Friday May 17
The Montgomery Advertiser
Air Force Spouse of the Year: Castillo visits D.C., applauds Key Spouse program
Verenice Castillo's efforts to strengthen spouses at Maxwell Air Force Base shined last week as she, the Air Force Military Spouse of the Year and wife of Maj.
Thu May 16, 2013
FBI director confirms vital role for future TEDAC facility at Redstone Arsenal
Groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday June 25, 2010 on Redstone Arsenal for the FBI's Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center, which will move here from Quantico, Va.
Sun May 12, 2013
The Miami Herald
Tri-state water feud plays out in Congress
The water dispute between Alabama, Florida and Georgia is provoking hardball politics in Congress, where Georgia lawmakers derailed a proposal that could restrict metro Atlanta's water supply.
Thu May 09, 2013
Senate votes to honor girls killed in 1963 Ala. bombing Senate votes...
Portraits of Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins, two of the four girls who were killed in the 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., are seen.
Wed May 08, 2013
Is Congress crippling the Space Launch System - and NASA - with budget sequestration?
Sen. Barbara Mikulski is one of NASA's most powerful supporters as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, but a new report says she is worried that budget sequestration could cripple the Space Launch System being developed in Huntsville, AL., and possibly NASA's entire mission.
Mon May 06, 2013
Mobile city official hopeful for successful passage of Internet sales tax
A shopper leaves Bath & Body Works Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at Bel Air Mall in Mobile, Ala.
Cherokee County Herald
Shelby meets with citizens at Tony's
CHATTING WITH CONSTITUENTS. U.S. Senator Richard Shelby meets with Cherokee County constituents at Tony's Restaurant in Centre durign a recent visit to the area.
The Montgomery Advertiser
Online sales tax set to pass
Buying something online would no longer be a way to dodge sales taxes under a bill the Senate is expected to approve Monday night with the support of Alabama's two Republican senators.
Fri May 03, 2013
National Mortgage News
Watt His Confirmation Chances Are
Reasons to be Cautious About Sustained Recovery Jay Brinkmann, chief economist and senior vice president of research and education at the Mortgage Bankers Association, explains what will impact the national housing recovery in 2013.
National Mortgage News
Brian Collins and Mark FogartyWatt His Confirmation Chances Are
WE'RE HEARING that the deck is stacked against Rep. Mel Watt , D-N.C., and his chances of being confirmed by the Senate and sworn in as the new GSE regulator are 100-to-1 at best.
Thu May 02, 2013
What Lies Ahead for Sequestration?
After FAA furloughs were spared by Congress, advocates for other agencies and programs are looking for fixes to their own across-the-board budget cut woes.
Wed May 01, 2013
Watt tapped to lead Fannie regulator
President Barack Obama on Wednesday will nominate Rep. Mel Watt for a key housing position, but his chances of confirmation face long odds as Republicans and the administration continue to sharply disagree over what to do with bailed out mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
NASA uses Soyuz deal to push for commercial crew funding
On Tuesday, NASA announced it had extended a deal with the Russian space agency Roscosmos to provide crew transportation services to and from the International Space Station .
Fri Apr 26, 2013
The Daily News
In early April, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., joined a handful of other senators in drafting a letter in part about new rules of the road governing bank capital requirements.
Coons seeks funds for Children's Advocacy Centers
U.S. Sen. Chris Coons is urging fellow lawmakers to appropriate $20 million for centers that coordinate investigations and intervention services in child abuse cases.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Who's really paying for the oil spill: a Waff 48 investigation
This April marks the three year anniversary of an oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico.
American Institute of Physics
Senate Appropriations Hearing on FY 2014 Department of Commerce Request
A day after the Obama Administration sent its FY 2014 budget to Congress, the Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee held a hearing on the Commerce Department request.
NASA chief to lawmakers: Heavy lift rocket 'on schedule'
WASHINGTON -- NASA's administrator tried to reassure wary lawmakers Thursday his agency isn't foot-dragging on developing a rocket to take astronauts into deep space by the next decade.
Sen. Richard Shelby 'doubts' NASA serious about big new rocket
US Sen. Richard Shelby speaks and answers questions at Senator Richard Shelby's 2012 Washington Update Breakfast at the VBC North Hall in Huntsville, Ala.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Bill Introduced to Require Study on Basel III
On April 18, Sen. Joe Manchin and Sen. Dean Heller introduced American Bankers Association-supported legislation addressing the issuance of final rules based on the third banking supervision accords issued by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision .