Sep 23, 2014
This episode highlights the laws and bills that passed the House of Representatives in June. Most of the bills this month were dedicated to cutting corporate taxes and keeping us hooked on fossil fuels.
The bill originated in the Senate, where it passed unanimously; it passed the House on June 23 by 370-12 and was signed into law a week later.
Written by Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio. No Republicans voted against it.
Written by Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from Connecticut. The bill passed unanimously in the Senate and was supported by every Democrat in the House; only three Republicans voted against it. It was signed into law on June 30th.
The bill passed 263-155 with the same two Republicans who voted against HR 4457 - Walter Jones of North Carolina and retiring Congressman John Campbell of California- voting against it. Forty-two Democrats said yes to this bill. The bill was written by Rep. David Reichert of Washington.
Walter Jones of North Carolina was the only Republican to vote against this bill (John Campbell didn't vote) and 46 Democrats joined the rest of the Republicans to pass it 265-144. The White House didn't issue a veto threat but said they "strongly oppose" the passage of this bill. It has little chance of becoming law. Written by Frank Lucas of Oklahoma.
Written by Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan, who has taken over $2 million from the Energy and Natural Resources sector. The only Republican to vote against this bill was once again, Walter Jones of North Carolina. Seventeen oily Democrats joined the vast majority of the Republicans to pass this bill 238-173.
Intro and Exit Music: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio) June Gloom by 4-Track Glo (found on Music Alley by mevio) Taxes by Nashville Session Players (found on Music Alley by mevio)