WASHINGTON - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are expected to take up a slurry bills this week aimed at stripping away vital clean air and water protections that safeguard public health. Examples include the Midnight Rules Act and the REINS Act, which are thinly-veiled attempts to give the allies of polluters in Congress an easy pathway to gut existing clean air and water protections and stop important, science-based health protections from being developed.
Congress isn't listening because members of Congress are receiving generous campaign contributions from the richest industry in the history of money.
We could have a system in which persons running for office and re-election do not have to look to the deepest pockets in order to (ostensibly) follow their calling to be public servants.
But we prefer it the way it is.