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.
|By: Michael Whitney Friday February 4, 2011 12:30 pm|
|By: David Dayen Friday June 4, 2010 11:31 am|
BP would have to pay, if Rep. Rahall’s suggestion is taken up, an 18.75% royalty on hundreds of thousands if not millions of barrels of oil which they will never be able to sell. Obviously measuring just how much oil has been spilled is the key here. And it makes sense – the royalty is on the oil extracted, what you do with it afterwards is really not the problem of the United States.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday March 19, 2010 7:30 pm|
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made a deal with Rep. Bart Stupak in order to secure his vote and that of other anti-choice Democrats for the health care bill, which is scheduled to be voted on this Sunday. According to a member of Congress who was briefed on the matter, Pelosi has agreed to let Stupak have a vote on his amendment either before or after the House votes to pass the Senate bill. It instructs the Senate to substitute the language in his amendment for the Senate language on abortion.
FDL has obtained a copy of the concurrent resolution. . . .