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2010-03-04 10:10:00

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement this morning on Sander Levin of Michigan becoming new acting Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee: "Congressman Pete Stark has informed me that, due to his desire to remain as subcommittee Chairman of the Health Subcommittee, he has resigned as acting Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Pete Stark has been a leader in health insurance reform, and we will continue to...

2006-03-06 13:30:06

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas said on Monday he would retire from the House of Representatives at the end of his current term, leaving open to speculation the future for the veteran lawmaker. The California Republican, who was instrumental in helping President George W. Bush win passage of his tax cut proposals, would have stepped down as chairman of the powerful tax writing committee after this year anyway because of term limits set...

2005-07-01 02:17:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A free trade agreement with CentralAmerica was headed toward a bruising battle next month in theU.S. House of Representatives after winning approval onThursday in the Ways and Means committee. The panel voted 24-11 in favor of the U.S.-Central AmericanFree Trade Agreement, or CAFTA, which would tear down tradebarriers between the United States, Costa Rica, El Salvador,Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The committee tally could change because...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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