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1 hr ago | National Journal
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.
6 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Treatment of Victoria's sewage "will happen," British Columbia Premier Christy Clark promised members of Washington's congressional delegation in a terse letter.
9 hrs ago | Roll Call
This September will mark the two-year anniversary of the Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012 currently blocked by the Senate.
14 hrs ago | The Hill
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
My inquiry concerns compensation for exposure to contaminated drinking water at Camp LeJeune .
Airfare is getting more expensive. The Transportation Security Administration is raising security fees.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
Senate Democrats are working to make sure women have access to contraceptives no matter what.
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.
WASHINGTON_Congress is hardly a bastion of diversity. The Senate is 93 percent white.
Updated: Thu Jul 24, 2014 07:17 pm
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