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  • Senate panel plans fall hearing on biofuel rule

    08/01/2013 8:25:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 31, 2013 | Zack Colman
    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing on the Renewable Fuel Standard this fall, Bettina Poirier, a Democratic committee aide, told The Hill on Wednesday. The announcement raises the specter that changes to the nearly decade-old biofuel-blending mandate could be in the offing. The planned hearing comes as members on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are working on legislation to overhaul the rule. The mandate, approved by Congress in a 2005 energy law and expanded two years later, requires refiners to blend 36 billion gallons of biofuel with conventional petroleum by 2022. Some Democrats on...
  • Senate gay-marriage pool update: Democrat Tom Carper — and Republican Mark Kirk — “evolve” on SSM

    04/02/2013 10:48:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/02/2013 | AllahPundit
    And so, after a solid week of me picking Carper every day in the gay-marriage pool as the next Democrat to flip, only to be disappointed every time, he finally flips --- the day after I switch my pick to Bill Nelson.Congrats to JohnGalt23 for scooping up Carper after I dropped him. See why I don't bother filling out NCAA Tournament brackets anymore? As our society has changed and evolved, so too has the public’s opinion on gay marriage – and so has mine. I pray every day for God to grant me the wisdom to do what is right....
  • Senate majority rejects GOP bid to block EPA (with the help of 6 RINOs)

    11/11/2011 4:48:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | November 11, 2011 | Dina Cappiello (AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democrat-controlled Senate on Thursday rejected a Republican attempt to block a regulation intended to curb power plant pollution that blows downwind into other states. By a 56-41 vote, senators defeated a resolution by Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who said the step was needed to rein in what he called the Obama administration's overzealous job-killing approach to environmental protection. "We are simply asking that the clean air regulations already on the books stay in place and we do not make the regulations so onerous that they put utility plants out of business and we have an...
  • Dem Sen. Tom Carper Says There is No Point in Reading Actual Language of Health Care Bill - Video

    10/02/2009 7:49:32 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 504+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Democrat Sen. Tom Carper calmly explaining that he will not read the actual Health Care Bill because it is too "arcane," and "among the more confusing things I've ever read in my life." Carper said the legislative language is virtually "beyond comprehension." Carper did not seem to think there was anything at all odd about voting on a bill, or even writing a bill, that is "incomprehensible." He did say a "plain English" summary of the bill should be made available to people, but saw no use for putting the actual bill online for people to...
  • Democrats Don't Know Jack???(Abramoff)

    01/04/2006 1:09:32 PM PST · by radar101 · 22 replies · 1,641+ views
    NRSC Newsletter ^ | Dec. 14, 2006 | NRSC
    Tribal Clients And Associates Of Jack Abramoff Have Contributed Over $3.1 Million To Democrat Party Interests Between 1997 And 2004. (Campaign Finance Analysis Project Website,, Accessed December 2005; Political Money Line Website,, Accessed December 2005) National Democrat Party Affiliated Committees Received Over $1.2 Million From Indian Tribe Clients And Lobbying Associates Of Jack Abramoff. (Campaign Finance Analysis Project Website,, Accessed December 7, 2005; Political Money Line Website,, Accessed December 7, 2005; Internal Revenue Service Website,, Accessed April 21, 2005) The Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) Received Over – $430,000 The Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)...
  • Dem Says He's Open to Private Soc. Sec. [Carper, DE]

    02/11/2005 4:35:39 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 22 replies · 851+ views
    AP ^ | February 11, 2005 | LAURA MECKLER
    A second Senate Democrat said Friday he was open to President Bush's idea of letting people divert some of their Social Security taxes to personal retirement accounts as Republican Party leaders tried to allay re-election fears among wavering GOP lawmakers. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., said any plan should be bipartisan, in part to give lawmakers from both parties political cover for supporting major changes to such the popular retirement program. "I don't believe that we should rule out the accounts," Carper said Friday in an interview. "We have a very low savings rate in this country and clearly need to...
  • Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) Draws Potential Opponent In 2006

    02/06/2005 2:36:47 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 820+ views
    The Delaware Grapevine ^ | February 2, 2005 | Claudia Cohen
    "I'm flattered, but no decision has been made," Bonini said. "I haven't had a chance to go to Washington to talk to anybody about it."