House GOP Reverses Democrats Green Initiative

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Republicans have re-introduced the plastic foam coffee cup, which was banned by Democrats four years ago. The Republicans are phasing out the Democrat's green program, which also requires the use of biodegradable utensils and trays.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Freedom fries prove that a congressional cafeteria can be a powerful political platform. And this week, Republicans re-introduced the plastic foam coffee cup, which was banned by Democrats four years ago. The Republicans are phasing out the Democrat's Green the Capitol program, which also requires the use of biodegradable utensils and trays. A press aide to speaker John Boehner tweeted, the new majority, plastic ware is back.

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