Why Not Just Feed Babies Arsenic? - Think Progress

The House of Representatives is currently considering a bill that would drastically cut funding for the Environmental Protection Agency and severely limit the agency’s ability to protect human health and the environment.

Known as the 2012 Interior-EPA Appropriations bill (H.R. 2584), it would delay critical clean air rules by more than a year and prevent the EPA from regulating toxic emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Our congressional delegation is generally pretty divided along party lines when it comes to major public health issues such as this – generally, Braley/Loebsack support the independence of the EPA and King/Latham oppose. Boswell is typically a swing vote. More below the fold if you are interested in taking action!

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New Ad Targets Rep. Steve King

Under The Golden Dome has the story as well, but Americans United For Change has a new ad up going after some of the more conservative fiscal hawks in Congress including our very own 4th CD Rep. Steve King.

This also comes at a bad time for Congressman King as Public Policy Polling has new numbers from statewide Iowa polling – showing him having weak favorables statewide, and particularly weak favorables when compared to Christie Vilsack.

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Steve King Robo-Poll

This is just a short diary to let y'all know that Steve King is doing a robo-poll in Johnson County.  After introducing himself, King asks if you are a registered voter, then if you think that marriage should be one man – one woman.  At that point, my wife answered No, which was apparently the wrong answer because they hung up on her.


I'm not sure why he's doing this in Johnson County.  It might be an effort to ID social conservatives, or he might be trying to build name recognition in eastern Iowa.  Has anyone else gotten one of these polls?

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