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Oct 5, 2011 at 10:12 PM PDT
A bill renewing the federal payments that have sent billions of dollars to rural timber counties hurt by declining logging on national forests will be introduced in the U.S. Senate next week.
Aug 12, 2011 at 8:00 AM PDT
The 12 lawmakers appointed to a new congressional supercommittee charged with tackling the nation's fiscal problems have received millions in contributions from special interests with a direct stake in potential cuts to federal programs, an...
Mar 29, 2010 at 9:09 AM PDT
The U.S. drug industry fended off price curbs and other hefty restrictions in President Barack Obama's health care law even as it prepares for plenty of new business when an estimated 32 million uninsured Americans gain health coverage.
Dec 7, 2009 at 6:40 AM PDT
Nicknamed "county payments," the timber program was supposed to assist counties shortchanged when national forests limited logging to protect the northern spotted owl and other endangered species.
Dec 6, 2009 at 12:22 PM PDT
A federal program that began as a safety net for Pacific Northwest logging communities hard-hit by battles over the spotted owl in the 1990s has morphed into a sprawling entitlement that ships vast amounts of money to states with little or no...
Dec 4, 2009 at 1:53 PM PDT
Nicknamed "county payments," the timber program was supposed to assist counties shortchanged when national forests limited logging to protect the northern spotted owl and other endangered species. Oregon alone has received nearly $2 billion since 2000.
Sep 17, 2009 at 9:58 AM PDT
The latest health overhaul plan circulating on Capitol Hill gives health insurers, drug makers and large employers reasons to heave sighs of relief, sparing them the higher costs and more burdensome rules included in other Democratic-written alternatives.
Jul 18, 2009 at 9:59 AM PDT
Might that Midas magic be dulling for President Barack Obama, even among fellow Democrats? Conservative House Democrats are balking at the cost of Obama's health care overhaul, and one Democratic congressman says Obama is "very unpopular" in his Oklahoma district.
Apr 19, 2009 at 8:56 AM PDT
Senators get down to work this coming week on turning ideas into legislation to cover some 50 million people without health insurance and contain costs for everyone else. Hopes are high that Democrats and Republicans can find common ground for a...