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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.

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.

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 found...

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.

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.

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.

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.


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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.