Good for you, Suzanne, in launching this forum, and let me be the first poster.. The only criticism I have to offer is that the font in the text box is so small that I have to strain to see the text.
As to the Huffman amendment, which may not even make it to the floor, evidently the intent of this amendment—I have not seen the text— is to prevent funds allocated in the federal budget to the Army Corps from being used by the Corps to produce a final EIS.. As you are all probably aware, Jared Huffman represents California District 2, which includes wealthy Marin county, chock-a-block full of limousine liberals. He is an environmental zealot, who never saw a mine he ever liked. He spent six years with the NRDC as one or their large stable of in-house lawyers.