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Shuster-DeFazio Looks Set to Follow Shuster-Rahall Tone

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

  By David Harrison, CQ Roll Call Taste of Shuster-DeFazio. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee appears ready to maintain the relatively amicable atmosphere that reigned between Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., and ranking member Nick J. Rahall II, D-W.Va., after Rahall’s departure at the end of the current Congress. Oregon’s Peter A. DeFazio will become […]

Part of the Job: How Engineers Deal With Death on the Railroad

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Railroads have seen a recent uptick in highway-rail crossing and trespassing fatalities. But the memories of the gruesome events don’t just haunt families and friends of victims, they stick with train engineers and conductors as well—sometimes for a lifetime. By Darren Orf April 9, 2014 12:39 PM     Kim Davids has been a freight conductor […]

The missing story of the 2014 election

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Brothers: This article, from the Houston Chronicle, appeared on the web at the link below if you want to share. It makes a lot of sense. Also, I want you to know that Texas is not a republican state, it’s a non-voting state. We are working to change that fact. In this election Greg Abbott […]

DOT Revised Urine Specimen Collector Guidelines

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Official Q&As Published Today     Today – July 3, 2014 – the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance, with the Office of General Counsel, issued 49 CFR Part 40 Question and Answers (Q&A).   Like all ODAPC/OGC Q&As, these Q&As constitute official and authoritative guidance and interpretation concerning Part 40. The Q&As issued today are […]

Tea Party Class More Confrontational Than Ever

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Tea Party Class More Confrontational Than Ever By David Hawkings Posted at 5:16 p.m. on Feb.  3 The atmospherics offered plenty of clues, but the numbers don’t lie: The House was an even more polarized and partisan place last year than it was when the tea party class of Republicans took over the place two […]

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 2/4/14

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest Leading Off:   Fundraising: In case you haven’t seen it yet, Daily Kos Elections’ massive fourth quarter House fundraising chart is now available. We have listings for over 300 candidates in more than 120 different races, ranging from longshots to top-tier battles, with plenty of hotly contested primaries thrown in […]

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 2/3/14

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest Leading Off:   Party Committees: Both of the major Democratic congressional committees widely outraised their Republican counterparts in 2013, according to newly released year-end numbers. On the Senate side, the DSCC hauled in $52.6 million to finish the year with $12 million in the bank (and $3.75 million in debt), […]

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 1/31/14

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest Leading Off:   CA-33: Another veteran California Democrat is saying goodbye after a 40-year career in Congress. Los Angeles-area Rep. Henry Waxman, who put together a storied legislative track record during his long tenure, announced on Thursday that he won’t seek re-election this fall. Along with the Bay Area’s George […]

Teamsters take action to oppose Fast Track legislation

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Teamsters take action to oppose Fast Track legislation CLEVELAND, January 30 — On January 31, Teamsters across the country are taking action to oppose Fast Track by calling and emailing their Representatives and Senators. We need to make sure Congress doesn’t pass Fast Track, which would make it easier for job-killing trade agreements like the […]

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 1/30/14

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest Leading Off:   GA-Sen: PPP’s new Georgia poll for Americans United for Change once again finds Democrat Michelle Nunn with small leads over her top GOP rivals, similar to where things stood last August. Here’s how Nunn stacks up, with trendlines in parentheses:  45-41 vs. Rep. Phil Gingrey (41-41)   […]

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