Democrats sit in: Treading a line between leadership, grandstanding
With sit-in, Democrats tread line between leadership, grandstanding - 6/22/16 But members of Congress are among the most powerful political actors in the country, and they are acting on an issue that is endlessly discussed and debated, not one that requires unusual tactics, like subverting order in the national legislature, to air all sides of the matter. When Republicans respond to not getting their way by undermining legislative norms, the press objects. It should object here."
New Wilderness on The Olympic Peninsula? - Congressman Norm Dicks (D-WA) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced new legislation that sets out to permanently protect more than 126,500 acres of Olympic National Forest wilderness and 19 rivers and their major tributaries (464 river miles in all) as Wild and Scenic Rivers.
Ex-Senator Blanche Lincoln, Please Stop Influence Peddling for Monsanto and the Rest! | News broke recently that Monsanto – one of the most influential corporations among members of Congress – has hired former U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln's lobbying firm, the Lincoln Policy Group, to do it’s bidding in Washington, DC. Cashing in on her public service by helping massive corporations like Monsanto gut food safety, public health and transparency laws is just wrong. SIGN/share petition. Thanks.