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Election 2014 Firsts: Meet the History-Makers of the Midterms
Election Night 2014 brought several "firsts" across the country. With their victories, these are the elected officials who made history on Tuesday night. First Elected African-American Senator From South Carolina Republican Tim Scott became South Carolina’s first elected black senator tonight with
Lawmakers Propose Overhaul to Federal Black Lung Program
Senator Sees Uphill Battle Against Lobbying Interests for Black Lung Benefits Bill
Meet The 5 Richest And Poorest Members of Congress
When he’s not getting feisty on the House floor, Congressman Darrell Issa , R-Calif., is sitting pretty with an estimated net worth of $357.25 million. Former CEO Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., has raked in nearly $112 million, and Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, has amassed more than $117 million,
Senate to Probe Flaws With Black Lung Program
Sen. Robert Casey: ABC News Report Exposed Black Lung Benefits System ‘Rife With Problems’
NCAA suggests contact limits
The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year. Practice limits were among several recommendations released Monday by the NCAA, which called them guidelines
Recalls Don't Slow GM Sales
Morning Money Memo… General Motors CEO Mary Barra faced a rough ride at a House hearing over the company’s slow response to flawed ignition switches. Members of Congress want to know why it took years for America’s largest automaker to recall defective cars. But the...
Here's Why Congress Is Losing 660 Years of Experience
Before the first Star Wars movie, before Microsoft was founded and before John Paul II became Pope, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., was elected to Congress. And now, after 40 years in the House, Waxman is calling it quits. But he’s not the only one: A...
Coal Boss: Don’t Blame Me for Miners’ Troubles
Ex-Massey CEO Don Blankenship Says Companies Justified in Fighting Black Lung Cases
West Virginia Sen. Rockefeller Won't OK Charleston Water a Month After Spill
WASHINGTON — Sen. Jay Rockefeller doesn’t believe the tap water for 300,000 in West Virginia is safe to use a month after a massive chemical spill in his state put it at risk. And with ongoing uncertainty over the water supply in Kanawha Valley, the...