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19 hrs ago | Verde Independent

Arizona official backs bill to streamline Western state land exchanges

Arizona State Land Commissioner Vanessa Hickman, second from left, told a House panel that a bill to streamline the land-exchange process would unlock surface and subsurface land to revenue-generating uses, such as commercial, wind and solar development.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Raul Grijalva, Democrat, Parashant National Monument, US National Parks, Republican, Rob Bishop

Yesterday | The Oregonian

Oregon Caves expansion bill clears second-to-last hurdle to congressional passage

A ranger's light leads the way for tourists in the Oregon Caves National Monument.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Oregon, US National Parks, Oregon Caves National Monument, Barack Obama

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KBND-AM Bend

U.S. House Passes Legislation to Make Endangered Species Determinations More Transparent

Republicans like co-sponsor of the bill, Congressman Greg Walden of Oregon says it will make the process more transparent.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Greg Walden, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Oregon

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Daily Herald

House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bill Shuster, Democrat

New Hampshire Public Radio -

House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets

The Transparent Airfares Act, which was approved with minimal debate, would overturn a 2012 rule that requires airlines to post the full price of tickets, including taxes and fees.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Business Wire

Airlines for America Applauds House Action to Increase Airfare Transparency

"Today's vote is welcome news for airline customers who deserve to know how much of their advertised ticket price is due to rapidly increasing federal taxes," said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bill Shuster, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, Frank LoBiondo, Rick Larsen, Representative Tom Graves

Sat Jul 26, 2014

OregonLive.com

It's time to get it right with oil train safety: Editorial

Nobody in the debate rationally petitions the railroads or the government to make public, in real time, the scheduling and routing of oil trains.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Oregon, Senator Jeff Merkley, Opinion

Daily Kos

Senator Sanders Has A Message For Postmaster General Donahoe

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday addressed the annual convention of the National Association of Letter Carriers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, The Postal Service, Indie, George Bush, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Liberal Political News

Thu Jul 24, 2014

BlueOregon

Hedge fund run by Robert Mercer, who funded anti-DeFazio SuperPAC,...

It's a stunning story. According to an investigative report authored by Senators Carl Levin and John McCain , a handful of Wall Street banks and hedge fund managers created an "alternative universe" of financial transactions based on "a series of fictions" designed to help them avoid massive taxes.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, John McCain, Republican, Financial Services, Renaissance Technologies, Investment Services, US House of Representatives

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Oregonian

Oregon House members hold big fundraising leads; Art Robinson only challenger to exceed $100,000

Republican Art Robinson, left, and Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., will be competing for the third straight time in this year's general election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Politico

DeFazio predicts win for GMO labeling in Oregon - Lawmakers push for prairie chicken report

AS GOES JOSEPHINE COUNTY?: Rep. Peter DeFazio is reading the tea leaves, so to speak, following the passage of bans on the cultivation of GMO crops in two Oregon counties this spring, arguing the success of those measures bodes well for a statewide GMO labeling effort.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Josephine County, OR, Agriculture, Science, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, 2012 Presidential Election

Sun Jul 20, 2014

OregonLive.com

In the end, Congress likely to settle food label dispute: Editorial

An apple sprouting fins and eyeballs sits atop a car decorated in support of GMO food labeling in downtown Portland July 18. Congress might not be accomplishing much these days, but that doesn't mean it's not wrestling with significant issues.

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Related Topix: Oregon, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Kurt Schrader, Oregon Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Representative Mike Pompeo, Republican, Opinion

Washington Examiner

Ben & Jerry's socialist, anti-GMO cofounder inadvertently makes the case for federalism

Jerry Greenfield makes a mean batch of ice cream, but his knowledge in the scientific realm leaves something to be desired.

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Related Topix: Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Food and Drug Administration, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Mike Pompeo, Democrat, Agriculture, Science

Wed Jul 16, 2014

SFGate

House passes short-term fix for highways as deadline nears

President Obama sits behind the wheel of a driving simulator while touring the Federal Highway Administration's Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Va.

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Related Topix: McLean, VA, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Boehner

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Planetizen

Governors Blame Congress for Failure to Sustain Highway Trust Fund

Bipartisan governors faulted Congress for failing to find long-term funds for the Highway Trust Fund, but how do their state records match their rhetoric aimed at raising federal gas taxes? Planetizen looks at some of the governors cited in the WSJ.

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Related Topix: US News, Chris Christie, US Governors, Jack Markell, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Earl Blumenauer, Democrat

WVEC-TV Norfolk

House passes highway bill as deadline looms

With an August deadline looming, the House voted Tuesday to temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put them on a sound financial footing for the long term.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, Earl Blumenauer, Democrat, John Boehner, Barack Obama

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Hill

Overnight Energy: Epa chief slams New York Times

DON'T STEAL OUR THUNDER: Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy shot back at a New York Times article that credited a prominent green group for drafting the administration's signature climate rule.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Senator Joe Manchin

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A s negotiators gather in Ottawa this week for the latest round of talks on the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal, the opposition to the TPP deal itself and the Trade Promotion Authority needed to pass it into US law is increasing within the US Congress.

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Related Topix: US News, Rosa DeLauro, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, South America, Chile, World News, Michelle Bachelet

The Daily Beast

Congress Tries to Kill Cheap Airline TixBy Tim Mak

An amendment was introduced to block the low-cost carrier from flying to the U.S. Is this about safety or competition? As if they weren't unpopular enough, lawmakers in Congress could make your next overseas jaunt more expensive-and they're going to dramatic ends to defend their move.

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Related Topix: US News, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 787, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

OregonLive.com

Amazon, Postal Service partnership points in right direction: Editorial

Making Sunday deliveries for companies such as Amazon is one way for the U.S. Postal Service to offset a decline in traditional mail.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Bernard Sanders, Opinion

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