Friday, April 08, 2011

Policy Riders

Someone posted a link to the list of policy riders in HR1, the current budget bill that is still being debated and may result in a government shutdown in less than 24 hours if not resolved.

Let's look at some of the highlights, shall we?

Sec. 4008 - Prohibits the EPA from regulating mercury content in concrete.
Sec. 4015 - Defines greenhouse gases.
Sec. 4033 - Prohibits EPA funding for Chesapeake Bay watershed load enforcement.
Sec. 4035 - Prohibits EPA enforcement of federal water quality standards in Florida.
Sec. 4039 - Prohibits EPA, Corps of Engineers, and the Office of Surface Mining from coordinating on issuing coal permits.
Sec. 1590 - Prohibits DC from using its own, non-federal funds, for abortion services.
Sec. 4013 - Prohibits funds to Planned Parenthood.
Sec. 4017 - Prohibits funding of any measure of the Health Care Reform Act.
Sec. 1112 - Prohibits transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay.
Sec. 4030 - Prohibits BATF from collecting information on multiple rifle/shotgun sales to the same person.
Sec. 2237 - Prohibits HUD funding for rental assistance to the elderly.
Sec. 4006 - Blocks the FCC from implementing Net Neutrality.
Sec. 1802 - Prohibits funding new Job Corp centers.
Sec. 1284 - Prohibits funding for fresh fruits and vegetables in the school lunch program.

So glad my paycheck and that of over a million other people are at risk over Republican ideology.

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