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Transportation Bill: House tried for fairness, Senate goes for Dumpster Fire

United States / Atlanta : Peach Pundit

The Georgia Senate has introduced its own version of the transportation bill, aiming to undermine the House version of.  Theirs has these key changes (bulleted): A 24 cents-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline and diesel, down fr...

Senate Introduces Its Version Of USA Freedom Act; Greatly Improved, But Could Still Be Better

Industries / Law : Techdirt

As was widely expected, Senator Patrick Leahy has introduced the new Senate version of the USA Freedom Act. As you recall, there was a semi-decent bill in the House that had made it pretty far, before being completely gutted by the ...

Capitol Watch: Hygiene products in jails; vacant Senate seat

Politics / US Politics : Washington Watch

In New York state government news, the first official candidate for a vacant Senate seat is promising to work to clean up Albany, and there's a renewed push to provide … Click to Continue »

New Senate Cyber Bill No Better Than Last Version

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the ACLU

Yesterday, Republican Senators introduced a rewrite of their cybersecurity bill, known as SECURE IT. Advocates registered their opposition to the bill last month and its CISPA-like expansion of military authority to collect sensitiv...

Comparing the House and Senate NASA authorization bills

Academics / Astronomy : Space Politics

Last week, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) announced that he was introducing in the Senate a version of a NASA authorization bill that would be different in many respects than the House version. That Senate bill got lost in the debate over ...


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