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Manhattan Project Park and Hanford Land Transfer Fall Short Due to Senate
Due to failure of support from the Senate, the expected final 2014 National Defense Authorization Act does not include two House-passed amendments to the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act authored by Congressman Doc Hastings to establish the Manhattan Project National Park and to execute a small transfer of Hanford land no longer needed for ... (more)
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Decision awaits on B Reactor's future
Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., took a moment to sit at the controls of Hanford's historic B Reactor Monday as discussions continued on the other side of the nation on a bill that could set the reactor's future.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Witnesses named for Pasco hearing today on Columbia River Treaty
A U.S. House Committee led by Rep. Doc Hastings will hear from a diverse group of officials with interests in saving salmon, keeping electricity costs low and adequate water for irrigation when it meets in Pasco today.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Letter: Laurels for Hastings
I am writing in support of U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings. I believe he is doing an outstanding job representing our area.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Overnight Energy: House panel to question Ferc on 'energy landscape'
ON TAP THURSDAY: A House Energy and Commerce Committee panel will hold a hearing on "the role of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in a changing energy landscape."
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Call your representatives and demand immigration action
I appreciated your editorial in the paper. After reading it, I immediately called all mentioned Republican politicians: Doc Hastings, Jaime Herrera Beutler, Dave Reichert, and Cathy McMorris Rodgers and advised them to read your editorial and to work together for comprehensive immigration reform [" Get some real work done, Congress ," Opinion, Dec.
Don't weaken labor law's 'hot goods' provision
Migrant farmworkers, particularly hand-harvest laborers, are frequently paid less than the minimum wage.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Democratic boss: Five vie for thankless job
The field of contenders for Democratic State Chair rose to five on Monday, as the party's longtime executive director Jaxon Ravens declared his candidacy.
Editorial: Congress, go back to D.C. and pass a farm bill and immigration package
CONGRESS has passed only 44 substantive bills this year, making the 2013 session one of the least productive in recent history.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Columbia River Treaty hearing to be held in Pasco Dec. 9
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee plans a field hearing in Pasco to learn about regional impacts of the Columbia River Treaty with Canada.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Doc Hastings Talks on Marijuana Laws
That's where we caught up with him to ask him if he thinks there will be an issue with the differing state and federal marijuana laws.
Firefighters Offer Tips on How to Use Space Heaters Safely
NBCRightNow.com - As cooler temperatures move into the area, some people may be tempted to turn on their space heaters.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Sen. Ron Wyden's O&C plan follows right path: Editorial Agenda 2013
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., discusses his proposed O&C lands legislation with The Oregonian editorial board.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Letter: Boehner opposition to anti-discrimination bill troubling
Speaker of the House John Boehner cares little for civil rights, as exemplified by his opposition to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act .
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Roll Call for Nov. 24: How N.H.'s congresswomen voted
Voting 235 for and 187 against, the House on Wednesday passed a GOP bill to prohibit federal regulation on federal and tribal lands of the energy-extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, a boom industry in many states in which chemical fluids are injected deep into the earth to break loose previously unrecoverable oil and gas deposits.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
In These Times
House Hacks Away at Environmental Regulations
The legislation imposes a $5,000 fee on anybody who files an administrative appeal to protest the federal government's decision to issue a permit.
White House, Republicans battle over surge in energy production
Republicans and the White House are battling over whether President Obama deserves credit for oil and natural gas production that has surged on his watch.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
The Daily Caller
House votes to block Obama's 'fracking' rules
The House voted to block the Obama administration from from regulating hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on federal lands Wednesday night over opposition from the White House and Democratic lawmakers.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
House Votes to Aid Drilling in Weeklong GOP Offensive on Obama's Energy Policy
The House has passed a measure streamlining the process for energy drilling on public lands while also requiring an increase in the number of lease sales in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.
Subsidy deal could ease farm bill talks - No legislative fix for...
SUBSIDY DEAL COULD EASE FARM BILL TALKS: The 41 conferees on the farm bill might not agree on how to handle subsidy payments, but the trade associations representing corn, soybean and canola farmers have suggested a compromise they are willing to make if it helps get a five-year bill out, Pro's Bill Tomson reports.