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GOP Congressman: Children At The Border Are Being Treated In A 'Lovely Way'
A Texas congressman thinks President Barack Obama should take action to send the unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border back to their native countries because of "the lovely way they're being treated."
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Wed Jul 09, 2014
The Dangerous, Nefarious EPA
In 2007's The Simpsons Movie , the Environmental Protection Agency is a nefarious, oppressive government agency headed by a glib, power-crazed apparatchik who plots to destroy Springfield.
Littlefield makes plans to open facility for illegal immigrants
Many cities in Texas are considering temporarily housing illegal immigrants, and now, Littlefield is included on that list.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Welcome to Puerto Rico, Mr Neugebauer
For almost a year, story after story has been written about the exodus of wealthy Americans to Puerto Rico.
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Texas GOP urges Obama to visit border
Texas Republican politicians have kept up pressure on a Texas-bound President Barack Obama to address or tour the border region where tens of thousands of children have come unaccompanied from a violent Central America.
Dem. candidate Marchbanks proposes housing undocumented children in vacant prisons
While Lubbock's Republican Congressman Randy Neugebauer calls for President Obama to address the border crisis, his Democratic opponent Neal Marchbanks says vacant prisons may be an answer.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Terrorism Risk Insurance Act renewal a bipartisan affair
Federal involvement in health insurance has been controversial on Capitol Hill, but Republicans and Democrats in Congress have shown few qualms about getting involved when it comes to the private terrorism-insurance market.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Times Record News
House closes 1 window on travel reporting
A congressional panel led by U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway of Texas quietly ditched a longtime requirement for House members to report free trips taken on the dime of private groups when filing annual reports on their personal finances.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
A win for religious freedom or slippery slope? Lubbockites weigh in on Hobby Lobby case
In a 5-4 decision announced Monday, the Supreme Court granted Hobby Lobby, a national arts and crafts chain owned by Christians and closed Sundays, the right to refuse employees coverage for certain contraceptives.
Neugebauer applauds Supreme Court decision
Rep. Randy Neugebauer today applauded the Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Dallas Morning News
Analysis: Hensarling's fight to end Ex-Im Bank highlights GOP divide over compromise, ideology
Wednesday's hearing before the House Financial Services Committee turned tense as witnesses and members of Congress clashed over the future of the bank.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Government Set to Continue Backing Terrorism Insurance
In the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, after paying out a record $32 billion in claims, many private insurers decided that terrorism was too costly and unpredictable a risk to cover.
Mon Jun 23, 2014
The Washington Post
Lew Defends Council's Work to Guard Against Financial Risk
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew pushed back against Republican efforts to curtail the work of a council of regulators charged with preventing another financial crisis and said a failure to examine potential risks could lead to "large-scale problems."
Fri Jun 20, 2014
Neugebauer: Border control issues confirm worst fears
Three congressmen from Texas are seeking the help of President Barack Obama to solve one of their state's biggest issues -- border control.
Thu Jun 19, 2014
National Mortgage News
As House Panel Battles Over TRIA, Larger Fight Looms
A proposal to extend and modify the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act divided the House Financial Services Committee down party lines on Thursday, as lawmakers weighed the need for greater taxpayer protection against the economic harm of a terrorist attack.
Tue Jun 17, 2014
Insurance Journal West
House Panel Unveils TRIA Extension Bill
Property/casualty insurers are welcoming the unveiling of a House terrorism insurance bill as a sign of progress even though there are provisions in it they oppose.
National Mortgage News
House Republicans Unveil Terrorism Risk Insurance Bill
Learn about this year's finalists and see who won the 2013 MT Award. Stratmor Group has hired Thomas J. Finnegan III, an industry veteran with over 30 years of mortgage banking experience, as senior associate.
Thu Jun 12, 2014
On Wall Street
What Cantor's Surprise Ouster Means for Banks
Top Planning Concerns for UHNW Clients Working with UHNW clients requires more than solid investment management and estate planning, according to advisor Paul Pagnato, founder of the Pagnato-Karp Group.
House discussion draft calls for TRIA extension through 2019
A House legislative discussion draft calls for reauthorizing the federal government's terrorism insurance backstop program through the end of 2019.
Why Are Some in Congress Content to Let Wind Industry Jobs Blow Away?
This is a guest column from my colleague Dave Hamilton, director of clean energy for the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign.