Do Cutting Taxes, Gutting Regulations Create Jobs?

By: Thursday March 10, 2011 7:15 pm

Matthew Desmond at offers a pretty good list of what the US House has been doing instead of working on jobs for the un and underemployed but as I noted previously, a lot of their efforts have been primarily directed at destroying jobs related to government service. So what are they going to do?

CBC Boycotts Final Committee Vote on Financial Reform

By: Wednesday December 2, 2009 10:39 am

A strange result today in the House Financial Services Committee. Today, the committee passed their bill on financial regulatory reform, which was mostly completed before the Thanksgiving break. At that time, the Congressional Black Caucus asked for a delay on the vote, to try and gain leverage over passing some package to relieve the massive [...]

Liveblogging the House Rules Committee: HR 3962, Affordable Health Care for America Act

By: Friday November 6, 2009 11:35 am

The Rules Committee will meet today at 2pm to discuss the House health care reform bill, the Affordable Health Care for America Act,  HR 3962. It will be aired live on C-SPAN 2. [Ed. Note: FDL News Desk will also be covering this Rules Hearing.] 2:06 – Rep. Charles Rangel begins by reading on opening statement [...]

Waxman to Eshoo: You’ve Got an “Evergreening Problem”

By: Monday November 2, 2009 8:15 am

In her response to my article on her biologics bill, Anna Eshoo vehemently claims it doesn’t allow “evergreening,” which would allow slight tweaks in drug formulas to grant drug companies endless monopolies and keep these lifesaving drugs from ever becoming generics: There is no ‘evergreening’ clause in my legislation. There is in fact an ‘anti-evergreening’ [...]

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