Heather Taylor-Miesle: The House Record at Recess: Anti-health, Anti-environment
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As Republican members of the House slink out of town for the August recess, one can only say good riddance to a crew that in recent weeks has repeatedly, and across a broad front, voted to block, delay or weaken the protections that we all rely on the protect our health, our air and water, and our families.
Taken as a whole, the House GOP record paints a clear picture of party that is anti-health, anti-environment, anti-community rights, even anti-kids. (How else to interpret a GOP-sponsored rider to block the Environmental Protection Agency from enforcing rules that would limit exposure to lead paint?)
To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, the only thing worse than a do-nothing Congress is a do-something-bad Congress. The silver lining in the gloomy cloud of bad bills is that the Democratic-led Senate and a veto-wielding president should prevent most of the egregious provisions from becoming law.
The centerpiece of this reckless assault on our health and pollution laws is the
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