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Yuck! Senate Won't Clear Way for States to Label Genetically-Modified Food
While 64 countries around the world require labeling of foods with genetically engineered ingredients, while the American Public Health Association and the American Nurses Association have passed resolutions supporting this sort of labeling in the U.S., the Senate voted 71-27 to keep Americans in the dark.
Fri May 24, 2013
Senators jump onboard toxic chemical bill
"Senate support is growing for the Chemical Safety Improvement Act, which creates an effective approach for screening all chemicals for safety and acting on those found to be dangerous," Sen.
American Institute of Physics
Senate Hearing on Helium Reserve Highlights Important Program for Researchers
Bills to revise current legislation governing the nation's helium reserve managed by the Bureau of Land Management are moving through Congress.
Christian Science Monitor
The race against time for liquefied natural gas
Pipelines run from the offshore docking station to four liquefied natural gas tanks at a facility in Cove Point, Md.
Congressional hearings look at fracking
Federal lawmakers held several congressional hearings and meetings this week trying to get a handle on supporting the economic development while protecting the environment.
Thu May 23, 2013
Business groups come out in force against 'Follow the Money Act'
More than 170 business groups sent a letter to the Senate on Thursday urging lawmakers to oppose new campaign finance reform legislation that they said would curtail First Amendment rights.
The Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Wyden: FracFocus a 'constructive' tool on drilling
A website partially funded by the oil and gas industry could be a "constructive" tool for federal regulators as they consider requiring public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations, Senate Energy Committee Chairman Ron Wyden said Thursday.
Vineyard Gazette Online
National Geographic Documentary Celebrates Heroes of Front Lines and Derby
Last fall a group of nine soldiers arrived in Menemsha to compete in the Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.
Sarah Palin for the Senate? Tea Party says: Run, Sarah, Run
The Tea Party wants former Alaska governor Sarah Palin to join their favorites in the Senate, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul .
Wed May 22, 2013
Senate committee advances NLRB nominees over GOP objections
Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee members approved the nominations of the White House's five picks to run the National Labor Relations Board.
Executives push feds for export approval
The Senate Energy Committee is holding a series of so-called "forums on natural gas." To the uninitiated, they sure look like typical Congressional hearings.
Alaska gets waiver from No Child Left Behind
Visiting Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Ohio, Jan. 8, 2002, President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.
Tue May 21, 2013
Alaska Journal of Commerce
A U.S. Coast Guard panel completed the first day of hearings planned for the agency's inquiry into the grounding of the Shell drillship Kulluk last Dec.
Senate Farm Bill Clears Hurdle in SNAP Votes
Democrats in the U.S. Senate sent a message to House Republicans Tuesday that the upper chamber won't accept significantly higher cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
Go Fish! With These Senators and Wounded Vets
As Memorial Day approaches, several media outlets are ramping up their coverage of veterans and particularly the effects of two recent long-running wars.
Mon May 20, 2013
Time to shed light on disclosure bill
For a bill supposedly about "disclosure," Sens. Ron Wyden and Lisa Murkowski gave surprisingly few details about their Follow the Money Act in their POLITICO op-ed, . While they wrote in broad generalities about requiring "full transparency on the part of independent political spenders," they had already articulated that principle in a Washington ... (more)
Fri May 17, 2013
Senate confirms Orrick as federal judge
A divided U.S. Senate confirmed on Wednesday the nomination of William Orrick III , a former top immigration lawyer in President Obama's Justice Department , to the federal court in San Francisco.
Thu May 16, 2013
Alaska Journal of Commerce
BLM to tackle four high-risk abandoned wells this year
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management released a plan May 8 identifying 50 abandoned wells in the Alaska Arctic that it believes require clean-up by the agency.
Senate greenlights Moniz nomination
Even in a bitterly divided Capitol, Democrats and Republicans joined together Thursday in a sweeping vote to confirm Ernest Moniz as Energy secretary.
Wed May 15, 2013
Senators Optimistic About Prospects for Energy Effiency Bill
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on May 8 approved S.761 by a voice vote.