Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    Texas Blast Recalls Chemical Safety Bill Sunk by Business Lobby

    Collecting Ben Roethlisberger and Charlie Batch
    “The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.”-Buddha

  2. #2

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by deansayso View Post
    Who had the majority? I thought only republicans could be bought?

    As lawmakers pushed a bill to tighten U.S. security standards on chemical factories, fertilizer depots and water-treatment plants in 2009, they faced a formidable opponent: the U.S. business community.

    I'm pretty sure in 2009 Democrats controlled the House, Senate, and White House

    Mining companies, refiners, paint makers, explosive fabricators and fertilizer plants combined in a multimillion- dollar lobbying campaign to stop the measure. Two of the capital’s most potent lobbying forces -- the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Farm Bureau -- labeled it a “key vote” of the year. The bill, called a highwater mark of chemical- safety efforts by one supporter, passed the House of Representatives, only to die without a vote in the Senate.

    Looks like it was the Senate's fault according to this article
    Baseball Trade Page: Hidden Content
    4 Sport Trade Bucket: Hidden Content

  4. #4
    How many others blew up since 2009? would the law have stopped this one?
    Jay Shrewsbury
    Hidden Content

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts