Daily Fix, March 1

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New Hampshire nixes cap-and-trade program, continuing resolution to fund govt passes the US House with $4 B in cuts, House freshman making their mark and Newt is not announcing. Something.

*The New Hampshire House voted 246-104 to end the state’s participation in a cap-and-trade program known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. New Hampshire is one of 10 Northeastern states participating in a cap-and-trade program for carbon dioxide. House Science, Technology and Energy Chairman James Garrity said “Three years ago when RGGI was approved, the rallying cry was that we must join RGGI or the planet will dry up. Here we are three years later … and the rallying cry is we can’t lose RGGI or the money will dry up.” Bloomberg

*The US House approved a 2-week continuing resolution to fund the government. Rep Justin Amash (R-MI) joined 5 other Republicans in voting no, while over 100 Democrats voted yes. The CR includes a $4 billion reduction in spending. The 6 Republicans who voted no said the cuts don’t go nearly far enough. On the Senate side, Utah Senator Mike Lee has said he will not support it for the same reason. The Hill // Townhall

*The new DC freshman are leaving their mark. According to Politico, “They already have cast votes on abortion, environmental regulation, warplanes, the new health care law, labor-management relations and virtually every other hot-button issue Congress can handle. And they did it all on one bill: a seven-month spending measure that would cut $61 billion from federal accounts.” An analysis of 105 vote paint a portrait of a freshman class that is “more aggressive on budget cutting than the Republican Conference as a whole, more hostile toward organized labor, less accepting of federal environmental protections and divided over how and when to cut funding for national defense, police forces and firefighting.” Politico

*He’s in, he’s out, he’s….no one really knows, but Newt Gingrich is taking a little trip to Atlanta to apparently NOT announce that he is forming an exploratory committee to run for President. Politico // USA Today

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2 Responses to “Daily Fix, March 1”

  1. Brandon Dupuis Says:

    I LOVE the fact that tiny New Hampshire has 400 members in its lower house. We should duplicate that in Utah. Fiscal responsibility has been shown to strongly correlate with a smaller representative to population ratio. Seems like NH is proving that here.

  2. Spencer Janke Says:

    Holly, love the updates. I really like the update on the new DC Freshman. It is extremlely incouraging to hear they are actually trying to create some momentum for our nation. Tackeling the hard issues upfront.. Not affraid of the political backlash. Make the hard decision regardless of the consequences. This will be the new face of our political arena…

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