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Fueling an America that Works by...Literally, Fueling America
The House has begun debate on Rep. Doc Hastings's (R., WA)  Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America That Works Act of 2014 . The official long title of the measure notes that it will "lower gasoline prices for the American family by increasing domestic ...
The House has begun debate on Rep. Doc Hastings's (R., WA) Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America That Works Act of 2014. The official long title of the measure notes that it will "lower gasoline prices for the American ...
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HAWKS, TIGERS & HUD...Oh My!
Today the Obama Administration released their statement of opposition to Rep. Tom Latham's (R., IA)  Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 . In particular, the White House notes that, The Administration...
Today the Obama Administration released their statement of opposition to Rep. Tom Latham's (R., IA) Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015. In particular, the White House ...
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Safer Communities Through Closing Catch-and-Release?
Today Senators Chuck Grassley (R., IA), Jim Inhofe (R., OK), Jeff Sessions (R., AL), David Vitter (R., LA) and Ted Cruz (R., TX) introduced the Keep Our Communities Safe Act of 2014 (not to be confused with Rep. Lamar Smith's Keep Our Communities Safe Act o...
Today Senators Chuck Grassley (R., IA), Jim Inhofe (R., OK), Jeff Sessions (R., AL), David Vitter (R., LA) and Ted Cruz (R., TX) introduced the Keep Our Communities Safe Act of 2014 (not to be confused with Rep. Lamar Smith's...
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Have You Been SAVE[D]?
Rep. Ann Wagner's SAVE (Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation) Act of 2014 was passed earlier this week by the House (392-19), and now travels to the Senate for consideration. According to the official summary of the bill, it "[p]rohibits knowingly benef...
Rep. Ann Wagner's SAVE (Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation) Act of 2014 was passed earlier this week by the House (392-19), and now travels to the Senate for consideration. According to the official summary of the bill,...
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Save American Workers by Striking Obamacare Provisions?
The House is set to debate Rep. Todd Young's (R., IN) Save American Workers Act of 2014 , which "repeals the 30-hour threshold for classification as a full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in ObamaCare and replaces it with 40 hours." The W...
The House is set to debate Rep. Todd Young's (R., IN) Save American Workers Act of 2014, which "repeals the 30-hour threshold for classification as a full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in ObamaCare and re...
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Post-Ledbetter Paycheck Fairness
The first law that President Obama signed in 2009 was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 , which reversed a Supreme Court judgment and, among other things, extended filing periods for employees making wage discrimination claims. However, the Obama Adm...
The first law that President Obama signed in 2009 was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, which reversed a Supreme Court judgment and, among other things, extended filing periods for employees making wage discrimination...
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Domestic Prosperity & Global Freedom - ✓
It seems Rep. Cory Gardner (R., CO) has checked all the right boxes in the title of his measure,  the  Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act ,  which is primarily in regard to exporting America's abundance of natural gas . The House has even begun deba...
It seems Rep. Cory Gardner (R., CO) has checked all the right boxes in the title of his measure, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, which is primarily in regard to exporting America's abundance of natural gas. Th...
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GROW[ING] AMERICA's Bill Titles
Last month the Department of Transportation released the GROW AMERICA (Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America) Act , which along with the USA PATRI...
Last month the Department of Transportation released the GROW AMERICA (Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America) Act,...
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The USA FREEDOM Act has passed the House and now will travel to the Senate, where Sen Patrick Leahy and the Judiciary Committee await examination of the bill. The sister bill to the USA PATRIOT Act, the FREEDOM Act would significantly curtail the dragnet collection of data by the government, ...
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Fighting Bath SALTS?
Hearings were recently held in the Senate for Sen. Amy Klobuchar's SALTS (Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances Act) Act .  The measure aims to enhance the fight against synthetic drugs, including those known as "bath salts," on the federal level...
Hearings were recently held in the Senate for Sen. Amy Klobuchar's SALTS (Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances Act) Act.  The measure aims to enhance the fight against synthetic drugs, including those known as "ba...
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Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act, which was sponsored by Sen. Herbert Kohl, and was signed into law by President Obama. This website previously...
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