can get our wood from clear cuts in equatorial rainforests where the environment is far more fragile and environmental protection and labor laws are far weaker or even nonexistent.
The Forest Emergency Recovery and Research Act is a responsible, bipartisan bill that will enable - not require - federal land managers to utilize dead timber and responsibly restore the health and diversity
of our forests after a catastrophic event like a wildfire or hurricane. It has been endorsed by organized labor, scientists, forestry professionals, firefighters, and conservation groups alike. And according to a recent CBO estimate, it will actually save taxpayers $23 million over ten years.
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I don't believe the authors of this bill intended that felons, persons who were guilty of three successive misdemeanors, people who are under final orders of deportation or criminal absconders should receive
amnesty. I do not actually believe the authors of this bill intended to grant an amnesty or to forgive those crimes or to welcome those people into the United States. I believe these individuals, by virtue of the crimes they have committed, should not be accepted into the United States--and we certainly have a right to control who comes and who does not come, and I think these people have disqualified themselves by virtue of their criminal activity.
as technological innovation thrives, copyright laws are respected and the creators of content are fairly compensated.
Unfortunately, FMLA does not cover part time employees. In 2005, two-thirds of the 24.7 million people working part-time were women, many of whom fulfilled essential family responsibilities in addition to their employment. The Family Fairness Act would cover these employees and allow them to take the leave necessary to care for their family. It is a much needed, overdue improvement to the FMLA.
To enter into a partnership with a country for oil exploration, who has in the past expropriated American oil companies' properties in Cuba would be only to repeat a cycle of mistakes made in the past. It would be only to come into the fold of a dictator who does not observe or understand the rule of law.
I would suggest that the bill I have filed which tries to re-enact and tries to speak to the Cuban embargo that has been in place for many years, with good reason; that it would be strongly enforced against those who seek to invest in partnership with this illegitimate government, with this government that continues to be a threat to its neighbors, continues to be a hostile government to the United States.