Saturday Nov 30
The Island Packet
SC research lab aims to change building methods
Officials at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety say the wake of destruction left by hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters can be greatly reduced with construction choices that cost little extra upfront.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
House-Senate Talks on WRDA Bill Get Under Way
Negotiations to work out a new Water Resources Development Act have formally begun, with an upbeat first meeting of a House-Senate conference committee on Nov. 20. Now, the work moves behind the scenes as lawmakers and aides try to resolve differences between the bills each chamber passed by wide margins earlier this year.
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A customer looks at a F-150 pickup at a Ford dealership on September 4, 2013 in North Miami, Florida.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
The Heritage Foundation
Necessary Reforms in the Water Resources Development Act Conference Bill
Congressional leaders intend to produce a final Water Resources Development Act bill this year, and House and Senate conferees have begun formally meeting to discuss reconciling their respective bills.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Open up American's slot-bidding to big rivals?
Let the big airlines in on the action, too. That's what four key Congress members - two Republicans and two Democrats - are saying to Attorney General Eric Holder about how to divvy up the gates and landing That's what four key Congress members - two Republicans and two Democrats - are saying to Attorney General Eric Holder about how to divvy up ... (more)
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Committee Leaders Urge DOT Secretary to Protect U.S. Aviation from EU Emissions Trading Scheme
Bipartisan leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Aviation Subcommittee today wrote to Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx urging him to protect U.S. aircraft operators from unfairly being subjected to a European Union aviation emissions cap and trade system while a global plan to reduce emissions ... (more)
Dallas Morning News
The leadership of the House and Senate transportation panels Friday urged the U.S. Department of Justice to let all carriers compete for the slots and gate that American Airlines and US Airways must surrender.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
In his latest effort, the bow-tied Oregon Democrat is offering a short and simple bill to ensure that federal regulators keep bicyclists and pedestrians in mind when setting safety standards for road projects.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
U.S. House, Senate begin work on waterways improvement compromise
WASHINGTON House members and senators this morning began reconciling their differences over sweeping legislation that would provide billions of dollars in funding to repair the nation's transportation waterways.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
The Lebanon Daily News
Third Republican in Pa.'s 9th Congressional race
A candidate tossed off last year's primary ballot because he didn't have enough signatures on his nominating petitions is again planning to challenge U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster in next year's Republican primary in the 9th Congressional District.
Erie Times News
Roll call: How Erie-area members of Congress voted last week
Voting 261 for and 157 against, the House on Friday sent the Senate a bill that would enable individuals and families to retain any health insurance they obtained before the Affordable Care Act took effect even if those policies do not meet the act's minimum-coverage standards.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Sandy recovery now focused on weathering next big storm
A year after Superstorm Sandy swept across the Northeast, disrupting more than half the nation's transit service, most critical repairs are done and the focus now is on safeguarding the area against another big storm, federal officials told lawmakers Thursday.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Halvorson benefits from rival's bill
A beachfront property owned by Art Halvorson stands to benefit from the $8 billion water projects bill spearheaded by the powerful Transportation Committee chairman he's trying to unseat, Rep. Bill Shuster .
Gailey joins Blueprint - Mollet joins Capitol Counsel - IFA,...
FIRST IN PI GAILEY JOINS BLUEPRINT: Blueprint Communications has hired Gretchen Gailey as a senior associate, the firm tells PI.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation Inquiry Request Re: "Mental...
Dee Dee Garcia Blase is the Foundress and immediate past Co-President of the National Tequila Party Movement which is a woman-led political movement that pushes for immigrant friendly policies and is a national Latino Get Out the Vote Effort motivating Latinos to vote for pro-immigrant politicians in 2012.
Sun Nov 10, 2013
Republicans in Congress face sentiment of cleaning house
Art Halvorson makes for an unlikely Republican primary challenger to a six-term incumbent like Rep. Bill Shuster.
Sat Nov 09, 2013
Shuster closing in on billion-dollar legislation
Just one hurdle remains before U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th District, can claim his broadest legislative victory yet: a bill that would authorize billions for waterway work across the country and, in its supporters' words, create thousands of jobs while saving consumers money.
Thu Nov 07, 2013
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Congressional seat covering Franklin County to be contested in spring
National Public Radio reported that the contest between Art Halvorson, a retired Coast Guard pilot living in Bedford County, and incumbent Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg, pits the tea party against the GOP leadership.
Senate Gop: Primary Candidates Matter - Will Shuster brand prevail...
SENATE GOP: PRIMARY CANDIDATES MATTER Manu Raju and Anna Palmer report for the hometown paper: "Senate Republicans are spoiling for a fight this primary season as they try to take back control of the party from conservative activists.
Wed Nov 06, 2013
The Wall Street Journal
Seib & Wessel: What We're Reading Wednesday
Dave Weigel writes that the lesson conservatives will take away from Election Day 2013, based on the fact that Virginia Republican Ken Cuccinelli came closer than expected to winning the governor's race there, is that it's smart to run against Obamacare: "When conservatives start to plot for 2014, that's the lesson they'll internalize."