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17 hrs ago | Kansas City InfoZine

House, Senate Near Highway Trust Fund Compromise

"With the Highway Trust Fund getting closer to running on fumes, Congress must get beyond the gridlock where each faction says, 'It's my way, or no highway,'" Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., the committee chair, said.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Orrin Hatch, Republican, Healthcare Law, Law

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Miami Herald

Business groups break with House GOP on highway trust fund fix

As a House of Representatives committee approved a plan Thursday to patch the highway trust fund through next May, a coalition of business groups asked lawmakers to pass a long-term fix by year's end.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, Earl Blumenauer, Democrat, Barbara Boxer, US Senate

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The News Journal

VP Biden urges infrastructure spending

Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Congress to fix the federal Highway Trust Fund, telling a crowd of government and business officials that VP Biden urges infrastructure spending Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Congress to fix the federal Highway Trust Fund, telling a crowd of government and business officials that Check out ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Joe Biden, US Senate, Jack Markell, US Governors

The News Journal

'Holy Spirit' inspires U.S. Senate candidacy

Carl Smink, an 81-year-old Milton retiree who is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Chris Coons this fall, says he had a calling to join the race.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Chris Coons, Joe Biden

The Wichita Eagle

U.S., Mexico must help Central America do more in stemming flow of unaccompanied minors into U.S.

The Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said Wednesday urged the United States, Mexico, and Colombia to do more in aiding Central American countries in trying to stem the flow of unaccompanied minors into the U.S. 'I believe that the U.S. – along with Mexico, Colombia and others – need to do a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, us Travel, Travel, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Tom Coburn, Republican, Health

Silicon Alley Insider

Republicans Have Unveiled Their Solution To The 'Highway Shutdown,' And Conservatives Already Hate It

The House Ways and Means Committee unveiled its plan to shore up the Highway Trust Fund, providing a proposed solution to what many on Capitol Hill view as Congress' next big looming crisis .

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barbara Boxer, US Senate, Democrat

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WMDT

Wade, 2012 US Senate GOP Candidate, Files Candidacy

The filing period for Delaware candidates is now closed, but a familiar name made it on the ballot for U.S. Senate just in time.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Senator Chris Coons, US News

The News Journal

Delaware politics: 5 races to watch

Politicians and would-be challengers have until noon today to register their name for a ballot spot in this September's primary elections and the Delaware politics: 5 races to watch Politicians and would-be challengers have until noon today to register their name for a ballot spot in this September's primary elections and the Check out this story ... (more)

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Related Topix: Representative John Carney, US Politics, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Delaware, Delaware Government, Jack Markell, US Governors

Mon Jul 07, 2014

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Sen. Carper Wants an Increase in Federal Gas Tax as Deadline Looms

Sen. Tom Carper has been calling for an increase in the federal gas tax for a number of years.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Thomas Carper, Democrat, Jack Markell, US Governors

Sun Jul 06, 2014

SouthCoastToday.com

Your View - A response: Those GOP ideologues still rule the debate

Harvey Ussach claims I haven't given Republicans enough credit for being "socially responsible" and "forward thinking," but he offers no evidence to rebut my assertion that most Republicans have failed to take responsibility for important issues like climate change and paying for the wars they have voted for.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Bob Corker, Republican, Senator Chris Murphy, Opinion

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Cape Gazette

Carper, Coons, Carney join USDA Rural Development to announce energy-saving initiatives

Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation was awarded the first rural economic development loan, $593,120, in Delaware at zero percent interest for 10 years.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Chris Coons, Delaware, United States Department of Agriculture, Lewes, DE

Stars and Stripes

Pentagon refutes senators' charges of wasted ammo

The Pentagon is disputing the contention made by the chairman and ranking member of a Senate oversight committee that it could be wasting billions of dollars through inadequate accounting of its bullets and missiles.

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Related Topix: Representative Steve Cohen, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Tom Coburn, Republican

Fri Jul 04, 2014

JD Supra

GAO: Virtual Currencies - Emerging Regulatory, Law Enforcement and Consumer Protection Challenges

The Government Accountability Office released on June 26 its long-awaited report on virtual currencies undertaken at the request of Senator Tom Carper, chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, US News, Economics News, Bitcoin

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Cape Gazette

Delaware's congressional delegation honors students accepted to U.S. service academies

Gathered at the U.S. Capitol to mark the appointment of Delaware students to U.S. service academies are Sen. Chris Coons, Chris Mahoney, Eric Polk, Maddie Crimmins, Patrick Rigor, Sen. Tom Carper, Patrick Coleman, Rep. John Carney, Matthew McGuigan, Patrick Gallucci, John Hearn, Austin MacElrevey, Madison Stark, Wyatt Jennings, Natalie Sava and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Representative John Carney, US Politics, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Senator Chris Coons, Democrat, Air Force Academy, CO

DM News

Carper Pleads for Reform to Avoid Closing of 82 Postal Facilities

The sponsor of the Senate Postal Reform Act says passing it now could delay Phase 2 of the Postal Service's 'network rationalization' plan for at least two years.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, US News

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Pentagon fires back at Senate over ammo

The Pentagon is disputing the contention made by the chairman and ranking member of a Senate oversight committee that it could be wasting billions of dollars through inadequate accounting of its bullets and missiles.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Representative Steve Cohen, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tom Coburn, Republican

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Sunherald.com

Delaware judge mulls medical marijuana suit

State officials are negotiating a contract with Mark Lally, president of First State Compassion Center, after he submitted the top bid for the medical marijuana operation.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, US News, Marijuana

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Government Executive

Senators Drafting Bill That Could Extend Life of Chemical Security Program

Senators are working on a bill that could extend the life of a controversial chemical security program, but details still remain under wraps.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, US News

Government Executive

What an Empowered CIO Can Bring to the Cloud-Savings Table

At its best, cloud computing offers agencies a cheaper, more efficient, faster, more secure way to administer the information technology systems they're already running.

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Related Topix: CIO News, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Tom Coburn, Republican, Marketing, Carl Levin, Democrat

Planetizen

a Path to Nowhere?

After it's first hearing, the PATH Act is not looking very promising to keep federal transportation reimbursements flowing to state DOTs late next month when the Highway Trust Fund is expected to approach insolvency.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Orrin Hatch, Republican, Bob Corker

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