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2008-09-18 06:00:26

By Tony Batt By TONY BATT stephens washington bureau WASHINGTON - The House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday voted 30-19 to require federal agencies to define unlawful Internet gambling before completing regulations to enforce a ban against it. The question now is whether the margin of Tuesday's vote will persuade House leaders to schedule a vote on the House floor before Congress adjourns in the next few weeks. Even if the bill does not pass this year, it is expected to...

2008-08-01 12:01:08

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two of the nation's leading long term care organizations today praised U.S. Representative Chris Shays (R-CT) for helping to lead a successful bipartisan effort in Washington to protect Connecticut seniors by preventing the Bush Administration from moving forward with a Medicare regulation that would have cut Medicare-funded nursing home care by $5 billion over the next five years, and $770 million in fiscal year 2009. Representative Shays'...

2006-06-15 07:48:19

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent STAMFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - Republican Rep. Christopher Shays cites his differences with President George W. Bush, produces a chart outlining his moderate voting record and pledges his independence from party leaders in Congress. His Connecticut colleague, Republican Rep. Rob Simmons, says working with Democrats comes naturally in a district where voters favored Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry over Bush by 10 percentage...

2006-06-15 07:03:47

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent STAMFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - Republican Rep. Christopher Shays cites his differences with President George W. Bush, produces a chart outlining his moderate voting record and pledges his independence from party leaders in Congress. His Connecticut colleague, Republican Rep. Rob Simmons, says working with Democrats comes naturally in a district where voters favored Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry over Bush by 10 percentage...

2005-08-04 11:34:39

By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A civil-liberties board ordered by the U.S. Congress last year has never met to discuss its job of protecting rights in the fight against terrorism, and critics say it is a toothless, underfunded shell with inadequate support from President Bush. Lawmakers including some Republicans, civil-rights advocates, a member of the Sept. 11 Commission and a member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board have expressed...

2005-08-04 11:04:08

By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A civil-liberties board ordered by the U.S. Congress last year has never met to discuss its job of protecting rights in the fight against terrorism, and critics say it is a toothless, underfunded shell with inadequate support from President Bush. Lawmakers including some Republicans, civil-rights advocates, a member of the Sept. 11 Commission and a member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board have expressed...

2005-07-14 15:24:00

By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Long-awaited reforms at the Department of Homeland Security are not enough to stop attacks like those in London last week, Democratic lawmakers said on Thursday, saying a focus on aviation had left mass transportation at risk. They said security measures for trains, subways and buses such as passenger or luggage screening remained inadequate because the Transportation Security Administration spends 90 percent of its budget on...

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2004-11-27 06:00:01

WASHINGTON - Rep. Duncan Hunter says his son, a Marine artillery officer who has served in Iraq, asked him for two favors. One was to fix his Ford Bronco. The other was to stand firm in opposing an intelligence bill that would strip authority from the Pentagon. Hunter didn't repair the Bronco. But he came through on the intelligence bill - a key reason that a compromise favored by President Bush, top congressional leaders and the Sept. 11 commission fell apart. To his critics, Hunter,...