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Needed: Housing Reform That Protects Property Rights

A monumental opportunity has presented itself as Julian Castro, former mayor of San Antonio, takes over as the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Congress looks ahead on the critical issue of housing finance reform.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Fannie Mae, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, US Politics, Republican, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Opinion

Thu Jul 31, 2014

JD Supra

Letter from leading Republicans to Director Cordray questions pre-confirmation actions

Following up on his earlier statement about the impact of the Supreme Court's decision in NLRB v.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Jeb Hensarling, US House of Representatives, Republican, US Senate

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Local TV Station KTVZ

Wyden lobbies colleagues to fund firefighting

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., took to the Senate floor Wednesday to press his colleagues on the urgent need to pass an emergency funding bill that would provide additional money to fight catastrophic wildfires ripping through the West.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Republican, Michael Crapo, Natural Disasters, Barbara Mikulski

Lake County Examiner Online

Sen. Wyden works to address wildfire funding

With much of the west on fire while suffering through an extended drought, Sen. Ron Wyden is working to establish legislation to help with natural disaster relief efforts and wildfire suppression funding.Wyden has created the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act along with Sen. Mike Crapo and 15 other members of congress to create bi-partisan legislation ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Senator Jeff Merkley, Republican

ThinkProgress

House Republicans Fiddle While Forest Service Runs Out Of Money To Fight Wildfires

Dustin Ellison attempts to beat down a roadside hot spot with a mat from his car on Monday, May 5, 2014, in Guthrie, Okla.

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Related Topix: US News, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Environmental Law, Law, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Republican

The Wall Street Journal

Republicans Demand Consumer Regulator's Documents in Wake of Supreme Court Case

Republicans on Capitol Hill are demanding that a U.S. consumer-finance regulator produce a comprehensive list of actions that could be vulnerable to a legal challenge in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling on recess appointments last month.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, Barack Obama

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Housing Wire

Julian Castro sworn in, spends first day as HUD Secretary

Julin Castro is no longer the mayor of San Antonio. He is now the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development after being sworn in on Monday by Chief Judge Richard Roberts of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Tim Johnson

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Arizona Republic

Study: Wildfire risk worsens in western U.S.

Study: Climate change, development worsens wildfire risk Result is feds spend more on fire suppression, less on prevention, researchers say.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Winthrop, WA, Activism, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Republican

Fri Jul 25, 2014

KBCI CBS 2

Otter left wondering how illegal migrant children came to Idaho

Idaho is trying to figure out how eight illegal immigrant children were placed in homes here without the governor's office having any idea of it happening.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform, C. L. Otter, US Governors

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Switched

Cost Of Wildfires Burns Through Budgets, Pushing Feds To Find Other Funds

As a massive wildfire burned in Washington state this week and the threat of more fires looms over the West , there has been increasing pressure to fix the way the country pays to fight fires.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Jamestown, VA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Local NEWS 8

Rural communities develop collaboration efforts to draw-in big businesses

On July 17, members from the Eastern Idaho Development Partnership and community leaders from 13 counties pooled together to find a way to drive-up the economic force in order to make our rural communities competitive and able to draw-in those big businesses.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Marketing, Soda Springs, ID, Bannock County, ID

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Slate Magazine

Fire Starter

A wildfire that began last week in central Washington has already destroyed an estimated 150 homes.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Republican, John McCain

County 10 News

It's Official: July 26th declared National Day of the American Cowboy

For the tenth year in a row, the U.S. Senate has declared a National Day of the American Cowboy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Craig Thomas, Senator John Hoeven

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Senate votes to extend terrorism insurance program

11 terrorist attacks. The program is designed to cushion the financial blow to insurance companies in the event of another massive attack.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Chuck Schumer, US News, US Senate, Republican

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Reuters

U.S. senators urge Treasury to fix money fund tax concerns

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is pressuring the Treasury Department to relieve money market fund investors from tax rules that will kick in if the Securities and Exchange Commission decides to force some funds to float their share price.

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Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, US Politics, US Senate, Senator Bob Menendez, Senator Pat Toomey, Republican

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Ridenbaugh Press

A congressional success story

Congress is doing a great job, and this is not a joke. Sure, there's a lot of gridlock in Washington and on many issues, Congress can't seem to agree on the color of the sky, let alone reach agreement on anything of substance.

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Related Topix: US News, Medicine, Diabetes, Health, US Politics, Michael Simpson, US Senate, Senator Jim Risch, Republican, US House of Representatives

WSJ Media and Advertising

Watch Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's semi-annual testimony. GO

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen opens two days of congressional testimony Tuesday as she delivers the central bank's semi-annual report to Congress.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Financial Markets, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Advertising

Mon Jul 14, 2014

USA Today

Politician to lure donors with booze, guns and cigars

With only a few weeks left before the Republican primary, an Arizona House candidate hopes he has landed on a formula to attract new donors.

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Related Topix: Guns, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Housing Wire

Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD Secretary

The Senate voted Wednesday and confirmed the nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julin Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development .

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Republican

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Company plans logging as Idaho land swap stalls

Western Pacific Timber Co. has worked with the U.S. Forest Service on the Lochsa Land Exchange for several years.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Raul Labrador, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Jim Risch, Idaho County, ID

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