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  Democrats Stand Up to House GOP Senate Democrats have stood up to the constant assault on the environment a bit and told the House GOP to “stop polluting [a] middle-class tax bill with poison pills,” as Brad Johnson of Think Progress writes. “Instead of finding commonsense solutions, [...]
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US Politics / Liberal : Talking Points Memo Editor's Blog

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US Politics / Liberal : ThinkProgress: Justice

Republicans in the House and Senate are pushing hard for two polluter poison-pill provisions in the payroll tax cut extension bill. Guaranteeing a year-end flood of contributions from the fossil fuel industry, the GOP has attached l...

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US Politics / Liberal : ThinkProgress: Justice

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Senate Dems Tell House GOP To Stop Polluting Middle-Class Tax Bill With Poison Pills

US Politics / Liberal : ThinkProgress: Justice

In December, House Republicans attached poisonous riders on the Keystone XL pipeline and mercury-pollution rules to a tax-cut bill for working families. Senate Democrats killed the mercury rider, which would have blocked the so-call...

GOP tries to force Big Coal’s poison pill on tax cut bill

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Grist

by Brad Johnson. Cross-posted from ThinkProgress Green. GOP leadership in Congress has decided to use must-pass payroll tax cut legislation as a vehicle to push key polluter priorities, despite a veto threat from the White House. Ho...


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