In this episode, a look at the House’s 2014 military construction and veterans funding bill’s first-draft and then examine whether it’s wise to continue a system that fast-tracks applications for animal anti-biotics.
Links to Information in this Episode
Congressional Dish summary of H.R. 2216: Funding for military construction and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Transcript of President Obama’s May 23, 2013 speech on national defense to National Defense University in Washington, D.C
Video/Audio of President Obama’s speech
Example of the strategy allowed in Section 123 that transfers expired funds to the “Foreign Currency Fluctuations, Construction, Defense” account so that it can magically become unexpired
A full explanation of what we did in Iraq: The privatization of their government for the benefit of U.S. corporations leaving Iraqi industries – including cement – to watch and go broke (by Naomi Klein)
Text of S. 622: “Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Re-authorization Act of 2013”
Thom Hartmann segment on the consequences of factory farming from January 2013
Congressional Dish summary of H.R. 1919: “The Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceuticals Act of 2013”
Representatives Featured in this Episode (in order of appearance)
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