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From the House Republican Conference and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donahue, congressional Republicans and their conservative allies have touted 27 measures passed by the House of Representatives that they claim are "bipartisan jobs bills awaiting Senate action." But the bills are mostly highly partisan attempts to slash regulations that protect, among other things, public health, consumer rights, workplace safety and the environment. The GOP has also dishonestly included in its count a few viable measures with popular bipartisan support; one of these is being held up in the Senate by a Republican, and the others have been placed on the Senate calendar.
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From the January 19, 2012, CNN-Southern Republican primary debate in Charleston:
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Shortly after the Keystone XL pipeline permit process started gaining steam in Canada and the American Midwest, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) began investing significantly in companies tied to the project. In addition, since 2008 a number of companies that stand to benefit from Keystone XL have donated thousands of dollars to Boehner since 2008. As approval has floundered, Boehner has used his clout as Speaker of the House to try to push the project through in the name of "jobs."
January 12, 2012 6:04 pm ET filed under Fact Check
With the 2012 presidential election rapidly approaching, the oil lobby is pushing harder than ever to frame the Keystone XL Pipeline (KXL) as a "job creator." However, TransCanada (the Canadian company behind the pipeline), the American Petroleum Institute (API), and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have used massively inflated statistics. In fact, KXL would create few permanent jobs.
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From the January 8, 2011, NBC Meet the Press GOP debate in New Hampshire:
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From a November 18, 2011, House Natural Resources Committee hearing on oil drilling in Alaska:
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Earlier this week, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) lashed out at John Bryson, President Obama's nominee for Commerce Secretary, citing Bryson's work as co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to attack him as a "green evangelist." During a hearing today, Issa repeatedly smeared the NRDC as a "radical" organization that "litigates in order to legislate."
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When California passed its Global Warming Solutions Act in 2006, it represented a turning point in the debate over clean energy and global warming. For once, it seemed, economic innovation and environmental stewardship triumphed over Big Oil and corporate greed. Today, however, those same oil giants are fighting round two by bankrolling the "Yes on 23" campaign in favor of a proposition repealing the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32). Not surprisingly, a new "Yes on 23" television ad is full of falsehoods, misrepresentations, and lies.