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19 hrs ago | 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

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Space Ref

Members Question Astronauts Live Aboard International Space Station

The Science, Space, and Technology Committee today held a live downlink with astronauts aboard the International Space Station .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

Politico

Texas GOP pols sign border letter

All 26 congressional Republicans have written President Barack Obama urging him to enforce current immigration law and take executive action to stem the influx of undocumented children along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Ted Cruz, Texas Government, Texas, US Senate, John Cornyn

Thu Jul 24, 2014

MySanAntonio.com

Texas leads in emissions, fights change

Texas could be a leader in addressing climate change. Instead, this great state is a leader in greenhouse gas emissions - at tremendous potential cost.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas, Global Warming, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science / Technology, NASA, Opinion

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Bandera County Courier

EPA proposes radical regulatory agenda

Board of Directors voted unanimously Wednesday, July 16, to forward a resolution opposing the EPA's expansion of water regulation outlined below to Rep. Smith, EPA, and other officials and agencies, following the same step by the Bandera County Commissioners.) The Environmental Protection Agency's effort to expand its regulatory reach across the ... (more)

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

The Hill

Obama flat wrong on trafficking law, says Rep. Gutierrez

President Obama is flat wrong to seek changes in current immigration law to manage the wave of migrant children at the southern border, Rep. Luis Gutierrez charged Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Luis Gutierrez, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Henry Cuellar, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn

Space Politics

White House and Congress mark the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11

On Tuesday, the White House hosted a private event with the two surviving members of the Apollo 11 crew, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, along with Neil Armstrong's widow, Carol, and NASA administrator Charles Bolden.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Apollo 11, US News, Buzz Aldrin, Science / Technology, NASA, Space, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

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