A Republican-controlled congressional body this week used a controversial new parenting study to argue that the Defense of Marriage Act is constitutional.
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Chevron is giving up its experimental oil shale lease in Western Colorado. The company is one of only three companies holding a federal lease to research oil shale development in Colorado but officials say they would rather pursue other projects.
A bill designed to encourage oil shale development cruised through the House on Thursday evening. But a wind production tax credit didn’t fly, and now layoffs and abandoned projects loom.
Asked why he was Colorado’s lone congressional holdout in calling for the extension of the wind tax credit, U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn answered his “preference is to help industry grow by reducing federal regulations and mandates as opposed to carving out special interests in the tax code.”
House Speaker John Boehner announced during a floor speech this week that he would take legislative action against a federal decision requiring insurance companies to cover contraception as a preventive service if the Obama administration does not reverse course.
Oil shale isn’t yet commercially viable but on Wednesday the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources passed Rep. Doug Lamborn’s bill to speed up its production in the West anyway.
Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall this afternoon said he hopes a deal between House Republicans and Senate leaders to end a payroll tax-cut stalemate signals a new willingness for both parties to work together after the holidays.
Republican Colorado congressional members joined their House colleagues today in blaming the Senate for failing to pass a long-term extension of unemployment benefits and a payroll tax break, but senior Denver Democrat Diana DeGette scoffed at that notion on Tuesday.
Republican Doug Lamborn’s bill to speed up oil shale production in western Colorado has been packaged with House Speaker John Boehner’s American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act (HR 7) as a means of funding the nation’s crumbling transportation infrastructure. But critics point out commercial oil shale production is potentially decades away and may never come to fruition.
U.S. politics today features a speaker of the House with an orange tan and the kind of constant unoriginal and petty backbiting and betrayals that are the stock in trade of reality TV. Why pretend otherwise? Where some might see tragedy, the media company behind “Jersey Shore” sees opportunity. Doron Ofir Casting is looking to make its next bazillion dollars off of our great national farce by simply broadcasting a version of it starring young hottie politicos who want to be famous.