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Dave Jamieson

Big GOP Donors Get Carveout Stiffing Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are trying to pass a transportation bill that would strip certain workers of their minimum-wage and overtime protectio...

Matt Sledge

With Gas Tax Money Vanishing, Transportation Bills Mum On What Comes Next

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As both chambers of Congress continued to debate dueling surface transportation bills on Wednesday, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announ...

GOP Bill Attacked For Going Back To The 'Dark Ages'

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After years of procrastination, the White House and Congress have suddenly boosted a long-term plan to improve the nation's roads, ...

Dave Jamieson

GOP Bill Would Strip Workers Of Overtime, Minimum Wage Protections

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A little-noted provision in the House Republicans' controversial energy and transportation bill would strip several thousand workers wit...

In The Public Interest : House Transportation Bills Strikes First as Tragedy, Then as Dangerous Farce

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

The agenda for transportation advanced by the House this week flies directly in the face of clear trends in how Americans are choosing to travel.

Matt Sledge

House GOP Takes Aim At Safe Routes To School, Mass Transit

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

Two House committees voted on Thursday and Friday to eliminate federal funding for a program that creates bicycle and pedestrian paths for children go...

Lucia Graves

Breath-Test Ignition Device Provision In House Bill Decried By Restaurant Lobby

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An effort to get more states to mandate breath-test ignition devices in the cars of convicted drunk drivers has kicked off a battle betw...

Matt Sledge

House Transportation Committee Rolls Out A Poison Pill Transportation Bill, Sponsored By Drilling

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

House Transportation Chair John Mica introduced Americans to the GOP vision for transportation on Tuesday -- more highways and more toll roads. To pay...

Battle Brewing Over 'Imploding' Project

Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

By KEVIN FREKING, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers expressed doubts Thursday about the viability of California's high-speed rail...

Andrea Stone

Traveler Survey Finds TSA on 'Right Track' But Airport Screening Still A Roadblock

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.15.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- The majority of air travelers think the Transportation Security Administration is moving in the right direction with it's efforts to str...

Andrea Stone

John Mica Has No Legal Power Over TSA, But Pushes The Jurisdictional Boundaries

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The powerful chairman of a key congressional committee is expected to release another scathing report on the federal agency that protect...

Andrea Stone

John Mica Attacks TSA 'Chat-Downs' As 'Idiotic'

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House committee that oversees the Transportation Security Administration blasted the agency's recent test of "chat-d...

House And Senate Leaders Reach Deal To Avert FAA Shutdown

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House and Senate leaders have reached a deal that averts a looming shutdown of federal highway and aviation programs, a key GOP law...

Dave Jamieson

Zero Progress On FAA Funding As Another Potential Shutdown Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the authorization for Federal Aviation Administration funding set to expire in two weeks, House and Senate leadership don't appear ...

Jennifer Bendery

But Clean Extension of FAA Funding Still Up In The Air

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours after President Barack Obama pressed Congress to extend surface transportation funding before it runs out next month, a key House ...

Matt Sledge

Deteriorating Transportation Infrastructure Could Cost America $3.1 Trillion

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

New tires add up. That's the finding of a report issued Wednesday by the American Society for Civil Engineers, which tallies up the cost of our decayi...

Amanda Terkel

Thousands Of Aviation Workers Still Furloughed

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 4,000 federal employees remained temporarily out of work for the fourth day in a row on Tuesday, as Congress appeared no closer t...

Most Anti-Environment House of Representatives in History Tries to Do More Damage

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

With yet another barrage of anti-environment bills is on its way, Tea Party leaders in the House have dramatically stepped up their assault on America's environmental and public health safeguards.

Don't Water Down the Clean Water Act

John Adams | Posted 08.24.2011 | Green
John Adams

H.R. 2018 would mark an abrupt U-turn in the long journey we've taken to protect our waters and health. It would throw us back to a time when state fought state over the fate of this essential resource.

Asserting War Powers, House Moves to End Afghanistan, Libya Wars

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Voting on amendments on the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, the House of Representatives took action to hasten the end of the wars in Afghanistan and Libya.

GOP Lawmaker Wants To Replace Amtrak With Private High-Speed Rail In Northeast

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress would take away Amtrak's popular Northeast corridor train service and invite private investors to bid for the right to dev...

The Drone-ification of America

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The U.S. has a history of commandeering military technology for use against Americans. Now the drones, remote-controlled aircrafts that have been used extensively in Iraq and Afghanistan, are coming home to domestic airspace.

Sam Stein

House GOP Beats Back Effort To Strip Anti-Union Measure From Aviation Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Friday, House Democrats and 16 House Republicans failed to remove a controversial provision from the Federal Aviation Administration...

Sam Stein

White House Threatens To Veto Anti-Union Measure In Aviation Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a big boost to union activists, the White House on Wednesday night threatened to veto a major Federal Aviation Administration reautho...

Sam Stein

House GOP Pushing Anti-Union Measure In Aviation Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics

House Republicans are holding a strategy session on Tuesday to chart out a way to pass language inside the Federal Aviation Administration reauthoriza...