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2008-06-16 15:00:35

The Pennsylvania AML Campaign, a coalition of 200 conservation and community organizations, today called on United States Senators Arlen Specter and Robert Casey, Jr., to protect the law which requires the coal industry to pay into a federal fund dedicated to helping Pennsylvania and other states clean up dangerous and polluting abandoned mine lands. This request comes as the Senate is set to vote on cloture to consider HR 6049, already passed by the House of Representatives, which includes...

2006-08-11 03:27:52

BEIJING (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate bill that would impose steep tariffs on Chinese goods unless Beijing significantly raises the value of the yuan has little chance of becoming law, a visiting senator said on Friday. Sen. Arlen Specter said the legislation proposed by Sens. Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham was "not exactly a front-runner Congressional proposal." "It was never about to be passed," the Pennsylvania Republican told reporters. Schumer, a New York Democrat, and Graham,...

2006-07-26 14:51:20

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Arlen Specter introduced legislation on Wednesday to challenge President George W. Bush's assertion that he can bypass sections of bills that he signs into law. Judiciary Committee Chairman Specter's bill would empower Congress bring to federal court lawsuits to test the constitutionality of Bush's signing statements, which the president has appended to several bills he has signed. In the statements, Bush has...

2006-07-24 17:46:33

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Senate Republican said on Monday he will challenge U.S. President George W. Bush's practice of claiming a right to ignore or not enforce sections of bills that he signs into law. Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter said he plans to introduce legislation this week that would give the U.S. Congress the right to bring a lawsuit against Bush's "signing statements." Bush has used these statements to reserve the right not to enforce...

2006-07-18 12:38:17

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush prevented a review earlier this year by Justice Department lawyers of his warrantless domestic spying program, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testified on Tuesday. Gonzales told the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, however, that he was confident the program's constitutionality would be upheld by a proposed review of it by a secret federal court. Gonzales said Bush refused to give the Justice Department's Office of...

2006-07-17 16:11:38

(Reuters) - The Senate on Monday began debating three bills involving stem cell research. President George W. Bush has vowed to veto the main bill, which would overturn his policy restricting research. Here are the highlights: --The main bill, already approved by the House of Representatives and likely to pass the Senate on Tuesday, would expand federally funded stem cell research beyond limits imposed by Bush in 2001. It would allow research on excess embryos at fertility clinics...

2006-07-13 13:49:37

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a reversal, the White House has agreed to allow a secret federal court review of the National Security Agency's warrantless domestic spying program, a top U.S. Senate Republican announced on Thursday. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter said he had negotiated a bill with the White House to update surveillance laws and clear the way for an examination of the constitutionality of the program designed to track terrorists. "We...

2006-07-13 10:48:01

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House, in a policy reversal, has agreed to allow a secret federal court review of the National Security Agency's domestic spying program, a top Senate Republican announced on Thursday. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter said he has negotiated a proposed bill with the White House that would achieve that and voiced hope his panel would approve it. "We have structured a bill which is agreeable to the White House and I...

2006-07-13 09:59:06

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House, in a policy reversal, has agreed to allow a federal court review of the National Security Agency's domestic spying program, a top Senate Republican announced on Thursday. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter said he has negotiated a proposed bill with the White House that would do that and voiced hope his panel would approve it. "We have structured a bill which is agreeable to the White House and I think will be agreeable to this...

2006-06-28 17:03:42

By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. House of Representatives Democrats said on Wednesday they plan to introduce legislation to revive a government effort to regulate hedge funds that was blocked last week by a court. Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank said he will unveil a bill on Thursday to give the Securities and Exchange Commission "clear authority to require registration and monitoring" of hedge fund advisers. A federal appeals court last week threw out an SEC rule...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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