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1 hr ago | 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, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, California, Peter DeFazio, US House of Representatives, Representative Mike Pompeo, Republican, Liberal Political News

5 hrs ago | ENR-Engineering News-Record

Key Senators' Highway-Bill Outline Needs Revenue

The search for a new transportation bill has passed a key milepost in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, David Vitter, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bill Shuster, Senator John Barrasso, Thomas Carper

9 hrs ago | The Huffington Post

Senate Leaders Quarrel Over E-Filing Bill That Could Save Taxpayers $500,000 Annually

Millions of Americans e-filed their income taxes Tuesday, but when senators submitted required reports about their campaign fundraising and expenses, most ignored computers in favor of paper.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Federal Election Commission, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, Thad Cochran, Republican, John Cornyn

Wed Apr 16, 2014

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, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Peter DeFazio, US House of Representatives, Agriculture, Science, Law, Healthcare Law, Opinion

The Hill

Study: 4.6M children attend schools near chemical facilities

Nearly 10,000 schools across the country are located within a mile of a chemical facility, according to a watchdog group that is pushing new regulations.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, OSHA, Environmental Law, Law, Explosion

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, Peter DeFazio, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Liberal Political News

The Honolulu Advertiser

Climate change will worsen with denial, senator warns

Not only is it a reality affecting the environment, but it also will get worse if naysayers don't get on board with 97 percent of scientists, several major corporations, many lawmakers and a majority of the American public, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer warned.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Daily Kos

Social Security Administration suspends collection on old debts

Last week, the Washington Post had the story about how Treasury and Social Security had suddenly started going after old overpayments, sometimes decades-old, by garnishing the tax refunds of family members who didn't even receive the overpayments.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski, Liberal Political News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Albany Times Union

GM chief fails to reassure angry Congress over recalls

Mary Barra , General Motors ' new chief executive officer, was in a tough spot recently as she tried to explain to Congress why her company didn't quickly recall cars it knew contained defective and clearly dangerous parts.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Opinion

SNL Financial

Decision upholding mercury rule predicted to have few near-term impacts

While predictably divided over the merits of an April 15 federal appeals court ruling upholding U.S. EPA limits on emissions of mercury, arsenic and other acid gases from power plants, supporters and opponents of the regulations agreed that the ruling will do little to immediately change the planet or the power industry.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

SFGate

Environmentalists slam Dianne Feinsteina s...

Sen. Dianne Feinstein's revised drought bill is coming under increasing attack from the left even as the California Democrat tries to woo Republicans to speed the bill's passage through the Senate without committee consideration.

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Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

The News Tribune

Congress is giving states the transportation blues

This photo taken April 14, 2014 shows one section of the $500 million I-75 Phase II modernization project which is under way in Dayton, Ohio.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Advocate-News

U.S. Sentencing Commission adopts new trespass grow guidelines, Huffman applauds action

The U.S. Sentencing Commission announced Thursday, April 10, that it had adopted increased penalties for high-level offenders cultivating marijuana on trespassed private or public lands, as Reps.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, US Politics, US News, Representative Jared Huffman, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Doug LaMalfa, Republican, Dianne Feinstein, US Senate

NBC Bay Area

$11M Needed to Fund Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Barrier

State lawmakers have been officially asked to find $11 million to help pay for the Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier, according to reports.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Breitbart.com

Big California Farmers Grease Washington for More Water

The rain didn't come to California last year, but it is was raining "Benjamins" on Capitol Hill as the Central Valley's Paramount Farm interests contributed $457,000 to Congress, and the Westlands Water District spent $1,600,000 on lobbying and outreach last year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David Valadao, US Senate, Democrat, California, Doc Hastings, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)

Greenwich Citizen

Growth of California marine sanctuaries proposed

Federal officials on Monday proposed more than doubling the size of two marine sanctuaries off the Northern California coast, a move that would restrict the movements of cargo ships, aircraft and personal watercraft, and close the areas to oil and gas exploration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lynn Woolsey, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Bodega Bay, CA, Point Arena, CA

Northern Michigan News

Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski

Connecticut Post

In this May 31, 2013, file photo, acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin, center, accompanied by Acting Labor Secretary Seth D. Harris, left, and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, speaks during a news conference about Social Security and Medicare in Washington.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski

CNN

Report: E-cigarettes appealing to kids

Redeploying a major argument from the battle over traditional cigarettes, a dozen Democratic members of Congress released a report on Monday concluding that electronic cigarettes "aggressively their products by using techniques and venues that appeal to youth" and should be strictly regulated like the non-electronic versions.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat, US Senate, Food and Drug Administration, Senator Dick Durbin

CBS Local

Study: Cancer Risk In E-Cigarette Vapors

According to a new study, vapor from e-cigarettes damage human cells in much the same way as smoke from traditional cigarettes.

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Related Topix: Boston University, Medicine, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics

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