Friday, February 18, 2011

Republicans Vote to End World

How's the voting going in the U.S. House? Here are a few news updates:

- The Republican-controlled House has voted to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases that scientists say cause global warming. Huffington Post

- The Republican-controlled House defeated a proposal to close Chicago-area shipping locks in order to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes and killing native fish populations, putting 800,000 jobs at risk.  9and10news 

- House Republicans voted Thursday to block the net neutrality law. Washington Post

- The Republican-controlled House has voted to defund the health care law.  Huff Post

- The House has approved a Republican proposal to block federal aid for Planned Parenthood. Politico

- The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a measure that allows Royal Dutch Shell to drill in the Arctic Ocean. NASDAQ

- The US House of Representatives voted to eliminate all funding for the US Institute of Peace, an independent government-funded institution to analyze and prevent international conflict. Rawstory 

- U.S. administration prepares for a total government shutdown.  Politico


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3 comments:

Chicken Underwear said...

like

Katia said...

It sure seems like the end of the world as we know it, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Damn Republicans, next thing you know they will want to outlaw rainbow stew.