Congress Moving to Wrap Up Budget, Farm Bill With Short-Term Extensions

By: Friday July 27, 2012 3:29 pm

With conservatives in retreat, it does look like we’ll get a six-month stopgap spending bill that will put off any budget hostage-taking until next March.


Drought Will Raise Food Prices in What Could Be an Endless Cycle

By: Thursday July 26, 2012 9:33 am

The drought conditions in the Midwest show no sign of letting up, and if you believe the overwhelming amount of evidence on climate change, amounts to something approaching a new normal. So the first thing I’d say about this projection of food prices as a result of the drought is that, in a constantly warming world, this can only get worse.

Liberals Protest Food Stamp Cuts in House Farm Bill

By: Tuesday July 10, 2012 7:01 am

The Senate already passed a farm bill that cut food stamps by around $4.5 billion. The House’s version is even more punitive, and House Democrats are upset that their leader on the Agriculture Committee let it go through without putting up much of a fight.

DCCC Invested $3.3 Million in Rape-Redefining Democrats

By: Friday February 4, 2011 12:30 pm

HR3 – “The No Taxpayer Money for Abortion Act” – is a vile piece of legislation by its title alone. That the bill contained, until yesterday, a provision to redefine rape as “forcible” rape was even more insidious. In a Republican-controlled House, it’s not shocking to see this kind of medieval treatment of women become a priority over, you know, job creation. But let’s focus on the Democrats involved in this travesty. A look at the DCCC’s contributions to and on behalf of the 10 Democratic co-sponsors of HR3 show the committee spent a whopping $3,379,322.85 to keep these members in office – in 2010 alone.

Key FinReg Components Under Threat

By: Sunday June 13, 2010 7:30 am

All four key areas identified by Mike Konczal of the Roosevelt Institute are under attack from the finance lobby. All four are crucial to get us closer to a safe and working banking system. Negotiations continue throughout the weekend.

Pelosi: I Support Strong Volcker Rule, Senate Derivatives Title

By: Wednesday June 2, 2010 8:00 am

Fielding questions with progressive bloggers, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told FDL News that she personally supports two key measures of the Wall Street reform package that reformers will fight for in conference, and that the House conferees on the bill will have a goal of seeing the most progressive legislation possible come forward, even if that contrasts with the bill their own chamber passed last December.

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