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2008-12-04 18:56:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank today sent a letter to President George W. Bush to again urge him to use the authority provided under the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (EESA) of 2008 to provide limited, temporary assistance to the automobile industry during this...

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2008-12-02 14:48:17

The new U.S. Capitol Visitor Center is a gift for tourists needing relief from the weather and offers respite for lawmakers' noses, a congressional leader says. As the heat index rose, so too, did the olfactory factor for the sea of visitors waiting outside the Capitol's doors waiting to explore the seat of lawmaking, DCExaminer.com reported Tuesday. In the summer, because of the heat and high humidity, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol, Majority Leader Harry Reid...

2008-11-20 14:24:35

U.S. automakers must spell out to Congress how it would spend any bailout funds they are awarded, Democratic leaders said Thursday. Accountability and viability are key for any congressional consideration to help automakers, their workers and ancillary business partnerships, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada said during a news conference Thursday. He told automakers, We need you to be part of what we're doing here by detailing how they will use the funds and submitting their plans...

2008-11-11 21:00:03

U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, who supported the Republican presidential ticket, should remain in the Democratic caucus, President-elect Barack Obama said. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Obama told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., that expelling Lieberman for his support of Republican John McCain would send the wrong message. "President-elect Obama looks forward to working with anyone to move the country forward," Obama transition spokesperson Stephanie Cutter said. "We'd be...

2008-11-11 00:00:16

Opponents of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository said they're hopeful President-elect Barack Obama will put an end to the project. Obama, as well as the other Democrats who ran for president, publicly opposed storage of highly radioactive nuclear waste at the site 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Review-Journal said Monday. "After spending billions of dollars on the Yucca Mountain Project, there are still significant questions about whether nuclear waste can be...

2008-10-14 03:00:29

By Hensarling, Jeb DeMint, Jim House Faces October 1 Deadline In just two weeks, on October 1, Americans could be celebrating American Energy Freedom Day. That's the day the bans on oil shale and offshore drilling for oil and natural gas in America will expire. Right off American shores there are reserves estimated to hold over 20 billion barrels of oil and 97 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. And in the West, oil shale is estimated to hold between 800 billion and two trillion barrels...

2008-10-02 18:00:26

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Thorium Energy, Inc., +1-801-326-6110, info@thoriumenergy.com, or Jack Lifton of Thorium Energy, Inc., jacklifton@aol.com Senate Bill Authorizes Use of Thorium in US Nuclear Power Plants SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Thorium Energy, Inc. today announced its wholehearted support for the 2008 Thorium Energy Independence and Security Act of 2008. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Ut) and Senator Harry Reid (D-Nv), the Senate Majority Leader, introduced the...

2008-10-01 09:00:22

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday it has established final radiation standards for the proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. The standards are intended to protect human health and the environment for 1 million years. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the "lowered" radiation standard will instead put people at risk. "In other words, the (EPA) agency decided just how much radiation you and I can...

2008-09-29 06:00:30

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is looking for openings to reimpose a ban on oil shale extraction in the West that is on the verge of expiring, aides confirmed Thursday. A year-end spending bill the House passed this week would let the year-old moratorium expire Monday. That cheered Republicans and fossil energy advocates who see oil shale as a piece of an overall "energy freedom" strategy. Reid is not a fan of...

2008-09-26 06:00:19

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - Faced with a White House veto threat, Congress this week is restoring a part of Yucca Mountain funding that had been cut from a major defense bill. A bill that passed the House on Tuesday authorizes $223 million as the Defense Department's share of the Nevada nuclear waste project in the coming year. The bill faces a final vote in the Senate. An earlier version had authorized $197.4 million in defense...


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