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01.28.16

Time to Modernize Our Nation’s Energy Policies

Broad Bipartisan Bill Cuts Red Tape And Promotes LNG Exports, Innovation, And Efficiency SEN. MURKOWSKI (R-AK): "Our energy renaissance has taken us from a position of energy scarcity to one of energy abundance, but current law rarely reflects that fact. After months of working together, the bipartisan legislation we introduced today marks a critical step toward the modernization of our federal energy policies. By focusing on areas where agreement was possible, we have assembled a robust bill… Continue Reading


12.15.15

President Obama In Paris: American Jobs Sacrificed For ‘Paper Tiger’ Deal

In Return For A 'Paper Tiger' Deal In Paris… SEC. KERRY: "…it doesn't have mandatory targets for reduction, and it doesn't have an enforcement compliance mechanism." (Fox News' "Fox News Sunday," 12/13/15) "The agreement is largely nonbinding and not subject to Senate approval…" ("Businesses Back Paris Climate Agreement," U.S. News, 12/14/15) "…critics on both sides say the deal represents nothing more than a 'paper tiger.'" ("Obama Officials Take Victory Lap Ove… Continue Reading


11.17.15

Punishing The Poor

Coal Miner: 'You Say You're The President Of The People? Well We're People Too' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Obama Administration is trying to impose deeply regressive energy regulations that would eliminate good-paying jobs, punish the poor, and make it even harder for Kentuckians to put food on the table. Their effect on global carbon levels? Essentially a rounding error. Their effect on poor and Middle-Class families? Potentially devastating. And yet. The deep-pocketed left-wingers w… Continue Reading


11.06.15

President Obama Rejects American Jobs

American Public & Unions Support 'The Creation Of Good Paying Jobs' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "I wish I were surprised by the President's decision to reject this jobs and infrastructure project. But it's become painfully clear that the President is more interested in appeasing deep-pocketed special interests and extremists than helping tens of thousands of Americans who could have benefited from Keystone' s good jobs." (Sen. McConnell, Press Release, 11/6/15) 'The Party's Liberal … Continue Reading


10.27.15

‘Wave’ Of Opposition To EPA Power Grab Grows

'Publication Of The EPA's Carbon Rule … Has Prompted A Flurry Of Legal And Legislative Action' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The publication of these regulations does not represent an end, but a beginning. It's the beginning of a new front to defend hardworking Middle Class Americans from massive regulations that target them. That front is opening here in Congress, and it's opening across the country as states file lawsuits and Governors stand up for their own Middle Class constituent… Continue Reading


09.30.15

Tilting At Climate Windmills

U.S. Workers Pay For President's Anti-Energy Efforts, While Foreign Nations Scoff PRESIDENT OBAMA'S CLIMATE CRUSADE: 224,000 Jobs 'Eliminated,' 'Electricity Bills Up,' '$50 Billion In Annual Costs' "The heart of the U.S. commitment consists of proposed EPA power plant regulations that industry groups and congressional Republicans are already trying to undercut, both by pursuing court challenges and by urging states not to comply." ("Obama Pledges Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cuts," Politico, 3… Continue Reading


08.03.15

The War On Coal: Electricity Rates Will Necessarily Skyrocket

'The Main Target: Coal,' Coal Families, & 'Your Power Bill' 'The Rule Would Drive Electricity Bills Up' "LOSERS: - YOUR POWER BILL … The National Association of Manufacturers, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the National Mining Association, the American Energy Alliance and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association all predicted the rule would drive electricity bills up." ("Who Wins And Loses Under Obama's Stricter Power Plant Limits," AP, 8/3/15) "… Continue Reading


04.16.15

100 Days: ‘Signs Of Progress’

'Senators Making Significant Headway On Sticky Issues,' 'Promise On A Number Of Policy Fronts' 'One Of The More Productive Legislative Periods In Recent Years,' A 'Rash Of Bipartisanship' "The first 100 days of the 114th Congress offered signs of progress. … Republicans say the party is knocking the dust off its governing playbook for what could be one of the more productive legislative periods in recent years." ("100 Days Of Congress: Stumbles But Signs Of Progress," USA Today, … Continue Reading


03.26.15

The Constitution Isn’t Kindling

Will Democrats Continue To Aid Obama's War On Coal Families? Today, Dems Have An Opportunity To Help Rein In The EPA's 'Constitutionally Reckless' War On Coal Families McConnell / Paul Amendment 'prohibition on withholding highway funds from States that refuse to submit State Implementation Plans' to the EPA: "To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency of greenhouse gas emissions, which may include a prohibition on withholdi… Continue Reading


02.24.15

Obama’s Keystone Choice: Workers Or The 1%

Unions 'Urge The President To Sign This Bill,' Ignore 'Deep Pocketed Billionaire' Unions: 'Washington Should Put Job Creation And The Livelihoods Of Working Men And Women Ahead Of … Deep Pocketed Billionaire Funders' TEAMSTERS: 'I urge the president to sign this bill,' 'construction of the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline will jump-start local economies by creating good-paying jobs.' "With the passage of the Keystone Pipeline Act by the House of Representatives today, Teamsters General Pre… Continue Reading


01.26.15

Dems On Keystone: ‘So Important That We Do It Now’

Senate Dems Push For Pipeline Approval: 'We Have Everything To Gain By Building This Pipeline' DEMOCRATS: 'Common Sense To Be For The Pipeline' Nine currently serving democrats voted 'to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline' last November-with no amendments. (S.2280, Roll Call Vote #280, Bill Defeated 59-41: R 46-0; D 13-39; I 0-2, 11/18/14) Keystone bill cosponsored by democrat senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Jon Tester (D-MT), Claire McCaskill (D-MO)… Continue Reading


01.22.15

New Era, More Votes

New Senate Holds More Amendment Roll Call Votes In One Week Than Total Held Last Year; And Even Democrats Are Praising The Change SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "We've actually reached a milestone here that I think's noteworthy for the Senate. We just cast our fifteenth roll call vote on an amendment on this bill, which is more roll call votes on amendments than the entire United States Senate in all of 2014. … This is the way the Senate ought to work." (Sen. McConnell, Floor Remarks, 1… Continue Reading


01.20.15

The Keystone Jobs Bill

American Public, Unions, Republicans & Many Democrats Support 'The Creation Of Good Paying Jobs' UNION PRESIDENT: 'This shovel-ready project will put thousands of hardworking men and women to work' (William Hite, UA President, Letter To Congress, 1/8/15) AMERICANS: 'By Nearly Two-To-One … Public Favors Building The Pipeline' FOX NEWS: "Most Americans of all political stripes support construction of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline, and want President Obama to sign leg… Continue Reading


01.12.15

Keystone: Unions Double Down In Support

Organized Labor Rallies For The Job Creating Infrastructure Project Teamsters, Electricians, Engineers, Plumbers & Pipefitters, And Others Say 'Enough Is Enough' TEAMSTERS: 'Good paying jobs' "I am writing to express the strong support of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for the Keystone XL Pipeline… The Teamsters Union continues to believe that the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline will contribute to enhanced energy security, economic prosperity and, of critical importance, t… Continue Reading

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