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  • Warner, Kaine say stay on H2B visa freeze will help seafood industry

    Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine say Virginia seafood businesses got a break with a request filed by federal agencies for a court decision to hold off enforcing a ruling stopping  officials from processing visas for seasonal workers. The unopposed...
  • Republicans struggle to present unified front over 2016 budget

    Republicans struggle to present unified front over 2016 budget
    Congressional Republicans are poised Tuesday to release their proposed 2016 budget, an annual blueprint that usually serves as a political rallying cry for smaller government. This year, however, with Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress,...
  • Partisanship goes overboard

    WASHINGTON -- It used to be said that partisanship stops at the water's edge. That is, it's fine and expected that our political parties differ on domestic affairs, but when it comes to conducting foreign policy, it should be left in the hands of the...
  • Mikulski leaves the Senate a changed place for women

    Mikulski leaves the Senate a changed place for women
    When Barbara A. Mikulski first stepped onto the Senate floor in 1987, she saw only one other female senator. They were required to wear skirts and were prohibited from using the male-only gym. But as the retiring Maryland Democrat prepares to relinquish...
  • Finally, a rule will make brokers give you honest investment advice

    Finally, a rule will make brokers give you honest investment advice
    The idea that investment advisors owe a higher duty to their clients than to their own pocketbooks is an old one, often detested by Wall Street. So the announcement Monday from the White House that it will impose such a standard on advisors in the...
  • Senators Call For Reducing Excise Tax On Craft Beer

    Senators Call For Reducing Excise Tax On Craft Beer
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Twenty-five U.S. senators are sponsoring a bill they say will help the American craft beer industry by reducing the excise tax on beer made by small brewers. Among the sponsors of the legislation are Connecticut's two...
  • California's Senate vacancy: There's more to it than just wanting the seat

    California's Senate vacancy: There's more to it than just wanting the seat
    We had a little public do-si-do this week over whether California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris or Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, both Democrats, would run to succeed Sen. Barbara Boxer, who announced last week that she would not run for reelection next year....
  • Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

    Senators grapple with how much students should be tested
    The federal mandate to test U.S. school kids annually was at the center of a Senate panel's work on Wednesday to fix the long outdated No Child Left Behind education law. The President George W. Bush-era education law dictates that states test...
  • Safety should come first on the highway

    Safety should come first on the highway
    It should be a mystery to us all why Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, found it necessary to push for a rescission of the 2013 rule requiring truckers to take a two-night rest between each full work week. Note that the work week defined by the regulation was...
  • Rolling back limits on trucking will cost lives: Editorial

    Rolling back limits on trucking will cost lives: Editorial
    For all the criticism Congress earns, members rarely pass legislation that clearly will kill and injure innocent Americans. But that's exactly what the lame duck Congress just did. No, lawmakers didn't order secret assassinations within U.S. borders....
  • Congress puts sleepy truckers on U.S. roads

    Congress puts sleepy truckers on U.S. roads
    For all the criticism Congress earns, Washington rarely passes legislation that clearly will kill and injure innocent Americans. But that's exactly what the lame duck Congress just did. No, our senators and representatives in Washington didn't approve...