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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.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
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.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
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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.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
A wildfire that began last week in central Washington has already destroyed an estimated 150 homes.
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.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
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.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
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.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
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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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.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
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.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
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 .
Tue Jul 08, 2014
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.