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Roberts proposes numerous budget amendments

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Roberts proposes numerous budget amendmentsSen. Pat Roberts

With the Senate considering the new Budget Resolution, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) presented several amendments related to health care, taxes and national security on Wednesday. “The federal budget needs to be cut in real terms, not just reductions in Read more...

Senators’ bill aims to track federal payouts on lawsuits

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Senators’ bill aims to track federal payouts on lawsuits

Two U.S. senators want to make it easier for taxpayers to learn where the billions the federal government pays in lawsuits are going. Sens. Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced legislation that would require the Treasury Department, which Read more...

Renacci: Estate tax a burden for small businesses and farms

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Renacci: Estate tax a burden for small businesses and farmsRep. Jim Renacci

The federal estate tax is putting too great of a burden on small businesses and farms and should be repealed, Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) said in an interview on Monday. “I think it’s really important to look at what’s happening Read more...

Upton speaks out against Obama’s new energy regulations

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Upton speaks out against Obama’s new energy regulations

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) voiced his displeasure last week with the Obama administration’s recently announced regulations on hydraulic fracturing that takes place on federal lands. “America is now No. 1 in energy thanks to advanced technologies Read more...

New report outlines changes to Obamacare done without Congressional consult

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New report outlines changes to Obamacare done without Congressional consultSen. Orrin Hatch

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) recently released a fact sheet detailing the ways in which the Obama Administration has altered Obamacare throughout its five-year existence without any consultation from Congress. This research, conducted by the non-partisan Congressional Research Service, Read more...

Chaffetz criticizes FCC rule-making process

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Chaffetz criticizes FCC rule-making process

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight on Government Reform, on Tuesday voiced the frustration that lawmakers have with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its recently proposed plan to regulate the Internet. “Three weeks Read more...

Cole speaks out in support of Republican budget proposal

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Cole speaks out in support of Republican budget proposalRep. Tom Cole

Following the release of the Republican budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) spoke out in support of the plan on Tuesday. The proposed budget would balance the ledger within 10 years, reduce spending by $5.5 Read more...

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Boustany calls for lifting H-2B visa program limitsRep. Charles Boustany
Boustany calls for lifting H-2B visa program limits

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Rep. Charles W. Boustany Jr. (R-LA) joined a group of lawmakers who this week sent the House Appropriations Committee a letter stressing the need for an H-2B visa program for U.S.... Read more...

Legislation would extend NPDES permit cycle to 20 yearsRep. Sam Graves
Legislation would extend NPDES permit cycle to 20 years

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U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) recently introduced legislation that would increase the permit cycle of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). If passed, the l... Read more...

Neugebauer pleased with Main Street relief billsRep. Randy Neugebauer
Neugebauer pleased with Main Street relief bills

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U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) praised the House's Financial Services Committee on Thursday for passing 11 regulatory relief bills that will help community-based financial in... Read more...

Portman and Shaheen’s energy efficiency legislation passes SenateSen. Rob Portman
Portman and Shaheen’s energy efficiency legislation passes Senate

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Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) saw their bipartisan energy efficiency legislation - the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act - pass the Senate on Friday. ... Read more...

Trio want funds withheld until Cuba extradites escaped killerRep. Leonard Lance
Trio want funds withheld until Cuba extradites escaped killer

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U.S. Reps. Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Scott Garrett (R-NJ) recently sent a letter to Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcomittee... Read more...

Meehan blasts Philadelphia VA office over IG reportRep. Pat Meehan
Meehan blasts Philadelphia VA office over IG report

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U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA) responded on Wednesday to an inspector general's (IG) report from an investigation into the Philadelphia Department of Veterans’ Affairs Regional ... Read more...

Blackburn praises panel for advancing data-security billRep. Marsha Blackburn
Blackburn praises panel for advancing data-security bill

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U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) praised the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade on Wednesday after it advanced the Data Security and Breach Notification Act, which ... Read more...

Blunt, McCaskill introduce Grid Reliability Act
Blunt, McCaskill introduce Grid Reliability Act

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U.S. Sens. Clair McCaskill (D-MO) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) have partnered on a bicameral bill to protect power generators from environmental statutes while improving the reliability of... Read more...

Advocacy groups get behind Roskam’s gift-tax restraint billPeter Roskam
Advocacy groups get behind Roskam’s gift-tax restraint bill

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U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), chairman of the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, said on Wednesday that he has received broad support from key advocacy groups, including Ameri... Read more...