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Lynne Peeples

Passage Of 'Poisoned' Payroll Tax Bill Angers Environmental And Public Health Advocates

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.14.2011 | Green

Standing in the very same room in which landmark laws like the Clean Air Act were written, environmental and public health advocates expressed their d...

GOP Lawmakers Hold Spending and Tax Bills Hostage With Anti-Environmental Riders

Frances Beinecke | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Once again Congress is facing hard deadlines for must-pass legislation. And once again, GOP leaders are holding up the process with anti-environmental riders.

Conservative Flashpoint Issues Pose Obstacles To Must-Do Spending Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Conservative flashpoint issues from abortion and abstinence education to President Barack Obama's health care law are the biggest o...

Sam Stein

Policy Riders Return: Health Care, Abortion, Prison And Porn-Related Measures Threaten Funding Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Efforts to fund the government for an extended period of time could dissolve over whether the government should purchase cable for...

After Months of Tea Party Attacks on the Environment, Glimmers of Sanity Emerge

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.09.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

A growing number of GOP lawmakers are starting to question the Tea Party's reckless overreach. They realize that anti-environmental efforts do not reflect the wishes of the American people.

Lucia Graves

House Republicans Take Aim At Environmental Regulations As Debt Crisis Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With eight days until the country officially defaults on its debts, likely sparking a worldwide credit crisis, the House of Representati...

Most Anti-Environment House of Representatives in History Tries to Do More Damage

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

With yet another barrage of anti-environment bills is on its way, Tea Party leaders in the House have dramatically stepped up their assault on America's environmental and public health safeguards.

Tea Party Leaders in House Resume Their Assault on Environmental Safeguards

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.13.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

House Republican leaders and their Tea Party colleagues are working to block any effort to update the protections that keep our air and water clean.

Elise Foley

Mike Pence: Spending Deal 'Probably Not Good Enough' To Vote For

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), a leading conservative House Republican, said Sunday he will likely vote against a budget deal to cut about $3...

Elise Foley

Senate Dem Aide: Deal To Avert Shutdown Reached 1.5 Hours Before Deadline

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) briefed his conference on the broad strokes of a government funding bill, aides behind the scenes...

Elise Foley

GOP Policy Leader: Boehner Will Need Dems To Pass Funding Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- A deal has been reached to keep the federal government running, but not all House Republicans are please...

Sam Stein

139 Groups Sign Letter Demanding Policy Riders Be Stripped From Govt. Funding Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of 139 groups have written a letter to the leadership in the Senate and the White House demanding that any continuing resolu...