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The Oklahoman
Tax bills, court case, Murkowski speech are things to knowJUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Senate committee is set to take up several of Gov. Bill
Tax bills, court case, Murkowski speech are things to know
The Oklahoman / Posted 3 hours ago
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Senate committee is set to take up several of Gov. Bill Walker's tax bills during the coming week, including a proposal to re-institute a personal state income tax. The man at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case about... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf statesNEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting
White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf states
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted yesterday
NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking money away from similar efforts along the Gulf Coast. In its proposed budget for 2017, the... Read more
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The Bristol Bay Times
Are politics getting in the way of federal support for Alaska?Alaska often complains that it is forgotten in Washington, D.C. — overlooked be
Are politics getting in the way of federal support for Alaska?
The Bristol Bay Times / Posted yesterday
Alaska often complains that it is forgotten in Washington, D.C. — overlooked because of its geographical separation and small population relative to the contiguous states. While Ted Stevens managed to balance out those factors for many years, he is... Read more
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Alaska Public
Fainting aside, Air Force says F-35 is OK The F-35a, the Air Force version of the joint strike fighter. (Photo Lockheed
Fainting aside, Air Force says F-35 is OK
Alaska Public / Posted 2 days ago
The F-35a, the Air Force version of the joint strike fighter. (Photo Lockheed Martin) President Obama’s 2017 Air Force budget would slow the pace of buying F-35s. That’s the new fighter jet slated for... Read more
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The Hill
McConnell sets up confirmation vote on FDA chiefSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is setting up the Senate to vote
McConnell sets up confirmation vote on FDA chief
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is setting up the Senate to vote on President Obama's nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration, despite pushback from lawmakers in both parties. McConnell filed cloture on Robert Califf's... Read more
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Alaska Public
Budget to defer 5 jets, but Air Force general ‘excited’ for F-35s in Alaska Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh President Obama’s 2017 Air Force bu
Budget to defer 5 jets, but Air Force general ‘excited’ for F-35s in Alaska
Alaska Public / Posted 2 days ago
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh President Obama’s 2017 Air Force budget would slow the pace of buying F-35s. That’s the new fighter jet slated for Eielson Air... Read more
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Juneau Empire
White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf statesNEW ORLEANS — Louisiana’s U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting t
White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf states
Juneau Empire / Posted 2 days ago
NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana’s U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking money away from similar efforts along the Gulf Coast. In its proposed budget for 2017, the... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf statesNEW ORLEANS — Louisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting t
White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf states
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking money away from similar efforts along the Gulf Coast. In its proposed budget for 2017, the... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf statesNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blast
White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf states
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 2 days ago
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking money away from similar efforts along the Gulf Coast. In its proposed budget for 2017,... Read more
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Salon.com
White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf statesNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s U.S. senators and environmental groups are blast
White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf states
Salon.com / Posted 2 days ago
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking money away from similar efforts along the Gulf Coast. In its proposed budget for 2017,... Read more
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Island Packet
White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf statesLouisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House
White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf states
Island Packet / Posted 3 days ago
Louisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking money away from similar efforts along the Gulf Coast. In its proposed budget for 2017, the White House said... Read more
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The Hill
Hatch asks Puerto Rico for updated financial recordsSenate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Wednesday asked Puert
Hatch asks Puerto Rico for updated financial records
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Wednesday asked Puerto Rico to provide updated financial statements detailing its fiscal woes so Congress can better evaluate the situation. Hatch wrote a letter to Gov. Alejandro García... Read more
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The Washington Times
Democrats say Republicans unfocused on fighting Zika virus and Flint lead-water problemSenate Democrats accused the GOP majority Tuesday of paying lip service to lead
Democrats say Republicans unfocused on fighting Zika virus and Flint lead-water problem
The Washington Times / Posted 3 days ago
Senate Democrats accused the GOP majority Tuesday of paying lip service to lead-poisoned families in Michigan and waffling in its response to the Zika virus that’s threatening U.S. shores, signaling they will use both crises as a prism for each... Read more
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Alaska Public
President Obama transfers Port Clarence land to Bering Straits Native Corporation A map of the Point Spencer allotment shows the BSNC portion in green, the Coa
President Obama transfers Port Clarence land to Bering Straits Native Corporation
Alaska Public / Posted 4 days ago
A map of the Point Spencer allotment shows the BSNC portion in green, the Coast Guard portion in purple, and the State of Alaska portion in checkerboard. (Image:... Read more
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The Hill
Report questions economic impact of Obama oil taxRepublicans are circulating a new report raising questions about the economic i
Report questions economic impact of Obama oil tax
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
Republicans are circulating a new report raising questions about the economic impact of President Obama’s plan to assess a tax on oil. The report, from the Congressional Research Service, concludes that the economy could sag as oil companies pass on... Read more
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The Hill
Reid: GOP should support aid package for FlintSenate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is pressuring Republicans to support
Reid: GOP should support aid package for Flint
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is pressuring Republicans to support an aid package addressing the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich. The Democratic leader said Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) had been... Read more
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The Jewish Week
Alaskan Rabbi Blesses Senate With Wish For US Leadership On TerrorismWashington — An Alaskan rabbi, invited to offer the daily opening prayer in the
Alaskan Rabbi Blesses Senate With Wish For US Leadership On Terrorism
The Jewish Week / Posted 4 days ago
Washington — An Alaskan rabbi, invited to offer the daily opening prayer in the Senate, prayed for the United States to lead in the fight against terrorism worldwide. “Grant, Almighty God, that the Members of the Senate, who assembled here today, to... Read more
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The Hill
Overnight Energy: Lawmakers keep watch on Flint crisisFLINT RETURNS TO THE HILL: The water crisis in Flint, Mich. returns to lawmaker
Overnight Energy: Lawmakers keep watch on Flint crisis
The Hill / Posted 5 days ago
FLINT RETURNS TO THE HILL: The water crisis in Flint, Mich. returns to lawmakers' agendas this week. House Democrats announced Monday that they will hold a Steering Committee hearing on the matter this week. The group, a partisan committee, invited... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
After Obama's talk of new icebreakers, Senators wait to see if ship will be fundedFollowing President Barack Obama’s proposal to speed construction of a new heav
After Obama's talk of new icebreakers, Senators wait to see if ship will be funded
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 5 days ago
Following President Barack Obama’s proposal to speed construction of a new heavy icebreaker -- remarks made during his September tour of Alaska -- Senators Angus King of Maine and Lisa Murkowski said they are waiting to see if funding for a new ship... Read more
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The Hill
Senators: No deal yet on Flint aid, energy billThe leaders of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee said Monday th
Senators: No deal yet on Flint aid, energy bill
The Hill / Posted 5 days ago
The leaders of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee said Monday that they still haven’t come to an agreement on an aid package for Flint, Mich.’s drinking water crisis. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) said... Read more
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The Forward
Alaska Rabbi Offers Senate Prayer Against TerrorAn Alaskan rabbi, invited to offer the daily opening prayer in the Senate, pray
Alaska Rabbi Offers Senate Prayer Against Terror
The Forward / Posted 5 days ago
An Alaskan rabbi, invited to offer the daily opening prayer in the Senate, prayed for the United States to lead in the fight against terrorism worldwide. “Grant, Almighty God, that the Members of the Senate, who assembled here today, to fulfill one... Read more
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The Hill
This week: Congress to snub Obama's last budgetPresident Obama is expected to release his final budget plan on Tuesday, but Re
This week: Congress to snub Obama's last budget
The Hill / Posted 5 days ago
President Obama is expected to release his final budget plan on Tuesday, but Republicans on Capitol Hill are indicating that they won’t give it much thought. The chairmen of the House and Senate Budget Committees issued a joint statement late last... Read more
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Yahoo News
In Obama's final year, Senate is slow to act on his nominees By RICHARD LARDNER and MARY CLARE JALONICKFebruary 5, 2016 5:21 PM This Apri
In Obama's final year, Senate is slow to act on his nominees
Yahoo News / Posted 6 days ago
By RICHARD LARDNER and MARY CLARE JALONICKFebruary 5, 2016 5:21 PM This April 17, 2014, photo, provided by the U.S. Army, shows then-Maj. Gen. John W. Nicholson, Jr. speaking to his... Read more
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Salon.com
In Obama’s final year, Senate is slow to act on his nomineesWASHINGTON (AP) — If you wear combat fatigues to work, then your nomination is
In Obama’s final year, Senate is slow to act on his nominees
Salon.com / Posted 8 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you wear combat fatigues to work, then your nomination is almost sure to sail through the Senate. If not, you’re likely in for a long wait. In just a week, senators confirmed Army Lt. Gen. John W. “Mick” Nicholson Jr. to be the... Read more
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Daily Herald
In Obama's final year, Senate is slow to act on his nomineesWASHINGTON -- If you wear combat fatigues to work, then your nomination is almo
In Obama's final year, Senate is slow to act on his nominees
Daily Herald / Posted 8 days ago
WASHINGTON -- If you wear combat fatigues to work, then your nomination is almost sure to sail through the Senate. If not, you're likely in for a long wait. In just a week, senators confirmed Army Lt. Gen. John W. "Mick" Nicholson Jr. to be the next... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
State seeks federal OK for possible criminal prosecution of Bill Allen on sex chargesThe state of Alaska is seeking federal authority to pursue potential sex traffi
State seeks federal OK for possible criminal prosecution of Bill Allen on sex charges
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 8 days ago
The state of Alaska is seeking federal authority to pursue potential sex trafficking charges against former Veco chief Bill Allen. Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards and U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan told reporters that a recent amendment to federal... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this weekWASHINGTON — Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previ
The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this week
Bangor Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
WASHINGTON — Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week. Along with roll call votes, the Senate this week passed the United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act and passed the READ Act, to require that the... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over FlintWASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan energy
Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 8 days ago
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan energy bill in almost a decade after majority Republicans balked over sending hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city's... Read more
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The Hill
Liquefied natural gas exports signal a new era of US energyThe next few months will mark a significant time in the history of America's co
Liquefied natural gas exports signal a new era of US energy
The Hill / Posted 8 days ago
The next few months will mark a significant time in the history of America's complex bond with natural gas. This month, Cheniere Energy announced they will commence the loading and transport of the first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG)... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Flint-aid dispute halts energy billWASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a bipartisan energy bill aft
Flint-aid dispute halts energy bill
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a bipartisan energy bill after Republicans balked over sending hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Flint, Mich., to fix and replace the city's lead-contaminated pipes. Democrats have... Read more
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The Iron Mountain Daily News
Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over FlintWASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a comprehensive energy b
Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint
The Iron Mountain Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a comprehensive energy bill after majority Republicans balked over hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency federal aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city's lead-contaminated... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
Sullivan & Attorney General to discuss 'potential investigation' of former Veco chiefCriminal accusations against former Veco Corp. chief Bill Allen will be the sub
Sullivan & Attorney General to discuss 'potential investigation' of former Veco chief
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 8 days ago
Criminal accusations against former Veco Corp. chief Bill Allen will be the subject of a news conference held Friday by Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards and U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan. Allen's testimony played a key role in the corruption trials... Read more
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Boston Globe
As Grilling Over Flint Water Begins, Partisan Divisions Surface - The Boston GlobeWASHINGTON — The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, threatened Wednesday to derai
As Grilling Over Flint Water Begins, Partisan Divisions Surface - The Boston Globe
Boston Globe / Posted 8 days ago
WASHINGTON — The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, threatened Wednesday to derail the first major federal energy bill in nearly a decade while stirring partisan passions in both the Senate and the House, where members of an oversight committee grilled... Read more
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Raw Story
Senate Democrats team up with Republicans to block energy bill in fight over aid for FlintSenate Democrats, teaming up with a band of Republicans, on Thursday blocked a
Senate Democrats team up with Republicans to block energy bill in fight over aid for Flint
Raw Story / Posted 8 days ago
Senate Democrats, teaming up with a band of Republicans, on Thursday blocked a wide-ranging U.S. energy bill in a fight over aid to help Flint, Michigan cope with a drinking water crisis. The Republican-led Senate failed in two procedural votes to... Read more
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Raw Story
Senate Dems block energy bill in fight to provide more aid to FlintSenate Democrats teamed up with some of their Republican counterparts on Thursd
Senate Dems block energy bill in fight to provide more aid to Flint
Raw Story / Posted 8 days ago
Senate Democrats teamed up with some of their Republican counterparts on Thursday and blocked a wide-ranging U.S. energy bill in a fight over aid to Flint, Michigan, to help rectify its drinking water crisis. The Republican-led Senate failed in two... Read more
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Newsmax
Senate Blocks Energy Bill in Dispute Over Flint's WaterA bipartisan energy bill more than a year in the making was blocked by Democrat
Senate Blocks Energy Bill in Dispute Over Flint's Water
Newsmax / Posted 8 days ago
A bipartisan energy bill more than a year in the making was blocked by Democrats on a procedural vote in the U.S. Senate, falling victim to disagreements over aid for the lead-poisoned water system of Flint, Michigan. The Senate voted 46-50, short... Read more
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The Hill
Flint fight blocks energy billSenate Democrats on Thursday blocked ending debate on a broad, bipartisan rewri
Flint fight blocks energy bill
The Hill / Posted 8 days ago
Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked ending debate on a broad, bipartisan rewrite of federal energy policy because lawmakers couldn’t come to an agreement on aid for the Flint, Mich., water crisis. Lawmakers had hoped the energy bill — crafted by... Read more
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The Hill
Senate fight over Flint aid goes into overtimeSenators are searching for a way to save a wide-ranging energy reform bill afte
Senate fight over Flint aid goes into overtime
The Hill / Posted 8 days ago
Senators are searching for a way to save a wide-ranging energy reform bill after it failed to overcome a procedural hurdle. Democrats blocked the otherwise bipartisan legislation from moving forward after lawmakers failed to get an agreement on... Read more
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The Hill
Overnight Energy: Fight over Flint aid stalls energy billDEMS BLOCK FLINT-FREE ENERGY BILL: Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked ending
Overnight Energy: Fight over Flint aid stalls energy bill
The Hill / Posted 8 days ago
DEMS BLOCK FLINT-FREE ENERGY BILL: Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked ending debate on a bipartisan rewrite of federal energy policy because lawmakers couldn't come to an agreement on aid for the Flint, Mich., water crisis. Democrats, led by... Read more
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Alaska Public
Obama proposes big new tax on oilPresident Obama wants to impose a $10-per-barrel tax on crude oil. The White Ho
Obama proposes big new tax on oil
Alaska Public / Posted 9 days ago
President Obama wants to impose a $10-per-barrel tax on crude oil. The White House says the tax is included in the budget the president will propose next week. Jeff Zients, director of the National Economic Council at the White House, says the... Read more
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The Houma Courier
U.S. Senate blocks energy bill in dispute over Flint's waterThe Senate voted 46-50, short of the 60 votes needed to advance the bill, with
U.S. Senate blocks energy bill in dispute over Flint's water
The Houma Courier / Posted 9 days ago
The Senate voted 46-50, short of the 60 votes needed to advance the bill, with Democrats leading the opposition. Supporters said they would work to resolve differences and call for another vote, possibly next week. Both Louisiana senators... Read more
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The Daily Comet
U.S. Senate blocks energy bill in dispute over Flint's waterThe Senate voted 46-50, short of the 60 votes needed to advance the bill, with
U.S. Senate blocks energy bill in dispute over Flint's water
The Daily Comet / Posted 9 days ago
The Senate voted 46-50, short of the 60 votes needed to advance the bill, with Democrats leading the opposition. Supporters said they would work to resolve differences and call for another vote, possibly next week. Both Louisiana senators... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over FlintBy MATTHEW DALY Associated Press Published: February 4, 2016 11:00 AM WASHINGT
Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 9 days ago
By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press Published: February 4, 2016 11:00 AM WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan energy bill in almost a decade after majority... Read more
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KX TV North Dakota
Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over FlintWASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan ene
Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint
KX TV North Dakota / Posted 9 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan energy bill in almost a decade after majority Republicans balked over sending hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over FlintWASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a comprehensive energy b
Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 9 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a comprehensive energy bill after majority Republicans balked over hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency federal aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city's lead-contaminated... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over FlintWASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan ene
Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 9 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan energy bill in almost a decade after majority Republicans balked over sending hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the... Read more
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WKYC Cleveland
Senate Dems stop energy bill, demanding Flint moneyWASHINGTON — On two separate votes Thursday, Senate Democrats blocked a compreh
Senate Dems stop energy bill, demanding Flint money
WKYC Cleveland / Posted 9 days ago
WASHINGTON — On two separate votes Thursday, Senate Democrats blocked a comprehensive energy bill marked for passage, insisting on hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to address the Flint, Mich., water crisis. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Senate Now Brawling Over FlintWASHINGTON -- Democrats blocked a sweeping energy bill from moving forward Thur
Senate Now Brawling Over Flint
The Huffington Post / Posted 9 days ago
WASHINGTON -- Democrats blocked a sweeping energy bill from moving forward Thursday after negotiations stalled over including aid to help with the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, both Democrats... Read more
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Orange County Register
Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint water crisisWASHINGTON – Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a comprehensive energy bill a
Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint water crisis
Orange County Register / Posted 9 days ago
WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a comprehensive energy bill after majority Republicans balked over hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency federal aid to Flint, Mich., to fix and replace the city’s lead-contaminated... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over FlintWASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a comprehensive energy b
Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 9 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a comprehensive energy bill after majority Republicans balked over hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency federal aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city's lead-contaminated... Read more
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