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  • Congress to scrutinize GM’s corporate culture

    06/16/2014 12:56:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 16, 2014 3:38 PM EDT | Ivan Moreno
    U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette wants General Motors to explain how it plans to fix what’s been described as a lax corporate culture and how the company plans to compensate victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches. The Colorado Democrat on Monday outlined questions she’ll pose to new GM CEO Mary Barra during a congressional hearing Wednesday. DeGette, the ranking member of the House committee investigating GM’s recall of 2.6 million small cars, noted a company-commissioned report released this month that showed “the GM corporate culture was so siloed that they were unable to catch some of the safety problems...
  • Hope Comes to RHOB 2123--Fred Upton Leads a Cure Strategy for the 21st Century

    05/11/2014 11:22:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | James A. Pinkerton
    The white-marble Rayburn House Office Building, in Washington DC, looks like a giant courts building or a central bank, fully intimidating and imposing in its hulking stony blockiness. And the US Congress, of course, is an institution best known for its tedium, albeit a tedium that is regularly punctuated by fiery partisan combat. On a typical day, the Rayburn building--acronymed as RHOB--is a place where politicos and bureaucrats struggle for and against some special interest, yea or nay, on regulation or appropriation. And the biggest single activity in RHOB, or in any of the other five office edifices on Capitol...
  • DeGette spokeswoman doubles down on congresswoman’s ignorance

    04/03/2013 6:19:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Examiner ^ | 4/3/13 | David Codrea
    Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette, a lead sponsor of the federal ban on personal defense-capacity magazines showed a Denver Post forum she doesn’t have a clue as to what it is she wants to ban, and the “clarifying” statement made by her spokeswoman served to confirm the ignorance of both women. “I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those now they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot...
  • Gun bill sponsor apparently doesn’t understand how guns work

    04/03/2013 6:02:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/3/13 | Greg Campbell
    Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette, the lead Democratic sponsor of a federal bill to ban high-capacity magazines, is apparently unaware that such magazines can be reloaded and reused, according to a comment she made at a Denver Post-sponsored forum on gun control on Tuesday. When asked how limiting the number of bullets in magazines would help reduce violence, she replied: “I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those now, they’re going to shoot them. So if you ban them in the future, the number of these high-capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over...
  • Democratic Rep. Mocks Elderly Man During Gun Control Forum: ‘You’d Probably Be Dead Anyway’

    04/03/2013 2:54:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 3, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    During a forum on gun control in Colorado hosted by The Denver Post, Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) mocked the concerns of a senior citizen who said that his impairments would put him at a significant disadvantage in a firefight under the state’s new gun laws. She drew laughs from the crowd when she reminded the questioner that he can take advantage of the Denver Police Department’s services. She added that, in the hypothetical situation the questioner described, “you’d probably be dead anyway.” At the Tuesday night forum, the elderly questioner described his unique circumstances and asked DeGette about how he...
  • CO Democrat Doesn't Understand High-Capacity Magazines Can Be Reloaded (video)

    04/03/2013 12:28:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 60 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 3, 2013 | NA
    Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colorado): "I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those now they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available." (April 2, 2013, Denver Post forum)
  • Democrats want hearing on 'Obama phone' program

    03/07/2013 2:57:13 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 Mar 13 | Brendan Sasso
    Three leading House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats are calling for an oversight hearing on the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline program, a phone subsidy for the poor that has been disparagingly referred to as the "Obama phone" program. The program, which began long before President Obama took office, has been notorious for waste and abuse. The FCC enacted reforms last year aimed at trimming billions of dollars from the program, but recent reports indicate that people who are ineligible for the program are still receiving subsidies. The program gained more attention last year when conservatives seized on a viral video...
  • GOP slams White House for suspected coffee shop meetings

    05/05/2011 6:15:02 AM PDT · by Dacula · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5-3-11 | Sara Jerome
    House Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee raised concerns at a Tuesday hearing that White House staffers hold meetings at a nearby Caribou Coffee to avoid disclosure requirements. "White House staff apparently purposely schedule meetings at the Caribou Coffee around the corner from the White House so that those meetings won’t show up on the White House logs," said Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Calif.), chairman of the Oversight subcommittee. Republicans portrayed the White House as failing to live up to campaign promises on transparency. Stearns pointed to President Obama, who as a candidate said healthcare negotiations would air on C-SPAN,...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Obama wins stem cell lawsuit

    07/28/2011 12:26:09 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 4 replies
    Obama wins stem cell lawsuit ^ | 7/27/11 10:57 AM EDT Updated: 7/27/11 2:04 PM EDT | By REID J. EPSTEIN
    A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s funding of stem cell research. The lawsuit, filed by Boston biological engineer James L. Shirley, asserted that the funding violated a 1996 law prohibiting federal taxpayer money from supporting work that harms an embryo. The Obama administration policy allows research on embryos that were harvested long ago through private funding ... ... The Court of Appeals overruled him, and (Judge Royce) Lamberth said Wednesday he is bound by the higher court’s ruling and dismissed the case. The White House hailed the ruling as a “victory for research and...
  • Blinded by Science - Diana DeGette’s memoir of confusion.

    08/21/2008 7:45:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 126+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 20, 2008 | Yuval Levin
    August 20, 2008, 4:00 a.m. Blinded by ScienceDiana DeGette’s memoir of confusion. By Yuval Levin Diana DeGette is a sixth-term Democratic congresswoman from Colorado’s first district, and the Democrats’ chief deputy whip in the House. Ever since her arrival in Congress, replacing the retiring Pat Schroeder in 1997, DeGette has focused her attention on abortion, reproductive issues, and — most prominently — the stem-cell debate. She is one of the chief sponsors of a bill to use tax dollars to encourage the ongoing destruction of human embryos for research. The measure, which would overturn President Bush’s stem-cell-funding policy, had...
  • Rosen: Salazar welshes on deal (filibuster, judge nominees, broken campaign promise)

    05/02/2005 12:57:14 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 30 replies · 1,209+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | April 29th, 2005 | Mike Rosen
    There's ample cause to criticize Sen. Ken Salazar for reneging on a key campaign promise. But the picketing of his wife's Dairy Queen restaurant by members of the Faith Bible Chapel who carried signs reading, "Salazar is anti-Christian" and "Salazar mocks God" is absurd. This dispute isn't about Salazar's religion; it's about his politics. === Correction Because of an editing error, this column misidentified those picketing a local restaurant as being associated with Faith Bible Chapel. The picketers were from Denver Bible Church. === On the other hand, Salazar's angry diatribe against Focus on the Family's advertising campaign targeting him...
  • Democrats Say Slow Recall of Meat Threatened Consumers

    07/27/2002 3:01:40 PM PDT · by GeneD · 21 replies · 335+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 7/27/02 | Greg Winter
    A sluggish investigation by the Agriculture Department into evidence that tainted meat had entered the marketplace exposed thousands of consumers to potentially deadly bacteria, possibly contributing to some illnesses, members of Congress said yesterday. Though federal law requires daily inspections, nearly 100 days elapsed from when ConAgra Beef began producing the questionable beef and last week, when the department announced the second-largest meat recall, Democrats in the House and Senate pointed out. "The long delay between contamination and recall is striking," the Democrats, including Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois and Representative Henry A. Waxman of California, wrote in a...
  • Democrat Tries to Boot TV Cameraman From House Hearing (Waxman Fun Time!)

    04/19/2002 5:28:30 PM PDT · by Timesink · 66 replies · 369+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 19, 2002 | Jeff Johnson
    Democrat Tries to Boot TV Cameraman From House Hearing By Jeff Johnson CNSNews.com Congressional Bureau Chief April 19, 2002Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - California Democratic Congresssman Henry Waxman tried unsuccessfully Thursday to have an accredited TV news photographer thrown out of a House subcommittee hearing. The hearing focused on whether to limit liability lawsuits against gun makers and Waxman, who favors gun control, insisted the cameraman was videotaping on behalf of the National Rifle Association. The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection was hearing testimony on the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (H.R. 2037), a bill designed...