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Talk about out of touch with the American people. The GOP has been in charge for 185 days and still hasn’t passed a single jobs bill. So what do they have slated for first thing next week? A bill that … Continue reading

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A year ago, Republican ties to Big Oil were exemplified in the words of Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) – the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  Americans were outraged when Barton apologized to BP, the oil company … Continue reading

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House Republicans are looking to add to their already long record of protecting and defending Big Oil.  Tomorrow, Republican leaders will bring to the floor the Agriculture Appropriations bill which slashes the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) budget – the … Continue reading

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As American families and small businesses are getting pinched at the gas pump, House Republicans are protecting oil speculators by slashing funding for the agency tasked with policing price manipulation in the oil markets. The GOP proposal announced yesterday by … Continue reading

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Last month, Speaker Boehner said he was open to ending taxpayer subsidies for Big Oil saying “they ought to be paying their fair share.” Today, he said rolling back the billions in taxpayer dollars Big Oil is siphoning away from … Continue reading

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This month, House Republicans are bringing a series of ‘drill only’ bills to the House floor that offer no relief for taxpayers or consumers and are instead a gift to Big Oil–which is already raking in nearly $36 billion in … Continue reading

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As families, workers, and small businesses across the country continue to face tough economic times, record gas prices – averaging nearly $4.00 per gallon – are causing additional hardship. It’s especially unfair that those same American families, workers, and small … Continue reading

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For two weeks, the American people have been telling the GOP they need relief at the gas pump and they aren’t buying the Republican budget plan that ends Medicare as we know it to give tax cuts to Big Oil. … Continue reading

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For the past two weeks the American people have been telling Congressional Republicans not to end Medicare as we know it in order to give tax breaks to Big Oil. But the GOP refuses to listen. From the National Journal, … Continue reading

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Over the past two weeks, Republicans have been hearing their constituents speak out loud and clear against the Republican plan to end Medicare as we know it in order to reward Big Oil with tax breaks. These headlines from local … Continue reading

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