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17 hrs ago | The News-Review

DeFazio views Superfund site, Formosa Mine

U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio tours an area near one of the former openings to the Formosa Mine outside Riddle Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Oregonian

Beer prices could go up under FDA rule that angers farmers, brewers

The driver pulls his big rig in front of Widmer Brothers brewery in North Portland two or three times a day, opens the silo chute and fills up the 48-foot-long trailer with a steamy, sloshy byproduct of the brewing process.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Greg Walden, Republican, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Food Science

National Journal

Got a Hobby or General Interest? There's a Congressional Caucus for That.

Reading through lists of caucuses that members of Congress belong to, it's hard not to think of a series of early commercials for iPhone apps.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Jim Gerlach, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Aaron Schock, Representative Brett Guthrie, Democrat, Representative Tulsi Gabbard

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Murray, Hastings call for action on Columbia River Treaty

U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Pasco, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, leads a Congressional field hearing about the Columbia River Treaty at Pasco City Hall in this Dec. 9 file photo.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Doc Hastings, Pasco, WA, Democrat, US Senate, Patty Murray

The Oregonian

Clackamas Commissioner Tootie Smith: Fundraising anemic in race against Rep. Kurt Schrader

Clackamas County Commissioner Tootie Smith has so far done little fundraising in her congressional campaign for the seat held by Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Kurt Schrader, Clackamas County, OR, Clackamas, OR, Greg Walden, Republican

Bellingham Herald

DeFazio tours abandoned mine Superfund site

DeFazio says the Thursday tour of the Formosa Mine outside Riddle illustrates what is wrong about the 1872 Mining Act: the Canadian companies that reopened the mine in the 1990s have disappeared; the bond put up for cleanup was a fraction of what is needed to clean it up, and the federal government never got a penny in royalties.

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

Common Dreams

GMO Labeling Update: State Efforts Pick Up Momentum, Big Ag Doubles Down

Most Americans would prefer to know whether or not they're eating genetically engineered foods .

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, California, US House of Representatives, Representative Mike Pompeo, Republican, Liberal Political News

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Government Executive

It's Hard to Know How Much Agencies are Spending on Environmental Impact Analyses

The 1969 National Environmental Policy Act, which introduced the country to the "environmental impact statement," has been enforced by multiple agencies with little data on the costs of analyzing its effects, according to a roundup by the Government Accountability Office.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Edward Markey

Manchester Journal

Make Vermont the first state to label GMOs

The front page of the Manchester Journal, Friday, March 28, 2014 ran a story titled "Waiver Sought for Starbucks."

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Related Topix: Manchester, VT, Barbara Boxer, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Agriculture, Science, Law, Healthcare Law, Opinion

Common Dreams

Center for Food Safety: Vermont Makes Huge Advance for your "Right to Know"

April 16 - The Vermont Senate today voted 28-2 to approve legislation that would require foods produced using genetic engineering to be labeled in Vermont.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Vermont Government, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barbara Boxer, US Senate, Liberal Political News

KUOW-FM Seattle

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

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