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DNR Head Defends Taking Timber Money Despite Vow

Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark thanks one of the volunteers at the Great Gravel Pack-In at the Capitol State Forest, March 29, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Suzan DelBene, Plum, Software

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Time

How a Proposed 'Transparent' Law Would Blatantly Mislead Consumers

The new bill is strongly supported by the airline industry. That alone gives a pretty good indication it's a bad deal for travelers.

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

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Take the money and run: US Congress members stuck in call centres in scramble for cash

Washington: Since the US Supreme Court scrapped most of what was left of political fund-raising controls last week, much has been made of the increased potential for rich people to buy influence.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Walt Minnick, Democrat

The Washington Post

House committee approves airline ticket price revisions

To the applause of the airline industry, the House Transportation Committee has approved a bipartisan bill that will allow airlines to advertise low ticket prices that don't include the amount in taxes and fees that passengers must pay.

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

The Oregonian

'Most intriguing' Oregon politicos advance: Vote here, read results

This is the full 32-player bracket for readers to decide the most intriguing political figure in Oregon at the moment.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Greg Walden, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Oregon Government, Oregon, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

NutraIngredients-USA

Torch passed in Senate during NPA lobbying day

Senators Peter DeFazio, left, and Tom Harkin, right, attended an evening reception that capped off NPA Day, the organization's annual member lobbying effort.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Home Gardening, Home, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Orrin Hatch, Republican, Senator Martin Heinrich

The Huffington Post

GMO Pushers and The Art of War

In The Art of War the famous strategist Sun Tzu writes, "The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he cannot fathom our real intent."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barbara Boxer, US Senate, Agriculture, Science

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Paramus Post

Pascrell Hinchliffe Stadium Bill Advances in House

Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. announced that the House Committee on Natural Resources advanced the Hinchliffe Stadium Heritage Act , legislation Rep. Pascrell introduced that would make Paterson's Hinchliffe Stadium a part of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Bill Pascrell, Robert Menendez, US Senate, Electronic Arts, NHL, Video Games, EA Sports, Paterson, NJ, National Park, NJ

The Oregonian

Mount Ronald Reagan? Nevada congressman wants that, but Peter DeFazio suggests Yucca Mountain

This Dec. 17, 1981 file photo shows President Ronald Reagan pointing to a reporter for the next question during his news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Nevada, Nevada Government, US House of Representatives, Republican, Doc Hastings

Politico

Pro-GMO labeling groups take to the Hill - Concerns mount over Chinese chicken

Rep. Mike Pompeo is expected to introduce today a food industry-backed bill that would preempt state mandatory GMO labeling efforts and give ultimate authority to over the matter to FDA, which favors a voluntary approach to GMO labeling.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Mike Pompeo, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Food and Drug Administration, Marsha Blackburn, Food Science, Democrat, US Senate, Ron Wyden

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Tripso.com

House Commitee moves for new airfare law with no hearings, excluding consumers from process

A previous post noted that the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee had introduced the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014.

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

Sun Apr 06, 2014

The Hill

Will flash trades now lead to a financial transaction tax?

Renowned author Michael Lewis's charge that the stock market is rigged against regular investors is making waves in Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Keith Ellison, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Senator Pat Toomey, US Senate

Washington Post

With Oregon's influence rising on the Hill, annual state bash draws new crowd

There was beer and wine from Oregon and oysters from the coast at the Oregon State Society's annual spring charity banquet, just as there always is, plus the usually tough-fought trivia contest and a raffle.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Greg Walden, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Capitol Hill (Portland, OR), Darrell Issa

FireHouse.com

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April 06--The escalating costs of fighting wildfires is forcing the Forest Service to raid other programs, including fire prevention work, to make up the difference.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Republican, Doc Hastings, Mike Crapo

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Lawmakers seek millions to fund quake alert system

The lawmakers are seeking some of the $38.3 million needed to build the system on the West Coast and the $16.1 million a year needed to operate and maintain it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Ken Calvert, Republican, US House of Representatives, Adam Schiff, Democrat, California, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

Payvand News of Iran

Congress Urges President to Ensure Sanctions Do Not Block Medicine for Iranians

The National Iranian American Council commends Rep. James Moran and all twenty-one Members of Congress who sent a letter to President Obama today supporting necessary action to ensure medicine and humanitarian goods are not unintentionally blocked for the Iranian people.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, James Moran, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Earl Blumenauer, Lacy Clay, Representative Andre Carson

Statesman Journal

Timber litigation is not a long-term solution

Last year, an extreme group made headlines when they rappelled down the state Capitol to protest the sale of state forest parcels that would benefit public education.

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Related Topix: Douglas County, OR, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Greg Walden, Republican, Representative Kurt Schrader, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Bloomberg

Lawmakers Spurred by Lewis Book Try to Catch Up to Flash Traders

Democrats in Congress tomorrow will renew a long-stalled push to levy fees on high-frequency trading in an effort to generate hundreds of billions of dollars -- or tax the practice out of existence.

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Related Topix: US News, Representative Keith Ellison, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat

OpEdNews

In the wake of McCutcheon, take back America with a Pledge to Amend

Oregon voters will likely have a clear choice in the US Senate race in November.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Home Listing, Home, Liberal Political News

Tue Apr 01, 2014

OregonLive.com

David Sarasohn: Why Rep. Peter DeFazio keeps coming back for more

In the last congressional recess, when Peter DeFazio carried a 55-pound backpack through the Grand Canyon, attaining the serenity of being part of an overwhelming natural universe took him a week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Utah, Dave Camp, Republican, Mike Rogers, Opinion

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