Hurricane Sandy

CD014: Marching Towards Sequester


Hydropower and veterans get some love from the House this week, while churches get taxpayer money and Federal workers get screwed… again. Read More

H.R. 592: Taxpayer Money to Tax-Exempt Churches Act

The House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow direct cash grants of taxpayer money to go to religious institutions (that don’t pay taxes) for disaster relief, despite the fact that the First Amendment doesn’t allow taxpayer money to go to religions. Read More

CD010: House (Finally!) Votes On Sandy Aid


Before the House (finally) agreed to give recovery money to Hurricane Sandy victims, they made new rules for the 113th Congress, including more private jets for themselves and less rights for gays. Then, despite Republican efforts to short them, the House finally voted to give Hurricane Sandy victims the $60 billion they asked for… Well, sort of. Read More

CD009: What’s In the Fiscal Cliff Bill


The back story on the “fiscal cliff” debacle, the House’s sad excuse for a compromise, and the contents of the fiscal cliff bill that became law on 1/3/13. Read More