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3 hrs ago | The Hill

EPA blasts 'myths' on water jurisdiction rule

The Environmental Protection Agency hit back Thursday after a top Republican accused it of trying to take over large pieces of private land and water.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

8 hrs ago | Space Politics

House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending

A day after NASA announced that the first SLS may not be ready for launch until as late as November 2018 , two key members of the House Science Committee asked NASA for details on both the schedule and funding levels of the SLS and Orion programs.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steven Palazzo, Space

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Fox News

Blueprint for water 'control'? Pol says EPA made secret maps for new regulatory push

The Environmental Protection Agency secretly drafted highly detailed maps of waterways in all 50 states while pushing a controversial plan to expand regulatory power over streams and wetlands, according to a top House Republican who suspects the maps are a blueprint for when it's time to pull the trigger.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Conservative Political News

The Hill

Lawmakers to Commerce IG: Alleged whistleblower targeting 'intolerable'

Bipartisan members of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee directed the Commerce Department inspector general to halt hiring until it completes an investigation of the office.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Representative Paul Broun

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Franking privilege lets Texans in House boast to voters via taxpayer-funded mail

Rep. Lamar Smith looks forward to "working with you to help keep America great."

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas, Henry Cuellar, Democrat, Representative Pete Gallego

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

No: Amnesty decree would hurt blacks' job prospects

In 2007, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith , R-Texas, urged black civil-rights leaders to oppose the Senate's "comprehensive" immigration-reform bill.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, National Urban League, Charitable Organizations, Illegal Immigration, Opinion

Wed Aug 20, 2014

JD Supra

ML Strategies Energy and Environment Update: Week of 8/18/2014

Congress is in recess for the remainder of August, but when it returns for just over two weeks in September, much of the focus will turn to crafting a continuing resolution to keep the government open while senators and representatives continue to negotiate a budget.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, US News, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives

Thu Aug 14, 2014

News Max

Illegal Migrant Wave Overwhelming School Districts

Municipal school systems around the country are gearing up to absorb tens of thousands of children who arrived illegally from Central America for the new school year, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Hill

House Republican to EPA: Double-check numbers on climate rule cost

Rep. Lamar Smith is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to double-check its figures on the cost of the administration's climate rule after a recent report faulted the agency on its analyses of regulations.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Miami Herald

A new environmental dispute brews between feds and Texas over water

Foretelling a new environmental battle between state and federal regulators, Attorney General Greg Abbott this week demanded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency back down from a proposal to expand the definition of federal waters to include seasonal and rain-dependent waterways.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Farmington Daily Times

Editorial roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad

With money running out for dealing with thousands of unaccompanied minors who came to this country illegally, members of Congress did the predictable.

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

Wed Aug 06, 2014

VDARE

Unnoticed, Immigration Patriot Democrats Have Gone Extinct

In a sign of how important immigration patriotism has become to the Republican Party, even the neoconservative Washington Free Beacon is calling out Democratic Senate candidate Gary Peters of Michigan for supporting border security in Muslim Kosovo -but not the United States.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King, Representative Lou Barletta, Representative Gary Peters, Democrat

Sat Aug 02, 2014

VDARE

Texas: Deluxe Detention Center for Illegal Aliens Gets an Upgrade

I've reported earlier about the fancy lodging for alien invaders in Karnes County Texas that cost $30 million to build and included cable TV, basketball courts, a library and Internet access.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illegal Immigration, Karnes County, TX, Immigration Reform, Karnes City, TX, San Antonio, TX

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Free Republic

House moves toward border vote

House Republicans were sprinting to the finish line Thursday to secure every last vote to pass an emergency funding measure to address the humanitarian crisis on the southern border in a dramatic and chaotic final day of the summer session.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Ron Paul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Paul Broun, Illegal Immigration

Kansas City InfoZine

Central American Children Tell Congress About Journey to U.S.

"In there, people couldn't sleep. We had to sleep on the floor, and they only gave us a thin nylon blanket," Mayeli Hernandez, 12, from Honduras, said through a translator.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Roll Call

Roger Williams Makes Play for NRCC Chairman

Freshman Rep. Roger Williams of Texas is gunning to challenge current National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden's bid for a second term and is actively seeking meetings with members for his bid, CQ Roll Call has learned.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Roger Williams, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Pete Sessions, Greg Walden, John Boehner

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