Louise Slaughter (who represents the Rochester area of Upstate NY) has put forward strong legislation to basically shut down the routine and uncontrolled use of antibiotics in livestock food and water which is causing this. Please take the time to read her release AND the legislation (HR 1150), which contains the history of knowledge of livestock antibiotic use in livestock and the promotion of resistant bacteria.
|By: TobyWollin Saturday April 6, 2013 12:00 pm|
|By: Michael Whitney Thursday April 7, 2011 12:30 pm|
Seven Democratic Members of Congress spoke out against the Obama Administration’s proposed Colombia “free trade” agreement and its onerous assassination stress tests. They were joined by the United Steelworkers Union, the first major union to speak out against the deal after the AFL-CIO labor federation. Each centered their opposition on the laughable “Action Plan” to reduce assassinations of union members.
|By: emptywheel Tuesday March 23, 2010 12:30 pm|
On Friday, former militia leader Mike Vanderboegh called for anti-Democratic vandalism across the country to protest the health care bill. There were attacks in–at least–Wichita, KS, Tucson, AZ, Rochester, NY, Niagara Falls, NY which appeared to respond to Vanderboegh’s call and for which he has proudly claimed credit.
|By: Jane Hamsher Saturday March 13, 2010 1:00 pm|
Following the passage of the House health care bill, the outcry against Bart Stupak’s amendment from pro-choice members of Congress was stentorious. Rep. Diana DeGette and Rep. Louise Slaughter co-authored a letter signed by 41 members of Congress, which says quite clearly:
We will not vote for a conference report that contains language that restricts women’s right to choose any further than current law.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday December 23, 2009 4:05 pm|
Louise Slaughter (D-NY), a co-chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus and the Chair of the House Rules Committee, has laid down a powerful marker, signaling that the Senate’s bill should be defeated, and suggesting that the Congress start over from scratch.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday December 8, 2009 11:50 am|
Before any bill/amendment gets to the floor, it has to go through the Rules Committee, currently chaired by Louise Slaughter. It is Rules that decides what will be voted on and what won’t, and it is one of the principle ways that House leadership controls the agenda. As in, “don’t worry about electing anti-choice Democrats, leadership will never allow anti-choice legislation onto the floor.”