Obama nominates Senate aides to serve as SEC commissioners
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama nominated two U.S. Senate aides on Thursday to serve as members of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the White House said in a statement.
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Senate votes to cut insurance subsidies to rich farmers
WASHINGTON - The wealthiest 20,000 U.S. farmers should pay more for taxpayer subsidized crop insurance, the Senate voted on Thursday, adopting a measure that blended deficit reduction, populism and farm program reform.
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Unethical behaviour: Gordon Barnhart asked to identify Senators
Senator Marjory LeBreton says former Clerk of the Senate Gordon Barnhart was "absolutely right" when he revealed disturbing tendencies on the part of some Senators, and Senator Gerald Comeau wants the names.
U.S. House won't follow Senate lead on immigration bill: Boehner
WASHINGTON - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday his chamber would chart its own path on immigration rather than simply considering a Senate-passed measure, quashing hopes some Democrats had for quickly enacting the landmark legislation.
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Congress Crowdsourcing New High-Skilled Immigration Bill, Contribute Here
The U.S. House of Representatives just released its own version of a high-skilled immigration reform bill and is actively seeking input through the collective IQ of the Internet. House Oversight Chairman and one of our Most Innovative People in Democracy, Darrell Issa, has placed the Supplying Knowledge-Based Immigrants And Lifting Levels of STEM (SKILLS) Visas Act on his very own public markup utility, Project Madison (we partnered with Issa’s nonprofit, the Open Government Foundation and have integrated it into our CrunchGov site). Details Of The New Bill A few important details about the bill that took an admirable bit of linguistic gymnastics to come up with a title to fit that obviously pre-determined acronym. (U.S. government 101: in order to become law, both the House and the Senate will have to combine their bills. The details below are the important differences between the House and the Senate). 1). SKILLS Visa is a net neutral green card allotment system; the 120,000 high-skilled ...