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How the Senate got 60 votes on fast-track

The breakthrough came when McConnell promised Cantwell that he would schedule a vote next month on an amendment authorizing the Export-Import Bank.

As soon as he did, Cantwell wheeled around and voted “Aye,” followed in quick succession by Murray, Heitkamp and Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.).

McConnell’s proposal also pushed Graham, who was also in the huddle, to vote yes.

Portman also voted yes after Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) promised him that he would ask for a unanimous consent agreement to vote on his amendment, which is meant to protect the U.S. steel industry from unfair trade practices. The amendment is co-sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), who had led the charge against fast-track on the Senate floor.

Posted by Romeo.lima333 | Fri May 22, 2015, 12:09 PM (4 replies)

WTO shoots down US meat-labeling rule (tpp preview)

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled against the U.S. appeal to keep its country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rule for imported cuts of beef and pork.

Canada and Mexico have long disputed the U.S. rule, arguing that it puts the countries’ meats at an unfair disadvantage in the U.S. market.

Issued in 2013, the COOL regulations would require that meat packaging give more information about where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. Under the rule, the label on a cut of beef could theoretically read “Born in Mexico, raised in Canada, slaughtered in the U.S.A.”

WTO’s appellate body said Monday that the mandatory rule violates U.S. trade obligations and imposes a disproportionate burden in record-keeping and verification requirements on meat producers and processors.


how soon before this becomes about wages
Posted by Romeo.lima333 | Tue May 19, 2015, 10:55 AM (2 replies)

Senate reaches deal on trade

Under the new agreement, senators will vote on two controversial bills favored by Democrats before moving to a wide-open debate on granting Obama fast-track authority to negotiate future trade deals.

The Senate will vote at noon Thursday on a stand-alone customs and enforcement bill that includes currency manipulation language and a stand-alone package of trade preferences for sub-Saharan Africa, according to a Senate aide. Both measures will require 60 votes to pass.

Posted by Romeo.lima333 | Thu May 14, 2015, 09:20 AM (6 replies)

only on du can a poster point out the importance of voting and the consequences of making

excuses to not vote and then get called a troll and have the post hidden - if anyone cares here it is http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=1074303

"but i need a reason to vote. im not voting for someone just cause there's a D by his name. democrat havent inspired me to vote. voting for the lesser of 2 evils is working for me anymore. i need something to vote for not against "
these are actual quotes from duers ,NOT ME, regarding voting
Posted by Romeo.lima333 | Thu Apr 23, 2015, 10:19 AM (8 replies)

New York woman gets 20 years to life for killing son with salt

Source: reuters

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Reuters) - A suburban New York mother who blogged about motherhood was sentenced by a judge to 20 years to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering her young son with a salt overdose so she could bask in social media attention about his mysterious illness.

The sentence imposed on Lacey Spears, 27, who chronicled her 5-year-old son's illnesses on a personal blog called "Garnett's Journey" and other social media, was less than the maximum penalty of 25 years to life requested by the prosecution

"She continued to portray him as a sick child for her own bizarre need for attention. She used that feeding tube as a weapon to kill him," Lloyd said

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/york-woman-sentenced-20-years-life-killing-son-143802291.html
Posted by Romeo.lima333 | Wed Apr 8, 2015, 01:21 PM (21 replies)

anyone getting letters from ohio requiring you take a test to prove your identity in order to

get your refund? i got one, went to the site and had to answer a few questions after that was done i was told by the website that if i filed jointly my spouse would also have to "pass" her identity test in order for the funds to be released. now why would that be unless they are hoping to keep the cash? if i "proved my id" why would my wife have to also prove it we filed jointly.is gov a-hole is turinging ohio into a grifter state?
Posted by Romeo.lima333 | Mon Apr 6, 2015, 02:19 PM (6 replies)

homer simson on the death penalty

the taking of a life is murder and the punishment for murder is (pause) well it varies from state to state and by race.
Posted by Romeo.lima333 | Fri Mar 20, 2015, 07:42 PM (0 replies)

what's wrong with joe biden for 2016 -

i dont hear much talk about him as a candidate
Posted by Romeo.lima333 | Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:39 AM (11 replies)

a few fugelsang quotes

"when are the american people going to say that the american people are the biggest threat to the american people"

"more men are raped than women b/c we allow it in our prison system"

" if stupid was hair we'd all be wookies"
Posted by Romeo.lima333 | Mon Mar 16, 2015, 01:15 PM (2 replies)

does anyone know how to, using win7 pro, write a drive to all zeros

it doesnt have to be 0's, just wiping a drive clean
Posted by Romeo.lima333 | Wed Feb 18, 2015, 10:34 AM (6 replies)
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