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They Vow to Block Any Pact Without Enforceable Labor and Environmental Standards, Currency Disciplines or that Includes Patent or Copyright Extensions Senior Democratic members of Congress said Thursday the still-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact is dead on arrival in Congress if it doesn't meet their demands to protect American workers ... (more)
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Yesterday | Scoop
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel said Congress knows too little about the 12-country pan-Pacific deal and needs a stronger oversight role in its negotiation and enforcement.
The House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that would extend a 1988 law banning plastic guns that could slip past X-ray machines and metal detectors - but some Democrats are calling for tougher, more modern restrictions.
Your MT-er and Erin have the story, for Pros: "If you're trying to handicap this week's expected House vote on a sweeping patent reform bill, leave the party affiliations at the door.
The House managed to pass an extension of a gun control law Tuesday. But the Undetectable Firearms Act ignores technological advances at the public's peril.
From left: House Democratic leaders Rep. Chris Van Hollen , Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Rep. Steve Israel , Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , Rep. James Clyburn and Rep. Xavier Becerra .
Legislators want 3D-printed guns made entirely of plastic to be illegal in the U.S. for another 10 years.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday to extend for 10 years a ban against firearms that cannot be detected with metal detectors or X-ray scanners.
The election for the 11th Congressional District seat isn't for another 12 months, but the campaign between Rep. Michael Grimm and Democrat Domenic M. Recchia Jr., a Brooklyn city councilman, is already in full, sometimes heated swing.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was speaking at a government function in July when a man sitting a few rows behind him pulled a Liberator, the infamous 3D-printed gun that the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recently defined as a "lethal weapon."
Sunday's Metro-North train derailment - the third on the railroad's tracks this year and the fifth involving a Metropolitan Transportation Authority train - is raising concerns about MTA rail safety, including on the Long Island Rail Road.
When he meets voters in Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District, former Army Ranger Kevin Strouse recounts how he helped clear a city block in Iraq during the rescue of prisoner of war Jessica Lynch in 2003.
In this Oct. 3, 2013, file photo, Pennsylvania Democratic Congressional hopeful Kevin Strouse poses for a portrait at his campaign office in Bristol, Pa.
A month after emerging from a government shutdown at the top of their game, many Democrats in Congress newly worried about the party's re-election prospects are for the first time distancing themselves from President Barack Obama after the disastrous rollout of his health care overhaul.