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.
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.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
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.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
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.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
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.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
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.
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.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
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.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
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.
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.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Americans Are Too Stupid For GMO Labeling, Congressional Panel Says
It's pretty rare that members of Congress and all the witnesses they've called will declare out loud that Americans are just too ignorant to be given a piece of information, but that was a key conclusion of a session of the House Agriculture Committee this week.
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Ben & Jerry's Founder Brings Political Flavors to Capitol Hill
Lobbying usually doesn't come with a side of ice cream. But Ben & Jerry's co-founder Jerry Greenfield brought some with him to Capitol Hill Thursday, where he joined Rep. Peter DeFazio to advocate for mandatory labeling of genetically modified food.
Bill would expand federal mining royalties to hard minerals
Rep. Peter DeFazio is sponsoring a bill to require that mining companies pay royalties to the federal government when they mine hardrock minerals like gold and ore on federal land.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
U.S. House representatives want Foster Farms plants shut over salmonella; demand information from USDA
Two U.S. House representatives called for the shutdown Wednesday of three Foster Farms plants implicated in a nationwide salmonella outbreak and demanded that federal authorities release more information.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Peter DeFazio requests curb on gray wolf hunting around Yellowstone National Park
An Oregon congressman is asking the Interior Department to work with states to curb gray wolf hunting around Yellowstone National Park .
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Nation's Most Valuable Fishing Port Asks Congress for Flexibility,...
House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio and Congressman John Tierney Join New Bedford, Mass.