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Food stamp dispute threatens final push for farm bill
The bill is full of all kinds of programs that have an impact on North Carolina’s diverse agriculture, the state’s top industry.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Affordable Care Act changes how Congress is covered
If they want the government to continue paying part of their premiums, members of Congress will have to buy health coverage on the new exchange set up for small businesses in Washington D.C. as part of the Affordable Care Act.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Alan Grayson Offers a Progressive Fix for the ACA: Medicare Buy-In
Over the past month, with the healthcare.gov website malfunctioning and the bad press around plan cancellations, we've seen Democrats run scared as they so often do.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Bladenboro fire station project receives funding
Nov. 27 --A new building to house the Bladenboro Volunteer Fire Department took another step closer to becoming reality on Tuesday when the town was presented a check in the amount of $907,500 for a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture .
Tue Nov 26, 2013
$7 milk a possibility as Congress heads home for Thanksgiving
Congress left for Thanksgiving break without passing the Farm Bill. If Ccongress does not pass the bill before Jan. 1, it may cause prices of staples like corn, soybeans and wheat to soar.
McIntyre Announces $1,300,000 For New Warsaw Fire Station
U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre announced today that the Warsaw Fire Department has received $1,300,000 in federal funds to build a new fire station.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Is Mary Landrieu (D-Oil and Gas) Next in Line for Energy Chair?
Max Baucus, the Senate Finance Committee chairman, will be retiring, and Jay Rockefeller, the second-highest ranking Democrat in the Committee, will be retiring as well.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
"Drill, Baby, Drill!" Cries House, Passing Two Energy Bills and Killing All Democratic Amendments
First up was a bill that would force regulators to speed up oil and gas drilling permits and offer more federal lands for energy development.
Biggert-Waters, beach nourishment issues at NCBIWA conference
The North Carolina Beach, Inlet and Waterway Association's annual conference Nov. 18 and 19 brought officials from the state's coastal communities to the Blockade Runner Beach Resort to discuss a range of issues impacting coastal interests, from beach renourishment and inlet dredging to the ongoing controversy surrounding the Biggert-Waters Act.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Kinston Free Press
Sequestration cancels tobacco buyout payments
Tobacco farmers may not receive promised payments from the federal government in 2014, a galvanizing issue for both Democrat and Republican officials in Congress who are demanding action.
AFGE thanks NC lawmakers for opposing illegal outsourcing at Camp Lejeune
The American Federation of Government Employees thanked a trio of North Carolina lawmakers for asking Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to investigate whether Camp Lejeune violated the law by converting work performed by civilian employees to contractors and military personnel.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Island Gazette Newspaper Online
Carolina Beach Candidates Answer Questions; Outline Platforms
Every election year the Island Gazette sends candidates seeking election as Mayor or Council member a questionnaire.
Watered-down Democratic 'keep your health plan' bill defeated in House
After Republicans deemed the first version of a Democratic "keep your health insurance" bill alternative non-germane, Democrats tweaked their proposal and offered it again.
The Washington Post
Intense focus on the early troubles of the Affordable Care Act already has made this a no good, very bad week for congressional Democrats.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
House Dems about to 'go crazy'
Democrats said they're worried about "being dragged into this non-stop cycle" of bad news about the ObamaCare rollout, rather than celebrating the successes of the law they helped to pass, a Democratic aide said.
Two Dems join 'keep your plan' bill
A House bill that would allow insurance companies the option of offering old healthcare plans is gaining dozens of co-sponsors ahead of a vote this week.
Kinston Free Press
N.C. lawmakers want tobacco program protected
TV reported that key members of the state's delegation are asking the U.S. Agriculture Department not to include federal payments to tobacco farmers in a part of the budget subject to the next round of across-the-board cuts.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
NC lawmakers want tobacco program protected
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Sat Nov 09, 2013
Accidental gun deaths of children greatly undercounted
You've probably heard the gun lobby successfully oppose safe-storage laws meant to keep firearms away from young children with two talking points: 1) too few children die from negligent-discharge accidents each year to justify infringing the Second Amendment rights of Responsible Gun Owners this way, and 2) most of the children that do die from the ... (more)
Thu Nov 07, 2013
McIntyre needs to rethink Farm Bill amendment
The 2013 Farm Bill conference committee had its first meeting Oct. 30. Among those serving on the committee, which is tasked with determining the final language of the bill, is Congressman Mike McIntyre, who represents our part of North Carolina.