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1 hr ago | 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.

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

6 hrs ago | 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.

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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

9 hrs ago | 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.

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

14 hrs ago | 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.

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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

18 hrs ago | 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.

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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.

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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.

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

The Stranger

Situation in Eastern Washington Worsens with Possibility of Flash Floods

Today the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the fire-torn region in Eastern Washington, which is currently dealing with the largest fire in state history .

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Related Topix: Weather, US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Natural Disasters, Flood, Drought

NWCN.com

U.S. DOT proposes tougher oil-train safety rules

Spurred by a boom in oil-carrying trains and several recent tragic accidents, the Obama administration proposed stricter rules Wednesday for rail cars that transport flammable fuels, including ethanol.

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Related Topix: 9, Lynchburg, VA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Naval Affairs

Ex-military child asks about Camp Lejeune funds

My inquiry concerns compensation for exposure to contaminated drinking water at Camp LeJeune .

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

680News

Crews make gains on destructive Washington state wildfire; flash floods now a concern

John Johnson returns to clear out and salvage remnants of his burned down home on Chiliwist Road, after the Carlton Complex fire burned through the valley, near Malott, Wash., on Sunday, July 20, 2014.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Malott, WA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

RedState

Airfare Going Up? Blame Paul Ryan and the GOP. Seriously.

Airfare is getting more expensive. The Transportation Security Administration is raising security fees.

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

KATU-TV Portland

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

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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Related Topix: US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Weather

WKYC-TV Cleveland

Senators warn VA nominee of host of problems that awaitSenators warn...

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.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, Sherrod Brown, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ohio, Bernard Sanders

Bellingham Herald

Senators seek emergency wildfire fighting money

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Maria Cantwell, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Senator Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden, Senator Tom Udall

Roll Call

VA Secretary Hearing Won't Be 'Sexy'

"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.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Procter and Gamble, Household Products, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

KATU-TV Portland

Planned Parenthood Exec. Dir.: Women's health care caught in political fight

Senate Democrats are working to make sure women have access to contraceptives no matter what.

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

Kenmore Reporter

President Obama to sign Murray-authored workforce bill into law

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.

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

Bellingham Herald

2 Washington state Congress members lecture tech giants on gender equality

WASHINGTON_Congress is hardly a bastion of diversity. The Senate is 93 percent white.

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

US News & World Report

Don't Be Fooled By Rosy Deficit and Debt Talk

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."

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

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