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Government shutdown Part 2: Senate takes up Boehner’s green-jobs-killing bill

September 26th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Last week House Speaker John Boehner insisted he was willing to shut down the government unless we kill a loan program that helps Detroit automakers retool factories to make hybrid cars. (Note: that's a loan program, not a give-away program.) Senate leader Harry Reid may have found a little bit o' backbone, though. He's started the bizarre parliamentary dance required to lob the ball back at the House... WITHOUT the odious job-killing green-car cut. But will it work

White House announces new fuel economy standards

July 29th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Washington may be gridlocked and deadlocked, but traffic is flowing smoothly in some parts of the government. This morning, President Obama announced a cornerstone of a real national energy policy: new fuel efficiency standards that will save money, promote energy independence and cut carbon emissions

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