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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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Fri Apr 11, 2014
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
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.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
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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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.
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.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
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.
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.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
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.