31 Jul '12, 9pm

The House will use the last few hours before summer break to undermine the Clean Air Act

The House will use the last few hours before summer break to undermine the Clean Air Act

Patriotic image for Americans by Beverly and Pack . On Friday, Congress will begin its five-week recess. At 3:00 p.m., the doors to the Capitol will swing open and congressmembers will come bounding down the old marble steps, peeling off jackets and ties, tossing water balloons, creating mayhem. Congressional districts across the country will brace for all sorts of hijinks, many passing special curfews for federal politicians to keep things from getting too out of hand. Having put in a good half-year’s work , Congress is scrambling to wrap up all the important loose ends. You know, like revisiting the 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act. So, a House subcommittee scheduled two hearings for this week to review the amendments “piece by piece,” as Politico puts it . Now, you may ask: Why would we need to revisit the Clean Air Act? The answer is simple. Despite the fact that t...

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