This week, after Russia took the Syria vote off the House schedule, the House did not fund the government for 2014 despite their September 30th deadline. In this episode, we look at what they did instead.
Links to Information in This Episode
The Center for Food Safety press release that prompted the lazy news organizations above to report the fake extension
House spending bill was pulled from the floor this week; it did not get voted on
Rodney Alexander resigned this week to become Louisiana’s Secretary of Veteran’s affairs
S. 157: The “Denali National Park Improvement Act” allows permits for small hydroelectric projects and a natural gas pipeline to cut through an Alaska national park.
Senator Lisa Murkowski, lead sponsor of S. 157, has taken over $720,000 from electric utilities and over $670,000 from the oil & gas industry
Representative Don Young, Alaska’s only Representative and person credited with pushing S. 157 through the House, has taken almost $1.2 million from the oil & gas industry
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President Obama’s letter to Congress extending the National Emergency from 9/11/01
Representatives Quoted in This Episode
- Rep. Tom McClintock of California
- Rep. Steve King of Iowa
- Rep. Virginia “Grandma” Foxx of North Carolina
- Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado