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  • Charla Nash Leads New Push To Ban Trafficking Of Apes And Monkeys

     Charla Nash Leads New Push To Ban Trafficking Of Apes And Monkeys
    WASHINGTON — Charla Nash, horribly mauled by a friend's pet chimpanzee five years ago, flew to Washington Thursday to become a convincing advocate to for a bill that would make it more difficult for someone to own a monkey as a pet.
  • House, Senate panels propose quick fix for near-bankrupt highway fund

    WASHINGTON House of Representatives and Senate committees approved plans Thursday to shore up the foundering highway trust fund through next May, but several business groups told lawmakers they want a longer-term solution by the end of this year. The...

    U.S. Senate tax-writers agree on $10.8 billion transport funding plan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democratic and Republican tax writers in the U.S. Senate announced on Thursday a $10.8 billion plan to extend federal funding for transportation projects into the summer of 2015, roughly matching legislation moving through...

    Mothers bring kids to Senate to push for EPA's climate change rule

    Mothers bring kids to Senate to push for EPA's climate change rule
    More than 200 mothers and their children marched to dozens of Senate offices Wednesday, carrying handwritten signs and calling for members of Congress to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed anti-pollution rules, which seek to...

    Congress has heavy workload but limited time before summer recess

    Congress started July - its last full working month before the November election - with a full plate. But it may not have the appetite to handle it all. At the top of lawmakers' to-do list is passing at least temporary funding for the Highway Trust...