Most of this episode is dedicated to the Energy & Water funding bill that passed the House of Representatives; however, the House also pulled a fast one this week, passing a 608-page agriculture bill that was available for public-reading for less than one day.
Links to Information in This Episode
Intro Music: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)
Music: After the Flood by William Brooks
David Seaman’s Indiegogo fundraiser for Rise, his new morning news show
Congressional Dish summary of H.R. 2609 “Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014”
Status and text of H.R. 2609 from GovTrack
Appropriations Committee report that explains the reasoning behind the funding levels in H.R. 2609
Status and text of H.R. 2642, the 608-page bill that was passed in less than one day
Republicans promised to prohibit votes on bills that haven’t been posted online for 72 hours.
The problems in Kettleman City, California.
Current United States drought conditions
Flooding is happening in the Midwest in 2013
What are small modular nuclear reactors?
Japan confirms that Fukushima has been leaking radioactive chemicals into the ocean for two years
The Mark Sanchez Butt Fumble
Representatives Quoted in this Episode