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Senate conservatives break all-time obstructionism record

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    Senate conservatives break all-time obstructionism record.
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    After Senate conservatives “filibustered an omnibus budget bill” yesterday, they set “a modern-day record for blocking the most legislation during a congressional session,” according to a new report by the Campaign for America’s Future. In just the first year of the 110th Congress, conservatives have used the filibuster 62 times, topping the record set by the entire 107th Congress. Bill Scher notes some of the legislation conservatives have worked to block.
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    What have conservatives obstructed this year? Here's just a partial list:

    -- Ending the disastrous occupation of Iraq.

    -- Providing health insurance to millions more kids.

    -- Empowering Medicare to negotiate for lower prescription drug prices.

    -- Taking away handouts to Big Oil so we can invest in renewable energy.

    -- Repealing the effective ban on embryonic stem cell research.

    -- Investing more in health research.

    -- Making it easier for workers to join unions.

    -- Investing more in fighting poverty and training workers.

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