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  • House bill would fund Everglades; faces veto threat

    House bill would fund Everglades; faces veto threat
    The U.S. House passed a spending bill on Friday that provides $123 million for the Everglades, a sign that Congress will continue to pour money into South Florida restoration projects.  The appropriations bill for next fiscal year also includes $64...
  • Trade deal sparks controversy in Florida

    Trade deal sparks controversy in Florida
    WASHINGTON — While Florida business leaders are rallying support for an emerging trade deal with Japan and 10 other nations, many of their representatives in Congress plan to vote against attempts to speed approval of the controversial Trans-Pacific...
  • US House approves money for Ohio uranium plant cleanup

    The House gave final approval Friday to additional federal money for the decontamination and decommissioning of a Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio, although its fate is uncertain due to a presidential veto threat. The measure provides $213...
  • Obama under pressure to beef up Democratic support for trade

    Republican leaders say GOP votes alone won't pass trade legislation sought by President Barack Obama and are urging the White House to put more pressure on reluctant Democrats to lend their support. Obama on Thursday met with members of the New...
  • US Navy ships to accompany US-flagged ships in Gulf

    U.S. Navy ships will begin accompanying U.S. commercial ships during their transit through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf to ensure they encounter no interference from Iran, U.S. defense officials said Thursday. The new policy,...
  • Marine Corps Memorial to be restored after $5.4M donation

    The famous bronze U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial overlooking Washington that depicts Marines raising the American flag at Iwo Jima during World War II has begun turning green with age but now will be restored with a $5.37 million gift. Philanthropist...
  • House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'

    The House Thursday adopted a compromise GOP budget that promises to speed repeal of the President Barack Obama's health care law while giving the Pentagon an additional $38 billion next year. The 226-197 vote sends the non-binding budget plan to the...
  • Bobby Jindal: Obama wrong to hold Florida's funding hostage

    Bobby Jindal: Obama wrong to hold Florida's funding hostage
    "If you like your plan, you can keep it." There's a reason this so-called promise from President Obama was called the "Lie of the Year" by Politifact in 2013. At least 2.6 million people received cancellation notices because their health-insurance plans...
  • Mark Phelan: Automakers learn green is the color of money

    Go green. For automakers and suppliers, it's not a suggestion. Environmental sustainability has become a recipe for success. "Sustainability is a long-term concern that creates stakeholder value," said David Tulauskas, General Motors' global director...
  • The Week Ahead: Trade talks in focus

    A trade debate in the week ahead puts President Barack Obama on the side of Congressional Republicans with global investors hoping for a deal. The U.S. Senate could vote in the new week on Trade Promotion Authority. The bill puts forth a special...
  • A $15 billion cure can't fix veteran health care at US agency

    WASHINGTON Leaders of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs asked Congress for more than $15 billion to end long wait times for medical care for tens of thousands of vets. They got the money, but little has changed. The agency has been slow to spend...