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Monday Jul 21 | The Janesville Gazette

Jason Stanford: We cana t leave these men behind

The situation on Texas' southern border is not the only refugee crisis facing the United States.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Representative Adam Kinzinger, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Monday Jul 21 | KOLD-TV Tucson

Press conference kicks off busy week for streetcar

A press conference outside the Sun Links maintenance facility at 9:00 am kicks it all off.

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Related Topix: Tucson, AZ, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Raul Grijalva, Democrat

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Hill

'Severe blow' for carbon taxes?

Australia's recent vote to repeal its tax on carbon dioxide emissions is a setback to establishing a similar charge in the U.S., both sides in the debate agree.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat, US Senate, Sheldon Whitehouse, Jeff Sessions, Republican, David Vitter

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Washington Examiner

How to shore up the highway fund

The Highway Trust Fund is broken. Slated to run out of money by Aug. 1, the fund has relied on an... The Highway Trust Fund is broken.

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Related Topix: Life, Lughnasadh, Holidays, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Tom Graves, Democrat, US Senate, Ron Wyden

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Oregonian

Industrial hemp in Oregon: Portland man asks state's approval to grow hemp in Dufur

Richard Mundell, left, sits on a plot seeder pulled by a tractor driven by Mark Sizemore, as they plant hemp seeds at the UK Spindletop Research Farm off of Newtown Pike in Lexington, Ky., in May. Marijuana's square cousin, industrial hemp, has come out of the black market and is now legal for farmers to cultivate, opening up a new lucrative ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Suzanne Bonamici, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Oregon, Dufur, OR, Marijuana, Agriculture, Science

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Pordland Mercury

To Bee or Not to Bee

I N APRIL, Dena Rash Guzman welcomed six new beehives onto her rural Sandy property.

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Related Topix: Sandy, OR, Apiculture, Science, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Oregon, Agriculture, Clackamas County, OR

Switched

CBO Director Schools GOP Rep On What The CBO Actually Does

Leave it to one of the country's top economists to fill in Congress on how a key federal agency works.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, 9

Salt Lake Tribune

House kicks can down road on road funding

Washington a Faced with the threat that federal money for 117,000 transportation projects would begin to dry up in two weeks, the House on Tuesday approved a nearly $11-billion patch to extend funding through May. The stop-gap fix to avert a crisis imperiling up to 700,000 construction jobs won endorsement from the White House, but the Senate is ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US House of Representatives, Representative Peter Welch, Democrat, Orrin Hatch, US Senate, Republican

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Planetizen

Governors Blame Congress for Failure to Sustain Highway Trust Fund

Bipartisan governors faulted Congress for failing to find long-term funds for the Highway Trust Fund, but how do their state records match their rhetoric aimed at raising federal gas taxes? Planetizen looks at some of the governors cited in the WSJ.

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Related Topix: US News, Chris Christie, US Governors, Jack Markell, Peter DeFazio, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Berkshire Eagle

House to take up highway bill as deadline looms

With an August deadline looming, the House is poised to act on a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put the programs on sound financial footing.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Democrat, Representative Tom Graves

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Rep. Sam Farr teams with Santa Cruz nutritionist on health challenge

Mary Toscano takes her daily walk along Twin Lakes State Beach Monday as she begins her participation in the Sam Farr Challenge.

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Related Topix: US News, Sam Farr, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Life, Food, Nutrition, Santa Cruz, CA, Medicine, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Washington Post

No, Obama doesna t get points for lecturing Congress

Traffic passes a construction zone at the interchange of U.S. Highway 65 and Interstate 80 in Altoona, Iowa.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Senator Chris Murphy, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sports

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Lucianne.com

Democrat Congressman: Tax Driversfor Every Mile They Drive

While the House and the Senate this week issued measures intended to temporarily replenish the Highway Trust Fund before it runs out of money next month, Rep. Earl Blumenauer ended the week by proposing to hike - then abolish - the federal fuel tax and replace it with a per-mile "fee."

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Radio Ink

Pittman on Royalty Issue: Free Airplay on Radio is Fair...But

If you thought the Royalty fight was over just because the Congressional Hearings ended, think again.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, David Price

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Fleet Owner Magazine

House panel approves highway-bill funding extension

Today, the House Ways and Means Committee approved without change except for fixing a typographical error legislation that would extend the authorization and financing for surface-transportation programs through May 31, 2015.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Bill Shuster

The Hill

Musicians sing out: Walk back radio pledge

Music groups are pressuring Congress to back down from a pledge to keep AM/FM radio stations from paying musicians.

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Related Topix: US Politics, David Price, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Gordon Smith, US Senate, Republican

Wed Jul 09, 2014

OregonLive.com

David Sarasohn: Earl Blumenauer's road-funding plan

His plan, he says hopefully, "allows politicians to exercise no leadership," a condition that has otherwise stood immovably before any achievement in this Congress.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Senator Chris Murphy, Ron Wyden, Opinion

Roll Call

HOH: Earl Blumenauer Takes the High Road in Response to Courtland Milloy Bike Column

If you are a cyclist or a reader of the Washington Post Metro section, you might have read Post columnist Courtland Milloy's latest, wherein he accuses those who ride bikes of being bullies and terrorists and implies that motorists would be justified in running cyclists down in the road.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Denver Post

Raise the gas tax, and then get rid of it

"We've been careening toward this moment since about 1993, when Congress last raised the gas tax that provides the fund's revenue," writes Emily Badger.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, Opinion

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Business Journal

Despite misgivings, Blumenauer gives health reform a decent grade

As is our wont these days, we're asking dignitaries who've studied the issue, through the filter of Oregon's own shaky efforts, how they'd grade the country's health care efforts .

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

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