A Simple Guide For Contacting Your Local Lawmakers (And What To Say To Them)

A Simple Guide For Contacting Your Local Lawmakers (And What To Say To Them)

There are a lot of proposed laws out there, making their way through–or stalling out in–the House and Senate. And a common refrain from concerned parties is for everyone to “Call your representatives about this issue!” But to some people, that’s a daunting task. [More]

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Report: House Of Representatives Apparently Can’t Get Enough Pirated Episodes Of ‘Dexter’

Pardon us, U.S. House of Representatives — is that… is that mud on your face? Don’t worry, you’re not the only government group to get caught allegedly downloading pirated content from the Internets. A new report claims that someone or multiple someones in the offices of the U.S. House of Representatives have been catching up on TV and movies by illegally downloading content recently. [More]

House Considering Three Bills That Could Erode Consumer Protections

House Considering Three Bills That Could Erode Consumer Protections

Our ever-vigilant parents at the Consumers Union are taking action against three new bills set to be vote on in the House of Representatives Friday, publishing a letter to show how proposed reforms in the bills would contribute to damaging many consumer protections. [More]

Washington Considering $25 Billion Loan Handout For U.S. Auto Makers

Washington Considering $25 Billion Loan Handout For U.S. Auto Makers

What do you do when your industry starts to go belly up and you can’t make enough revenue to stay afloat? If you’re a short-sighted U.S. auto maker, you beg the government for $25-50 billion in immediate, low-interest loans in order to retool your plants, so you can start producing the hybrid cars you should have been planning years ago.

House To Walmart: No Banks For You

House To Walmart: No Banks For You

The House is poised to pass a bill that will keep Walmart, and all who seek to follow them, from ever having a bank to call their own. The measure, H.R. 698, prevents industrial loan companies (ILCs) from being owned or chartered by any institution that doesn’t derive at least 85% of their revenue from financial activity.

Freedom Fries Refrogified On House of Representatives Menu

Freedom Fries Refrogified On House of Representatives Menu

House of Representative Republicans will just have to choke down the greasy taste of semantic defeat: the ludicrous ‘Freedom Fries’ debacle is over.