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4 hrs ago | Roll Call

FERC Pulled Into House GOP's Questions About EPA Rule

Republican concerns about the potential closure of coal power plants - and questions about the nation's electricity infrastructure - will be on display Tuesday as a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hears from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the EPA's proposal to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

9 hrs ago | AlertNet

U.S. lawmakers expand probe of federal biolab mishaps

U.S. lawmakers on Monday said they were expanding their investigation of federal biosecurity lapses including problems at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that led to the mishandling of anthrax and bird flu pathogens.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bird Flu, Health, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tim Murphy, Food and Drug Administration

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Endorsements: These Michigan congressional candidates deserve to advance next round

Like Americans elsewhere, Michigan voters hold Congress in bitter contempt for being long on accusation and short on constructive collaboration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kerry Bentivolio, Representative Dan Benishek, Candice Miller, Dave Camp, Mike Rogers, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Lansing State Journal

Bishop raising twice the cash as McMillion in congressional race spending

Former state Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop has raised more than twice as much as state Rep. Tom McMillin in the battle for the GOP nomination in Michigan's 8th congressional district.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Rogers, Representative Justin Amash, Representative Tim Walberg, Michigan

The Detroit News

Grand Rapids businessman Ellis puts up his own money to challenge Amash

Grand Rapids-area businessman Brian Ellis has mounted a fierce Republican primary challenge against U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, portraying the maverick congressman's unpredictable voting pattern as "bizarre" and out of touch with 3rd Congressional District voters.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Justin Amash, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Abortion, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison

Wed Jul 23, 2014

CED

House authorizes death of CableCard

The U.S. House of Representatives has reauthorized the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act , which mainly pertains to satellite providers' carriage of broadcast stations.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Greg Walden

Business Journal

House votes to keep government in the tourism promotion business

It's a small world after all -- and the House wants to help American tourist attractions like Disney World draw more international visitors by reauthorizing the Brand USA marketing effort.

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Related Topix: Marketing, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Roll Call

Boehner on Obamacare: 'It Cannot Be Fixed'

On the same day a federal appeals court upheld an IRS subsidy for Obamacare, GOP lawmakers seized on the opportunity of a conflicting ruling - Halbig v.

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Related Topix: Tax, Healthcare Law, Law, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steny Hoyer

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Hill

Overnight Tech: House to vote on Stela, paving way for Senate

THE LEDE: On Tuesday, the House will vote on a bill that makes tweaks to the video marketplace while reauthorizing the law governing satellite television.

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Related Topix: Electronics, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Greg Walden

MLive.com

Kalamazoo entrepreneurs: Internet continues to be a lifeline with customer and the world

The Internet has become a lifeline of information between business, their customers and the world, four Kalamazoo business owners said Monday.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marketing

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Proos, Senate, Upton Push For Missile Interceptor For Fort Custer

There is a chance a new missile interceptor system could be located in west Michigan.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Michigan

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Al Bawaba

Taking the lead: the US' newfound role in energy markets and what it entails for the region

Now with crude output in the country growing rapidly and the US emerging as the world's top producer, there seems growing emphasis in Washington on controlling the newly found resource An exciting new debate is brewing in Washington.

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

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Star Tribune

Minnesota challengers Mills, Westrom score key donors

The Republican challengers in Minnesota's two most competitive congressional races are attracting more donations from high-ranking members of Congress.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Eric Cantor, Representative Steve Scalise, Darrell Issa

Fri Jul 18, 2014

MLive.com

Innovation is a constant and a necessity, seven top Michigan executives say

Innovation is a constant, every-day target and the key to future growth in a global economy, say the top executives of seven large companies with significant Michigan operations.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Michigan, Whirlpool Corporation, Appliances, Stryker, Medicine, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Industry, Furniture, Manufacturing, Automakers, Gentex, LaZBoy

The Hill

House to vote on TV bill next week

The House will vote on a bill to ensure that satellite subscribers continue to have access to certain broadcast programming.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Greg Walden, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Medical News

Insurers seek rule change that would boost profits

The industry wants to exclude brokers' fees from being factored into administrative costs, which would reduce consumer refunds under the health law's so-called medical loss ratio rule.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Milwaukee, WI, Health Insurance, Health, Scott Walker, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Drugs.com

Health Highlights: July 17, 2014

A new drug to treat a rare but potentially life-threatening genetic disease called hereditary angioedema has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bird Flu, Health, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Reuters

Before anthrax mishap, CDC made similar lab safety pledges: lawmaker

U.S. lawmakers investigating repeated safety lapses at government laboratories questioned Thursday whether the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was up to the task of fixing the problem, given similar promises to remedy such breaches in 2012.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Politico

House E&C committee talks 21st century cures - Health IT sees first ...

ON THE HILL TODAY: 21st CENTURY TECHNOLOGY FOR 21st CENTURY CURES: Tech leaders will rub shoulders with lawmakers today at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Downers Grove, IL

Wed Jul 16, 2014

WTVC

GM Recalls 3.4M More Cars for Ignition Problems

General Motors is recalling another 3 million cars because of a defect that causes a similar problem to one that led to an earlier massive recall of small cars, and is linked to 13 deaths.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Diana DeGette, Democrat

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