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2010-07-26 14:20:00

WASHINGTON, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, and Congressman Jim Langevin hosted a reception to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) this afternoon in Statuary Hall of the Capitol. Following the reception, Congressman Langevin, the first quadriplegic to serve in Congress, presided over the House, marking the first time a Member in a wheelchair has ever presided...

2010-07-01 18:39:00

PICKERINGTON, Ohio, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) has introduced a resolution urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to concentrate on motorcycle crash prevention and rider education instead of lobbying state lawmakers to enact mandatory helmet laws, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. The resolution is in response to a statement made by NHTSA Administrator David Strickland in May reemphasizing...

2009-06-02 18:02:00

WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chairman Edward Markey, Congressman James Sensenbrenner, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, and Congressman Jay Inslee held a press conference this afternoon to discuss their recent visit to China. Below are their remarks: The Speaker also released a letter to Chinese President Hu Jintao that she delivered last week in Beijing calling for the release of individuals detained or imprisoned in China. The letter is attached. On...

2009-05-27 11:17:00

BEIJING, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a bipartisan congressional delegation met today with the three top leaders of the Chinese government: President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao, and Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of the National People's Congress. In separate meetings with each leader, the delegation focused on issues of concern: North Korea's nuclear testing and missile launch, climate change and clean energy, human rights, intellectual property rights, and...

2008-08-09 15:00:35

By STEVEN WALTERS Madison -- State Republican Party leaders Friday accused Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle of reversing his position on whether Wisconsin's moratorium on nuclear power plants should be repealed. Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch (R-West Salem) said Doyle's new willingness to repeal the moratorium is the opposite of what he said in 2003. Then, Huebsch said, Doyle told him that any bill passed by the Legislature repealing the moratorium would be vetoed. Earlier Friday, Doyle said he...

2008-07-31 12:00:38

By Phillip Lucas, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 31--WASHINGTON -- Ratification of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact gained even more momentum Wednesday as the House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously for the bill's passage. The compact is an effort of states in the Great Lakes region to prevent the lakes' water from being offered to states facing water shortages. "I think it's a situation where everybody's a winner, and nobody is a loser," Rep. F. James...

2008-07-30 18:00:32

By Diana Marrero, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 30--WASHINGTON -- Both chambers of Congress took steps Wednesday to advance an agreement between eight states to prevent outsiders from tapping into water from the Great Lakes. In the House, a key committee approved the agreement, known as the Great Lakes Compact, through a unanimous vote early Wednesday. A Senate committee held its first hearing on the subject later in the day. The actions in Washington gave supporters hope that...

2006-07-13 17:48:41

By Amanda Beck WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a 25-year extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which would preserve for another generation a law that opened voting booths to minorities. Often described as the crown jewel of the civil rights era, the Voting Rights Act outlawed poll taxes, literacy tests and other obstacles that had prevented African Americans and other minorities from exercising their right to vote....

2006-07-13 13:33:09

By Amanda Beck WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday opened debate on extending the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the law that opened the voting booth to minorities and expanded their presence in Congress. Often described as a crown jewel of the civil rights era, the Voting Rights Act let blacks and other minorities cast ballots without fear, intimidation or barriers such as poll taxes and literacy tests. The House was expected to approve the 25-year...

2006-05-30 15:53:55

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Judiciary Chairman James Sensenbrenner said on Tuesday he plans to draft legislation that would protect congressional material during searches by government investigators. Sensenbrenner also said he wanted to call Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and FBI Director Robert Mueller to testify about their justification for the unprecedented raid on the office of Rep. William Jefferson, the target of a bribery investigation. Sensenbrenner, a...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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