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ACTION ALERT: Stop the Senate From Slipping Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling Language Into the Defense Appropriations Bill

From the Sierra Club: It’s been a long battle to save the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil companies and their allies in Congress. Today the fight has taken yet another unbelievable turn. In a desperate last-minute effort to pass widely opposed legislation, a group of Senators led by Senator Stevens from Alaska — the […]

John Kerry: Romney Should Focus on Massachusetts

Governor Mitt Romney confirmed last night that Massachusetts yesterday pulled out of a landmark multistate pact to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from Northeast power plants. Rhode Island has also dropped out of the pact, according to two government officials involved in the negotiations. In a statement today on Romney’s decision John Kerry said: Romney Should […]

Feinstein Announces Opposition to Labor/HHS Conference Report

– Bill fails to adequately fund health, education, and workforce programs – Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced she would oppose the FY06 Labor/HHS Conference Report. Senator Feinstein criticized the bill for cutting total health funding by $466 million, cutting total education funding by $59 million, and slashing millions of dollars […]

John Kerry: Senate Holding Our Troops and Hurricane Victims Hostage to Big Oil Interests

CQ Today reported yesterday that “Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, said hurricane disaster relief would be put on the same bill as ANWR – either the budget savings package or on the Defense appropriations bill (HR 2863).” Stevens chairs the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. “It’s going to be awfully hard to vote against [hurricane aid],” Stevens said. […]

John Kerry: SBA Needs to Help Gulf Coast Instead of Holding Press Conferences

With SBA Administrator Hector Barreto on his way to Capitol Hill for yet another press conference to spin away the SBA’s failure to help small businesses in the Gulf Coast devastated by Hurricane Katrina, Senator John Kerry, top Democrat on the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, issued the following statement: “This administration should […]