Rep. Dave Obey (D-Wis.) came to Congress in the spring of 1969 after winning a special election to succeed Republican Melvin Laird, who had left the H...
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Amidst a grassroots uproar over funding for the military, the nuclear power industry has again forced $9 billion in loan guarantees onto an "emergency" war appropriations bill for Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Obey plan would keep teachers working by diverting money that is now going to be spent on charter schools and merit pay.
Why a military appropriations bill would be used to deliver loan guarantees for new nuclear plants at a time like this will demand some hard answers down the road.
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