agreement on how to reduce future deficits. Barring an evil miracle — I’ll explain the evil part later — the committee will fail to meet that deadline.  If this news ... Full Story

How much does a congressman cost

How much does a congressman cost

All Posts   Editorial Opinion As we consider ways to cut costs, perhaps the congress should consider eliminating itself. At least some of itself. It is expensive to keep a congressman in office. How much does it cost to have a man or woman in the House of Representatives? The house publishes a Statement of Disbursements, which you can access by going to this site; http://disbursements.house.gov/. This document is over 3000 pages and covers the expenses incurred in running the offices ... Full Story

EPA born in the Nixon Administration

EPA born in the Nixon Administration

To the delight of American industrialists and their friends in the GOP, freshman U. S. Representative Cory Gardner (CO – District 4) appears determined to erode as much of the regulatory authority of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency as he is able. The EPA was born during the term of Richard Nixon, based upon an April 1970 memorandum of the President’s Advisory Council on Executive Organization titled ‘Federal Organization for Environmental Protection. ’ If the GOP itself ... Full Story

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