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H.R.97 Free Industry Act, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 01, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Energy and Power

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  • 68% of users oppose H.R.97

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    68% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, oppose H.R.97.
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    • Amends the Clear Air to state that greenhouse gases are not "air pollutants," and, therefore, can not be regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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    • Americans For Prosperity

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    • Natural Resources Defense Council

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    • Clean Air Council

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    • Friends of the Earth

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    • United Methodist Women

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    • Sierra Club

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On January 20, 2011, by MichaelDSP - Well Congress created these organizations. They created them specifically to create their own rules. The EPA for example was created by Richard Nixon, then approved by Congress. The FDA was organized under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938 passed by Congress, then amended over the years. The FCC was created under the Communications Act of 1934 passed by Congress. My point is that these organizations were created to regulate their respective fields so that Congress isn't constantly bogged down by creating countless bills to address problems whenever they arise. It seems that modern Politicians have forgotten that and they feel they need to get their hands into every aspect of these organizations.

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      As noted by MichaelDSP, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 20, 2011, "Well Congress created these organizations. They created them specifically to create their own rules. The EPA for example was created by Richard Nixon, then approved by Congress. The FDA was organized under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938 passed by Congress, then amended over the years. The FCC was created under the Communications Act of 1934 passed by Congress. My point is that these organizations were created to regulate their respective fields so that Congress isn't constantly bogged down by creating countless bills to address problems whenever they arise. It seems that modern Politicians have forgotten that and they feel they need to get their hands into every aspect of these organizations."
    • On January 13, 2011, by invient - They are called green house gases... because they clean the air!... that makes sense... no need to regulate /sarcasm

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      As noted by invient, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 13, 2011, "They are called green house gases... because they clean the air!... that makes sense... no need to regulate /sarcasm"
    • On January 29, 2011, by TheConservative - You can't believe everything you hear in a high school science class. Don't forget, they tried to tell us that we came from Australopithecus Afarensis too. Admittedly, sometimes looking at government can lend a little credence to the belief that we came from monkeys, but you get my point.

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      As noted by TheConservative, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 29, 2011, "You can't believe everything you hear in a high school science class. Don't forget, they tried to tell us that we came from Australopithecus Afarensis too. Admittedly, sometimes looking at government can lend a little credence to the belief that we came from monkeys, but you get my point."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S.3426: Stopping Abuse and Fraud in Electronic ... - OpenCongress - July 23, 2012 by opencongress.org - A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to address certain issues related to the extension of consumer credit, and for other purposes. view all titles (3). Close ... Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web add

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      As noted by opencongress.org on July 23, 2012, "A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to address certain issues related to the extension of consumer credit, and for other purposes. view all titles (3). Close ... Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web add" (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s3426/show&sa=U&ei=lykYUNS2LZOy8ASPlYHoCA&ved=0CCIQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNGDPcHxkJW3zXhqRyKXCME52MwO0w)
    • More Immigration Attorneys Turn To Online Petitions - July 19, 2012 by The Huffington Post News Editors - According to the <a href="http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h140/text " target="_hplink">bill's text</a>, the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, and "clari

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      As noted by The Huffington Post News Editors on July 19, 2012, "According to the &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h140/text &quot; target=&quot;_hplink&quot;&gt;bill&#39;s text&lt;/a&gt;, the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, and &quot;clari" (/url?q=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/18/immigration-attorney-online-petition_n_1680604.html&sa=U&ei=t00OUOmgJono2QXa_4GwCA&ved=0CCYQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNEpbkeHc2ga9vuPkGpYjSH8R0-_lQ)
    • James Makowski, U.S. Citizen Mistaken For Undocumented ... - July 10, 2012 by The Huffington Post News Team - According to the <a href="http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h140/text " target="_hplink">bill's text</a>, the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, and "clari

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      As noted by The Huffington Post News Team on July 10, 2012, "According to the &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h140/text &quot; target=&quot;_hplink&quot;&gt;bill&#39;s text&lt;/a&gt;, the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, and &quot;clari" (/url?q=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/10/james-makowski-us-citizen-mistaken-for-undocumented-immigrant_n_1658963.html&sa=U&ei=gosRUPCHMYaC8ASn5IGoAQ&ved=0CEEQmAEwCA&usg=AFQjCNHqE1kb1_PsDMtQHAVlL6sxWsrkTQ)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Bills of the 112th Congresss Concerning Climate Change - September 20, 2012 by The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions - ...climate change. Sponsor: Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) (introduced 12/6/2011). H.R.4314: To amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 to require the Secretary of Commerce to establish a coastal climate change adaptation planning and response program, and f

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      As noted by The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions on September 20, 2012, "...climate change. Sponsor: Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) (introduced 12/6/2011). H.R.4314: To amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 to require the Secretary of Commerce to establish a coastal climate change adaptation planning and response program, and f" (http://www.c2es.org/federal/congress/112/climate-change-legislative-proposals)
    • Major winter storm brewing for southwest U.S. - December 18, 2011 by KSAT 12 - An early season winter storm is brewing in the Southwest and is expected to bring blizzard conditions and heavy snow accumulations of over a foot to the southern High Plains on Monday, making travel across the region dangerous, if not impossible. The ...

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      As noted by KSAT 12 on December 18, 2011, "An early season winter storm is brewing in the Southwest and is expected to bring blizzard conditions and heavy snow accumulations of over a foot to the southern High Plains on Monday, making travel across the region dangerous, if not impossible. The ..." (http://www.ksat.com/news/Major-winter-storm-brewing-for-southwest-U-S/-/478452/5981244/-/hr97tjz/-/index.html)
    • CLASS A BASEBALL: State tournament capsules - June 01, 2011 by Bismarck Tribune - Team statistics: Batting — .262, 2 HR, 97 R. Pitching — 1371/3 IP, 107 H, 42 ER, 82 BB, 111 SO, 2.14 ERA. Fielding — 35 E, .940, 33 unearned runs. Notes: Kenner has a no-hitter and a one-hitter to his credit. ... St. Mary's has won nine of its l

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      As noted by Bismarck Tribune on June 01, 2011, " Team statistics: Batting — .262, 2 HR, 97 R. Pitching — 1371/3 IP, 107 H, 42 ER, 82 BB, 111 SO, 2.14 ERA. Fielding — 35 E, .940, 33 unearned runs. Notes: Kenner has a no-hitter and a one-hitter to his credit. ... St. Mary&#39;s has won nine of its l" (http://www.bismarcktribune.com/sports/high-school/article_444dcae4-8ccd-11e0-ba4e-001cc4c03286.html)
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