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According to a new poll released this afternoon, nearly 8 in 10 Americans (77%) oppose efforts by Republicans in Congress to block the EPA from updating safeguards to protect our health from dangerous air pollution. House Republicans aren’t listening–today, Chairman … Continue reading

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Today, the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling released their report on steps the federal government and the oil industry should take to prevent similar disasters in the future. In the 111th Congress, the … Continue reading

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In the 111th Congress, Democrats have been working with President Obama to move America forward, restore Main Street values, and create jobs here at home. We are fighting for an approach that lifts every American, not just the privileged few—in … Continue reading

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In 1956, President Eisenhower set this nation on a course to move people and products speedily and safely – connecting communities and spurring commerce with the interstate highway system. Five-and-a-half decades later, in that same spirit, President Obama and the … Continue reading

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A new report highlights the secret money from multinational oil corporations and shadowy front groups that is being used to influence American voters, in an effort to protect their profits: …big polluters and their special interest allies have spent an … Continue reading

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A new joint poll released by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), National Journal and Pew Research Center shows the American people overwhelmingly support a comprehensive energy and climate bill that reduces our dependence on foreign oil, limits carbon … Continue reading

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Last Friday, the House passed a sweeping package of offshore drilling reforms as part of the response to the BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Congress continues to move forward with a full inquiry into the disastrous BP … Continue reading

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In the wake of the BP disaster, Congress is acting on its commitment to protect America's families and businesses, rebuild the Gulf Coast, hold BP and oil companies accountable, and work to ensure that a spill of this kind never … Continue reading

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In the wake of the BP disaster, House Democrats are acting on our commitment to protect America's families and businesses, rebuild the Gulf Coast, hold BP and oil companies accountable, and work to ensure that a spill of this kind … Continue reading

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Today, the House passed two bills in response to the disastrous BP oil spill. The first bill, the Oil Pollution Research and Development Program Reauthorization (H.R. 2693), will strengthen research, development, and demonstration of innovative tools, methods, and technologies for … Continue reading

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