Right before Christmas, the government was temporarily funded for the fourth time this fiscal year, but this latest funding law came with a few surprises. In this episode, a feisty Jen outlines the law to expose a favor to the war industry, damage to the Affordable Care Act, a bad sign for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, a giant loophole that paved the way for a new mountain of government debt, and more. You’ll also learn about an “uncontroversial” bill that reduces accountability for foreign fighters who abuse women and that showers literal gifts upon a secretive Drug War commission. But it’s not all bad news! There’s also a reason for hope.
The shutdown is over & the debt ceiling postponed; we take a close look at the new law that finally ended the unnecessary crisis. Continue reading
The House passed H.R. 1797 the “District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”, which makes it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion on a fetus that is over 20 weeks old. Continue reading