Retailers call for passage of e-Fairness legislation
"It's time for Congress to buckle down and pass e-Fairness legislation once and for all," says Shawn Lyons, executive director of the South Dakota Retailers Association.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Senate opens door for immediate housing finance reform
The Senate's recent action to eliminate filibusters for most presidential nominees, which effectively lowers the number of votes required for the confirmation of most presidential appointees, clears the way for Rep. Mel Watt to be approved as the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Both Parties Battle Long Odds in Quest to Capture New Majorities
As Democrats try to gain 17 seats to win a House majority and Republicans work to gain six to capture the Senate, each side faces an uphill battle.
The Washington Post
Will Senate Dems really undermine the White House on Iran?
The Washington Post reports today that Senate Dems really do appear to be forging ahead with plans to vote on new sanctions on Iran, even though the White House fears that this could undermine the prospects for a long-term deal curbing Iran's nuclear program.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
House, Senate negotiations key for South Dakota
South Dakota has a lot on the line in Congress as the year comes to a close. House and Senate negotiators are trying to wrap up a farm bill that could provide much-needed relief to ranchers and protections to farmers.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
National Journal: (NC Rat period Kay) Hagan No. 7 on 15 most-vulnerable list
The National Journal ranks U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., as No. 7 on its list of the 15 most vulnerable Senate seats.
Letter: November is Alzheimer's Awareness/Caregivers Month
Alzheimer's is the most expensive disease in the U.S., exceeding that for heart disease and cancer; it is skyrocketing at a rate that rarely occurs with a chronic disease.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
The Daily Star
Senators writing new sanctions in case Iran cheats
In this June 6, 2013, file photo, Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., speaks during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing in Washington.
Ex-S.D. Senator: Comeback Bid Based on ‘Idealistic...
If he runs at all, former Sen. Larry Pressler's, R-S.D., bid for Senate as an independent won't look like your traditional campaign.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Corker-Warner GSE Reform: The Obamacare For Housing Finance
As we all are painfully aware, the Affordable Care Act had a disastrous launch. Not to mention $940 million to CGI for a non-working website.
Silicon Alley Insider
Here Comes The Next Big Fight In Congress Over Iran
Near the end of a brief statement in the wee hours of Saturday night announcing what was billed as a historic agreement with Iran , President Barack Obama delivered a terse warning to the one party he thinks could get in the way.
Reid: Senate will consider stronger sanctions against Iran in December
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday the Senate may pursue stronger sanctions against Iran, after lawmakers criticized a nuclear accord that would ease sanctions.
Mortgage News Daily
Census Bureau to Postpone Release of Some New Residential Construction Information
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Sun Nov 24, 2013
Johnson: GSE wind-down must not disrupt market
Nov. 25, 2013 - The Senate Banking Committee held a hearing on the best way to wind down government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with Chairman Tim Johnson, D-S.D., emphasizing the need to avoid market disruption.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Is Mary Landrieu (D-Oil and Gas) Next in Line for Energy Chair?
Max Baucus, the Senate Finance Committee chairman, will be retiring, and Jay Rockefeller, the second-highest ranking Democrat in the Committee, will be retiring as well.
Johnson Supports Janet Yellen to Serve as Chair of the Fed
WASHINGTON , Nov. 21 -- The chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking , Housing & Urban Affairs issued the following news release: Today, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson held an Executive Session to consider the nomination of Janet Yellen to be Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Filibuster move splits South Dakota's reps
A controversial change to Senate rules that makes approval of White House nominees easier passed Thursday with South Dakota's delegation split along party lines.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Reid: Keep Senate options open on new Iran nuclear sanctions
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is wielding the threat of new sanctions against Iran in what appears to be an effort to spur Tehran to agree to a deal aimed at freezing its nuclear program.
The Miami Herald
Yellen Nomination Advances
Janet Yellen's bid to become the first woman to head the world's most powerful bank advanced Thursday when the Banking Committee sent her nomination to the full Senate on a 14-8 vote.
S.D. tribes: Honoring the code talkers
WASHINGTON South Dakota tribes that played an instrumental role using their native language to send messages that could not be deciphered by the enemy during wartime were among those honored Wednesday by congressional leaders in Washington.