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Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Q&A Seeks to Delay Protections for Retirement Savers

Barbara Roper | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business
Barbara Roper

When a member of Congress wants to rein in a regulator, the classic strategy is to send them a letter with a long list of questions and a short deadline for response. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) recently sent such a letter to Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Thomas Perez.

'President' McCain and His 'Shadow Cabinet'

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

John McCain would much rather have been elected president back in 2008, but for a man who was soundly defeated by Obama, being a Shadow President against that very same man is the perhaps the second-best thing that he could have hoped for.

GOP Senator: D.C. Statehood Is A 'Distraction'

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy, Christine Conetta & Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than 20 minutes after it began, the first hearing in more than 20 years on D.C. statehood became contentious. The Senate Homelan...

Postal Rate Hike Proposal Faces Scrutiny

Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW MIGA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Postal Service's proposal to raise the price of mailing a letter to 49 cents is sure to fac...

Shedding Light on Advance Pricing Agreements

Jeremy Scott | Posted 09.22.2013 | Business
Jeremy Scott

U.S. multinationals, or at least some of them, aren't paying that much tax. Their marginal tax rates are falling, and lawmakers and the public are starting to notice.

Intelligence Community Must Build Greater Trust

Pete Contostavlos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Contostavlos

We must keep the trust of intelligence professionals and war fighters on the front lines in order to provide timely, accurate and relevant information to policymakers and those who need it.

Senate Committee Okays Bill To Protect Whistleblowers

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Senate committee on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation to protect federal employees from being punished for blowing the w...