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Two candidates looking to replace Rep. Charles Rangel in Congress wasted no time in using his long career and an ethics scandal against him in the first Democratic primary debate for the 13th Congressional District.
The piece needed to fix a defective ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, according to documents submitted by General Motors to lawmakers.
The 39-year-old Democrat is running for the seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who is retiring.
The Long Island Democrat’s bill would require bicycle and pedestrian lanes be factored in when building roadways.
Pike served 18 years in Congress before deciding to retire in 1978. In the mid-1970s, he chaired the House Select Committee on Intelligence, which investigated questionable CIA activities.
While the Republican-controlled House on Tuesday passed a new 10-year ban on firearms that that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines, some Senate Democrats say that bill is flawed.
Gay rights advocates hailed the bipartisan, 64-32 vote as a historic step although it could prove short-lived.
Senate leaders have taken control of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial shutdown of the federal government.
The House passed the bill in a rare Saturday session. The vote was 407-0. The Senate was also expected to approve the legislation, which is backed by President Barack Obama.
The White House’s budget office has notified federal agencies that the government is shutting down Tuesday, after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on a temporary spending plan.
The countdown to a government shutdown is on, with the deadline just 25 hours away.
U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) has filed a lawsuit to overturn his censure.
The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are putting out a strong message to Congress: don’t leave for the holidays until you decide on aid for states battered by Superstorm Sandy.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie derided Montana Democrat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on Friday as a “phony” who does not represent the state’s values, as he urged Republicans to rally behind the campaign of Tester challenger Denny Rehberg.
Republican leadership talks about budget cuts. They talk about families hurting and making tough decisions. But when they come to Washington they protect their own budgets.