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Transportation construction could grind to a halt

Mar 29, 2012
Construction on roads and bridges around the country could grind to a halt this weekend, and over a million jobs could be at risk.
Posted In: Transportation, Washington D.C., Congress

Rubber not meeting the road on highway bill

Mar 28, 2012
The highway bill is in a standoff in the House, threatening highway projects if an agreement can't be reached by this weekend.
Posted In: infrastructure, highways, Congress

Congress agrees on insider trading ban... for themselves

Mar 23, 2012
Washington leaders have passed a bill that bans members of Congress from trading stocks based on non-public information, and President Obama says he will sign it.
Posted In: insider trading, Washington D.C., Congress

Funding cuts stall long-term transportation projects

Mar 12, 2012
The Senate is likely to pass an extension of the federal transportation spending bill this week. But it will only fund highway and transit projects for two years. Most generally take five years.
Posted In: infrastructure, Transportation, Congress

Hear ye, hear ye! A Privacy Bill of Rights is coming

Feb 23, 2012
Powdered wigs and town crier optional
Posted In: tracking, Congress, browsers, web privacy, do not track

Rep. Spencer Bachus faces insider trading allegations

Feb 10, 2012
In the midst of debates that could potentially tighten the rules on insider trading in Washington, the head of the House Financial Services Committee faces serious allegations.
Posted In: Washington D.C., politics, insider trading, Congress

House GOP introduces version of insider trading bill

Feb 8, 2012
Republicans in the House of Representatives have introduced their version of an anti-insider trading bill. The version that passed the Senate had provisions that focused specifically on those who traffic in 'political intelligence.'
Posted In: insider trading, politics, Congress, Washington D.C.

Congress considers rules about child labor on farms

Feb 2, 2012
The government was set to impose new rules limiting the work kids are allowed to do on farms, but those rules are being reconsidered after an outcry from farmers.
Posted In: farms, child, labor, Congress

President Obama heads to Arizona

Jan 25, 2012
Following his State of the Union address yesterday that focused on job growth, the president heads to Arizona today. We talk to a congressman there about what the president's speech and visit mean for him.
Posted In: politics, Barack Obama, Congress

Will Congress get anything done in 2012?

Jan 24, 2012
As President Obama delivers his State of the Union address, Congress seems poised for a political stalemate.
Posted In: State of the Union, Congress, deficit-cutting

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