Sunday Jul 20
In the end, Congress likely to settle food label dispute: Editorial
An apple sprouting fins and eyeballs sits atop a car decorated in support of GMO food labeling in downtown Portland July 18. Congress might not be accomplishing much these days, but that doesn't mean it's not wrestling with significant issues.
Sunday Jul 20
Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act on the President's desk awaiting signature
The American Veterinary Medical Association posted on their website the good news that Congress completed all necessary work for the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act to become law after it is signed by the president.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Veterinary Mobility Act ready for President Obama's signature
Reps. Schrader and Yoho lead bill to unanimous passage in U.S. House removing the DEA target from mobile veterinarians' backs.
Alan Grayson Got the House to Vote on a $10.10 Minimum Wage. Which Democrats Voted No?
On Tuesday, Rep. Alan Grayson offered an amendment to the 2015 financial services appropriations bill that would require the federal government to pay employees at least $10.10 an hour.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
New congressional caucus disavows 'kindergarten-style theatrics'
Seeking to overcome gridlock on Capitol Hill, Reps. Reid Ribble and Kurt Schrader on Wednesday announced the creation of the Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Lake County Record-Bee
Garamendi signs Wildfire Disaster Funding Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. >> As the scourge of wildfires in California continues, Congressman John Garamendi joined 85 of his colleagues in signing a discharge petition that would force consideration of the bipartisan Wildfire Disaster Funding Act.
House subcommittee hearing showcases benefits of ag biotech
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture's Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture held a hearing last week to explore the societal benefits of biotechnology.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Homeland Security Secretary Meets with Democrats on Supplemental,...
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson met with moderate Democrats Monday night to discuss the immigration crisis on the Texas border.
House Panel Hones Skills on Genetically Modified Consumers | Madisonville
The more obscure House committee hearings can be like minor league baseball: a place to see raw talent refining its skills for a bigger stage.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Garamendi argues for forestry funding
As the scourge of wildfires in California continues, Congressman John Garamendi , former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Interior, joined 85 of his colleagues on Friday in signing a discharge petition that would force consideration of H.R. 3992, the bipartisan Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2014.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Americans Are Too Stupid For GMO Labeling, Congressional Panel Says
It's pretty rare that members of Congress and all the witnesses they've called will declare out loud that Americans are just too ignorant to be given a piece of information, but that was a key conclusion of a session of the House Agriculture Committee this week.
Hill hearing pushes back on anti-GMO movement - Pompeo 'prepared...
GMO MOVEMENT: "Genetically modified crops will save society as we know it by preventing starvation, curing diseases and getting kids to eat their fruits and veggies, and more Americans would get on board with the science if they just understood its benefits, suggested a group of farmers, university scientists and lawmakers at a House hearing ... (more)
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Natl. Relocation & Real Estate
Bipartisan Energy Codes Bill a Boon for Consumers
Bipartisan legislation introduced recently by Reps. Marsha Blackburn and Kurt Schrader would help promote savings in commercial buildings and residential homes through the use of more cost-effective energy codes, which set energy efficiency baselines for buildings, according to the National Association of Home Builders .
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Congress Passes Veterinary Meds Mobility Act
The U.S. House of Representatives July 8 passed the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, which allows veterinarians transport, administer and dispense controlled substances and medications outside of their registered offices and hospitals.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Water and sewer oversight commission named
Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Nick Fish announced the formation of a 12-member commission to review the oversight of the Water Bureau and Bureau of Environmental Services on Thursday.