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  • House Dem: Climate change bigger health threat than AIDS, malaria

    04/06/2011 10:43:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
    House Dem: Climate change bigger health threat than AIDS, malaria By Andrew Restuccia - 04/06/11 12:25 PM ET Just hours before a vote Wednesday on a GOP plan to block Environmental Protection Agency climate regulations, Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) called climate change a bigger public health threat than AIDS, malaria and pandemic flu. Capps and several other liberal Democrats spoke out Wednesday morning in opposition to the legislation, authored by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.). The lawmakers, who were joined by officials from the American Lung Association and the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the Upton...
  • Something Incredible Happens When a Citizen Asks MN Dems Simple Obamacare Question

    02/21/2014 1:52:14 PM PST · by NYer · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 20, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    During a town hall-style agricultural symposium in Mankato, Minn., on Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers were left speechless after a citizen asked a very simple question about Obamacare.Screengrab via KEYC-TV The question: “I thought the Affordable Care Act would save $2500 per family. What happened?”Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Tim Walz, both of Minnesota, seemingly didn’t know how to respond. In fact, the room erupted in laughter after the two just stared at each other. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), who also attended the meeting, was the only one prepared to respond.“I voted ‘no’, so I’ll let these guys handle that,” he said,...
  • MN: Collin Peterson explains his 'no' vote on health care reform

    03/23/2010 12:52:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 790+ views
    Echo Press ^ | 3/23/10
    U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, Democrat-Minnesota, issued the following statement Sunday night explaining why he voted against an historic health care reform bill that was approved on a 219-212 vote. (Peterson represents the 7th District, which includes Douglas County.) "After thorough and careful reading and review of the health care legislation the House considered this evening I was not convinced that it was right for the people of Minnesotas 7th District and so I voted against it. Some people will appreciate that and some will be disappointed, but I made this decision because I thought it was the right thing to...
  • Rep. Peterson opposes Obama's health care reform plan (First Democrat to make it public)

    08/07/2009 1:26:13 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 26 replies · 1,370+ views
    National Public Radio ^ | 6 August 2009 | Elizabeth Bairer
    St. Paul, Minn. President Obama and U.S. Senate Democrats say they're "united" on the goal of overhauling the nation's health insurance system. But when it comes to hammering out the actual legislation, the party has been far from unified. The House adjourned last week after its health reform bill cleared a key committee by a slim, three-vote margin. Five of the Democrats on that committee sided with Republicans and voted "no." The full House is expected to vote on the measure in September. And a key voting bloc will be the "Blue Dog" Democrats -- 52 moderate and conservative...
  • "Nobody Knows For Sure How This Is Going To Work"

    06/26/2009 9:06:04 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 36 replies · 939+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 06/26/2009 | Mike Volpe
    Let's try a thought experiment. Imagine you had a friend that was a chemist. Imagine your friend invited you to their labe. Imagine, instead of merely observing, you, a layman, began mixing the chemicals in whatever haphazard manner you thought up at the time. Does that sound like a wise thing to do?
  • Authorities shift focus to super corridor

    05/30/2007 6:22:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 231 replies · 2,586+ views
    In-Forum News ^ | May 30, 2007 | Jonathan Knutson and Melinda Rogers
    A proposed North American super corridor would relieve overburdened highways and promote economic growth in three countries, supporters say. But others wonder whether the proposal might bring in cheap exports and put unsafe Mexican trucks on U.S. roads. The issue takes center stage at a three-day conference that begins today in Fort Worth, Texas. More than 350 transportation, logistics and economic development specialists from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting. The conference is sponsored by Dallas-based North Americas SuperCorridor Coalition. The nonprofit coalition, whose members include public- and private-sector organizations, wants to develop an integrated transportation system linking...