Peter Granitz, APRN - Washington DC
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Veteran senators averted what would have been a meltdown in Washington early this morning. Long-time legislators from both sides of the aisle agreed to defuse a confrontation that would changed Senate rules.
The Federal Aviation Administration is increasing the amount of hours required to become a copilot for a commercial air carrier.
The U.S. Forest Service says it’s speeding up Tongass National Forest’s transition from an old-growth management plan to a second growth plan.
The U.S. House passed a bill this morning that aims to increase offshore oil and gas drilling. The bill has no chance in the Senate.
President Barack Obama is laying out his framework for combating climate change. If successful, it could be a major accomplishment and part of his legacy. The president is bypassing Congress, and the delegation has mixed reaction.
The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a major provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act on Tuesday morning. The Court did not invalidate the entire law, and Alaska’s Congressional delegation has mixed reactions.
The Senate passed a key procedural hurdle to immigration reform this evening.
As the Senate readies its bill reforming the nation’s immigration system, people are paying more attention to whether anything can pass the House.
The United States House passed a restrictive abortion measure last night that has no chance in the Senate.
Six months after the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promised to renew the background check debate.