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Congress and the laws of nature


In November 2010 we elected a Congress pledged to make major cuts in federal government spending. On June 14, 2011, the Senate voted to ignore that pledge and keep the corn ethanol subsidy — $6 billion for 12.6 billion gallons of corn ethanol in 2011, mandated by the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). Two days later, the Senate reversed itself and voted to end both the subsidy and a protective tariff against ethanol from Brazil.

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Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.
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