8 hrs ago
Overnight Energy: Interior chief on the road, efficiency stirrings in Senate, and more
STATE OF PLAY: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will spend her second day in Portland, Ore., on Friday, where she'll announce new cooperation on energy with state officials.
23 hrs ago
Josephine, Curry county voters hand off their problems
After two decades of wishful thinking by too many residents and benign neglect by too many policymakers, at least two of Oregon's timber counties have reached the fiscal cliff -- literally.
Wed May 22, 2013
Sanders, Boxer, Begich, DeFazio File Bills on Fed Conflicts of Interest
May 22 - Sen. Bernie Sanders today introduced legislation that would ban bankers from sitting on the boards of directors for 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks that regulate the financial industry.
Lobby Against Monsanto Protection Act and March to State Capitol
Meet 10:00 am at the Department of Food and Agriculture at 1220 N Street, Sacramento, March at 11am to the State Capitol to lobby against Monsanto.
Sen. John Cornyn Joins the Fight Against Patent Trolls With New Bill
Legislation targeting patent trolls is picking up steam in Congress. Sen. John Cornyn became the latest lawmaker to offer a solution, introducing a bill aimed at making it easier for the victims of frivolous patent suits to fight back.
Center for Food Safety: More States Support GMO Labeling Bills
May 22 - In a continuing victory for the food movement and consumer advocates, yesterday the Connecticut Senate voted 35-1 in support of legislation that would require foods that are genetically engineered to be labeled.
Tue May 21, 2013
GOP gives Dems nine shots at amending Keystone bill
Republicans on the House Rules Committee agreed Tuesday to make nine Democratic amendments in order to a bill authorizing construction of the Keystone pipeline, including one that would gut the bill entirely.
DeFazio vying for Markey slots
Rep. Ed Markey hasn't yet won the Massachusetts special election for the open Senate seat, but some of his colleagues are already weighing in on his committee seats.
Mon May 20, 2013
Rough & Ready Lumber, Josephine County's last sawmill, a casualty of southwest Oregon's enduring timber wars
Cave Junction, Oregon--April 24, 2013-- Link Phillippi, President of Rough & Ready Lumber with his wife, Jennifer Phillippi, CEO and co-owner of the family-owned mill say they have been pleading with members of Congress for 23-years to do something about log supplies.
Sat May 18, 2013
Sen. Jeff Merkley is dragged into controversy surrounding IRS scandal on tea party groups
Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley is being dragged into the partisan infighting surrounding revelations that the Internal Revenue Service wrongly targeted Tea Party groups seeking non-profit status.
Fri May 17, 2013
Vermont could be first US state to mandate GMO food labeling
Vermont seemed more likely than ever to become the first US state to mandate the labeling of genetically modified food after a bill passed the state house, though legislators worry about a lawsuit threat from biotech giant Monsanto.
Former FDA official on GMO labeling: 'Science doesn't always win'
Whether the food industry likes it or not, when it comes to GMO labeling, the " train appears to have left the station", according to former FDA associate commissioner of foods Dr David Acheson.
Wed May 15, 2013
Hill's 'Brewers Caucus' on tap
Ire over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting conservative groups. Anger over the Justice Department's snooping on The Associated Press.
Cutting Social Security and Not Taxing Wall Street
As we move toward the fifth anniversary of the great financial crisis of 2008, people should be outraged that cutting Social Security is now on the national agenda, while taxing Wall Street is not.
Tue May 14, 2013
FDA: GMO Foods Must Adhere To Same Safety Laws As Other Plant-Derived Products
Food from genetically modified organisms has been popular in the news lately, as companies try to get their products approved by federal regulators, and lawmakers try to make the labeling of these foods mandatory by law.
The Campbell Reporter
Mercury News editorial: Require labels for genetically engineered foods
Americans have made it abundantly clear they want the ability to make informed decisions about what they eat.
Schrader shares frustration at Keizer Rotary
The way U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader sees it, not enough of his colleagues in Congress are being honest enough with constituents.
Mon May 13, 2013
DeFazio thinks he can fend off rival for top Democratic spot on resources panel
Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., is in position to become the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Natural Resources -- if a couple of elections go his way.
Vermont Passes Genetic Labeling Bill
The Vermont House of Representatives on May 10 passed a three-year-old bill that would require the labeling of genetically engineered food sold within that state.
Sun May 12, 2013
The Daily Advance
Our view: Taxation fairness is needed across the board
Congress is moving forward an online Internet tax bill designed to level the online playing field between big retailers with storefronts and other online businesses.