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2 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Delay dealing with climate change and it will cost us - big time

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Big Oil and coal companies have delivered dire but non-specific warnings about the costs of such measures as reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, and raising mileage standards for new SUV's.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Environment, Science, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives

7 hrs ago | The Hill

Senate panel brings climate debate into budget talks

The climate change debate found a new arena on Tuesday: The Senate Budget Committee.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Democrat, Senator Ron Johnson, Republican

13 hrs ago | TaxVox

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Inversions?

How do you catch a tax and pin it down? Can governments make corporations " stay and listen to all they say ?" Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in his Washington Post op-ed called on Congress to immediately stop corporations from lowering taxes by incorporating overseas.


Related Topix: Washington Post, Publishing, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

20 hrs ago | National Journal

Cathy McMorris Rodgers Expects Export-Import Bank to Be Reauthorized

When Congress returns from its August recess in early September, members will have just a few legislative days to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, the entity responsible for providing loans to American businesses to help them sell their products around the globe.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Cathy McMorris, Maria Cantwell, US Senate, Jay Inslee, Democrat

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Deseret News

Colorado, Washington senators seek uniform US guidelines on recreational pot

Spurred by the recent Interior Department decision to block the use of federal irrigation water to cultivate marijuana, the four U.S. senators from Washington and Colorado want the White House to direct federal agencies to adopt uniform guidelines impacting recreational pot.


Related Topix: US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Udall, Senator Michael Bennet, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Udall, Prison

The Wichita Eagle

Capitol Hill negotiators unveil deal to fix the VA

House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., joined by Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, about a bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care.


Related Topix: Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs


The "Helping Working Families Afford Child Care Act" Would Help,...

The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit does not work for low-income families. It fails on three counts - the credit is nonrefundable, covers only a portion of expenses, and comes long after expenses have been incurred.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Barbara Boxer, Tax

Sun Jul 27, 2014


Collins working to improve oil-train safety

Women attend a church service in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, July 6, on the first anniversary of a train derailment that killed 47 people.


Related Topix: Train Disaster, Canada, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Rangeley, ME, New Vineyard, ME, Phillips, ME, Opinion

Sat Jul 26, 2014

USDA will continue to use Paterson field

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is moving forward with proposed changes at its Prosser Agricultural Research Service lab, but expects to keep using the research acreage.


Related Topix: Prosser, WA, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington State University, US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US Senate, Democrat

Fri Jul 25, 2014


O'Brien: Three ideas from Paul Ryan's plan liberals will love

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is pursued by reporters on the morning after a budget deal was worked out between Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, US Senate, Democrat, Opinion

The Hill

TSA's new tax on air travelers doesn't fly

Air travel just got more expensive. Beginning this week, the basic tax consumers pay to the Transportation Security Administration rose for all air travelers.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Paul Ryan

President Obama supports training and employment programs by signing WIOA

Yesterday, the Employment Security Department announced news of Governor Inslee's appreciation for the support President Obama is providing for the task of cultivating employment and training programs.


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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Senate proposal would increase Hanford operating funds

A budget bill that restores a proposed cut to the Hanford Richland Operations Office next year has been released by the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Doc Hastings, Richland, WA

National Journal

What Patty Murray's HELP Committee Would Look Like

Sen. Patty Murray , shown here with Rep. Paul Ryan, is well-positioned to take the top Democratic spot on the Senate HELP Committee if she wants it.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Tom Harkin, Barbara Mikulski, Healthcare Law, Law

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Sewage treatment "will happen," says B.C. premier, doesn't say when

Treatment of Victoria's sewage "will happen," British Columbia Premier Christy Clark promised members of Washington's congressional delegation in a terse letter.


Related Topix: US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Derek Kilmer, Sequim, WA, Port Angeles, WA, Port Townsend, WA

Roll Call

A Reflection on the Veterans Job Corps Act of 2012 | Commentary

This September will mark the two-year anniversary of the Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012 currently blocked by the Senate.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs, Healthcare Law, Law, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

The Hill

Overnight Energy: Feds move on safety rules for oil trains

NEW WORLD ORDER: We aren't talking about the illuminati, we are talking about crude oil transported by railcars, and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says the U.S. is about to enter a "new world order" when it comes to energy transpiration.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, US News, US Senate, Environment, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Cybercast News Service

Democrats for Life Call Out 3 Senators For Attempt to Overturn Hobby LobbyCNS

Wednesday criticizing Senators Joe Manchin , Bob Casey , and Joe Donnelly for voting to send the However, it failed to pass because 60 votes were needed to bring it to the floor for a final vote before handing it over to the House.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Joe Donnelly, US House of Representatives, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The fine print: U.S. government fudges phaseout of old oil tank cars

Federal regulators in Washington, D.C., laid out new proposed safety rules for oil trains, claiming on Wednesday that old, 1960a 2s-vintage tank cars will be phased out and replaced within two years by stronger, more explosion-resistant cars.


Related Topix: Prison, Train Disaster, Explosion, US Politics, US News, Rick Larsen, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Maria Cantwell

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom, Bellingham elected officials say oil-train rules could be improved

Elected officials representing Whatcom County and Bellingham supported the U.S. Department of Transportation's proposal for improving the safety of trains carrying crude oil, with destinations that include Cherry Point.


Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Whatcom County, WA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Rick Larsen, US House of Representatives