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Dec 21, 2013

During the first week of December, the House of Representatives passed bills to extend an insurance program that provides taxpayer bailouts to private space exploration companies, made changes to TSA policies, tried (again) to deregulate Wall Street gamblers, and tried to shut down patent trolls.


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Dec 14, 2013

Hudson Hollister, Executive Director of the Data Transparency Coalition, schools Jen on the DATA Act, the bill from episode CD054. Turns out, the bill is not so bad; In fact, the bill could be really, really good.


Links to Information Presented in This Episode CD054: The Hidden DATA Act episode with a detailed summary of...


Dec 7, 2013

Jen's husband loses his job; in this episode, the political situation that doomed his solar power company. Then we make a rough plan for the future, for ourselves and Congressional Dish. Joe Briney co-hosts.


Links to Information in This Episode [caption id="attachment_1148" align="aligncenter" width="373"]A solar farm seen from an airplane A solar farm...


Nov 28, 2013

Before going home for Thanksgiving, the House passed three bills designed to fast-track permits for oil and natural gas drilling. This episode highlights the Congressmen who pushed these bills through the House.


Bill Summaries

H.R. 1965: "The Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act of 2013" passed the House of...


Nov 23, 2013

A bill marketed as for "transparency" appears to keep information secret from the public and gut an oversight board. Taxpayers treat a group of Representatives to an expensive Summer getaway. Cocaine.


HR 2061: "The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA) of 2013" passed the House of Representatives 388-1...