As Barton Apologizes, Senate GOP Continues To Block Measures To Hold BP Accountable

Republicans on Thursday once again blocked the Senate from voting on separate bills designed to hold energy giant BP accountable for the monster oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The action in the Senate came on the same day a senior House Republican also came under fire for apologizing … Continue reading

Senate Bill Would Double The Amount Of State, Local Aid President Obama Seeks

Three Senate Democrats have introduced new legislation that would provide about twice the financial aid to state and local governments than called for by President Obama to help communities nationwide prevent further cuts in services and avoid more layoffs of firefighters, police officers, and others. The Local Jobs for America … Continue reading