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One Final Lame Duck Attempt at Offshore Drilling

November 28, 2006 - by Donny Shaw

Word has it that when Congress comes back on December 4th they are going to try and pass an offshore drilling bill. Offshore drilling would not get the support in needed to pass in the upcoming Democratic Congress, so the current Republican-led Congress is going to have to work fast to make this happen. There are two bills up for consideration, one from each chamber of Congress, that would end a 25 year moratorium on drilling off the coast of the U.S. Both bills have passed the chamber that th...

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Incoming Appropriations committee chairmen Robert Byrd and David Obey laid out their plan for dealing with the 9 (of 11) spending bills left behind by the GOP-led Congress. The plan is basically to keep funding levels where they are at for the rest of the fiscal year, eliminate earmarks entirely, and use some of the money that was taken up by earmarks to increase funding where the Republican budget plan was skimping out: education, health research, and law enforcement. This could potentially ...

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