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  • Americans living abroad set record for giving up citizenship

    WASHINGTON More Americans living outside the U.S. gave up their citizenship in the first quarter of 2015 than ever before, according to data released Thursday by the IRS. The 1,335 expatriations topped the previous record by 18 percent, according to data...
  • House panel to hold Amtrak hearing; Schumer blasts Boehner

    House panel to hold Amtrak hearing; Schumer blasts Boehner
    NEW YORK — A U.S. House committee announced Friday it would hold a hearing on the deadly Amtrak crash while U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer launched another push to get Congress to pay for train safety technology and infrastructure improvements in the...
  • Senate hopeful Loretta Sanchez plies the constituencies at convention

    Senate hopeful Loretta Sanchez plies the constituencies at convention
    U.S. Senate hopeful Loretta Sanchez, a House member from Santa Ana, put her freewheeling campaign style on vivid display Saturday as she tried to round up support at a gathering of fellow Democrats in the heart of her Orange County congressional district....
  • Commerce secretary on Pacific trade deal: 'It's about market access'

    Commerce secretary on Pacific trade deal: 'It's about market access'
    As U.S. Commerce secretary, Penny Pritzker has spent months trying to sell Congress on giving President Obama fast-track authority to pave the way for a new trans-Pacific trade pact that the White House hopes will cut the hefty U.S. trade deficit with...
  • New mystery in Amtrak crash: Was it hit by a flying object?

     New mystery in Amtrak crash: Was it hit by a flying object?
    The FBI has been called in to investigate the possibility that the windshield of an Amtrak train was hit with an object shortly before the train derailed this week in a crash that killed eight people and injured about 200 more. The revelation came at a...
  • Booker, Menendez make case for more funds for transportation

    New Jersey's two U.S. senators renewed the call Friday for long-term funding for rail improvements they said are desperately needed to ensure safety and economic competitiveness. Democrats Bob Menendez and Cory Booker spoke at Newark's Penn Station three...
  • House GOP plans 2-month extension of highway funds

    House Republicans introduced a two-month extension of the federal highway and mass transit program Friday, barely two weeks before the government's authority to help finance projects around the country expires. Republicans from both chambers said they...
  • Senators Call For Train Safety Improvements; House Committee Plans Hearings

    Senators Call For Train Safety Improvements; House Committee Plans Hearings
    HARTFORD — Saying that a fatal train crash in Philadelphia this week was preventable, Connecticut's two U.S. senators called Friday for increased funding and safety improvements for Amtrak to prevent future tragedies. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal...
  • With Kaine and Warner support, trade bill moves ahead

    With Kaine and Warner support, trade bill moves ahead
    President Barack Obama's massive Pacific trade deal began its long and likely difficult path through Congress Thursday, but not before both of Virginia's senators were called to the White House in an effort to recharge the deal. All but one Senate...
  • Senators Call for Amtrak Improvements In Wake of Fatal Crash

    Senators Call for Amtrak Improvements In Wake of Fatal Crash
    Saying that a fatal train crash in Philadelphia this week was preventable, Connecticut's two U.S. senators called Friday for increased funding and safety improvements for Amtrak to prevent future tragedies. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal outlined a four-...
  • Hillary: Hiding in plain sight

    WASHINGTON -- In President Obama's struggle with Congress to win fast-track authority on trade with 12 Pacific nations, a conspicuously missing voice has been that of his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, now a declared 2016 presidential...