Lower Township Gazette
House subcommittee hears testimony on FAA center's readiness for NextGen
Aviation officials and representatives from the private industry gave testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Aviation during a field hearing on Tuesday, March 11 at the Federal Aviation Administration's William J. Hughes Technical Center.
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Sat Mar 08, 2014
Put education in reach for every child
Around the world, 57 million primary school-aged children are not in school. The majority of these children are girls, the very poor, and children in areas of conflict.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Congress Probes Crude by Rail Safety Developments; Voluntary...
Federal regulators and representatives of the rail and petroleum industries testified before a Congressional panel on February 26, 2014 on emerging safety regulations for transportation of crude by rail.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Transparent Airfares Act Introduced By Rep. Graves, Bipartisan Group
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House Thursday will restore transparency to the advertising of U.S. airline ticket prices and ensure that airfare advertisements are not forced to hide the costs of government from consumers.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
GOP rival may push Rep. DelBene to tap Microsoft wealth again
U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene financed her first two congressional races largely with her Microsoft wealth.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
San Juan Islander
Larsen Welcomes EPA Move to Halt Bristol Bay Pebble Mine Proposal
Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today praised the Environmental Protection Agency's move to stop the proposed Pebble Mine near Alaska's Bristol Bay.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
DelBene gets GOP challenger; Dems immediately question his record
Apparently "Napoleon Dynamite" didn't make a big enough impression on me because I wasn't as excited as some others in the newsroom when Pedro Celis announced today he will challenge freshman congresswoman Suzan DelBene for her District 1 seat.
Calls for end to Pacific trade bill
I believe reading the mainstream media about Trans-Pacific Partnership and Fast Track Approval of international trade deals, might make you think "fast track" in the form of the Baucus-Camp bill in the U.S. Senate is dead because Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have pronounced that it is not going to happen in its present form.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
U.S. lawmakers to question oil-by-rail safety; tank cars a concern
U.S. lawmakers are expected to question regulators and rail industry officials on Wednesday about several recent fiery derailments, focusing on whether shipments from energy producing regions such as North Dakota's Bakken area are being handled safely.
With a Little Help From Their Friends, Boeing Forces Union Workers to ...
In January, the Boeing Corporation bullied the members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers to accept a new contract forcing them to give up hard-won pensions, dismantle their health care, and reduce their wages.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
U.S., rail industry agree on safety improvements for crude oil trains
The Department of Transportation outlined several steps Friday aimed at improving the safety of crude oil in trains after a series of derailments sparked concern from state and local officials.
Rep. Larsen says he's pushing for safer crude oil trains
In a meeting with local officials, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen said he has been doing his best to get federal agencies to speed up the process of tightening safety regulations on shipment of crude oil by rail.