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Congressional Dish is a twice-monthly podcast that aims to draw attention to where the American people truly have power: Congress. From the perspective of a fed up taxpayer with no allegiance to any political party, Jennifer Briney will fill you in on the must-know information about what our representatives do AFTER the elections and how their actions can and will affect our day to day lives.
Hosted by @JenBriney.

Links to information sources available at www.congressionaldish.com

Congressional Dish Jennifer Briney

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Congressional Dish is a twice-monthly podcast that aims to draw attention to where the American people truly have power: Congress. From the perspective of a fed up taxpayer with no allegiance to any political party, Jennifer Briney will fill you in on the must-know information about what our representatives do AFTER the elections and how their actions can and will affect our day to day lives.
Hosted by @JenBriney.

Links to information sources available at www.congressionaldish.com

    Baby Formula Shortage

    Baby Formula Shortage

    After multiple formula-related infant deaths were reported to the FDA in February, samples from Abbott Laboratories' Sturgis, Michigan baby formula production facility tested positive for cronobacter, triggering a recall and a subsequent formula shortage. In this episode, Jen uncovers monopoly and neglect in the baby formula production industry, lack of oversight by the FDA, and the United States' refusal to adopt the World Health Organization's International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes.
    Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank’s online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish
    Thank you for supporting truly independent media!
    View the shownotes on our website at https://congressionaldish.com/cd254-baby-formula-shortage
    Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD234: AWOL Recall: The Rock and Play Sleeper
    The Formula Shortage Abbott. Jun 15, 2022. “Update on Abbott’s Sturgis Plant and Formula Production.”
    “Testimony of Robert M. Califf, M.D., Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, Infant Formula Crisis: Addressing the Shortages and Getting Formula on Shelves.” May 26, 2022. U.S. Senate.
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. May 18, 2022. “Guidance for Industry: Infant Formula Enforcement Discretion Policy” [FDA–2022–D–0814]. U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
    Annie Gasparro and Jaewon Kang. May 12, 2022. “Baby Formula Shortage Could Leave Parents Scrambling for Months.” The Wall Street Journal.
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Feb 2022. “FDA Investigation of Cronobacter Infections: Powdered Infant Formula.”
    Baby Formula Monopoly Matt Stoller. May 13, 2022. “Big Bottle: The Baby Formula Nightmare.” BIG by Matt Stoler on Substack.
    Sam Knight. Apr 23, 2022. “Company Responsible for Tainted Baby Formula Has Monopoly Over Aid Program Sales.” Truthout.
    FDA Failure Letter from Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi to FDA Commissioner Robert Califf. March 24, 2022. U.S. House of Representatives.
    Poisoned Baby Food House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy Staff. Feb 4, 2021. “Report: Baby Foods Are Tainted with Dangerous Levels of Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, and Mercury.”
    Operation Fly Formula Brenda Goodman and Deidre McPhillips. Jun 10, 2022. “How far will Operation Fly Formula shipments really go to fill America's store shelves?” CNN.
    The White House. May 22, 2022. “Biden Administration Announces Second Operation Fly Formula Flight.” White House Briefing Room: Statements and Releases.
    60 minutes Segment Bill Whitaker. May 22, 2022. “Medical Middlemen: Broken system making it harder for hospitals and patients to get some life-saving drugs.” 60 Minutes.
    The WHO Code and Formula Marketing The World Health Organization. Apr 28, 2022. “Scope and impact of digital marketing strategies for promoting breastmilk substitutes.”
    The World Health Organization. Apr 28, 2022. “WHO reveals shocking extent of exploitative formula milk marketing.”
    The World Health Organization. #EndExploitativeMarketing Petition.
    La Leche League International. “International WHO Code.”
    Bonnie Goldstein. Jul 13, 2018. Paper Cuts: No Match for Mother’s Milk. Project on Government Oversight.
    Baby-Friendly USA website.
    The World Health Organization. Jan 27, 1981. “International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes.”
    Fisher-Price Update Katie Porter [

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Escalation of War

    Escalation of War

    Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, Congress has signed four laws that send enormous amounts of money and weapons to Ukraine, attempting to punish Russia for President Putin’s invasion. In this episode, we examine these laws to find out where our money will actually go and attempt to understand the shifting goals of the Biden administration. The big picture, as it’s being explained to Congress, differs from what we’re being sold. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank’s online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish
    Thank you for supporting truly independent media!
    Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Content Ukraine and Russia CD249: A Few Good Laws
    CD248: Understanding the Enemy
    CD244: Keeping Ukraine
    CD229: Target Belarus
    CD167: Combating Russia (NDAA 2018) LIVE
    CD068: Ukraine Aid Bill
    CD067: What Do We Want In Ukraine?
    Syria CD172: The Illegal Bombing of Syria
    CD108: Regime Change
    CD041: Why Attack Syria?
    World Trade System What Is the World Trade System?
    CD230: Pacific Deterrence Initiative
    CD102: The World Trade Organization: COOL?
    Russian Blockade Shane Harris. May 24, 2022. “U.S. intelligence document shows Russian naval blockade of Ukraine.” The Washington Post.
    NATO Expansion Jim Garamone. Jun 1, 2022. “Russia Forcing Changes to NATO Strategic Concepts.” U.S. Department of Defense News.
    Matthew Lee. May 27, 2022. “US: Turkey’s NATO issues with Sweden, Finland will be fixed.” AP News.
    Ted Kemp. May 19, 2022. “Two maps show NATO’s growth — and Russia’s isolation — since 1990.” CNBC.
    U.S. Involvement in Ukraine Helene Cooper, Eric Schmitt and Julian E. Barnes. May 5, 2022. “U.S. Intelligence Helped Ukraine Strike Russian Flagship, Officials Say.” The New York Times.
    Julian E. Barnes, Helene Cooper and Eric Schmitt. May 4, 2022. “U.S. Intelligence Is Helping Ukraine Kill Russian Generals, Officials Say.” The New York Times.
    Private Security Contractors Christopher Caldwell. May 31, 2022. “The War in Ukraine May Be Impossible to Stop. And the U.S. Deserves Much of the Blame.” The New York Times.
    Joaquin Sapien and Joshua Kaplan. May 27, 2022. “How the U.S. Has Struggled to Stop the Growth of a Shadowy Russian Private Army.” ProPublica.
    H.R. 7691 Background How It Passed Glenn Greenwald. May 13, 2022. “The Bizarre, Unanimous Dem Support for the $40b War Package to Raytheon and CIA: ‘For Ukraine.’” Glenn Greenwald on Substack.
    Catie Edmondson and Emily Cochrane. May 10, 2022. “House Passes $40 Billion More in Ukraine Aid, With Few Questions Asked.” The New York Times.
    Republican Holdouts Glenn Greenwald and Anthony Tobin. May 24, 2022. “Twenty-Two House Republicans Demand Accountability on Biden's $40b War Spending.” Glenn Greenwald on Substack.
    Amy Cheng and Eugene Scott. May 13, 2022. “Rand Paul, lone Senate holdout, delays vote on Ukraine aid to next week.” The Washington Post.
    Morgan Watkins. May 13, 2022. “Sen. Rand Paul stalls $40 billion in aid for Ukraine, breaking with Mitch McConnell USA Today.
    Stephen Semler. May 26, 2022. “The Ukraine Aid Bill Is a Massive Windfall for US Military Contractors.” Jacobin.
    Biden Signs in South Korea Biden signs Ukraine Bill and Access to Baby Formula Act in South Korea. Reddit.
    Kate Sullivan. May 20, 2022. “Flying the Ukraine aid bill to South Korea for Biden's signature isn't unheard of. It also may not be totally necessary.” CNN.
    How Much Money, and Where Will It Go? Stephen Semler. May 23, 2022. “A breakdown of t

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Women’s Health Protection Act

    Women’s Health Protection Act

    The Women’s Health Protection Act is a bill written by Democrats that would guarantee access to abortion services in the United States. While this bill is unlikely to become law, learning what exactly the Democrats are proposing is instructive, as many of us will be voting with abortion in mind later this year. Now that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn previous decisions that guaranteed access to abortion services for the past 50 years, what do Democrats hope to do in response? Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank’s online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish
    Thank you for supporting truly independent media!
    View the show notes on our website at https://congressionaldish.com/cd252-womens-health-protection-act/
    Links to We’re Not Wrong We’re Not Wrong on Apple Podcasts
    We’re Not Wrong on Podcast Addict
    Executive Producer Recommended Episode CD190: A Coup for Capitalism
    Follow up reading: Tom Phillips, Patrick Wintour and Julian Borger. May 19, 2022. “Maduro glimpses political lifeline as US rethinks Venezuela policy.” The Guardian.
    Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episode CD032: The Abortion Bill
    Abortion Background Laura Temme. May 12, 2022. “Roe v. Wade Case Summary: What You Need to Know” FindLaw.
    Grace Panetta, Shayanne Gal, and Taylor Tyson. Updated May 9, 2022. “The latest point in pregnancy you can get an abortion in all 50 states.” Business Insider.
    Jon O. Shimabukuro. Feb 25, 2022. “Abortion: Judicial History and Legislative Response.” [RL33467] Congressional Research Service.
    Katherine Kortsmit et. al. Nov 27, 2020. “Abortion Surveillance — United States, 2018.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    United Kingdom National Health Service. “Week-by-week guide to pregnancy” Start for Life.
    A. Pawlowski. Nov 9, 2017. “'Miracle baby': Born at 21 weeks, she may be the most premature surviving infant.” Today.
    Supreme Court of the United States. Jun 29, 1992. “Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833.” Justia.
    The Draft Decision Adeel Hassan. May 6, 2022. “What to Know About the Mississippi Abortion Law Challenging Roe v. Wade.” The New York Times.
    Supreme Court of the United States. Feb 10, 2022. “1st Draft: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization”
    Bills H.R.3755 (117th): Women's Health Protection Act of 2021 Sponsor: Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA)
    Text of House Bill
    House Vote Breakdown
    S.4132 (177th): Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022 Sponsor: Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
    Text of Senate Bill
    Senate Cloture Vote Breakdown
    Bill Outline Section 3: Permitted Services
    Gives health care providers the right to provide abortion services and gives patients the right to receive abortion services "without any of the following limitations or requirements": Requirements to perform specific tests or medical procedures prior to an abortion Requirements that direct health providers to provide medically inaccurate information before or during abortion services Limitations on the health care provider's ability to provide drugs to the patient Limitations preventing the health care provider from performing abortion services via telemedicine Limitations placed on abortion providing facilities that are not placed on hospitals and other facilities where similar procedures are performed Requirements that the patient attend medically unnecessary pre-abortion in-person office visits Limitations on abortions "at any point or points in time prior to fetal viability" Limitations on abortion

    • 1 hr 19 min
    BIF: Driving Dangers Sustained

    BIF: Driving Dangers Sustained

    The recently signed infrastructure law continues the United States’ over-reliance on the most dangerous way to travel: driving a vehicle. Did Congress make sufficient safety improvements to decrease the dangers posed by driving in the United States? This episode will examine all vehicle-related safety provisions to help you weigh your own transportation options. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank’s online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media!
    View the Show Notes on our Website at https://congressionaldish.com/cd251-bif-driving-dangers-sustained/
    Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD246: BIF: Appalachian Chemical Storage
    CD247: BIF: The Growth of US Railroads
    CD240: BIF: The Infrastructure BILL
    CD021: Trailblazer vs. ThinThread
    Why You Should Be Afraid of Cars “Number of worldwide air traffic fatalities from 2006 to 2021.” Apr 12, 2022. Statista.
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Mar 2022. “Overview of Motor Vehicle Crashes in 2020.” U.S. Department of Transportation.
    “Number of deaths / injuries directly linked to boating accidents in the U.S. from 2002 to 2020.” Jun 2021. Statista.
    Injury Facts. “Railroad Deaths and Injuries.” National Safety Council.
    Jon Ziomek. Sept 28, 2020. “Disaster on Tenerife: History’s Worst Airline Accident.” Historynet.
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Distracted Driving.” U.S. Department of Transportation.
    Problems the Law Does (and Does Not) Address Jake Blumgart. Nov 15, 2021. “The Infrastructure Bill May Not Be So Historic After All.” Governing.
    Self Driving Cars Neal E. Boudette. May 3, 2022. “Paying customers could hail driverless taxis in San Francisco later this year.” San Francisco Examiner.
    Natasha Yee. Apr 1, 2022. “Waymo Bringing Driverless Vehicles to Downtown Phoenix ... Soon.” Phoenix New Times.
    “24 Self-Driving Car Statistics & Facts.” Feb 20, 2022. Carsurance.
    Neal E. Boudette. Jul 5, 2021. “Tesla Says Autopilot Makes Its Cars Safer. Crash Victims Say It Kills.” The New York Times.
    Clifford Law Offices PC. May 5, 2021. “The Dangers of Driverless Cars.” The National Law Review.
    Katie Shepherd and Faiz Siddiqui. Apr. 19, 2021. “A driverless Tesla crashed and burned for four hours, police said, killing two passengers in Texas.” The Washington Post.
    Riley Beggin. Jan 15, 2021. “Self-Driving Vehicles Allowed to Skip Some Crash Safety Rules.” Government Technology.
    Faiz Siddiqui. Oct 22, 2020. “Tesla is putting ‘self-driving’ in the hands of drivers amid criticism the tech is not ready.” The Washington Post.
    Niraj Chokshi. Feb 25, 2020. “Tesla Autopilot System Found Probably at Fault in 2018 Crash.” The New York Times.
    Michael Laris. Feb 11, 2020. “Tesla running on ‘Autopilot’ repeatedly veered toward the spot where Apple engineer later crashed and died, federal investigators say.” The Washington Post.
    Alex Davies. May 16, 2019. “Tesla’s Latest Autopilot Death Looks Just Like a Prior Crash.” Wired.
    Neal E. Boudette and Bill Vlasic. Sept 12, 2017. “Tesla Self-Driving System Faulted by Safety Agency in Crash.” The New York Times.
    Rachel Abrams and Annalyn Kurtz. Jul 1, 2016. “Joshua Brown, Who Died in Self-Driving Accident, Tested Limits of His Tesla.” The New York Times.
    Alcohol Detection Systems Isaac Serna-Diez. Nov 23, 2021. “Alcohol Detection Systems Will Now Be Mandatory In All New Cars To Prevent Drunk Driving. YourTan

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Congress Saves the Postal Service

    Congress Saves the Postal Service

    Congress did a good thing! In this encouraging episode, learn about a new law that saved the Postal Service from financial doom without spending one extra penny in taxpayer money. Then, listen to the highlights from a recent hearing about the electrification of the Postal Service’s vehicle fleet. Louis DeJoy may not have sabotaged the 2020 election, but is he sabotaging the effort to transition the Postal Service away from fossil fuels?
    Executive Producer: Stephen McMahan
    Executive Producer: Jose Huerta
    Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank’s online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish
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    Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD220: Postal Service Sabotage
    Lobbying Open Secrets. Bill Profile: H.R. 3076. “Specific Issues Reports for H.R.3076 by: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 117th Congress.”
    Open Secrets. Bill Profile: H.R. 3076. “Clients Lobbying on H.R.3076: Postal Service Reform Act of 2021.”
    Open Secrets. Darrell Issa: Federal Congressional Candidacy Data “Contributors 1997 - 2022.”
    Jon Stewart Podcast “Jon Talks about the Media -- and It Talks Back.” March 24, 2022. The Problem with Jon Stewart.
    The Law H.R. 3076: Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 Full Text
    Summary
    Cost Estimate
    House Vote Breakdown: 342-92 (All no votes GOP)
    Senate Vote Breakdown: 79-19 (All no votes GOP)
    H.R.6407 - Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act Became law on December 20, 2006
    Vote Breakdown
    Audio Sources It’s Electric! Developing the Postal Service Fleet of the Future House Committee on Oversight and Reform
    April 5, 2022
    The Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing to examine the benefits, opportunities, and challenges of electrifying the Postal Service fleet through the acquisition of the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV).
    Witnesses:
    Tammy L. Whitcomb, Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General
    Victoria K. Stephen, Executive Director, Next Generation Delivery Vehicle, USPS
    Kenny Stein, Director, Policy, Institute for Energy Research
    Jill Naamane, Acting Director, Physical Infrastructure Team, General Services Administration
    Joe Britton, Executive Director, Zero Emission Transportation Association
    Clips 10:00 Rep. James Comer (R-KY): While Republicans are not against the Postal Service acquiring electric vehicles, we're against mandates that ignore the business needs and the financial situation of the Postal Service. Republicans believe the postal service must be self funded. This means the Postal Service should pay for its own capital needs, like purchasing new vehicles. Meanwhile, Americans can't afford to fill up their gas tanks, let alone buy an electric vehicle. But that isn't stopping Democrats from demanding your mailman has one.
    26:30 Tammy L. Whitcomb: Last February, the Postal Service awarded a contract to produce and deploy up to 165,000 new delivery vehicles over the next 10 years. While the contract allows for both electric and gasoline powered vehicles, the Postal Service's current plan is for most of the new vehicles to be gasoline powered. We have two recent reports related to this purchasing decision. One of our reports was a research paper that identified the opportunities and challenges for the Postal Service in adopting these electric vehicles. We found electric vehicles are well suited for most postal routes, and there are clear benefits to their adoption. For example, a large fleet of electric vehicles would help the Postal Service decrease its gre

    • 1 hr 29 min
    A Few Good Laws

    A Few Good Laws

    We have some new laws! In this episode, a brief overview of the government funding law that (finally) funds the government for 2022 and provides money and weapons to Ukraine, a new law that protects drinking water, a new law that slightly reduces the corruption of Puerto Rico’s financial oversight board, and a new law that guarantees you rights that corporate contracts have been taking away.
    Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank’s online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish
    Thank you for supporting truly independent media!
    Executive Producer Recommended Congressional Dish Episode CD076: Weapons for the World
    Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD248: Understanding the Enemy
    CD244: Keeping Ukraine
    CD229: Target Belarus
    CD170: Electrifying Puerto Rico
    CD147: Controlling Puerto Rico
    CD128: Crisis in Puerto Rico
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    Revolution of Dignity or Regime Change? Ukraine 2014 Explained.
    Earmarks Jamie Dupree on Twitter
    Jamie Dupree. Mar 10, 2022. “Russian oil ban heads to Senate.” Regular Order by Jamie Dupree.
    Continuing Resolution Mary Ellen McIntire. Mar 9, 2022. “House Democrats’ retreat upended by spending bill delays.” Roll Call.
    Ballotpedia. Updated February 11, 2021. “Election results, 2020: Incumbent win rates by state.”
    Red Hill Water Contamination Sophia McCullough. Mar 7, 2022. “Pentagon to permanently shut down leaking Red Hill fuel tank facility.” Hawai’i Public Radio.

    Scott Kim. Mar 4, 2022. “Tap water declared safe for 3 more Pearl Harbor neighborhood zones.” Hawai’i Public Radio.
    Sophia McCullough. Mar 1, 2022. “Confused about the timeline for the Red Hill fuel storage facility and contaminated water? Read this.” Hawai’i Public Radio.
    Associated Press, HPR News Staff. Nov 22, 2021. “Navy says 14K gallons of fuel and water leaked from a 'drain line' near the Red Hill facility.” Hawai’i Public Radio.
    Scott Kim and Catherine Cruz. Oct 27, 2021. “Navy says operator error was the cause of a May fuel leak from the Red Hill storage facility.” Hawai’i Public Radio.
    Lead Pipes Karen Pinchin. Sep 10, 2019. “The EPA Says Flint’s Water is Safe — Scientists Aren’t So Sure.” Frontline.
    Brittany Greeson. “Lead Pipes Are Widespread and Used in Every State.” Natural Resources Defense Council.
    Puerto Rico Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico
    U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Feb 18, 2019. “Informative Motion Regarding Publication and Filing of Final Investigative Report – McKinsey & Company, Inc.” Case: 17-03283-LTS.
    Forced Arbitration Matt Stoller. Mar 7, 2022. “Monopolies Take a Fifth of Your Wages.” BIG.
    Laws H.R.2471 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 House Vote
    Senate Vote
    Law Outline DIVISION C: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
    Title VII: General Provisions
    Sec. 8139: $300 million from the "Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide" account must be used for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative
    The money can be used for "salaries and stipends" of Ukraine's military in addition to equipment and support Sec. 8140: Prohibitions against Russia will not be lifted until "the armed forces of the Russian Federation have withdrawn from Crimea, other than armed forces present on military bases" agreed upon by the Russian and Ukrainian governments.
    Sec. 8141: "None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to provide arms, training or other assistance to the Az

    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
930 Ratings

930 Ratings

Dac985 ,

Essential Listening

Jenn takes on the long slog of breaking down the bills that run the lives of Americans that most of wish we had the time to digest. Her sharp and insightful analyses have been fantastic for helping me understand what isn't being said in the storm of biased media headlines.

SJ Scoop ,

Great show regardless of party.

This is just the pure, raw facts of the laws we live with digested into something that’s easy to understand. Thank you for this show.

SentryDelta ,

Good concept with some preaching.

Jen does an important job, she reads the laws to see what they actually are and not what the news headlines and talking points want you to think they are.

The problem is when Jen starts to rant and preach her own views ontop of these things. I don’t think I agree with her political stance, and when I get an hour of her presenting one sided arguments and only referring to the other side as idiots, I’m a bit turned off.

Still, it’s important to know how others think and I appreciate her reading the laws and pointing out some areas that are of note.

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