WASHINGTON, May 21- With the White House already reeling from three major controversies, some Republican lawmakers are zeroing in on what they perceive is another possible scandal tied to President Barack Obama's landmark health reform law just as it nears implementation.
But the case for reform is weak and there is little chance of a significant change owing to TVA's powerful political connections.
*Shipping industry has a history of support in Congress. During a lobbying blitz in the past month, roughly 130 tugboat and barge operators fanned across Capitol Hill, meeting with lawmakers and congressional staffers.
*Senate now has five NLRB nominations to consider. The nominations come as Congress is considering Republican-backed measures that would effectively pause the NLRB's work until its ability to conduct official business is confirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court or the Senate.
WASHINGTON, March 22- The U.S. Senate on Friday approved a mostly symbolic measure on Internet sales taxes and showed that legislation allowing states to tax businesses beyond their borders has strong bipartisan support in an often politically fractured Congress.
WASHINGTON, March 21- Legislation allowing U.S. states to collect sales taxes on goods sold over the Internet made its way to the Senate floor on Thursday- a sign that a decades-long struggle by states to tax businesses beyond their borders could end this year.
WASHINGTON, Jan 31- Several Republican lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation to stop a labor board and consumer watchdog from enforcing regulations, after an appeals court questioned the legitimacy of recent White House appointments at both agencies.