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.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday July 10, 2012 7:01 am|
|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: David Dayen Wednesday June 23, 2010 5:00 pm|
I’ve been telling you about the critical concessions in the last days of the FinReg conference committee. Let’s step back a second. This bill won’t end too big to fail. It won’t protect the country to enough of a degree in the event of the next crisis. But it could do some positive things that would head in that direction. It could balance the relationship between the country and the oligopoly of giant, unaccountable banks. It could give consumers a fighting chance to protect themselves from getting screwed repeatedly. And as a financial reform bill, it’s a pretty solid anti-predatory lending bill. Heck, I’d cleave those pieces off, support it as a standalone, and hail a good progressive victory.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday December 29, 2009 11:45 am|
DeLauro’s office has been peddling weasel words since this whole thing began. No reason to think the flow will stop now.
DeLauro’s office numbers: New Haven 203-562-3718, Middletown 860-344-1159, Naugatuck 203-729-0204, Derby 203-735-5005
|By: David Dayen Thursday October 29, 2009 5:50 pm|
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) called for further public investment to aid economic recovery and solve the short-term and long-term crises that the country faces, including a new National Infrastructure and Development Bank.