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Record Number of Women Sworn into New U.S. Congress

On January 3, 2013, a record number of women were sworn in as members of the 113th U.S. Congress. 80 new congresswomen joined a...
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Female Iraq War Vet Who Lost Legs is Elected to U.S. Congress

Not only is she one of the historic class of 2012 women elected to the US Congress this week. Not only is she the...
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Female Iraq War Vet Who Lost Legs is Elected to U.S. Congress

Not only is she one of the historic class of 2012 women elected to the US Congress this week. Not only is she the...
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Bringing Civility to Congress: Good News Goes to Washington!

"Can't they all just get along?" is the cry going out from a chartered boat on Sept. 9 sailing up the Potomac River alongside...
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Obama Joins Republicans to Sign STOCK Act, Outlawing Congressional ‘Insider Trading’

President Obama joined a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders in a signing ceremony to enact and praise their STOCK Act (Stop Trading on Congressional...
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Victory in Congress: Deregulation Allows Small Businesses to Raise Money Online

The House of Representatives last week managed a landslide victory for "the little guy" passing the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act by a vote...
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Michelle Obama, Health Companies and Congress All Announce New Plans to Spur Hiring of US Veterans

Just in time for Veterans Day, a confluence of activity across government and industry is combining to help spur the hiring of soldiers returning...
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Gabrielle Giffords Returns To Congress to Help Pass Dramatic Debt Deal

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, absent from the U.S. Capitol since she was shot in the head 7 months ago, walked into the House chamber to...
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Gabrielle Giffords Returns To Congress to Help Pass Dramatic Debt Deal

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, absent from the U.S. Capitol since she was shot in the head 7 months ago, walked into the House chamber to...
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New Bill in Congress Today Allows States to Legalize Pot

Congressmen Barney Frank (D-MA) and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-TX) will introduce a bill in the US Congress today that would allow each...
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Congressman Touts Rhode Island’s Switch to Hybrid Buses, Trollies

U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin is encouraging other agencies to follow the lead of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority that recently bought 53 hybrid...
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Universal Donates Treasure of 200,000 Master Recordings to Library of Congress

Vintage sound recordings, including never released and out-of-print masters featuring Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby were donated to the American public by...
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Good News for Sharks as Congress Passes Bill Banning Fin Trade in US Waters

Congress on Tuesday passed legislation to better protect sharks, which are killed by the millions for their fins, a delicacy used in a traditional...
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Congress Approves Renewable Energy Grants for Another Year

As Congress approved the tax deal last week, they also extended the 1603 Treasury grant program -– a popular government incentive for renewable energy...
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First Lady Urges Congress to Pass Bill on School Nutrition

First Lady Michelle Obama urged Congress to pass current legislation that calls for higher nutritional standards for school meals. In an op-ed article appearing...
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U.S. Finally Salutes World War II Fly Girls With Congressional Medals

On Wednesday, more than six decades after their service, the nation's first "fly girls" were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony in...
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Library of Congress Puts Thousands of Historic Books Online

Nearly 60,000 books prized by historians, writers and genealogists, many too old and fragile to be safely handled, have been digitally scanned as part...
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Library of Congress Puts Thousands of Historic Books Online

Nearly 60,000 books prized by historians, writers and genealogists, many too old and fragile to be safely handled, have been digitally scanned as part...
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Congress Approves Bill Helping Overseas Voters

For decades, Election Day has been just out of reach for many American troops and civilians abroad. After struggling to get the paperwork...
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First Chinese-American Woman Enters Congress

California Democrat Judy Chu became the first Chinese-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress, winning a largely Hispanic district with 61 percent of the...