Tag Archives: House of Representatives

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CD087 Run for Congress with Chris Clemmons

In this episode, an interview with Chris Clemmons, a member of the Congressional Dish family who ran for the House of Representatives in Kansas' 2nd district. In this episode, we discuss the experience of running for Federal office, the election results, and begin to brainstorm how to win without corporate cash in 2016.

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CD083: The Story of the 113th Congress

This episode is the summary of everything that happened in the House of Representatives during the 113th Congress. Continue reading

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CD077: The May Bills

In this episode, we look at a bill that furthers the “new normal” in Africa, a bill that sanctions Venezuela, a banking bill, a charter school bill, some silly bills that won’t become law, and a few Presidential declarations. Continue reading

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CD074: The March Bills

This episode highlights the bills that passed the House of Representatives in March, including a bill that allows toxic mountaintop removal waste to be dumped in streams, a bill that skips environmental reviews for new nuclear power plants, a bill that wasn’t meant to become law but could screw over every government employee if it did, a bill that prevents the government from managing water rights, multiple bills to chip away at ObamaCare, and more. Continue reading

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CD072: The February Bills

Catching up the the bills that passed the House of Representatives in February, this episode details a bill designed to keep campaign donors secret, a bill to make all regulations more difficult to enact, a bill that makes unlocking your cell phone legal, a bill that prohibits states from seizing your land for another private interest’s gain, a bill that sets up the defunding of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau… and more. Continue reading

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CD058: Space Travel, TSA, Wall Street, & Patents

During the first week of December, the House of Representatives passed bills to extend an insurance program that provides taxpayer bailouts to private space exploration companies, made changes to TSA policies, tried (again) to deregulate Wall Street gamblers, and tried to shut down patent trolls. Continue reading

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CD055: Three Bills for Fossil Fuels

Before going home for Thanksgiving, the House passed three bills designed to fast-track permits for oil and natural gas drilling. This episode highlights the Congressmen who pushed these bills through the House. Continue reading

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CD054: Hidden Data Act

A bill marketed as for “transparency” appears to keep information secret from the public and gut an oversight board. Taxpayers treat a group of Representatives to an expensive Summer getaway. Cocaine. Continue reading

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CD049: Crisis… Postponed

The shutdown is over & the debt ceiling postponed; we take a close look at the new law that finally ended the unnecessary crisis. Continue reading

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CD047: Talking Pointing

In the hours before the government shutdown, the crisis could have been averted. We take a look at the hours before the deadline and see what Congress has done since they slammed the government’s doors shut. Continue reading