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Highway bill fails to clear hurdle in Senate

The government's power to spend federal Highway Trust Fund money on transportation programs and to levy federal gas and diesel taxes that support the trust fund are due to expire March 31.

Tags: transportation bill , Harry Reid , Congress , Senate , House , Highway Trust Fund

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 05:26pm EST

Congressional offices receive mailed threats

Some congressional offices outside Washington and media organizations have received threatening letters containing a suspicious powdery substance that was tested and proved to be harmless, the FBI and the Senate's top law enforcement officer said Wednesday

Tags: Terrance Gainer , Congress , FBI

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 09:06pm EST

Obama formally seeks agency-consolidation authority

President Barack Obama has officially asked lawmakers for the authority to consolidate and reorganize federal agencies as part of a first-step in merging several agencies related to business and trade. If Congress approves the legislation, Obama has said his first step would be to merge several business- and trade-related agencies into a single Cabinet-level department.

Tags: OMB , management , Jeffrey Zients , federal reorganization , Commerce Department , Orrin Hatch

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 04:47pm EST

White House threatens veto of GOP's highway bill

Tags: Transportation , Congress , OMB , Jerrold Nadler , Charles Bass , John Mica , budget , 2013 budget

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 08:25pm EST
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