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CD212: The COVID-19 Response Laws

Since COVID-19 began ravaging the human race, Congress has passed three bills into law that are meant to respond to both the health care crisis and the financial crisis. In this episode, Jen highlights the first two laws in their entirety and the provisions from the third law that are most likely to help the most Americans – the cash payments and unemployment provisions. She also documents the process used to pass all three bills into law, because this is NOT the way Congress is supposed to function. We have some firing to do. Read More

CD180: How Congress Spent Your Taxes in 2018

Every year, the President submits a budget request to Congress, but how much attention does Congress pay to those requests? In this episode, we compare the Trump administration requests to the amounts actually provided by Congress for fiscal year 2018. Read More

CD062: The Farm Bill


On February 7, President Obama signed the Farm Bill into law, which will govern our food policy for the next five years. In the new law are cuts to food stamps, an expansion of an extremely generous crop insurance program, bailouts for livestock producers, a big favor for chemical companies, and much more. Read More

CD044: Pretend to Defund ObamaCare


This week the House of Representatives passed a government funding bill that allegedly “defunds ObamaCare” but… not really. They also tried to cut food stamps, push nuclear power, exempt mining from environmental regulations, and more… Read More

CD019: Continuing Resolution, Part 1


Part 1 of a two part series on the continuing resolution that will fund the government until the end of September. In this episode, we examine the funding for the Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Justice, and science related appropriations. Read More