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46 min ago | The Orange County Register

Boxer, Feinstein push for drought relief

Keeps the Delta Cross Channel Gates open as much as possible to send more water south from the Bay Delta.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, US Politics, US News, Ken Calvert, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Kevin McCarthy, California, California Government

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Washington Examiner

House Dems demand Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam turn over documents on union bid

Rep. George Miller, ranking Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, sent a letter to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday demanding "all communications" between state government officials, Volkswagen and any "third parties" regarding any proposed state financial incentives relating to the German automaker's Chattanooga ... (more)

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Tierney

USA Today

CBO: Minimum wage boost would cost firms $15B

A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Tom Harkin

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Nation

Senator Manchin Defends Law Firm Accused of Concealing Black Lung Medical Evidence

Only one day after the Center for Public Integrity's reporting series on denials of black lung benefits to coal miners was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Senator Joe Manchin defended the controversial law firm at the center of the investigation.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Joe Manchin, US House of Representatives, Representative Joe Courtney, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Liberal Political News

WTVF Nashville

Congress Opens Inquiry Into Haslam Administration's $300M Offer

Two House Democrats announced Wednesday that they have opened an inquiry into the confidential $300 million offer that the Haslam administration made to Volkswagen that appeared to have hinged on VW's talks with the United Auto Workers.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Tierney, Representative Mark Pocan, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Chattanooga, TN

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Halfway To Concord

Birthday Bash to support the George Miller Youth Fund, May 3

The George Miller Youth Fund will be the beneficiary of proceeds from the May 3, Birthday Bash for Rep George Miller, at Shadelands Ranch, on Ygancio Valley Boulevard in Walnut Creek, CA, from 5-6:30 pm.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Boulevard, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, Non-Profit, Medicine, Nursing, Richmond, CA

Education Week

Federal Charter Measure Clears Hurdle in House

States and districts would be encouraged to help grow high-quality charter schools-and ensure that they enroll and retain English-language learners and students in special education-under a bipartisan bill approved overwhelmingly by the House Education and the Workforce Committee last week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Kline, Democrat, John Tierney, Representative Frederica Wilson, Representative Jared Polis

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Breitbart.com

Austin Civil Rights Panel Labels Common Core Criticism a 'Fraud'

The role of the federal government in education was the main focus when former George W. Bush Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings and California congressman George Miller sat down for a chat with moderator Bob Scheiffer, CBS-TV "Face the Nation" fixture on the closing day of the 50th Annual Civil Rights Summit, April 10. 36th U.S. President ... (more)

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Related Topix: George Bush, W., US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, California, SXSW, Inc

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Federal bill calls for expanding Los Vaqueros Reservoir near Brentwood

Los Vaqueros Reservoir in Brentwood would be tripled in size to provide Californians with more insurance against water shortages and drought, under a federal bill introduced Thursday.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jim Costa, California Government

OpenSecrets

The Politics of Drought: California Water Interests Prime the Pump in Washington

Last year, as California endured one of its driest years on record, the Westlands Water District made it rain 3,000 miles away -- on Capitol Hill.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David Valadao, Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, US Senate, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Politico

House rejects expatriate ACA bill

The House on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan bill that would have changed how expatriates and their insurance carriers comply with Obamacare, amid strong opposition from senior Democrats who said it created large loopholes in the health law.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Henry Waxman, Democrat, Xavier Becerra

The Huffington Post

Busy Day For House GOP: Blocks Bills On Minimum Wage, Equal Pay, LGBT Rights, Mine Safety

In a single committee meeting Wednesday, House Republicans voted against considering bills to raise the minimum wage, reform mine safety law and expand equal pay and discrimination protections.

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Related Topix: US News, Law, Employment / Labor Law, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Kline, Democrat, Rush Holt

Contra Costa Times

School notes

Concord High School hosts an inaugural Car, Truck and Bike Show on April 19, at the school, 200 Concord Blvd., Concord.

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Related Topix: Concord, CA, Diablo, CA, Contra Costa County, CA, Alameda County, CA, Education Etc., US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Roll Call

Charter Schools: We Want to Break Through the Partisan Gridlock | Commentary

As strong advocates for parental school choice, we were pleased that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was open to learning about the tremendous opportunities that charter schools can offer students and families.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Kline, US House of Representatives, Republican, Democrat

Roll Call

Enough Is Enough: It's Time for a $10.10 Minimum Wage | Commentary

In an era of intense partisanship and frequent political gridlock, achieving social change sometimes requires finding a middle ground position that marks meaningful progress in advancing an important end.

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Related Topix: US News, Tom Harkin, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives

Daily Kos

Is public school for sale?: the cost of KIPP

Bipartisan charter school legislation introduced in the House will allow states to "receive grants to develop and expand high-quality charter schools under a new bipartisan bill recently introduced in the House.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Kline, Democrat, Family, Kids, Education Etc.

Germantown

Give 'Em a Raise

I have a Facebook friend, "Manny", whose politics are very far right. Manny defends the Duck Dynasty racist guy.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Republican, James Sensenbrenner

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Dem on Opponents of Minimum Wage Hike: They're - Standing on Throat of Our Economy'CNS

Rep. George Miller said Thursday that Republicans who oppose increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour are "standing on the throat of the economy."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, US Senate, Tom Harkin, Senator Al Franken

Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Virginiaa s Moran laments our a underpaida Congress

Rep. James P. Moran is calling it quits after 12 terms, a tacit concession that Democrats won't win back the House in November.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, James Moran, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington, DC, Roll Call, Henry Waxman, Opinion

The Huffington Post

What Scripture Tells Us About the Minimum Wage

"You shall not abuse a needy and destitute laborer ... but you must pay him his wages on the same day ... for he is needy and urgently depends on it ..." -- Deuteronomy 24:14-15 As leaders and partners in a large, diverse community of religious organizations working to improve economic security for the vulnerable and end poverty in the United ... (more)

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Susan Collins, Republican

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