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4 hrs ago | Trucker

FMCSA to Congress: Raise insurance minimums for truck crashes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has reported to Congress that current financial responsibility minimums for the commercial motor vehicle industry are inadequate to meet the costs of some crashes and the agency says it will initiate a rulemaking to raise the limit higher than the current $750,000.

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

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Times Leader

HUD: Investigators were at Sherman Hills

Sherman Hills Realty LLC, a subsidiary of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Park Management, purchased the complex in February 2011 for $7.75 million, according to a Times Leader review of court records.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Times Leader

Cartwright visits Canaan federal prison

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright toured the Canaan U.S. Penitentiary near Waymart on Tuesday and talked to officials and staff to determine what he can do to make the facility safer.

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Related Topix: Prison, Federal Prisons, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Huffington Post

Rep. Matt Cartwright: Hurting Americans Who Worked Hard, Played by the Rules

Since December 28, 2.3 million Americans have lost their unemployment insurance, with the expiration of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Foreclosures, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Representative Steven Horsford

McKnightsonline.com

Bill would create 'advanced aide' positions in nursing homes to improve transitions, dementia care

Advanced certified nursing assistants - with specialized skills in care transitions, dementia and other areas - could become important staff leaders in long-term care facilities through newly proposed federal legislation.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Long Term Care, Health, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Senator Bob Casey, Heart Failure

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Washington Examiner

Democrats shift from climate 'change' to 'adaptation' to woo Republicans

If it's climate change , it's a lot. That's why environmental groups and congressional Democrats are increasingly talking about "climate adaptation."

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Related Topix: US News, Weather, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Hurricane, Hurricane Sandy, Representative Paul Tonko, Peter King, Republican

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Times Leader

Tobyhanna task force reactivated

Members of the business, political and private sectors have banded together once again to show a unified front in support of the region's largest employer.

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Related Topix: Tobyhanna, PA, Tobyhanna Army Depot, US Military, US Army, Department of Defense, US News, Luzerne County, PA, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Air Force, McClellan Air Force Base

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

House Dems Want EPA to Reopen Investigation on Fracking

Eight House Democrats sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on April 1, requesting the agency reopen an investigation into the effects of fracking on groundwater contamination.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Wyoming, PA, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Raul Grijalva, Representative Keith Ellison

Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Oregonian

Cover Oregon health insurance exchange flies under congressional radar at Thursday hearing

Bruce Goldberg's broken leg meant the acting head of Cover Oregon avoided a congressional hearing Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, California, California Government, Healthcare Law, Law, John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Democrat

Times News

Scout installs kestrel boxes to earn...

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Peter Wyatt Phelan, center, member of Boy Scout Troop 145, Lehighton, attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

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Related Topix: Lehighton, PA, Carbon County, PA, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Wed Apr 02, 2014

The Hill

House Dems ask EPA to investigate nat gas drilling's connection to water contamination

Eight Democrats in the House have asked Environmental Protection Agency to reopen its investigations into water contamination incidents in Wyoming, Pennsylvania and Texas that they say may have been connected to natural gas drilling, including hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, Democrat

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Common Dreams

Congress Calls on EPA to Help Fracking-Affected Communities

April 1 - For the first time, members of Congress today called upon EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to "investigate and address the water contamination" in Dimock, Pennsylvania; Parker County, Texas; and Pavillion, Wyoming.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Parker County, TX, Liberal Political News

Roll Call

Pols Chime In on Capitol Bells

A former House staffer turned civic-engagement evangelist, Ted Henderson has amplified his efforts to connect Congress with constituents by introducing a new way to stake out personal positions: virtual "motions."

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

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Examiner.com

Northeastern Pennsylvania legislative roundup for March 29th

Here's a look at news from our local Northeastern Pennsylvania legislators. State Representative Gerald Mullery announces a new DEP grant.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tim Holden, Democrat, Representative Lou Barletta, Pennsylvania, Luzerne County, PA, Nanticoke, PA

Sat Mar 22, 2014

Pocono Record

Monroe County to get $362,000 in HUD funds

Congressman Matt Cartwright announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded nearly $8.8 million in funding to public housing agencies in his district, which includes a large portion of Monroe County.

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