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3 hrs ago | KATU-TV Portland
Firefighters were making progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding.
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6 hrs ago | WKYC-TV Cleveland
Senators considering the nomination of former corporate executive Robert McDonald to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs Tuesday had little to say about him, but plenty to say about the failings of the bureaucracy he would be expected to fix.
7 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald
The letter, sent Tuesday, was also signed by Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon, Tom Udall of New Mexico, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer of California, Mark Udall and Michael Bennet of Colorado; and Jon Tester and John Walsh of Montana.
10 hrs ago | Roll Call
"I don't think it'll be particularly sexy," says Republican Sen. Richard M. Burr of North Carolina about this afternoon's confirmation hearing on Robert McDonald to be secretary of Veterans Affairs, according to CQ Roll Call's Connor O'Brien.
14 hrs ago | KATU-TV Portland
Senate Democrats are working to make sure women have access to contraceptives no matter what.
15 hrs ago | Kenmore Reporter
At a White House ceremony today, President Barack Obama will sign into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act , a bipartisan, bicameral deal to improve the nation's workforce development system, co-authored by Sen. Patty Murray and seven of her colleagues, Republicans and Democrats from the House and Senate.
16 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald
WASHINGTON_Congress is hardly a bastion of diversity. The Senate is 93 percent white.
17 hrs ago | US News & World Report
In its July budget report to Congress, the White House's Office of Management and Budget praised President Obama for presiding over the "most rapid sustained deficit reduction since World War II."
Perhaps it's wishful thinking to have believed otherwise, but it looks like the fiscal 2015 appropriations process is already dead.
Two U.S. lawmakers from Washington are pushing bills that would pay for the remodeling of the last of six outdated elementary school at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The ambitious push by Congress and its veteran affairs committees to swiftly solve a health care waittime crisis for tens of thousands of veterans by granting access to private sector care appears to have run hard aground.
Airline passenger security fees charged by the Transportation Security Administration are increasing because of the congressional budget deal passed in December.
The propaganda wars that have ensued following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case show no signs of abating as supporters and critics of the decision lay out their interpretations of what it means.
Members of the audience listen as Sen. Patty Murray speaks during a news conference discussing the "Not My Boss's Business Act" July 15, 2014 in Washington, DC.
The ambitious push by Congress and its veteran affairs committees to swiftly solve a health care wait-time crisis for tens of thousands of veterans by granting access to private sector care appears to have run hard aground.
Democrats are hoping to turn the Obama administration 's defeat in the Supreme Court 's recent Hobby Lobby ruling into big political wins come November.
"REALLY, WE SHOULD be afraid of this court," said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's June 30th Hobby Lobby ruling.
Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 07:19 pm
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