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4 hrs ago | Patch.com

Cuban Reps Want Answers About Maryland's Alan Gross

By ILANA SHULEVITZ Capital News Service Representatives from the Cuban Interests Section said last week that until the Obama administration fully addresses Maryland resident Alan Gross' intentions in Cuba, relations between the two countries will not improve.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Maryland, Prison, American University, Patrick Leahy, US Senate

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Observer

Hey! It's only tax dollars

It used to be the representatives who were in the tax-and-spend crowd. Now they are the tax, borrow and spend group, as a federal budget proposal unveiled this month makes plain.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Republican, Paul Ryan

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Peach Pundit

4-H Presents Senator Saxby Chambliss with the 4-H Champion for Youth Award

National 4-H Council, together with 4-H youth and Cooperative Extension professionals from around the country, recognized Senator Saxby Chambliss with the 4-H Champion for Youth Award during a 4-H Congressional Breakfast on Capitol Hill on April 9. A 4-H alumnus, Chambliss received the award in honor of his work advancing 4-H youth development in ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Tom Latham, US House of Representatives, Debbie Stabenow, Democrat, Senator Christopher Coons, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Surgical Products

President Obama Nominates New Health And Human Services Secretary

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, nominated to run "Obamacare," would bring a wealth of expertise in economics and government management to one of Washington's toughest jobs, even though she has little direct experience in the healthcare industry.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Charitable Organizations, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, John McCain, Republican

Concord Monitor

Roll call for April 13

By a vote of 257 for and 159 against, the House on Wednesday failed to reach a two-thirds majority needed to pass a bipartisan bill that would exempt Americans abroad and foreigners working in the United States from the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jim McDermott, Rosa DeLauro, Representative John Yarmuth, Representative Cheri Bustos

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Bay Ridge Journal

Recchia Slams 'Grimm-Ryan' House Budget

On a strictly partisan 219-205 vote, the Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives has passed a budget drafted by Wisconsin Tea Party Republican Rep. Paul Ryan that would preserve defense spending while cutting taxes on the rich, repeal "Obamacare" and cut social programs like Medicare and food stamps.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Medicare, Health, Democrat, Nancy Pelosi

Christian Science Monitor

What a top Democrat thinks will be 'the big issue' in midterm elections

Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland is the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee and chaired the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Immigration Reform, Democrat, US News

Northern Michigan News

Obama taps budget guru, technocrat for health job

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, nominated to run "Obamacare," would bring a wealth of expertise in economics and government management to one of Washington's toughest jobs, even though she has little direct experience in the health care industry.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Charitable Organizations, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, John McCain, Republican

WBOC-TV Salisbury

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Sylvia Mathews Burwell, nominated to run "Obamacare," would bring a wealth of expertise in economics and government management to one of Washington's toughest jobs, even though she has little direct experience in the health care industry.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Charitable Organizations, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, John McCain, Republican

The Hill

WH looks outside for new budget chief

The White House is said to be mulling outside candidates to replace Sylvia Mathews Burwell once she resigns as budget director to take over the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Reuters

Ryan and the code words of race

It's official. The House of Representatives has passed the federal budget for fiscal years 2015 through 2023 that was submitted by the House Budget Committee - a.k.a. the Ryan budget, after the Budget Committee's chairman, Representative Paul Ryan - and the troops are on the march.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Democrat, Barbara Lee, Barack Obama, African-American

Washington Post

Federal Diary: House approves budget that would save money by taking from federal workers

The cherry blossoms and tulip trees were aglow, groups of children in matching shirts scampered about and members of Congress posed with eager constituents on the Capitol steps.

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Related Topix: US News, The Washington Post Company, Washington Post, Publishing, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Medicare, Health, Democrat

ABC News

House Set for Vote on Ryan Budget With Big Cuts

House Republicans marched ahead Thursday with an election-year budget promising to balance the government's books with wide-ranging cuts in programs like food stamps and government-paid health care for the poor and working class, taking a mostly symbolic swipe against the government's chronic deficits.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Democrat

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Roll Call

HOH: Democrats Hustle to Secure 2nd Annual Capital Soccer Classic Win

House Democrats just barely edged out their GOP counterparts Tuesday to clinch the 2nd Annual Capital Soccer Classic, a friendly contest that featured few score changes during regulation play but threatened to become a nail-biter toward the end.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mike McIntyre, Representative Eric Swalwell, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Erik Paulsen, Republican

Bloomberg

Republicans Offer Obama Budget - Set-up for Another Shutout

In line to purchase copies of President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget at the Government Printing Office bookstore in Washington, D.C., on March 4, 2014.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Mick Mulvaney, Marcy Kaptur, Democrat

Peach Pundit

Special Sauce. Or Something.

Besides the fact that two congressmen were debating the real issue of whether the CBO should schedule automatic increases due to anticipated inflation, the Pro stance lost it's lunch due to questionable charts.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Tue Apr 08, 2014

US News & World Report

Was Maryland Right to Decriminalize Pot?

Maryland lawmakers voted Monday to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. The state Senate, which finished work on the bill late Monday night, voted 34 to eight to impose civil fines on those possessing 10 grams or less of pot.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Drugs, Marijuana, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Prison, Opinion

Lucianne.com

Congress debated the Big Mactoday. With charts. Seriously.

Members of Congress love charts. And on Tuesday afternoon, while debating a bill that would require the Congressional Budget Office to stop assuming annual increases in discretionary spending due to inflation, two members of the House budget committee fell deep down a chart-created rabbit hole.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Politico

Md. Dems back pot decriminalization

Reps. Steny Hoyer and Chris Van Hollen, both from Maryland, said on Tuesday they support the state's decision to loosen restrictions on marijuana, arguing too many non-violent offenders are kept in prison over small possession charges.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steny Hoyer, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

The Washington Post

Parties stake out dueling positions on federal workforce issues

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan left, and Rep. Chris Van Hollen , the committee's ranking Democrat, on April 2. The size of the federal workforce and the amount employees pay toward their retirement benefits will be among the issues in competing budget plans the House is set to consider starting today.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Paul Ryan

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