Category Archives: Congress

Rep Matt Gaetz’ Brilliant Moment at the Impeachment Inquiry || Dec 05 2019

Rep. Gaetz Leaves Dem Witnesses Dumbfounded | Youtube

Rep. Matt Gaetz asks the Inquiry witnesses today if ANY of them had actual evidence Trump committed a crime. He’s met with complete silence.

 

Jonathan Turley Makes Dispassionate Case Against Impeachment || Mediate

“Professor Jonathan Turley, one of the legal experts testifying in today’s House Judiciary Committee, argued that right now there’s not a clear case for impeachment.

Recalling his prior testimony during the Clinton impeachment saga, Turley said, “I’m not a supporter of President Trump. I voted against him. My personal views of President Trump are as irrelevant to my impeachment testimony as they should be to your impeachment vote. President Trump will not be our last president, and what we leave in the wake of this scandal will shape our democracy for generations to come.”

“I am concerned about lowering impeachment standards to fit a paucity of evidence and abundance of anger,” he argued. “I believe this not only fails to satisfy the standard of past impeachments but would create a dangerous precedent for future impeachments.”

Turley said he does not see “compelling evidence of the commission of a crime,” and added, “Second is the abbreviated period of this investigation, which is problematic and puzzling. This is a facially incomplete and inadequate record in order to impeach a president.”

…See more at: Mediaite

Elise Stefanic Becomes a Congressional Star || Nov 17 2019

Congresswoman stands up for the U.S. Constitution || Youtube

Rep. Adam Schiff silences duly elected Rep. Elise Stefanik during the Impeachment Inquiry hearing this week in a congressional committee.

 

Rep. John Ratcliffe’s full questioning of Amb. Yovanovitch | Trump impeachment hearings || Nov 15 2019

 

Devin Nunes’ Full Opening Statement:

Nevadans ‘greet’ Democrat Warren in Reno || Oct 03 2019

Fauxcahontas on the run

Trump Proposes Changes to EPA Rules on Methane Leaks || Aug 29 2019

EPA Moves to Revoke Rules on Oil Industry Leaks of Methane, a Damaging Greenhouse Gas || KTLA

 

“The Trump administration moved Thursday to revoke regulations on methane leaks from oil facilities, a proposal environmental advocates said would renounce key federal authority to regulate the climate-damaging gas.

The proposed rule follows President Donald Trump’s directions to remove “unnecessary and duplicative regulatory burdens from the oil and gas industry,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement.

Exxon Mobil and some other oil giants — wary of blowback from growing public concern over global warming — joined environmental groups in urging the Trump administration to drop the rollback on methane controls, although several state-level and national industry groups welcomed the easing.

The step would be the latest in a series unwinding the Obama administration’s efforts to cut climate-changing emissions from the oil, gas and coal industries, including a 2016 rule regulating oil-industry methane leaks as a pollutant under the federal Clean Air Act.

Trump has pushed to open vast expanses of U.S. wilderness and coastline to oil and gas drilling, speed construction of petroleum pipelines and ease regulations on the industry, dismissing calls from scientists in and out of government for rapid cuts in oil, gas and coal emissions to stave off the worst of climate change.

…President Barack Obama’s administration had cited legal authority under the Clean Air Act to require companies to detect and stop methane leaks at oil and gas sites. The Trump administration contends that Obama’s EPA skipped required legal steps in making that decision, and its proposal Thursday seeks public comment on the issue.

The Obama-era requirements to find and fix methane leaks imposed “a disproportionate effect on small businesses” in the oil industry, Milito said. “A lot of mom and pops would have their wells shut in, elderly people with wells on their properties that could be shut down” under the rules to be rescinded.

But the rollbacks on emissions from oilfields, storage sites and pipelines have split the oil industry, worrying some in the industry about growing blowback in a world increasingly mindful of climate change.”

….read more at: KTLA