Burlington Times News
North Carolina to offer inpatient opioid treatment
The state Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday that the Walter B. Jones Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Greenville has been certified by the federal government to become the state's only inpatient center.
Lower Township Gazette
LoBiondo honored by Humane Society of the United States
U.S. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo was honored by the Humane Society of the United States for his continued support of legislation to protect animals from suffering and abuse throughout 2012.
Friendly Fire: Parties Slam Some of Their Own
The National Republican Congressional Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee each blasted the other side after a near party-line vote on the Smarter Solutions for Students Act, which passed the House on Thursday, 221-198. But eight House Republicans voted with the Democrats, and four House Democrats voted with the Republicans, ... (more)
Thu May 23, 2013
The Washington Post
House approves Republican student loan bill
The House approved a Republican proposal Thursday to allow interest rates on federal student loans to rise or fall from year to year with the government's cost of borrowing, ending a system in which rates are fixed by law.
Fri May 17, 2013
Bankster alert: Tom Harkin introduces Glass-Steagall bill in Senate
Sen. Tom Harkin on Thursday introduced S. 985, which would rebuild the wall that had once separated commercial banking from brokerage and investment speculation.
Congress Wants Answers on Google Glass Privacy
Members of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus this week penned a letter to Google CEO Larry Page, asking for more details on the privacy implications of the futuristic specs.
Wed May 15, 2013
IRS Scandal Just Tip Of Iceberg: Agency's Been Politically...
Republicans and much of the political press seem united in outrage over the recent revelations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative "tea party" groups for additional tax status scrutiny during the 2012 election cycle, in what many are calling a deliberate act of political harassment.
Mon May 13, 2013
Schiff: Broad probe of IRS
Rep. Adam Schiff on Monday called for any investigation into the IRS not only under President Barack Obama but stretching back to the George W. Bush administration, while he also saying Obama should fire any staffers involved in inappropriately targeting conservative groups.
Sun May 12, 2013
Craven County leaders lobby federal officials about Cherry Point's future
Craven County's actions to support and protect the Cherry Point air station have been noticed at the Pentagon, leaders of the county's lobbying efforts say.
Jacksonville Daily News
House members spent more than $1.5 million traveling in 2012
As the nation hurtled from one fiscal crisis to the next last year, Democrats and Republicans argued bitterly over the best solution - tax increases or spending cuts.
Sat May 11, 2013
Classified report could link Saudis, 9/11 and Benghazi
Nearly 12 years after 9/11, Americans are still waiting for the U.S. government to release key information about the attack that killed more than 3,000 of their countrymen.
Thu May 09, 2013
Democratic Underground Latest Breakin...
House approves plan to pay creditors, Social Security if U.S. overshoots debt limit
Source: Washington Post The Republican-controlled House narrowly approved a plan Thursday to protect U.S. bondholders and Social Security recipients if the nation breaches the federal debt limit later this year.
Common Cause: Civic Groups Call for Transparency in the High Costs of ...
May 9 - In a letter sent today, several reform organizations urged members of Congress to co-sponsor and support passage of the Foreign Travel Cost Disclosure Act , introduced by U.S. Rep.
Wed May 08, 2013
Bill Grants Fathers of Disabled Vets an Edge in Federal Hiring
A recently introduced bill aims to give fathers of permanently disabled or deceased veterans additional hiring preferences when applying for civil service jobs.
Lincoln County 4-H members attend 2013 National 4-H Conference
Contributed April Dillon, 4-H agent, Lincoln County; Margo Lee, Gaston County; Rosa Shanton, Carteret County; Gabrielle Venturini, Wilkes County; Sarah Kotzian, N.C. 4-H Program associate.
Tue May 07, 2013
Marine Corps Times
Bill adds federal hiring preference for fathers of disabled vets
If you're afraid that long-past scrape with the law will keep you from landing a job, there's some... Fathers would be treated the same as mothers when it comes to receiving federal hiring preferences if they have a child who is a totally disabled veteran, under a bill introduced May 6. Sponsored by Reps.
Wed May 01, 2013
As Maine Goes... a Bipartisan Call to Overturn Citizens United
When the Maine State House voted 111-33 this week to call for a constitutional amendment to overturn the US Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the support for this bold gesture was notably bipartisan.
The Weekly Standard
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The Raw Story
Republicans introduce census reform bill that would end unemployment estimates
Thinking they're going to deflate an intrusive government overreach into the everyday lives of American citizens, a group of House Republicans introduced a census reform bill last week that would prevent the government from conducting the research necessary to produce monthly unemployment estimates.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
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How Virginia's and North Carolina's members of Congress voted on...
How Virginia's and North Carolina's members of Congress voted on major roll call votes in the past week: [Virginian - Pilot] House votes AIR TRAVEL, SEQUESTRATION Voting 361-41, the House on Friday passed a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers made necessary by the blind, across-the-board cuts known as sequestration that are now in ... (more)