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Lissa Lucas Dragged Out of West Virginia House Judiciary Hearing For Listing Oil and Gas Contributions

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Source:  Counterpunch.org

Lissa Lucas traveled the 100 miles from her home in Cairo, West Virginia to the state capitol in Charleston yesterday to testify against an oil and gas industry sponsored bill (HB 4268) that would allow companies to drill on minority mineral owners’ land without their consent.

Lucas began to testify to the House Judiciary Committee, but a few minutes in, her microphone was turned off.

And Lucas was dragged out of the room.

Lucas is running for the House of Delegates from Ritchie County, which has been overrun by the fracking industry.

“As I tried to give my remarks at the public hearing this morning on HB 4268 in defense of our constitutional property rights, I got dragged out of House chambers,” Lucas said. “Why? Because I was listing out who has been donating to Delegates on the Judiciary Committee.”

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Ask Congress to Save America’s Most Important Whistleblower Law

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Demand that the House Judiciary Committee cancel the hearing on False Claims Act “reform” scheduled for July 30, 2014. If the Committee is determined to hold the hearing, then a member of the National Whistleblower Center should be invited to testify as a witness.

Urgent Action Needed!!

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”) has declared a war against whistleblowers! It has released a report, “Fixing the False Claims Act: the Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms,” setting forth proposals to strip millions of Americans from coverage under the Act, limit damages, increase the burden of proof on demonstrating fraud and establishing barriers to block employees from contacting the Justice Department. Taken together, the Chamber’s “reforms” would completely undermine the False Claims Act.

With its report in hand, the Chamber has commenced an extensive lobbying effort to amend the FCA. Its first step has apparently succeeded. The Chamber pressured the House Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing to present the Chamber’s proposals.

We need your help to stop the Chamber’s campaign! We need your voice to tell Congress not to destroy America’s most effective whistleblower and anti-fraud law!

The FCA has recovered billions of dollars from some of the largest corporations that have ripped off the taxpayers. Thousands of employees have used its pro-whistleblower procedures, many with success. Congress must hear our voices!

Linked below is a copy of the NWC’s report fully rebutting the Chamber’s dangerous attacks on the FCA. The report explains what is at stake, and how devious the Chamber’s proposals are. Please Take Action and pass the report onto your members of Congress – ask them to read it!

A copy of the NWC’s report is linked here: http://bit.ly/NWC_FCA_Report

Tell Congress to reject the Chamber’s scare tactics, and instead expand the availability of qui tam remedies in order for America’s most effective law for uncovering fraud to be fully used to protect the American taxpayers.”

Link: National Whistleblower Center Report: “Saving America’s ‘Most Important Law for Uncovering Fraud.’” July 30, 2014.

Please join with the NWC and take action on this critical issue.

Please pass this alert onto a friend, co-worker or family member!

Gold Star States – 18 and Counting.

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States With "Gold Stars"

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How the "Real ID" Plan is laid out.


Several individuals have “questioned” if my former blog was actually “real” in which I stated that other states were requiring a Gold Star and encouraged individuals to research their state Drivers License laws. Someone actually had the audacity to send the information that Indiana already had this so I should “…just be quiet and understand that when you renew you will have to participate.”

Just lay back and take it huh?

Wondering who is behind this program? Some little “concerned group” – nope:

CSDL

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Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License

Nonprofit Organization Management industry

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Senior Investigator

U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee

Nonprofit Organization Management industry

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Senior Policy Advisor & Investigator

U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary

Nonprofit Organization Management industry

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Sr. Policy Advisor & Investigator

House Judiciary Committee

Nonprofit Organization Management industry
20012006 (5 years)

For a better background on this and the “Interpol” connection, try this blog from 2010.

On Facial-Recognition Tech in 30 States, CSDL and INTERPOL

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