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Lois Capps

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  • Capps wins in 24th Congressional District

     
    Democratic Rep. Lois Capps of Santa Barbara beat Republican Abel Maldonado of Santa Maria in the race to represent the Central Coast in Congress, according to incomplete returns. Maldonado conceded to Capps shortly before midnight. "A short while ago, I.....
  • Gulf oil spill: Congress wants independent panel with subpoena power

     
    On Capitol Hill, a pair of Democratic lawmakers proposed creating an independent commission with subpoena power to investigate the causes of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and to recommend measures to prevent similar disasters. A......
  • Gulf oil spill: a gush of legislation

     
    Public hearings on the catastrophic gulf oil spill have only just begun, with their myriad opportunities for grandstanding, but more substantive political work is also underway: Federal lawmakers are tossing bills into the hopper to reform the nation's...
  • BP shares plunge 15% as more investors flee

     
    Shares of BP are plummeting for a fourth consecutive session as investors bolt amid mounting U.S. pressure on the oil giant over its catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The company’s U.S.-traded shares were down $5.31, or 15%, to $29.36......
  • Gulf oil spill: Oil execs scolded for 'cookie cutter' spill plans

     
    Oil company executives came under attack during congressional hearings Tuesday for having what Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) called "cookie cutter’’ oil spill response plans that are similar to, and no better than, BP’s plan in the Gulf of....
  • Gulf oil spill: Swift reaction to BP's ouster of Hayward from spill response

     
    BP’s decision to make Bob Dudley, a U.S.-born veteran oil industry executive, its public face for the company’s response to the gulf spill was welcomed Friday on Capitol Hill, where a day earlier the company’s Chief Executive Tony Hayward drew......