Senators Write Letter to Harry Reid Opposing Fast Track Authority for TPP and TTIP

By: Thursday January 16, 2014 10:50 am

According to a letter obtained by Firedoglake, 12 United States Senators have written a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to convey their opposition to the “prospect of renewing Trade Promotion Authority” or fast track authority. Specifically mentioned in the context of that opposition is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Two trade bills that shred national sovereignty as well as labor, environmental, and financial regulations passed in democratic governments.


MA Sen: William ‘Mo’ Cowan Named as Interim Senator

By: Wednesday January 30, 2013 10:00 am

Today, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D) named William ‘Mo’ Cowan as the interim Senator for the state. Cowan previously worked as Deval’s chief of staff and will be one of the few African Americans to have ever serve in the United State Senate.

Ed Markey Announces Senate Run to Replace Kerry

By: Friday December 28, 2012 8:04 am

With Senator John Kerry (D-MA) likely to soon become Secretary of the State that has created an opening in the Senate. One of the first prominent politicians to officially announce their desire to replace Kerry is Democratic House member Ed Markey.

Late Night: The Most Anti-Environment House in the History of Congress

By: Wednesday June 20, 2012 8:00 pm

Voting 247 times in the last 18 months to undermine regulations that protect the environment, the “House of Representatives has become the most anti-environment House in the history of Congress,” according to a June 18, 2012 report (PDF) prepared for Congress members Henry Waxman and Edward Markey.

Obama’s BP Disaster Commission: Looking Forward with No Subpoenas

By: Saturday May 22, 2010 4:00 pm

As promised Obama signed an executive order forming a presidential commission to study the BP disaster today. I thought it’d be instructive to compare what he just formed with what Edward Markey and Lois Capps proposed.

Congress Gets Results on BP’s Use of Toxic Oil Dispersant Corexit

By: Thursday May 20, 2010 12:41 pm

I guess all these Congressional hearings about BP’s oil disaster aren’t entirely a waste of time.

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