Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition

Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition The Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition is a coalition of members of the U.S. House of Representatives promoting polices to advance clean energy innovation and job creation, environmental protections, and the fight against climate change.
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Members: Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), Co-Chair Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), Co-Chair Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.), Co-Chair Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) , Vice Chair Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.), Vice Chair Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Vice Chair Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), Vice Chair Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), Energy Task Force Chair * Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Environment Task Force Chair Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Climate Task Force Chair Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) * Rep. David Loebsack (D-Iowa) * Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.) Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) George Miller (D-Calif.) Jim Himes (D-Conn.) Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) Susan Davis (D-Calif.) Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) Donna Christensen (D-V.I.) Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) Rep. David Price (D-N.C.) Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz) Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) Bill Keating (D-Mass.) Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) Emanuel Cleaver (D-M.O.) Ron Barber (D-A.Z.) Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) Jim Moran (D-Va.) Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) Matt Cartwright (D-Penn.) Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) John Delaney (D-Md.) Anne McLane Kuster (D-N.H.) Carol Shea Porter (D-N.H.) Raul Ruiz (D-Calif) Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) Julia Brownley (D-Calif.) Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) Rick Nolan (D-Minn.) Bobby Scott (D-Va.) * indicates former vice chair

Operating as usual

SEEC members made it to the House Floor this week by the dozens to support passage of the #ClimateActionNow Act, a bill ...
05/03/2019
Statement on the passage of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act | Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition

SEEC members made it to the House Floor this week by the dozens to support passage of the #ClimateActionNow Act, a bill to keep the U.S. in the Paris Climate Agreement. As long-standing advocates for the #ParisAgreement and action on climate change, the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition is celebrating the passage of H.R. 9 as a signal that we are #stillin.

See the full statement from SEEC leadership below:

https://seec-tonko.house.gov/press-release/statement-passage-climate-action-now-act-seec-leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 2, 2019) – Today SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Gerry Connolly, Paul Tonko, and Doris Matsui and Vice-Chairs Reps. Chellie Pingree, Matt Cartwright, Alan Lowenthal, Mike Quigley, and A. Donald McEachin released the following statement in response to the passage of H.R. 9, the Climate A...

05/02/2019
Congressman Gerry Connolly

Congressman Gerry Connolly

Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition and House Democrats promised we would #ActOnClimate. Today, the House debates #HR9 the #ClimateActionNow Act, which blocks President Trump from pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement. The U.S. must lead on climate change.

Congressman Salud Carbajal
12/05/2018
Congressman Salud Carbajal

Congressman Salud Carbajal

The Administration is quickly paving the way for expanded oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, reflecting a complete disregard for the Refuge’s fragile ecosystem.

The Central Coast knows first-hand the impact that oil spills have on the surrounding community. That’s why the first bill I Introduced was the California Clean Coast Act, to prohibit offshore oil and gas exploration in California. I will continue to be an advocate for clean energy alternatives and restrictions on harmful oil and gas drilling.

“Our country and our global economy are at a turning point, and any old infrastructure plan simply will not do…While ser...
12/05/2018
Congressman Gerry Connolly

“Our country and our global economy are at a turning point, and any old infrastructure plan simply will not do…While serving to spur economic growth and increase our security, a smart infrastructure plan that takes the long-view must advance serious solutions to climate change.”

Next Congress the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition will be fighting for action on climate change at every turn, and we are getting a head start by calling for any infrastructure bill we consider to be a bold, forward-thinking climate bill too.

See the op-ed from SEEC Co-Chairs Congressman Gerry Connolly, Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui & Congressman Paul D. Tonko below.

"It’s time to move on sustainable infrastructure" - my OpEd for The Hill with Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition co-chairs Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui and Paul D. Tonko.

https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-environment/419201-its-time-to-move-on-sustainable-infrastructure

11/29/2018
Harley Rouda

SEEC is excited to welcome Congressman-elect Harley Rouda!

My constituents made it clear throughout the campaign - one of the top priorities for Congress must be addressing climate change. That's why I am honored to have joined the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition. I look forward to working on these issues on day one.

10/17/2018
Derek Kilmer

In case you missed it, Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition member Representative Derek Kilmer is leading a conversation back home in Washington state today about #greeninfrastructure. You can catch the full discussion below!

HAPPENING NOW: As the #orca task force meets in Tacoma, I'm touring some green infrastructure projects that capture stormwater, the leading source of pollution in Puget Sound.

I'm also talking on Facebook LIVE with Dr. Joel Baker, the Director of the Center for Urban Waters, Ryan Mello, the Executive Director of Pierce Conservation District, and Jessica Knickerbocker with the City of Tacoma's Environmental Services Department about the P3 Act, a bill I recently co-introduced with Rep. Denny Heck that would help communities and developers team up to create more green infrastructure. Thanks to UW Tacoma at Urban Waters for letting me stop by!

10/17/2018
Derek Kilmer

In case you missed it, Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition member Representative Derek Kilmer is leading a conversation back home in Washington state today about #greeninfrastructure. You can catch the full discussion below!

HAPPENING NOW: As the #orca task force meets in Tacoma, I'm touring some green infrastructure projects that capture stormwater, the leading source of pollution in Puget Sound.

I'm also talking on Facebook LIVE with Dr. Joel Baker, the Director of the Center for Urban Waters, Ryan Mello, the Executive Director of Pierce Conservation District, and Jessica Knickerbocker with the City of Tacoma's Environmental Services Department about the P3 Act, a bill I recently co-introduced with Rep. Denny Heck that would help communities and developers team up to create more green infrastructure. Thanks to UW Tacoma at Urban Waters for letting me stop by!

Rep. Lloyd Doggett
10/12/2018
Rep. Lloyd Doggett

Rep. Lloyd Doggett

As I wrote in Fast Company with Michael Shank of the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance & Urban Sustainability Directors Network, clean energy is critical to our community’s health & wealth.Texas is already reaping the benefits of a clean energy economy—as the first in the nation in installed wind capacity—and Texas is among the highest in the nation for solar resource potential. We cannot let big polluters & President Donald Trump stand in the way of improving clean air standards that safeguard the health of American families.

The Trump Administration is predicting a 7-degree temperature rise by 2100, and worse, they are willing to accept catast...
09/28/2018
Trump administration sees a 7-degree rise in global temperatures by 2100

The Trump Administration is predicting a 7-degree temperature rise by 2100, and worse, they are willing to accept catastrophic levels of warming as a foregone conclusion: https://wapo.st/2RdY9Ym

But business as usual is not our only choice. See the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition full statement here: https://bit.ly/2N9DNfv

#WeAreStillIn #ActOnClimate

Environmental analysis assumes no action on climate change — and extreme warming — to justify freezing fuel standards for autos.

We can take ambition to the next level at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco this week. That's why the Su...
09/13/2018

We can take ambition to the next level at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco this week. That's why the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition and the Senate Climate Task Force joined forces in expressing our support for the Summit’s goals and bold #climate action in Congress

#GCAS2018 #StepUp2018

https://bit.ly/2xcPYSJ

07/20/2018
Paul D. Tonko

Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition Co-Chair Rep Paul D. Tonko on the House floor this week opposing efforts to block action on #climatechange.

I went to the House floor to speak out against a GOP measure meant to undermine even the most basic action to address the looming crisis of climate change.

The American people are suffering from the impacts of climate change. Congress needs to get its head out of the sand and move forward with real solutions.

07/06/2018
NowThis Politics

Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition Vice-Chair Congresswoman Chellie Pingree on U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's resignation and her experience questioning him in Committee:

President Trump’s EPA chief just got schooled on the devastating impacts of climate change

It’s time for us to step up to protect America’s best parks program before it’s too late. Protecting the Land and Water ...
06/22/2018
SEEC LWCF Special Order

It’s time for us to step up to protect America’s best parks program before it’s too late. Protecting the Land and Water Conservation Fund is about protecting parks as big as our national parks and as small as our local ball fields. Its about supporting access to parks, trails, and the great outdoors for everyone.

Last night Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition members Rep. Paul D. Tonko, Congressman Matt Cartwright, Rep. Derek Kilmer, Congressman Donald McEachin, and Representative Alan Lowenthal took to the House floor to tell their colleagues in Congress why we need to #SaveLWCF:

https://cs.pn/2yABhwO

SEEC Members Reps Lowenthal, Kilmer, Cartwright, McEachin & Tonko spoke in support of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

Congresswoman Julia Brownley
06/21/2018

Congresswoman Julia Brownley

The Land and Water Conservation Fund — which has protected our national parks and open spaces for more than 50 years — is expiring in a few short months! I am joining my fellow Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition members to speak out to #SaveLWCF so America’s beautiful wild lands, including right here in Ventura County, can be enjoyed by future generations.

Congresswoman Annie Kuster
06/03/2018

Congresswoman Annie Kuster

It’s been a year since President Trump made the unwise decision to pull the United States out of the #ParisAgreement. I stand with the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition and the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus, and I will continue working to enact policies that will help build a safer, cleaner and healthier planet for future generations. #ActonClimate

05/18/2018
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Thanks to Vice Chair Congresswoman Chellie Pingree for leading SEEC's special order on the House Floor Wednesday night.

Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition members gathered Wednesday evening and throughout the week to oppose policies in the #GOPFarmBill that cut conservation funding for farmers and ranchers, slash investment in rural energy efficiency and renewable energy, and impose damaging environmental polices that undermine clean water, endangered species and responsible environmental review.

The Farm Bill is supposed to support farmers and rural communities, feed hungry Americans, and help protect our environment--that's what we'll keep fighting for.

A lot of people do not think of the Farm Bill as an environmental bill, but farm land accounts for more than 40% of our nation’s land. Farmers understand that it’s important to take care of the land that takes care of them. Last night, I spoke on the House floor about how the GOP Farm Bill will affect our water quality, wildlife, environment, and conservation. PLEASE WATCH & SHARE.

05/18/2018
Congresswoman Annie Kuster

Congresswoman Annie Kuster

I'm disappointed that the Farm Bill being pushed by House Republicans protects large agribusiness at the expense of small family farms in New Hampshire and the millions of veterans, seniors, individuals with disabilities, and low income families that depend on nutrition assistance.

Derek Kilmer
05/18/2018
Derek Kilmer

Derek Kilmer

The Farm Bill is supposed to be about people, but the bill I'm voting on today isn't for us. I am voting against it. Congress should work on a bipartisan Farm Bill that actually helps farmers and the millions of families nationwide who use the Farm Bill's nutrition assistance to make ends meet. #farmbill

This #EarthDay, Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition members are in their districts meeting with students, parti...
04/22/2018
On Earth Day 2018, Americans need to defend their planet like it's 1970

This #EarthDay, Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition members are in their districts meeting with students, participating in community cleanups, and highlighting the importance of protecting our natural lands. But we also know this Earth Day is different because a lot more is at stake now.

SEEC members remain committed to the daily fight to protect our planet against the threat of climate change and the current Administration's careless repeal of environmental safeguards.
We will continue to fight for a clean, safe environment for all.

https://usat.ly/2JdyJVK

A sustainable #Farmbill is key to supporting farmers & addressing some of our most serious environmental challenges. Tha...
04/18/2018
SEEC Leaders Object to Chairman Conaway’s 2018 Farm Bill | Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition

A sustainable #Farmbill is key to supporting farmers & addressing some of our most serious environmental challenges. That's why Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition leaders called on House Agriculture Committee Chairman Conaway to restore funding for conservation programs & remove damaging environmental polices:

https://bit.ly/2Hd8Jtd

Washington D.C. – As the House Agriculture Committee marks-up Chairman Conaway’s Farm Bill today, leaders of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) are calling on the Chairman to remove damaging environmental policies and re-commit to funding robust conservation programs. Progra...

The Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition stands with the #BootPruitt campaign launched this week by groups that ...
03/29/2018
Opinion | As Pruitt Flies First Class, EPA Barely Gets Off The Ground

The Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition stands with the #BootPruitt campaign launched this week by groups that represent millions of Americans.

We can't support an EPA Administrator who is cutting vital public health programs while using taxpayer dollars to fund first-class flights for himself.

https://bit.ly/2pJq6uR

The Environmental Protection Agency should focus on environmental protection – and send Pruitt to the back of the plane.

Today SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Paul Tonko, Gerry Connolly, and Doris Matsui released the following statement to honor their ...
03/23/2018
SEEC Co-Chairs Honor Congresswoman Louise Slaughter | Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition

Today SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Paul Tonko, Gerry Connolly, and Doris Matsui released the following statement to honor their friend and colleague, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, on the day of her funeral.

“Today we lay to rest our treasured friend and colleague, Louise Slaughter. Her great humor and her passion for public service will be dearly missed, and our thoughts are with her family during this difficult time.

Rep. Slaughter was one of the founding members of SEEC and a champion for sustainability. Her environmental advocacy began with her local fight to save Hart’s Wood in Perinton, N.Y. from development. As a Representative in Congress she repeatedly helped local businesses in Rochester develop and commercialize cleaner, more efficient energy technology, and she fought for the health of her community and many others as a longstanding co-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force and supporter of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

She was a tenacious advocate for our health and environment and will be remembered as a selfless champion for others and a wonderful person. Her example will continue to inspire us all.”

https://seec-tonko.house.gov/press-release/seec-co-chairs-honor-congresswoman-louise-slaughter

Washington D.C. – Today SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Paul Tonko, Gerry Connolly, and Doris Matsui released the following statement to honor their friend and colleague, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, on the day of her funeral.

03/01/2018

This morning the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on Trump's #InfrastructureScam. The Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition message: We reject the false choice between a clean, safe environment & needed infrastructure. In fact, its government's job to ensure both.

See SEEC's #Infrastructure Proposal here:https://seec-tonko.house.gov/sites/sustainableenergyandenvironmentcoalitioncaucus.house.gov/files/documents/SEEC%20Sustainable%20Infrastructure%20Proposal%202.12.18.pdf

#ProtectCleanWater #ActOnClimate

Today marks the one year anniversary of Secretary Ryan Zinke's confirmation. He has spent his first year at the Interior...
03/01/2018

Today marks the one year anniversary of Secretary Ryan Zinke's confirmation. He has spent his first year at the Interior Department shrinking national monuments, selling off public lands, and weakening pollution standards.

He likes to talk about being a "Roosevelt Republican," but his actions just don't match up. #WhatWouldTeddySay #KeepItPublic #MonumentsForAll #CutMethane

02/27/2018
Congressman Gerry Connolly

Congressman Gerry Connolly

Pleased to join my Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition co-chairs Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui and Paul D. Tonko in receiving a 100% rating from League of Conservation Voters. As Green Dogs, we will continue to lead the fight in Congress for clean air, clean water and protecting the environment.

scorecard.lcv.org

#LCVScorecard

Louise Slaughter
02/14/2018
Louise Slaughter

Louise Slaughter

President Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure plan guts clean air and water protections, blocks public input in planning, and gives away our public lands to the oil and gas industry. Worse still, it creates a false tradeoff between modernizing our crumbling roads, bridges, and highways and continuing our country’s leading role in environmentally-safe infrastructure development. We need a real infrastructure investment plan, not a giveaway to private companies that creates toll roads and hurts the environment. As a member of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, I’m proud to push for comprehensive solutions to our infrastructure needs. More here:

02/02/2018

The trip's coming to a close, but there is a lot of work left to do. Listen below as SEEC members Mike Quigley, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter share perspectives on the #SEECEverglades visit and what we need to do next!

#SEECClimateTour

More from the #SEECClimateTour! Protecting our ecosystems means protecting our communities.
02/02/2018

More from the #SEECClimateTour! Protecting our ecosystems means protecting our communities.

The impacts of climate change can be seen worldwide, but even more so in vulnerable ecosystems like Everglades National Park right here in South Florida. With the help of the National Park Service, I’m proud to have welcomed Congressman Mike Quigley and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter for an in-depth tour of this national treasure in our backyard, where we’re seeing what the future could hold if we do not take action.

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Members: Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), Co-Chair Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), Co-Chair Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.), Co-Chair Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) , Vice Chair Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA), Vice Chair Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Vice Chair Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), Vice Chair

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), Vice Chair Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), Energy Task Force Chair * Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Environment Task Force Chair Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Climate Task Force Chair Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) * Rep. David Loebsack (D-Iowa) * Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.) Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.) Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) Rep. Donna Christensen (D-V.I.) Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) Rep. David Price (D-N.C.) Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz) Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) Rep. Bill Keating (D-Mass.) Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-M.O.) Rep. Ron Barber (D-A.Z.) Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) Rep. Anne McLane Kuster (D-N.H.) Rep. Carol Shea Porter (D-N.H.) Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif) Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Calif.) Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) Rep. Rick Nolan (D-Minn.) Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) * indicates former vice chair

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` I STAND CORRECTED!!!!! (PRINT THIS OUT) Greetings! Make sure you print this out and share this w/others. In January there was and Op-Ed in the CLR about NELSON. It was Nelson v. Colorado. It was ruled on in the 2017 Term and you have until April 18th, 2018 to get your motion in. I was opposed to the Op-Ed for several reason. For One, I felt NELSON only applied to fines and restitutions. For Two, I reasoned acquitted conduct was the ONLY thing it could possibly reach to. Third, I didn't see how a State Act would help federal prisoners in the way the Author of the piece saw it. Infact to be honest I was a bit "salty". I had been arguing this same issue for the last 12 years to no success. Some of my efforts have been published. See William Robinson, F.Supp 3rd U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. If you read that case you will see the judge struck down a very similar argument procedurally and did not rule on the merits. The Argument is simple. That a legislature CANNOT use an element of an offense as both a fact that defines/describes a crime and a sentencing factor. That if it does it cannot remove the reasonable doubt standard and make it a lesser standard. This is all due to the 5th Amendments Due Process clause and the fact that once your presumption of innocence attaches a Legislature cannot make laws to deprive you of your property or liberty which is held to be more heightened under the 5th Amendment than being deprived of just property. I. CLAIM The Nelson argument goes as such. It is a new rule of Constitutional Law made retroactive b/c of the following reasons: 1. McMillan allowed for a legislature to make a fact that defined a crime both an element and a sentencing factor AND remove the reasonable doubt standard and use a lesser standard of proof by punishing a defendant for a specific crime when a defendant's presumption of innocence was NEVER removed for that crime 2. Alleyne came along and made McMillan non-controlling. "overruling" McMillan due to "intervening decisions". Although this was the case the Courts when filing the above argument always stated Alleyne was merely procedural and non-retroactive to cases that were final. 3. Now comes Nelson which prohibited a state legislature from doing what McMillan would have allowed them to do. That is forgoes someone's "presumption of innocence" by using elements as sentencing factors and allowing those sentencing factors to be found by a lesser standard of proof. namely clear and convincing standard in NELSON but any standard lower than the reasonable doubt standard will do. Intervening decisions can satisfy the TEAGUE standard and the multiple case "logic" in Tyler. But be careful in trying to file this. So what was my beef if I argued it before? I am here to help you understand what is gibberish or if some of these Para-legal's are "hustling" you or if there is legitimate reason to file something. Well there is legitimate reason to file something if you are one of two defendant's: 1. If you were sentenced PRE-BOOKER and enhanced (not due to a prior conviction) for drug quantity or obstruction or leadership or for a gun or some monetary sum etc... then we can help. 2. If you were acquitted of a murder OR NOT CHARGED for a murder but were enhanced under U.S.S.G. Section 2A1.1. [NOTE] There is no ruling by the Supreme Court that directly states U.S.S.G. 6A1.3 satisfies DUE PROCESS and doesn't offend the 5th Amendment. Also WATTS dealt w/ Double Jeopardy and not Due Process. Also remember the recent decision in The Fourth Circuit that cited other Circuits about the Mandatory Guidelines having the FORCE & EFFECT OF LAW. II. Conclusion If you would like @THETAWLFOUNDAT to file on your behalf a pro se Section 2255(h)(2) second and Successive petition under 28 USC 2255(e) then you need to contact us here immediately. Or call Mr. Cobham at 301-437-7178. The fee will be will be based on the length and complexity of your case. Don't Stay in prison Longer than you have to! Sincerely, Eric Van Buren Post-Conviction Strategist/Consultant @THETAWLFOUNDAT Contributing Writer to: Prison-Insider Author of: THE ART OF THE WINNING [email protected]
RESPONDING TO A RECENT POST & PICTURE (THIS WON'T ALLOW ME TO POST PIC) IN WHICH MR. MORAN STATES THAT HIS $274,000 SALARY ISN'T ENOUGH TO LIVE ON HE HAS TO BE KIDDING RIGHT? I INVITE HIM TO TAKE MY CHALLENGE let these bitch sh*ts try to live off LESS THAN $25,000 A YEAR [my approximate annual SSD amount (only income) then treat them like North Carolina has treated # 1 do not give them Medicaid [note there is help for prescripton co-pays for people that have Medicaid & Medicare (dual elligibles) but when your state decides your income is too high for Medicaid ~~~~~ F**K YOU] [when your state takes away your Medicaid you also lose Dental Coverage (would like to pursue getting off disabilty but don’t ~~~~ TOO EMBARRASSED BY BAD TEETH to talk to those I would need to)] #2 take away their food stamps using my situation as example moving from NY to NC ¥¥¥¥¥ lost Medicaid >>>>>>>>this means NO DENTAL + INCREASED Rx & OTHER CO-PAYS ¥¥¥¥¥¥ NO FOOD STAMPS >>>>>>>increased out of pocket payment for food ¥¥¥¥¥ NO HOME HELP >>>>>>> disability makes it difficult for me to do many things >>>>>>> NY gave me Medcaid which in turn gave me full time 7 day a week help at home ~~~~~~~~~~~ NO MEDICAID ~~~~~~~~~~~ NO HELP •••••• RELY ON FRIENDS •••••• PAY SOME ONE TO HELP cost of living in NC less than NY which is why NC STRIPPED NC REFUSES TO CONSIDER that by stripping me of all benefits they have SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED MY OUT OF POCKET COSTS OK so cost of living is lower in NC but if u factor in everything I now pay for in NC that I didn't pay for in NY [NC Social Services REFUSES to consider this] I CAN BARELY AFFORD TO LIVE I dare just 1 OK of these ass-sh*ts to live my life for 1 YEAR After that 1 YEAR let's see if they still bitch about ONLY receiving $174,000 a year ANY OF YOU ASSHOLES BITCHING THAT YOUR $174,000 ANNUAL SALARY WILLING TO ACCEPT MY CHALLENGE????