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Shea-Porter Statement on President Obama Signing the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act into Law

WASHINGTON, DC  – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after President Obama signed the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act into law. 

Today is a great day for men and women who have served our country in uniform, as well as for the heroic people who care for them.  Disabled veterans and their families face many unique challenges, and caring for a loved one with a serious injury is often emotionally and physically exhausting. This law will provide our veterans and their family members with additional resources and support.”

The legislation, which passed the House on April 21, will help families better care for disabled or injured veterans. It will also greatly improve health care services for women veterans and will expand VA programs for veterans living in rural areas.

The Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act is supported by the American Legion, AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, the National Military Family Association, Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and  the Wounded Warrior Project.


AFP - Palin Speaks at Michigan Summit 

Dear Friend,

Today, Sarah Palin told 1,300 roaring grassroots activists at the Michigan Defending the American Dream® Summit in Auburn Hills, Michigan that we are going to win this crucial policy battle over cap-and-trade if we keep taking our message to the American people. 

She's right.  But we have a big fight ahead.

Ideologues on the Left are trying to use the tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to push their global warming agenda.  It's outrageous to see radical groups like Greenpeace and the Environmental Defense Fund using the tragedy of death and destruction in the Gulf to push their plan for the biggest energy tax in American history.

Majority Leader Harry Reid has already said they plan on bringing a new cap-and-trade energy tax bill to the floor of the Senate this summer.

Think about it.  Unemployment is still hovering at 10%.  Our economy is still struggling.  Americans are paying historically high taxes.  Businesses are drowning in red tape.  Government is the biggest and most intrusive it's ever been. 

And, the Obama/Pelosi/Reid answer?  Another massive government program to ration energy use, tax gasoline even higher, increase utility bills, and pile more bureaucracy on small businesses.  Raise consumer prices through the new regulations on energy use.  It's mind boggling!

In fact, President Obama spoke just 45 miles away from here today at the University of Michigan commencement, where he defended government. He has to defend it because Americans are tired of his administration's push to expand it into every corner of our lives!

At the event today, Governor Palin talked about the AFP Regulation Reality Tour™, where we're educating the American people on how the Obama administration is attempting to use the EPA to push through much of their cap-and-trade agenda just in case we defeat them in Congress.  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

In fact, please contact your senator today to tell them to vote YES on Senator Lisa Murkowski's resolution to stop the EPA’s global warming power grab.
This vote will be in mid-May and already we have 41 senators who have signed on as co-sponsors.  We only need 51 votes to win. 

The week of May 10 we will be back on the road - this time in Ohio and Indiana - with more rallies and events to keep up the pressure on the Senate to pass the Murkowski resolution
For a full tour schedule click here.

The Left is hoping you and I get tired.  Their hope is misplaced.  Today, a lady named Cathy came all the way from South Carolina to be part of the Michigan Summit because she said "it's that important."  Another man, Emery, got up at 3 a.m. Saturday morning to drive 300 miles from Indiana to be part of the Summit.  And I spoke to a young couple from the farthest northern reaches of Michigan who had driven hours to "send a message" to the Left and the media. 

Michigan has faced a tough decade thanks to the liberal policies of the political elite here.  The folks I met today still believe in the American dream and know that November is Coming™.



PS:  Let's rein in the EPA by demanding that Congress vote YES on Senator Murkowski's resolution to block the EPA's global warming power grab.

CLICK here to contact your senators today with a simple message: vote YES on S.J. Res. 26 because Congress should not use an unelected bureaucracy to implement a radical job-killing, tax-increasing environmental agenda.

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CEI Weekly: Horner Talks "Power Grab" on Fox News


CEI Weekly

April 23, 2010 

>>Chris Horner Talks "Power Grab" on Hannity Show on Fox News

CEI's Chris Horner appeared on Fox News to talk about the Obama administration's use of climate change as a means to increase government power of his new book, "Power Grab: How Obama’s Green Policies Will Steal Your Freedom and Bankrupt America." Watch the interview here.

>>Shaping the Debate  

The FDA Should Get Real

Gregory Conko's op-ed in

The Hidden Tax That's More than $1 Trillion

Wayne Crews and Ryan Young's op-ed in

Military leads fight against climate change: Pew

Marlo Lewis' citation in Scientific American

President Barack Obama wields executive clout on green policy

Myron Ebell's citation in the Arizona Republic 

The Department of Defense Should Assess the Security Risks of Climate Change Policies

Marlo Lewis' On Point study at CEI

>>Best of the Blogs

Taxpayers Take Another Hit from Obama; Administration Panders Yet Again to Big Labor

by Hans Bader

Taxpayers will pay billions more due to an executive order signed by President Obama that effectively restricts federal construction contracts to the minority of construction firms whose workers are unionized.  That will encourage them to jack up their prices, by shielding them from having to compete with lower bids from non-union construction firms. As the Examiner notes, “President Obama signed Executive Order 13502 directing federal agencies taking bids for government construction projects to accept only those from contractors who agree in advance to a project labor agreement that requires a union work force.

Obama-Dodd financial bill would further enrich Goldman Sachs

By John Berlau (As Featured on the Drudge Report)

The SEC charged giant investment bank Goldman Sachs with more than $1 billion worth of securities fraud for its dealings in the subprime mortgage market. Ironically, at the same time the SEC is seeking justice for Goldman’s alleged victims, President Obama and Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) are pushing a bill would reward the firm with potentially billions of dollars by instituting a so-called “resolution authority” that would, in practice, be a permanent bailout fund.

Earth Day Agriculture and Sustainable Intensification

by Greg Conko

What’s the most sustainable way to grow the food we eat? The answer environmentalists give is always “local and organic.”  But, increasingly, the answer from the scientists who’ve studied the question is the exact opposite.  A study from England’s Royal Society issued last October concluded that genuinely sustainable agriculture must embrace the use of science and technology for producing more food on less land.

>>LibertyWeek Podcast

Episode 89: Tax the Sin, Love the Sinner

Richard Morrison, Jeremy Lott, Marc Scribner and Lee Doren bring you Episode 89 of the LibertyWeek podcast. We chew over sin taxes, enviro attacks on Al Gore, free booze, Eric Massa’s $40,000 payoff and the recent Tax Day Tea Party protests in D.C.

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