Daily Archive for February 14th, 2013

: February 14th, 2013

Barbara Boxer pushes forward on “planetary emergency”

Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., formally introduced their fee-and-dividend climate bill Thursday,as you learned here Wednesday. The press conference featured several environmental activists who were arrested at the White House Wednesday, part of a push for a big climate rally in Washington Sunday. Also on Thursday the Government Accountability Office added climate  

Esty sends gun-control Valentines

Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Cheshire, whose congressional district includes Newtown, kicked off a Valentine’s Day lobbying campaign to press her House and Senate colleagues to adopt gun-control legislation.

Himes gets choice Intelligence Committee post

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes has won a seate on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
The posting, to be announced later today by Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, is something Himes has expressed great interest in, and he’s psyched to get it.