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2 hrs ago | Reno Gazette-Journal
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., was among a group of senators who introduced legislation Thursday to reduce the backlog of veterans' disability claims that have clogged many Veterans Affairs regional offices, including the one in Reno.
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5 hrs ago | The Advocate
With a tremendous victory for the Louisiana delegation in the U.S. House, a new bill would repeal the drastic and unaffordable increases in costs for the National Flood Insurance Program.
9 hrs ago | YourErie
Chairs of the VA Backlog Working Group, U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Dean Heller , along with Senators David Vitter , Jon Tester , Martin Heinrich and Senator Jerry Moran , released the 21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act, comprehensive legislation designed to reduce the backlog of veterans' disability claims.
15 hrs ago | Daily Kos
This might be the most refreshing interview Politico has ever conducted with a politician .
The nomination of a veteran civil rights lawyer to head the Justice Department's civil rights division was blocked Wednesday after a contentious Senate debate Wednesday, with opponents citing his work on the death penalty appeal of a convicted cop killer.
The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday evening that will bring flood insurance rate relief to beleaguered homeowners in Louisiana and across the nation.
The House of Representatives will vote on Tuesday on a flood-insurance bill sponsored by Rep. Michael Grimm , Grimm's office said.
The Obama administration's proposed 2015 budget doubles down on the president's push for a $1 billion "Climate Resiliency Fund" to prepare localities for global warming.
House Republicans are offering a new draft chemical regulation bill that the chemical industry backs but environmentalists say would keep residents near chemical plants in the dark about potential dangers.
The Environmental Protection Agency may be on its way to blocking Alaska's Pebble Mine project, a move that Republican lawmakers argue could set a dangerous precedent for future large-scale projects requiring agency approval.
Sen. Mary Landrieu , D-La., Monday endorsed a House flood insurance bill that she called "far from perfect," but sufficient to provide real protections against unaffordable premium increases.
The Louisiana Democratic Party is rejoicing somewhat over two comments by important republican elected officials, which statements might either help or haunt them in the future.
Bases and operations of the Army and Air Force, particularly, are important to Louisiana communities, most so at Fort Polk and Barksdale Air Force Base in northern Louisiana.
Those were just some of the bribes offered to the judges of the Krewe of Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade Saturday morning, in addition to the old staples of beads, jello shots and kisses, as the group meandered around the float staging area downtown before the parade rolled at noon.