Archive | March 3, 2016

For Reducing Male Fertility New Protection Bill for Monsanto*

For Reducing Male Fertility New Protection Bill for Monsanto*

By Claire Bernish

Monsanto has essentially been gifted a free pass with legislation intended to protect people and the environment. Monsanto will enjoy immunity from responsibility for one of the most noxious of all its toxic creations: PCBs.

Slipped into already-contentious reform measures of the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act by the House of Representatives, the provision concerns now-banned polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which, in the United States, were manufactured nearly exclusively by Monsanto. Though the Environmental Protection Agency banned the substances in the 1979, from the early 1930s through 1977, the agrichemical goliath produced around 1.25 billion pounds — of which an estimated 10 percent continues to wreak havoc on human health and the environment.

Originally used as insulation material against fires and explosions in electrical transformers and other electrical equipment, PCBs became so broadly popular they made their way into paints, inks, adhesives, surface coatings, lubricants, electronics, and more. PCBs evaporate naturally from contaminated natural features, such as the Great Lakes, but may also be released into the air via incineration, or water supply through leaching from municipal waste. When mounting evidence pointed toward environmental PCB contamination as a cause of immune-system illnesses and cancers, the EPA implemented their ban in 1979.

Now, the question of liability — for present as well as potential future cases — has become a key concern in reworking the Toxic Substances Act. Underlying the remaining disputes between the House and Senate versions of the bill is the question of pre-emption, or defining who will be able to sue for damage caused by the chemical industry; and which body will be tasked with industry regulation.

Monsanto, with its pernicious PCBs, just received an ‘out.’

“Monsanto does not consider either version of the bill, with respect to the effect on preemption, to be a ‘gift,’” Monsanto spokeswoman Charla Lord stated, as the New York Times reported.

“PCB litigation has surged in the last year as cities and school systems struggle to comply with directives from federal and state regulators to reduce PCB levels in sewer discharge and in caulk once used to construct schools. Separately, a group of individuals who received diagnoses of a form of cancer known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma sued Monsanto last year, claiming the company should pay damages,” said the Times.

“The House also voted to preserve the right to sue if individuals or local governments believe they have been harmed by a chemical, regardless of future federal regulations of the substance,” the Times continued. “But a critical paragraph added to the House bill in late May made sure regulatory requirements by the E.P.A. would continue to disqualify legal claims, and it specifically referred to the section of the 1976 toxic chemical law governing PCBs, giving Monsanto clearer authority in the future to ask judges to dismiss lawsuits filed against it.”

Despite Congressional aides’ assertion the paragraph exemption was inserted at the behest of Republicans in the House Energy and Commerce Committee, one Republican refused comment to the Times, and Monsanto insists it did request the addition.

Six cities are currently in litigation over the cost to clean up PCB contamination, but attorneys fear the clause’s potential to nullify legal efforts to hold Monsanto accountable.

“Taxpayers and public entities would be left holding the bag to pay hundreds of millions of dollars if not billions of dollars cleaning up Monsanto’s PCBs,” warned John Fiske, an attorney for one of the six cities, who explained that will likely occur should legislation pass with the ‘gift’ exemption.

Though the Toxic Substances Act is clearly outdated and is in desperate need of reform, Monsanto claims it deserves continued protection from responsibility to clean up PCBs. Essentially, the chemical giant has thus far managed to shirk responsibility, and so it feels it has every right to continue to do so.

“PCBs served an important fire-protection and safety purpose,” Lord claimed in a written statement. “If these products were improperly disposed of, Monsanto is not responsible.”

As Anti-Media previously reported, reforms to the Toxic Substances Act as they currently stand do more to put the public in danger, in part by thwarting states’ attempts to regulate chemicals they find to be potentially dangerous while waiting for snail-paced federal reviews to take place. In fact, attorneys general from California, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, specifically, have voiced concern that controls their states have placed on possibly-toxic chemicals would be deemed illegal were the legislation to pass as-is.

There are also indications the American Chemistry Council — “the leading trade organization and lobbyist for the chemical industry” — may have been partially involved in the drafting of the legislation.

Monsanto’s gift clause — whether or not the company claims responsibility for its insertion — is one more reason to be aware of this legislation and all of its possible repercussions.

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Related Topics:

The Disappearing Male*

Seattle Joins Major US Cities to Sue Monsanto for Toxic PCB Contamination*

The History of Monsanto

Monsanto Supplied Chemical Weapons to Israel*

Brazilian Government Ends the Use of Monsanto Pesticide Linked To Microcephaly Cases*

Monsanto, U.S. and Gates Pressure Kenya to Reverse GMO Ban*

The GMO Agenda is Planned Sterilization of Humanity*

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Clinton Case ‘criminal,’ Grand Jury Convened*

Clinton Case ‘criminal,’ Grand Jury Convened*

By Jerome R. Corsi

FBI Director James Comey

The decision to grant immunity to Bryan Pagliano, the Clinton aide who placed the private email server in her home, makes clear the FBI is conducting a criminal investigation and has convened a grand jury, said former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova in a telephone interview Thursday morning with WND.

“For Pagliano to get immunity in this case, his lawyers had to have come into the Justice Department to make a proffer, an offer of evidence in which his lawyers explained to the Justice Department what Pagliano was likely to tell them under oath,” diGenova explained.

“For Pagliano to be granted immunity means the FBI investigation is a criminal investigation,” diGenova declared.

The development in the case was reported Wednesday by the Washington Post, which cited a senior law enforcement official.

Hillary Clinton has dismissed questions about the FBI’s investigation of her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state by describing it as a “security review.”

But diGenova told WND it “has moved passed being a security inquiry or a security review.”

“Federal prosecutors do not immunize witnesses in a security review,” he said.

“This is a criminal case, and with Pagliano the federal prosecutors have somebody at the bottom of the case that the prosecutors need to interview in the process of building their case against Hillary Clinton and her top aides,” he said.

DiGenova noted that Pagliano took the Fifth Amendment to avoid giving testimony to the House Benghazi committee last year.

He said the granting of immunity to Pagliano also indicates to him that the Department of Justice has convened a grand jury.

“It is unlikely the Justice Department prosecutors would seek to compel testimony from Pagliano without first getting documents, and to get documents you need a grand jury to issue a subpoena,” diGenova concluded.

“In order to protect themselves later, Justice Department prosecutors would have opened a grand jury so their subpoenas have the force of law.”

Who is Bryan Pagliano?

Pagliano served as the information technology director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2008.

His résumé on Linkedin.com notes he worked for Clinton from 2006 to 2009. In 2008, he “headed the design and build of the campaign headquarters’ data centre and orchestrated the continuous movement of technical equipment and staff among nationwide field officers in response to ever-changing organizational needs.”

When Clinton’s presidential campaign disbanded, Pagliano moved to working for her political action committee.

As reported by the Washington Post in September 2015, Bill and Hillary Clinton personally paid Pagliano $5,000 for “computer services” prior to his becoming a State Department employee, according to a financial disclosure form Pagliano filed in April 2009.

The payment evidently was for establishing a private server for the Clintons in their home in Chappaqua, New York.

In May 2009, the State Department employed Pagliano as a special adviser.

The record shows Pagliano lied to the State Department hide payments the Clintons continued to make to him privately to maintain the Chappaqua e-mail server.

The Washington Post article further reported that even after he became a State Department employee, the Clintons continued paying Pagliano privately to maintain the server for Hillary Clinton.

Pagliano neglected to list the outside income in the required financial disclosures he filed with the State Department each year until concluding his full-time employment in February 2013, coincident with Hillary Clinton’s departure as secretary of state.

‘A web of deceit’

“Because of the complex legal questions regarding Pagliano’s dual employment by the State Department and the Clintons privately, that is one of the reasons he had to be granted immunity,” diGenova observed.

He said Pagliano also needed immunity because he neglected to disclose to the State Department, as required, his outside income with the Clintons,”

He said Pagliano’s actions are “evidence of this web of deceit that has grown up around the creation of Hillary Clinton’s private server.”

DiGenova stressed that Pagliano’s testimony will go a long way to establishing that Hillary Clinton intended to violate national security laws by setting up a non-secure private network over which classified information would be transferred.

He also expects Pagliano’s testimony to affirm former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden’s point that the “original sin” of creating Hillary Clinton’s private server as the sole communications device for the secretary can never be fixed.

“That starts it and ends it – it’s over – the original sin of the private server creates the crime and ends the investigation. The rest is icing on the cake,” diGenova said.

“Pagliano’s testimony will establish clearly his conflicts of interest working at the same time for the Clintons privately while he was a State Department employee, as well as false statements in his failure to disclose to the State Department his outside private income with the Clintons,” he said.

Time to ‘lawyer up’

DiGenova emphasized that Pagliano clearly needed immunity before he testified under oath.

“Pagliano is a small enough fish in the pyramid the FBI is investigating, yet he is central to the investigation – a real smart fish and a very important fish – making it important enough to the Justice Department prosecutors to get his testimony under oath that they were willing to grant him immunity,” he said.

DiGenova said Pagliano’s testimony will show that Hillary Clinton “knew exactly how the private email server was installed, who was involved in making the decision to establish the private email server, who if anyone was spoken with at the State Department, and who on her staff was aware of the private email server.”

The Justice Department’s granting of immunity to Pagliano, diGenova pointed out, means everyone who was on Clinton’s State Department staff knows now that he is talking.

“I doubt the Justice Department prosecutors have yet begun interviewing Hillary Clinton’s staff,” he said.

“But knowing that Pagliano has been given immunity, you better believe that everybody on Hillary Clinton’s State Department staff is now lawyering up, if they haven’t already done so.”

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Related Topics:

Judge Losing Patience With Clinton Email Release Delays*

Clinton Emails Reveals Egyptian Special Forces Role in the Destruction of Libya*

Assassination Hit list Revealed in Hillary Clinton’s Emails*

Keep it in the British Royal Family: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are Related*

U.S. Flag Falls under Pressure of Deceit at Clinton Rally*

Shell Oil Faces Second Lawsuit in Five Years over Spills in Nigeria*

Shell Oil Faces Second Lawsuit in Five Years over Spills in Nigeria*

By Jasmine Nelson

Oil giant Shell is being sued in London for the second time in five years over spills in the Niger Delta.

Two communities are claiming compensation and want Shell to clean up their land.

Shell said it is at an “early stage” in reviewing the claims and that the case should be heard in Nigeria.

The Ogale community of about 40,000 people in Rivers State, on the coast of Nigeria, who are mainly farmers or fishermen, are some of the claimants.

Their case is being handled by law firm Leigh Day.

Spills since 1989 have meant they don’t have clean drinking water, farmland or rivers, their claim says.

It points to a November 2015 report by Amnesty International which says four spill sites Shell says it planned to clean up are still contaminated.

The first court hearing at the Technology and Construction Court, held on Wednesday, found that the claimants can lodge a case against Shell’s Nigerian business, known as Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria. Shell declined to comment on the ruling.

Amnesty’s findings followed a 2011 report by United Nations Environment Program, which found water contaminated with oil by-products including benzene, thought to be a carcinogen. It suggested a cleanup, but said a “sustainable recovery” of the area could take up to 30 years.

Shell says it has agreed a clean-up plan.

“In mid-2015 SPDC JV, along with the government, UNEP and representatives of the Ogoni community, agreed to an 18-month roadmap to fast-track the environmental clean-up and remediation of Ogoniland which includes a governance framework,” it said in a statement.

The Bille community, who are mainly fishermen and are the other party to sue, claims Shell should be liable for “failing to protect their pipelines from damage caused by third parties,” according to Leigh Day.

Pipelines in the area have been targets for thieves who steal crude oil and try to refine it locally. This has lead to more spills and damage though explosions.

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Related Topics:

Oil vs. Communities: The Case of the Niger Delta

Nano-Silver Used in Eradicating Ebola in Nigeria Prevented from Reaching Liberia and Sierra Leone*

Destroying Nigeria Vital to World Entropy *

Nigeria Signs Deal for 36 Oil Wells*

Sudan’s Oilgate

Angolan Fishing Community Asks Chevron for Oil Spill Compensation*

The Eight Families’ Rigged Oil Game

Canada’s Role in the Colonization of Nigeria and in the Destruction of Libya*

Rivers Run Blackened by Big Oil in Peru, which the Indigenous are Left to Clean-up*

Rivers Run Blackened by Big Oil in Peru, which the Indigenous are Left to Clean-up*

The Rothschilds are heavily involvesd in ‘organizing’ Peru’s natural resources …

By Nika Knight

Indigenous people are struggling to clean up 3,000 barrels oil that have poured into the Chiriaco and Morona tributaries of the Amazon River. (Photo: Alessandro Currarino / El Comercio”)

A disastrous spate of oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon have gone from bad to worse in recent days, leaving Indigenous tribes frantically trying to clean up the mess left by the nation’s state-owned oil company.

The catastrophic ruptures in Petroperu’s Northern Peruvian Pipeline occurred on January 25 and February 3 and have threatened the water supply of nearly 10,000 indigenous people, says Amazon Watch.

On February 22, Petroperu officials confirmed to [Rothschild’s] Reuters that the oil has poured into two critical Amazon River tributaries that eight Achuar tribes depend on for water. According to the news agency, these two tributaries of the Amazon River, the Chiriaco and Morona rivers, are now filled with 3,000 barrels of oil.

Critics charge that the spills continued to spread and caused far worse damage after the responsible company, Petroperu, failed to act to contain the oil released by the pipeline breakages.

A third pipeline rupture was rumoured on February 19, reports Amazon Watch, but the state-owned petroleum company took to Twitter to deny those reports.

The devastating spills occurred mere months after Indigenous activists staged massive protests against Peru’s oil industry in September.

Over the weekend, local activist Marco Arana Zegarra posted horrific images of the oil’s spread in the Chiriaco tributary:

“Those responsible? Where are they?” Zegarra appealed.

Waterways flow with black sludge and trees and flowers are rendered nearly unrecognizable by a thick coating of oil in video footage of the spills:

“At least this time,” observed Zegarra, “Petroperu has given Indigenous populations suits to wear for cleaning up oil.”

Petroperu president German Velasquez “denied reports the company paid children to clean up the oil,” reports the Guardian, but then he went on, perhaps damningly, to say that “he was evaluating firing four officials, including one who may have allowed children to collect the crude.”

“It’s important to note that the spills…are not isolated cases. Similar emergencies have emerged as a result of defects in sections of the pipeline,” the national environmental regulator said, according to the Guardian.

The regulator “ordered Petroperu to replace parts of the pipeline and improve maintenance,” states Reuters. The Guardian reports that Petroperu will face fines of up to $17 million if it is proven that the oil spills have affected the health of locals.

“This environmental disaster is just the latest in a long history of oil and gas leaks in the area,” laments Indigenous rights group Survival International, observing that “[m]ore” than 70% of the Peruvian Amazon has been leased by the government to oil companies.”

The group translates a call to action by AIDESEP, an organization that fights for indigenous people in the Peruvian Amazon, in which it pleads for “international public opinion, the media, NGOs and civil society to pay attention to this serious event that puts in danger the lives of thousands of people living in the area who have traditionally been neglected.”

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Related Topics:

Oil vs. Communities: The Case of Peru

Oil vs Communities: Peruvians Turning a Dream into Action

Occupy World: Peru Aiming to Dismantle Rothschild’s Media Monopoly*

Peruvian Woman Wins Battle against Multinational Mining Corporation*

Protests against U.S. Military Sending 3000 Troops to Peru*

Child abduction in Peru – but who are the kidnappers?

The Secret Oil War Has Begun*

Sudan’s Oilgate

Angolan Fishing Community Asks Chevron for Oil Spill Compensation*

Israel Grants Oil Rights in Syria to Murdoch and Rothschild*

Washington Planning a Syrian invasion by Turkey and Saudi Arabia to split Syria in half with Washington controlling the Oil Fields*

Ecuador: How an Oil Giant Decimates a People

U.S. Tried to Blackmail Morales against Nationalizing Bolivian Oil*

Correa Warns Brad Pitt against Participating in a ‘Farce’ of Pro-Chevron Film*

The Eight Families’ Rigged Oil Game

EPA which Spilt 3 Million Gallons of Toxic Waste Uses Oily Tanks to Deliver Potable Water to Navajos*

The GMO Agenda is Planned Sterilization of Humanity*

The GMO Agenda is Planned Sterilization of Humanity*

By Peter Koenig

Severe health risks of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are not new. Studies by scientists among others in France, Germany, Austria, since at least the 1990s, pointing to several levels of health dangers to mankind abound. A recent study released by Egyptian researchers found that rats fed a GMO diet suffer from infertility, among other health issues. In the U.S. similar studies were muzzled by Monsanto and the Monsanto staffed FDA. In a 2011 paper the Institute for Responsible Technology – IRT refers to 19 animal studies linking GMOs to mostly liver and kidney organ disruption.

In the early 2000 the first Russian studies revealed reduction in fertility and birth defects in hamsters and rats. In a 2013 Russian study, scientists have discovered that mammals that eat GMO foodstuffs have difficulties to reproduce. The study concluded that “Campbell hamsters that have a fast reproduction rate were fed for two years with ordinary soya beans which are widely used in agriculture and those contain different percentages of GMOs. Another group of hamsters, the control group, was fed with pure soya [found in Serbia, as 95% of soya in the world is transgenic].”

According to Dr. Alexei Surov, who led the study on behalf of the National Association for Gene Security,

“We selected several groups of hamsters, kept them in pairs in cells and gave them ordinary food as always. We did not add anything for one group, but the other was fed with soya that contained no GMO components, while the third group [was fed] with some content of GMOs and the fourth one with increased amounts of GMOs….. Originally everything went smoothly. However, we noticed quite a serious effect when we selected new pairs from their cubs and continued to feed them as before. These pairs’ growth rate was slower, and [they] reached their sexual maturity slowly. When we got some of their cubs, we formed the new pairs of the third generation. We failed to get cubs from these pairs which were fed with GMO foodstuffs. It was proven that these pairs lost their ability to give birth to their cubs.”

Sterilization from GMOs is not an accident. Henry Kissinger, the protégé of the Rockefeller Foundation and one of the driving forces – still today – of the Bilderberg Society, not only is the author of the infamous proclamation in the early seventies:

‘Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; and who controls money can control the world;’

he also said,

This is still a (mostly unspoken) key objective of the elite, associated through different semi-secret organizations like the Bilderbergers, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the Trilateral Commission, the British Chatham House, the Economic Forum (Davos), and others.

GMO Seeds

GMOs are based on two strands; one involves insect resistance, the other is herbicide resistant and more dangerous, because it is glyphosate-tolerant. Glyphosate, known under its trade name ‘Roundup’, is however absorbed in the food fibres and has devastating health effects. The herbicide is an endocrine-disruptor, a chemical that at certain doses can interfere with the hormone system of mammals. These disruptions may cause cancer, infertility, miscarriage, birth defects and full sterility by the third generation, as the Russian study clearly demonstrated.

In his eye-opening 2007 book Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation, F. William Engdahl points to food control and depopulation as the strategic key objectives of GMOs as put forward by Henry Kissinger already half a century ago. A less populated Third World will give the U.S. and world elite easier and cheaper access to needed raw materials, allowing the ‘chosen few’ to maintain a lifestyle of exuberant luxury and resources abuse.

Ellen Brown, referring to Gary Null’s documentary Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs, quotes Dr. Bruce Lipton,

“We are leading the world into the sixth mass extinction of life on this planet. . . . Human behaviour is undermining the web of life.”.

Worse is to come, if and when the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is ratified by the U.S. and its eleven Pacific partners. The TPP – much like the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, linking the U.S. with the 28 E.U. countries) – is negotiated behind closed doors. The chief agricultural negotiator for the U.S. is the former Monsanto lobbyist, Islam Siddique. The two monster trade agreements would deprive governments from regulating transnational corporations’ activities, to the point where the rights of corporations would supersede sovereign nations laws. Corporations would be able to set up private courts that may rule a country liable for lost profit due to legislation that may interfere with their activities.

This would particularly apply to biotech agriculture. GMOs could no longer be forbidden by individual countries. They are integral parts of the two giant trade agreements which the U.S. is attempting to ram down the throats of their ‘partners’ – and may do so in the general realm of vassalage which has been cultivated by Washington’s threat and sledgehammer politics – “You are either with us or you are against us” – and the latter is usually punished with devastating sanctions, if not with death of errant, non-compliant leaders.

The objective of depopulation is alive and well – and being implemented under our eyes; and We, The People, are blinded by the steady drop-by-drop of propaganda that makes us believe that these trade agreements will resolve the world’s food problems, will eliminate famine. What they will eliminate after a few generations is peoples’ fertility. This, coupled with the constant and continuous wars on terror and financial assassinations of entire countries (see Greece) by the so-called Bretton Woods Organizations, IMF and World Bank, working hand-in-hand with the FED and Wall Street, may eventually succeed in drastically reducing world population – if We, The People, do not wake up.

Waking up to a new form of agriculture is crucial. Back to nature and earth-friendly farming, as well as away from globalization to the notion of ‘local production for local consumption’. Russia has a strict ban on GMOs. Russia is producing about 40% of its food by permaculture methods on simple garden plots. According to Natural Living, 80% of the country’s fruit and berries, and 66% of vegetables and about 50% of the nation’s milk are produced on dacha-type plots.

It is not too late to get away from GMOs, from planned sterility and from depopulating the globe for the benefit of a tyrant elite. But, We the People, have to wake up, take back the sovereign control of our nations from the vassal leadership which Washington has discretely, almost imperceptibly placed at the helm of the 11 TPP and the 28 TTIP nations by stolen or manipulated elections or outright ‘regime change’. The breaking up of the Eurozone and the European Union – both of which are in dire straits – might be the beginning of a new era of self-determination.

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Related Topics:

GM Foods and Fertility

GM Crops Entrench U.S. Drought

Lifelessness in the Middle of a Drought and GM Crops!*

PepsiCo’s Naked Juice Laced with Synthetic and GMO Ingredients

GMOs Are Mutating Microorganisms and Spawning Deadly New Life Forms‏

The Vatican and the GMO Connection*

GMO Technology Brought Soaring Cancer, Birth Defects and Failing Farms to Argentina*

GM Wheat Shutting Us Down!?*

Sudan Seizes “Anonymous ” GM Soybean Shipment*

GM Pollen in Honey Labelled as Natural by the EU*

Russia Bans Import of GMO Products*

GM Caused Crop Failure in India and Bangladesh*

GM Mosquitoes Causing Dengue Fever*

Ebola Virus GM Bioweapon Invented by CDC*‏

U.S. Patenting of GM Ebola ‘Bundibugyo Virus’*

Nestlé Removes GMOs from South African Baby Foods not U.S. Baby Foods*

When Man Thinks He’s God, he Releases GMO Cholera Bacteria into our Environment*

57 Million Americans Warn UK about GM Crops*

What S. Australia did to Increase Crop Yield by 300% without GMO’s!*

In Brazil Monsanto’s Roundup is Causing Cancer after Approving 3 GM Crops*

U.S. Diplomacy: Retaliation and Pain for Countries that Reject GMO’s*

GM Salmon Susceptible to Disease*

GM Wheat Trial in U.K. Proves a Failure*

Scientists Warn “Supercharged” GMOs Could be Used as Bio-weapons*

Monsanto’s GMO Bt Toxins Found in 93% of Pregnant Women*

Children Exposed to GMO Soy Pesticides Suffer ‘Serious Genetic Damage*

Japan to Lift Duties Vegetables, Most Fishery Products under TPP*

The NWOs TPP Will Be Signed Today, but Congress has to Approve It*