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Blunt introduces bill to support American job creators

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Blunt introduces bill to support American job creatorsSen. Roy Blunt

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) joined a trio of other lawmakers on Thursday in introducing legislation to ease the regulatory burdens of American job creators. The Regulatory Review and Sunset Act, co-sponsored by Sens. Dean Heller (R-NV), Pat Roberts (R-KS) Read more...

Mo. lawmaker seeks 5-6 year transportation reauthorization plan

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Mo. lawmaker seeks 5-6 year transportation reauthorization planRep. Sam Graves

U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) is advocating for a five- to six-year federal transportation reauthorization plan in order to give state governments the certainty to plan for major infrastructure improvements over the long term. “It is critical to businesses that Read more...

Alabama congresswoman aims to improve state’s VA health care

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Alabama congresswoman aims to improve state’s VA health careRep. Martha Roby

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) is looking at ways for the Department of Veterans Affairs to better address health care services for veterans, especially those in her home district in central Alabama. Roby envisions a mechanism whereby the VA could Read more...

House majority co-sponsors bill to repeal Health Insurance Tax

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House majority co-sponsors bill to repeal Health Insurance TaxRep. Charles Boustany

U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) said on Wednesday that H.R. 928, which would repeal the Health Insurance Tax (HIT), now has 218 co-sponsors — a majority of support within the House. Boustany and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) introduced the legislation Read more...

NAM honors New Jersey congressman as Champion for Manufacturing

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NAM honors New Jersey congressman as Champion for ManufacturingRep. Leonard Lance

Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) has been named a  National Association of Manufacturers’ Champion of Manufacturing for his work on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and for his job-creating policies to rebuild the U.S. manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award Read more...

Boosting oil, gas royalty rates is latest “regulatory assault” on federal land energy development

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Boosting oil, gas royalty rates is latest “regulatory assault” on federal land energy development

The Bureau of Land Management has taken an initial step in an initiative to increase royalty rates on federal lands, it was announced by the House Natural Resources Committee on April 17 in Washington, D.C. The most recent regulation involving Read more...

Blunt, Carper introduce data security legislation

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Blunt, Carper introduce data security legislationSen. Roy Blunt

U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Tom Carper (D-DE) this week introduced the Data Security Act of 2015 to better protect consumers by creating national standards that would help prevent and respond to data breaches. “As the role of the Read more...

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Three senators present bill to advance breakthough medical devicesSen. Richard Burr
Three senators present bill to advance breakthough medical devices

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Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC), Michael Bennett (D-CO) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) joined together last week in presenting bipartisan legislation to streamline the process for bringing break... Read more...

Neugebauer discusses need for Main Street regulatory reliefRep. Randy Neugebauer
Neugebauer discusses need for Main Street regulatory relief

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U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) supported his position of providing regulatory relief in order to protect financial institutions as well as consumers at last week's hearing of th... Read more...

Scalise, Richmond pleased with proposed funding for La. coastline restorationRep. Steve Scalise
Scalise, Richmond pleased with proposed funding for La. coastline restoration

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U.S. Reps. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Cedric Richmond (D-LA) applauded Friday’s decision to include $10 million for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) Beneficial Use of Dredged Mater... Read more...

Shimkus, Bost, Davis question FERC over electricity rate hike
Shimkus, Bost, Davis question FERC over electricity rate hike

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Led by U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), three lawmakers demanded answers on Friday from the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC) regarding the Midcontinent Independent System... Read more...

Finance Committee reviewing nominees for Treasury, HHSSen. Orrin Hatch
Finance Committee reviewing nominees for Treasury, HHS

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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) last week opened hearings for nominations in the U.S. Department of Treasury and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services... Read more...

Bill aims to protect U.S. industries from damaging trade practicesRep. Charles Boustany
Bill aims to protect U.S. industries from damaging trade practices

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U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) championed H.R. 1907, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, on Thursday. Introduced through the House Ways and Means Commit... Read more...

Homeland Security Committee members address cyber security measuresRep. Michael McCaul
Homeland Security Committee members address cyber security measures

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Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) said at a meeting of The Ripon Society in Washington D.C. last week that America is facing a growing -- not diminishing -... Read more...

Blackburn, Eshoo re-introduce Musicians’ Rights ActMarsha Blackburn
Blackburn, Eshoo re-introduce Musicians’ Rights Act

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Re-introducing the Protecting the Rights of Musicians Act, House Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chair Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) lobbied for musical ... Read more...

Congressman aims to ensure police never use armed drones in U.S.Rep. Michael Burgess
Congressman aims to ensure police never use armed drones in U.S.

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U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) introduced legislation on Thursday that would prohibit the domestic use of weaponized unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones. As presen... Read more...