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Senators Unveil Bill Challenging Obama On Iran

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Robert Menendez, left, D-NJ, talks with ranking member Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Capitol Hill in Washington, on July 29, 2014. (photo credit: AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation Friday that would require a congressional review of any deal the Obama [...]

Congressional Hearings re Copyright on Thursday, February 26, 2015

On February 26, 2015, the Congress will hold two separate hearings relating to the functions and funding of the U.S. Copyright Office. Both hearings will begin at 1:30 pm and will be streamed through the respective Committee websites. Show More Summary

NLRB New Rule Would Harm Employees and Employers

On February 11, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions conducted a hearing, titled “Ambushed: How the NLRB’s New Election Rule Harms Employers & Employees,” where the National Labor Relations Board’s contentious new “ambush” union election rule was discussed.

Thursday Morning Highlights: Policy; Ag Economy; Trade; and, Regulations

Policy Issues Next week, the House Agriculture Committee will hold two hearings on nutrition related issues. On the 25th, the Full Committee will Review the SNAP Program, and on the 26th, the Nutrition Subcommittee will hold a hearing to better understand the SNAP population through published research. The Nutrition Subcommittee is chaired by Jackie Walorski (R., […]

Who’s the Boss: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Hearing on Joint Employer Liability

The National Law Review Anticipating the National Labor Relations Board’s decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. (32-RC-109684), in which the Board will address the standard for determining whether two discrete employers...Show More Summary

Women in Business Q&A: Lauren Jupiter, Managing Partner and Jordan Gaspar, Managing Partner, AccelFoods

Jordan is a Managing Partner of AccelFoods, where she is a member of the investment committee and is responsible for supervising strategy on legal and investor relations for our entrepreneurs. Jordan also oversees the daily operations...Show More Summary

Confronting Terrorism Without Another American Ground War

Three months ago when Democrats were in control of the Senate, I voted in the Foreign Relations Committee for an AUMF (Authorization for the Use of Military Force) which authorized the President to continue working with a broad coalition...Show More Summary

Goodlatte on Overcriminalization

Tim Lynch The new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Bob Goodlatte (R-Va), discusses the problem of overcriminalization with Pat Robertson. Chairman Bob Goodlatte Discusses Overcriminalization on the 700 Club For related Cato work, go here, here, and here.  I discuss the prospects for criminal justice reform in 2015 in this Washington Examiner article.

Lawmaker Warns of Battle Over Bank-Settlement Documents

The head of the House Judiciary Committee warned the Obama administration at a hearing Thursday of a coming political battle if the Justice Department doesn’t hand over documents related to its multibillion-dollar settlements with big banks.

Nutrition Issues Highlighted at House Ag Committee Hearing

At a House Ag Committee hearing on Tuesday, lawmakers and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack highlighted nutrition related issues. Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R., Tex.) had the following exchange with Sec. Vilsack on Dietary Guidelines: Rep. Conaway: Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is rumored to be wanting to eliminate red meat from our diets as a part […]

SLOVENIA: Marriage Bill Advances

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via RTV Slovenia: The Committee of the National Assembly voted 11-2 on an amendment to the law on marriage and family relations, which changes the definition of marriage. Will same-sex partnership be seen as equal to a marriage between...Show More Summary

Open Thread: Un-Corkered

YOU GUYS Tennessee GOP Sen. Bob Corker’s not running for president!  This is huge news or something! “I have no plans to pursue that. I’m very challenged with my current role as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. It’s involved me in things beyond what I ever anticipated… I haven’t thought of it by the [Read more...]

Corker Rules Out White House Bid

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) told Nashville Public Radio that he won’t run for president in 2016. Said Corker: “I have no plans to pursue that. I’m very challenged with my current role as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. It’s [...] The post Corker Rules Out White House Bid appeared first on Political Wire.

Vietnam’s Quiet Anniversary

3 weeks agoNews : News Desk

In 1971, Lieutenant John Kerry, speaking on behalf of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, posed his now famous question to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: “How do we ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?” Decades later, we might offer a corollary: How do we commemorate a mistake?

MANHATTAN MOMENT: Franchise owners deserve a break today from the Labor Board

By Diana Furchtgott-Roth, The Washington Examiner On Thursday, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing on the National Labor Relations Board’s Christmas power grab.

Republicans mock Hillary Clinton for avoiding the press

The Republican National Committee responded to reports Hillary Clinton hired a new communications director in order to "seek warmer relations with the press than during her last presidential bid" with an email statement mocking the likely 2016 Democratic frontrunner for avoiding the media. Show More Summary

Senators Disregard Security Agencies’ Calls to Close Guantanamo, One Says Prisoners ‘Can Rot in Hell’

At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on policies related to the release of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, a Pentagon official and an intelligence official testified on how closing the prison is a national security imperative. Yet, their expertise did not seem to matter.

Johnson’s short course on Iran

(Scott Johnson) In the January 21 Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on our ongoing negotiations with Iran, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken appeared as the principal witness. Treasury Under Secretary David Cohen also appeared in his last time around before he assumes responsibilities as CIA deputy director. Show More Summary

Video: North Dakota House Defeats Amendment Exempting E-Cigs From Tobacco Tax

Next week the House Judiciary Committee will be hearing testimony on three separate bills related to e-cigarettes, but lawmakers got a preview of that debate today when the Finance and Taxation Committee kicked out an amendment to HB1133 which sought to exempt e-cigarettes and related products from tobacco taxes. The original bill, introduced at the...

Rubio’s short course on Iran

(Scott Johnson) In the January 21 Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on our ongoing negotiations with Iran, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken appeared as the principal witness. Senator Rubio questioned Blinken over twelve minutes toward the end of the hearing. Show More Summary

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