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Rep. Hensarling presses CFPB on overreach

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Rep. Hensarling presses CFPB on overreachRep. Jeb Hensarling

The House Financial Services Committee held a full hearing on Tuesday to investigate potential overreach by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Attending the hearing was CFPB Director Richard Cordray. U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), the committee’s chairman, had the Read more...

Independent research shows Patient CARE Act better for America

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Independent research shows Patient CARE Act better for America

U.S. Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) said independent analysis of the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment (CARE) Act provides proof that the proposed legislation is better than Obamacare. An analysis by Read more...

Think tank VP: Fund roads with mileage-based user fee

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Think tank VP: Fund roads with mileage-based user feeAdrian Moore

Adrian Moore, vice president of policy at the Reason Foundation, recently published an op-ed in the Ripon Society Forum, discussing his views on the Highway Trust Fund’s problems and the pending crisis looming over America’s aging transportation infrastructure of roads, Read more...

Leaders remain optimistic about Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)

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Leaders remain optimistic about Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)Rep. Pat Tiberi

Chairman Pat Tiberi (OH-12), Adrian Smith (NE-3), George Holding (NC-13) and Erik Paulsen (MN-3) recently met to discuss the Ways and Means Trade Committee’s role in approving and passing the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for 2015. The House last approved Read more...

Hatch, Issa lead introduction of PARTS Act

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Hatch, Issa lead introduction of PARTS Act

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) were among a quartet of legislators representing both parties who introduced the Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade and Sales Act of 2015 (PARTS) on Wednesday. They were joined by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Read more...

Obama veto of pipeline bill draws criticism from House GOP

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Obama veto of pipeline bill draws criticism from House GOP

President Barack Obama’s veto of the Keystone Pipeline Approval Act on Tuesday, legislation that was six years in the making and drew significant bipartisan majorities, drew sharp criticism from House Republicans. “I am disappointed the president vetoed one of the Read more...

Ribble presents bipartisan supermajority letter on infrastructure funding

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Ribble presents bipartisan supermajority letter on infrastructure fundingRep. Reid Ribble

U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI) shared a letter on Tuesday, addressed to Speaker of the House John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, discussing the pressing need for long-term funding for roads and bridges in America’s infrastructure. Led by Ribble, Read more...

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Legislators introduce bill to allow songwriters to receive fair pay
Legislators introduce bill to allow songwriters to receive fair pay

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Lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday that would permit songwriters to receive compensation based on the fair market value of the works they produce. The Songwriter Equ... Read more...

Blackburn, Rush present USPSTF Transparency and Accountability ActRep. Marsha Blackburn
Blackburn, Rush present USPSTF Transparency and Accountability Act

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Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-IL) and Bobby Rush (D-IL) introduced legislation last week that would amend Title IX of the Public Health Service Act to mandate more transparency at the ... Read more...

Duffy brings back legislative package to reform the CFPBRep. Sean Duffy
Duffy brings back legislative package to reform the CFPB

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U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), the chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, reintroduced his Consumer and Financial Protection Bureau ... Read more...

Thune to lead Senate Commerce Committee hearing to discuss FirstNet
Thune to lead Senate Commerce Committee hearing to discuss FirstNet

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Sen. John Thune (R-SD), chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, will lead a hearing on the establishment of a nationwide high-speed network for firs... Read more...

Bill aims to boost maternity-care access in rural areasRep. Michael Burgess
Bill aims to boost maternity-care access in rural areas

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U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) introduced legislation on Tuesday that aims to improve maternity-care access for patients in under-served and rural areas. Burgess was joined by... Read more...

Dent: Passed Homeland funding ‘a good bill’
Dent: Passed Homeland funding ‘a good bill’

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After passage of legislation on Tuesday to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security through 2015, U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) spoke in support of the bill, of which he vote... Read more...

House committee advances Legal Workforce ActRep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)
House committee advances Legal Workforce Act

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The House Judiciary Committee voted on Tuesday to advance the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 1147), introduced by U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), which aims to preserve jobs for legal wor... Read more...

Bicameral team presents bill cleaning up confusion with employee wellness
Bicameral team presents bill cleaning up confusion with employee wellness

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Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) joined a group of legislators who introduced the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act on Monday, legislation that would elimina... Read more...

Stivers, Larsen present Small Distilleries Fairness Act to CongressRep. Steve Stivers
Stivers, Larsen present Small Distilleries Fairness Act to Congress

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United States Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH), alongside fellow Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA), introduced The Small Distilleries Fairness Act on Monday. The bipartisan legislation would ass... Read more...