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Grijalva tapped as Dem leader on Natural Resources cmte

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva has been elected by House Democrats as the ranking member on the Natural Resources Committee. "Our environmental protections will be challenged like never before under the Republican-controlled House and Senate, but under my leadership, Natural Resources Democrats will ensure the protections that took generations to build up will not be torn down," said Grijalva, the co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus.... Read more»

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Nov 20, 2014, 11:54 am
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Give me a break. He will use this “authority” as a thinly-veiled attempt to keep the border wide open for anyone or anything to come cross it, spinning that every effort to secure the border will somehow hurt the environment. He’s already been doing this, but now it will get even worse.

Hopefully there are other forces that can rein him in.

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Nov 20, 2014, 12:19 pm
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@Bret Linden,

You know how Congress works, right?

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Nov 20, 2014, 1:19 pm
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Dylan Smith asserted:

@Bret Linden,
You know how Congress works, right?

Hence why I put “authority” in quotation marks. What this will do is give him a pulpit to spew his spin to new people who don’t know who he is or what he’s about, and therefore may make the mistake of taking him seriously.

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Nov 20, 2014, 8:12 pm
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Seems appropriate. Illegal aliens seem to be the most important natural resource of the democratic party.

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