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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.
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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
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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.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
House Votes to Undo Mil Pension Cuts (which it just passed) by Extending Sequestration
Yesterday, the House passed a bill to undo the cuts to military pensions from the Murray-Ryan budget deal and to pay for this change by extending sequestration cuts to mandatory spending under Medicare for an additional year, to 2024 instead of 2023.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
NBAA Thanks House for Supporting Transparency on FAA's Controversial Sleep Apnea Proposal
The National Business Aviation Association today welcomed passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of H.R.3578, bipartisan legislation to compel the Federal Aviation Administration to follow the long-established rulemaking process before implementing any mandatory pilot-screening requirement for obstructive sleep apnea as a condition for ... (more)
McMorris Rodgers breaks with fellow GOP leaders on debt ceiling
The U.S., House of Representatives, on a bipartisan 221-201 Tuesday vote, raised the national debt ceiling through March of 2015, but a Washington lawmaker broke with fellow Republican leaders to come down on the side of default.
Air Line Pilot
ALPA News Release
The Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l issued the following statement in support of legislation that today passed the U.S. House of Representatives, which requires the Federal Aviation Administration to follow the appropriate rulemaking process in order to make any changes to medical certification for pilots and air traffic controllers with regard ... (more)
Mon Feb 10, 2014
Culbertson joins Story - Hartley's Cloakroom expands client list...
SCOOPLET CULBERTSON JOINS STORY: Lauren Culbertson is joining Story Partners as a director, the firm tells PI.
Thu Feb 06, 2014
Obama calls for release of Kenneth Bae, Saeed Abedini at National Prayer Breakfast
President Obama called for the release of two Americans, Kenneth Bae and Saeed Abedini , who have been held as prisoners in North Korea and Iran , respectively, due to religious intolerance.
U.S. House votes to preserve Green Mountain Lookout
The U.S. House of Representatives today approved an omnibus public lands bill which includes a provision to preserve Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness.