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It’s good to know all the trivial matters before the Congress are taken care of so they can concentrate on the really important stuff:

“House Democrats are once again attempting to do away with Styrofoam products in congressional cafeterias, this time with an amendment to a fiscal 2012 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill. Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) introduced an anti-Styrofoam amendment on Wednesday during an Appropriations Committee markup.


The amendment stipulated that “none of the funds made available in this act may be used to obtain polystyrene products for use in food service facilities of the House.”

“The House of Representatives should serve as a model institution for others to follow,” said Moran. “Eliminating the use of polystyrene in our cafeterias is [the] responsible, environmentally-friendly thing to do but the new Republican House Majority has again made clear they could care less.”


“This is a case of the Republicans being spiteful and stupid,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) told The Hill in March. “Not only are they harming the environment, they’re taking the Capitol, instead of being an example, back to the Stone Age.”

Cave men had their morning coffee in styrofoam cups? Who knew?

“The amendment is not the first step taken by Moran to rid the House of Styrofoam. In March, he was one of 105 lawmakers to send a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other Republican leaders complaining that the material could cause cancer.”

I can’t for the life of me figure out why congressional approval ratings are so low.