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Helium Program Is Saved By House Vote
2013-04-29 05:07:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Following a nearly unanimous vote in the US House of Representatives to keep it alive, the fate of a federal program overseeing the sale of the second-most abundant element in the universe will be in the hands of the Senate. On Friday, the House voted 394-to-1 in favor of maintaining the Federal Helium Program, which was initially created in 1925 in order to combat Germany´s early advantage in the blimp-building industry,...

2008-09-25 09:00:48

By Patrick D Muir Central Washington's congressman, Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Pasco, was unavailable Monday to comment on the nation's financial crisis or the proposed $700 billion federal bailout by Congress. According to spokesman Will Marlow, Hastings was busy traveling all day -- from Washington state to Washington, D.C., and was headed directly to a Rules Committee hearing. Hastings would not have been able to say whether he supports the proposal being negotiated between Democratic...

2008-07-01 09:01:01

By Chris Bristol, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jul. 1--U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings is going nuclear on the subject of gas prices. So is rival George Fearing. Hastings, R-Pasco, made several campaign-like stops Monday in sweltering Yakima, and every time he accused congressional Democrats of not doing enough about skyrocketing gas prices. In a brief news confer-ence outside the offices of Western Materials, a cog in the hard-hit construction industry, Hastings complained that a variety of...

2006-01-07 12:07:17

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats seized on a mushrooming scandal involving a disgraced lobbyist on Saturday to call for sweeping ethics probes in the Republican-led House of Representatives. Rep. Louise Slaughter, a New York Democrat, said lobbyists had multiplied by the thousands in recent years to the point where there were now 63 of them for every lawmaker. She said they were using their campaign donations to influence policy and even write laws. Slaughter called on the House...

2005-07-01 05:24:48

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the U.S. House ofRepresentatives ethics committee on Thursday cleared the wayfor a long-anticipated investigation of Majority Leader TomDeLay by resolving a partisan staffing dispute. DeLay, a Texas Republican, has denied any wrongdoing andhas said for months that he is eager for the panel to reviewquestions about his ties to lobbyists and foreign trips. But the ethics panel has been shut down most of this year,with Democrats and...

2005-07-01 03:42:48

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the U.S. House ofRepresentatives ethics committee on Thursday resolved astaffing dispute, clearing the way for a long-anticipatedinvestigation of Majority Leader Tom DeLay. DeLay, a Texas Republican, has denied any wrongdoing, andhas said for months that he is anxious for the panel to reviewquestions about his ties to lobbyists and foreign trips. But the ethics panel has been shut down most of this year,with Democrats and Republicans...

2005-06-30 00:59:49

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A staffing dispute that has helpedshut down the U.S. House of Representatives ethics committeemost of this year neared resolution on Wednesday, a topDemocrat said. Such a settlement would clear the way for the anticipatedinvestigation of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, a TexasRepublican. "I think we have a deal," Rep. Alan Mollohan of WestVirginia, the panel's ranking Democrat, said after talks withthe panel's chairman, Washington Republican Rep. Doc Hastings....


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