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Jess Bravin
Supreme Court correspondent, The Wall Street Journal.
Supreme Court correspondent, The Wall Street Journal.
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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...
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