House votes to repeal Obamacare - for 37th time
The sequester is forcing layoffs across the Pentagon's civilian workforce, no budget negotiators have been named, and the Farm Bill is a year late in coming.
Wed May 15, 2013
No, the Obama admin still isn't charging wind companies for killing eagles
When it comes to enforcing the environmental laws concerning certain species of federally-protected birds, the Obama administration and their environmentalist allies have been impressively diligent in charging oil companies, coal plants, and power stations when said birds get tangled up in their power lines or drown in their waste pits; in the past ... (more)
Mon May 13, 2013
SNL Benghazi Skit Mismatches Members, Nameplates
"Saturday Night Live" had some fun with last week's marathon Benghazi hearing, marrying House Republicans' fervor for media attention with the basic tenet of sweeps week programming, like stunt casting: We can't quibble with the logic of exploiting newsmakers to make people notice what's happening on Capitol Hill - frustrated conservatives bemoaned ... (more)
Sun May 12, 2013
The Montgomery Advertiser
Alabama refusing to repay U.S. Forest Service $94K
The federal government has sent Alabama a bill for $94,000, and Gov. Robert Bentley is refusing to pay it.
Thu May 09, 2013
American Institute of Physics
Helium Update: House Passes Bill, Senate Committee to Move Legislation
"You're absolutely right about the urgency of this," said Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden to Lisa Murkowski .
Fracking debate stirs in U.S. House
The U.S. government has an obligation to ensure that oil and natural gas deposits are developed responsibly, a natural resource advocate testified.
Wed May 08, 2013
No fee to cross Canadian border - Congress members
Members of Congress from Washington, New York, North Dakota and Michigan, from both parties, are moving to shoot down a trial balloon in which people entering the United States by land from Canada and Mexico would be forced to pay a fee.
Interior's fracking rules in cross hairs ahead of upcoming release
Lawmakers from both parties are pouncing on the federal government's attempt to regulate hydraulic fracturing, the natural gas extraction method also known as fracking, even before the draft rules have been released.
Mon May 06, 2013
House members: Don't uproot historic Green Mtn. Lookout
Two U.S. House members have appealed for quick action on a bill that would head off removal of the restored, historic Green Mountain Lookout, under legal fire from an extreme green group based in Montana.
Mountains-to-Sound Greenway seeks federal status
The sprawling Mountains-to-Sound Greenway that stretches from Ellensburg to the Puget Sound shoreline is seeking status as a National Heritage Area.
Sun May 05, 2013
Customer Interaction Solutions
Congressional Votes for Maine the Week of 04/26 - 05/02/2013
Here's a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week. There were no key votes in the Senate this week.
Thu May 02, 2013
Obama likely to support more oil exploration in Gulf of Mexico
President Barack Obama expected to tell Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto that he will back a plan to open up more oil drilling for both countries near the maritime border.
Merkley, Cantwell, Murray, Wyden Et. Al. not Interested In Jobs Lost, ...
Many years ago I was on the verge of selling another software program I wrote that would track capital assists using bar codes.
Wed May 01, 2013
Marching on May Day to be part of America
The boisterous, three-block long May Day crowd that marched on Seattle's Federal Building - and similar demonstrations Wednesday in six other Washington cities - carried a message: The latest generation of immigrants want to legally pursue the American dream.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
National Heritage Area for our Greenway: What's up, Doc?
The Mountains to Sound Greenway project, which rescued the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass corridor from becoming a mountain slum, would be recognized as Washington's first National Heritage Area under legislation newly introduced in Congress by the bipartisan team of Republican Rep.
In the Senate, Dream Act remains the stuff of dreams
Eric Balderas just finished his freshman year at Harvard, where he is majoring in molecular and cellular biology.
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler tours Hanford
A Washington congresswoman in a position to influence the federal dollars available for Hanford environmental cleanup got her first look at Hanford on Monday since becoming a U.S. representative.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Territorial sea, Rota Park bills move in Congress
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee approved by unanimous consent Friday legislation conveying submerged lands to the Northern Mariana Islands and authorizing a study of the feasibility and suitability of a national park on Rota.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Marin Independent Journal
Marin Voice: Scientific questions and Point Reyes' oysters
IN JUNE 2011, the United States Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration launched a nationwide initiative to increase shellfish populations in the nation's coastal waters.
Why Washington can't cut the budget: Ex. #987
This is so unbelievable that it fits in with the notion that Washington lives in a fantasyland.