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2010-05-05 16:46:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations (ATA) strongly supports the Commodity Markets Oversight Coalition's (CMOC) call for legislative reform of derivatives markets to strengthen oversight, transparency and stability, and limit the role of financial speculation in regulated, over-the-counter and off-shore markets. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) Yesterday the coalition sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry...

2010-05-03 07:35:00

WASHINGTON, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- StopTheChamber.com, a national watchdog group dedicated to government and corporate accountability, today offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any Massey Energy executive for paying a bribe to any federal official for any purpose, including to cover up or ignore safety violations, pass legislation, or install or appoint pro-Massey people in key oversight positions. On April 14, 2010,...

2009-12-01 08:10:00

Online advertising campaign in Kentucky and Washington, D.C. asks if health insurers are pulling the strings WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public Campaign Action Fund, a national campaign finance watchdog group, named Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) its first "Insurance Puppet" in an online advertising campaign targeting Kentucky and Washington, D.C. "Senator McConnell has taken $523,000 from health insurers, and given more than 50 floor speeches spouting...

2009-04-23 07:10:00

While President Obama Offers Bold Solutions And Builds a Foundation For Change, Republicans Just Say NO Click here to view "100 Days Of No": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18NSjDI6ILk WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Democratic National Committee released the following statement and a new video marking nearly 100 days of the 'Party of No.' While the President and Democrats in Congress have spent the first 100 days working to save or create 3.5 million jobs,...

2008-12-16 05:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's largest union of registered nurses today announced a new online and advocacy campaign targeting Republican Senator Mitch McConnell for his Grinch-like efforts to block a bailout for the auto industry unless unionized auto workers accept devastating and punitive cuts in wages and healthcare coverage for their families. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081216/AQTU036) The campaign can be found HERE,...

2008-12-12 12:11:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today rejected attempts by a trio of Senate Republicans to deny responsibility for their campaign to force General Motors, Chrysler and Ford into bankruptcy and possible liquidation. "In a move worthy of Benedict Arnold, a handful of Senate Republicans this week successfully conspired to deny federal aid to U.S. automakers," said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger....

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2008-12-11 22:35:20

A bipartisan plan to rescue U.S. automakers fell apart in the U.S. Senate Thursday night amid disagreement over requiring pay cuts for union autoworkers. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said earlier in the evening the plan to assist General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC took a different approach than the $14 billion bailout approved by the House Wednesday. That plan stalled in the Senate Thursday after Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., came out against it. A lot of struggling...

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2008-12-11 16:30:52

Senate Republicans held strong in opposition to a $14 billion bailout for U.S. automakers Thursday after Sen. Mitch McConnell spoke out against the bill. The nation's senators did not vote on the bill after Sen. McConnell, R-Ky., questioned where the federal government should draw the line, The New York Times reported. A lot of struggling Americans are wondering where their bailout is, he said. Majority leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., challenged the Republicans to put an alternative bill up for a...

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2008-12-11 19:59:10

A bipartisan plan to rescue U.S. automakers could be close to a vote in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Thursday. Reid said talks were under way on a deal to assist General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC, but did not disclose details of the plan, the Detroit Free Press reported. However, Reid said the plan would take a different approach than the $14 billion bailout approved by the House Wednesday, but stalled in the Senate Thursday after Minority Leader Mitch McConnell,...

2008-11-14 06:00:07

By Sue Kirchhoff and James R. Healey WASHINGTON -- Democratic lawmakers on Thursday were working out details of a $25 billion measure to aid the foundering U.S. auto industry, as top Republicans warned they weren't yet willing to back the plan. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd, D-Conn., who favors the aid, told reporters he didn't "know of a single Republican who's willing to support" the legislation and he would hesitate to bring up a bill that could fail. Underscoring...