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2011-07-13 13:40:00

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Small Business, spoke today during a Committee markup. During the markup, the Committee considered two bills, H.R. 527, "The Regulatory Flexibility Improvement Act," and H.R. 585, "The Small Business Size Standards Flexibility Act." Following is Velazquez's opening statement: "Thank you, Mr. Chairman. No task before this Committee - indeed for all of...

2011-02-17 09:21:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today commended the approval of comprehensive medical liability reform legislation by the House Judiciary Committee. The legislation - H.R. 5, the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act - was approved by the committee yesterday by a vote of 18 to 15 and now goes to the full House of Representatives for consideration. (Logo:...

2009-07-27 11:14:00

Study explores $187.1 million in health and insurance donations given to 193 members of Congress on five key committees with jurisdiction over health care bills Members of committees where health reform is bottled up have received significantly more than their colleagues serving on committees that have already passed bills WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis of campaign contributions to members of key congressional committees handling health reform legislation...

2006-07-12 16:56:24

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A jurisdictional battle broke out in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday over which government department -- and by extension, which lawmakers -- should oversee decisions on foreign investment. Business lobbyists said the argument could delay progress on reforms to the foreign takeover process that lawmakers began drafting after the furor over Dubai Ports World gaining control of the management of several U.S. port terminals. The...

2006-03-30 19:10:40

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to tighten rules on foreign takeovers of American companies but watered down some provisions amid pressure from Wall Street, the Bush administration and U.S. allies. Trying to steer a middle path between national security and maintaining foreign investment, the committee's bill would require the U.S. government to spend an extra 45 days examining deals with state-owned companies...

2006-02-22 16:56:13

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Banking Committee said on Wednesday it will hold a hearing next week on a plan to hand over operations at major U.S. ports to an Arab company, as it continues probing the way such deals are handled by the U.S. government. The panel's chairman, Republican Richard Shelby of Alabama, had complained the government's review process was too murky and might need legislative repair -- even before the recent controversial decision to allow state-controlled...

2005-11-16 15:14:45

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate approved on Wednesday a bill aimed at strengthening the funding of traditional corporate pensions and shoring up the deficit-ridden agency that insures such plans. The Senate legislation includes a measure allowing airlines up to 20 years more than other companies to fix funding shortfalls in their pension programs. A similar pension bill has passed two House committees, but it has no special relief for airlines.


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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