Pennsylvania rivers that supply drinking water continued to show high levels of the salt bromide earlier this year, a telltale sign that they were still receiving inadequately treated wastewater from natural gas hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, operations.
We can no longer afford to pay for our government. They are too expensive for us to support. We cannot afford to pay for their behind-the-door unauthorized pay raises, bonuses, perks and extravagant lifestyles.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Republicans set efforts to pass a bipartisan Superstorm Sandy emergency disaster relief bill back to square one when they refused to vote on legislation approved by the Senate Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Scott Garrett was the only New Jersey representative in Congress to vote against the ‘fiscal cliff’ compromise that will raise some income-tax rates for the first time in 20 years, increase federal budget deficits over the next decade, and end the two-year-old payroll tax break.
With the campaigns over, our leaders must roll up their sleeves and get to work on the serious financial decisions facing the nation. Congress has known for more than a year that automatic budget cuts and tax increases loom in January, but they’ve left all the work to be done at the last minute.
Why is the President back to making premature and unnecessary concessions to Republicans?
STATE — A large majority of Americans – including majorities of both political parties – say the federal government should pay for reconstruction of areas devastated by Superstorm Sandy, even if doing so drives up the deficit.
STATE – Today, Dec. 15, is Bill of Rights Day, which was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the document.