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  • Obama plans to sign Venezuela sanctions legislation

    President Barack Obama plans to sign legislation that would impose sanctions on Venezuelan government officials found to have violated protesters' rights during demonstrations earlier this year, the White House said on Thursday. The measure would deny...
  • U.S. lawmakers give preview of coming oil export fight

    U.S. lawmakers gave a preview on Thursday of a looming fight next year on lifting the ban on crude exports with supporters saying it would sustain the drilling boom and others questioning its impacts on industry and fuel prices. In a House of...
  • Senator Hatch sees hope for tech immigration bill in new year

    A senior Republican in the U.S. Senate plans to revive legislation early in 2015 that would raise the cap for temporary work visas for programmers, engineers and high-skilled workers. Utah Senator Orrin Hatch said his tech-focused bill could be a way for...
  • Spending bill is good news for Huntington Ingalls

    A compromise $1 trillion spending bill would provide some breathing room for Huntington Ingalls Industries, setting aside money for critical projects in Newport News and Pascagoula, Miss. It hits the defense-heavy economy of Hampton Roads in other ways...
  • Democrats balk at spending bill as government shutdown looms

    Democrats balk at spending bill as government shutdown looms
    Congressional Democrats objected on Wednesday to controversial financial and political campaign provisions tucked into a $1.1 trillion U.S. spending bill, keeping the risk of a government shutdown alive. The complaints from House of Representatives...
  • Spending bill would fight Ebola, cut IRS budget, freeze Biden's pay

    WASHINGTON A $1.1 trillion spending bill that would keep the government open includes dozens of changes, from money to fight Ebola and the Islamic State, to a potential cut in the first lady's lunch program, to a freeze of Joe Biden's pay. The House of...
  • Wittman's bay accountability bill passes House, heads to president

    Wittman's bay accountability bill passes House, heads to president
    It's been a long road for a former state shellfish sanitation director-turned-congressman, but Rep. Rob Wittman's six-year effort to turn a more sharply focused eye on Chesapeake Bay clean-up efforts is finally headed to President Barack Obama's desk....
  • Massive bill would protect some wilderness, open other public land

    A massive military policy bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives last week, now awaiting approval by the Senate, contains something you might not expect: dozens of public-land measures that would redefine the use of hundreds of thousands of...
  • New Legislative Committee Leaders Named

    HARTFORD — Incoming Senate President Martin Looney announced a slate of new committee leaders on Tuesday. The new leaders will play a key role in formulating and implementing the Democratic majority's agenda, which Looney said will focus on...
  • After Years Of Effort, Supporters Hope For Final Vote On Coltsville

    After Years Of Effort, Supporters Hope For Final Vote On Coltsville
    HARTFORD — Developer Larry Dooley's office in the renovated South Armory comes with a sweeping view of downtown towers, the state Capitol in the distance and, just west of I-91, a closeup of the cobalt blue Colt dome. That city landmark, shaped...
  • Federal spending bill funds Md. transportation projects

    Federal spending bill funds Md. transportation projects
    Maryland will see hundreds of millions in federal cash to build the Red Line, dredge the port of Baltimore and clear a backlog of rape kits, among other provisions in a massive budget deal reached by congressional negotiators Tuesday night. The $1.1...