Tag Archives: Senate

Matt Taibbi – Senators Grovel, Embarrass Themselves At Dimon Hearing – 16 June 2012

I was unable to watch J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon’s Senate testimony live the other day, so I had to get up yesterday morning and check it out on the Banking Committee’s web site. I had an inkling, from the generally slavish news reports about the hearing that started to come out Wednesday night, that it would be a hard thing to watch. Continue reading

Ethan E. Huff – NaturalNews – Congress Votes Down Senator Durbin’s Anti-Supplement Amendment, As Well As Senator Paul’s Freedom Of Health Speech Amendment – 26 May 2012

(NaturalNews) A sneaky, eleventh-hour attempt by Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) to essentially shut down the supplement industry alongside an amendment pertaining to prescription drug user fees has failed. In a vote of 77-20, the U.S. Senate voted to table Amendment No. 2127, which would have created “duplicative, unnecessary, and unexpected new regulations” for the supplement industry that could have resulted in many common supplements being pulled from store shelves. Continue reading

Conscious Life News – Help Stop A Disastrous Anti-supplement Amendment – 24 May 2012

(Source: Alliance for Natural Health USA)

Senator Dick Durbin is once again attempting to get rid of your supplements, and it may happen unless you act NOW.

There is an FDA bill before the Senate that is relatively uncontroversial, but it’s considered a “must-pass” bill. Sen. Durbin is planning to offer a last-minute amendment to that bill, slipping it in under the radar and piggy-backing it on a bill that will go through without debate. This amendment will destroy DSHEA—the law that protects your supplements from unnecessary government intrusion and regulation. Continue reading

Berlusconi Austerity Plan Passes Senate, 7 September 2011

Berlusconi Austerity Plan Passes Senate bloomberg.com by Chiara Vasari and Lorenzo Totaro

My Comment: The plan has still to be passed by the parliament. This is very likely to be. But you never know. The people’s resistance is strong and can influence the vote.

Italian Senate Set to Vote on Austerity – NYTimes.com

Italian Senate Set to Vote on Austerity – NYTimes.com. via 2012IndyInfo.wordpress.com