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Legislation Lobbyists

  • *Lobbying efforts on the Hill to step-up after Labor Day. WASHINGTON, Aug 30- Financial firms are sounding alarm bells and dusting off contingency plans over fears an increasingly dysfunctional U.S. Congress may fail to reach a deal to raise the country's debt limit. dynamics at play in Washington a bitterly divided Republican.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- Krassi Nikov evacuated his Houston home with more than 2 feet of water inside of it on Tuesday after Tropical Storm Harvey devastated Texas' Gulf Coast. Congress will soon be asked to renew the National Flood Insurance Program, which expires at the end of September. Wright said he was confident Congress would reauthorize the program, but he...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- Krassi Nikov evacuated his Houston home with more than 2 feet of water inside on Tuesday after Tropical Storm Harvey devastated Texas' Gulf Coast. Congress will soon be asked to renew the National Flood Insurance Program, which expires at the end of September. Wright said he is confident Congress will reauthorize the program, but he added that...

  • Aug 21- U.S. biofuels regulations, which mandate mixing corn-based ethanol into gasoline, have lately drawn together a diverse cast of political opponents. They include an upstart gas station owners' trade group, a former Obama administration environmental adviser and billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, who owns a refiner and served as U.S.

  • Representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico convened behind closed doors at a Washington, D.C. hotel in an effort to strike a new North American Free Trade Agreement. U.S.- Canada- Mexico trade has quadrupled since NAFTA took effect in 1994, surpassing $1 trillion in 2015.. "We're all in the same boat," said Flavio Volpe, president of the Canada's...

  • President Donald Trump's failure to fill dozens of senior-level positions at the Pentagon is making it difficult for defense contractors to forecast business. The Department of Defense said it has 42 unfilled top-level posts that require Senate confirmation, including general counsel, inspector general and other important roles like secretary of the...

  • BERLIN, Aug 6- The premier of Germany's Lower Saxony, which owns a fifth of Volkswagen's voting rights, on Sunday rejected as groundless a newspaper report that he softened a speech critical of the carmaker in the diesel emissions scandal at VW's request. Stephan Weil, already facing an unexpected election after the defection of a member of his ruling coalition...

  • BERLIN, Aug 6- The government of Germany's Lower Saxony, which holds a fifth of Volkswagen's voting rights, denied on Sunday a newspaper report that its premier softened speeches critical of the carmaker in the diesel emissions scandal at the company's request. Premier Stephan Weil, already facing an unexpected election after the defection of a member of his...

  • BERLIN, Aug 6- The government of Germany's Lower Saxony, which holds a fifth of Volkswagen's voting rights, on Sunday denied a newspaper report that its premier softened speeches critical of the carmaker in the diesel emissions scandal at the company's request. Premier Stephan Weil, already facing an unexpected election after the defection of a member of his...

  • BERLIN, Aug 6- The government of Germany's Lower Saxony on Sunday denied a newspaper report that its premier softened speeches critical of Volkswagen in the diesel emissions scandal at the company's request. Stephan Weil, already facing an unexpected election after the defection of a member of his ruling coalition to Chancellor Angela Merkel's...

  • BERLIN/ STUTTGART, Germany, July 27- Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche beamed as he posed for cameras in a Mercedes-Benz electric car after meeting politicians to discuss the future of the auto industry in Stuttgart, birthplace of the combustion engine. It's a sign of how Germany has been slow to embrace electric vehicles and associated technology as it...

  • NEW YORK, July 20- Elias Sanchez, Governor Ricardo Rossellós liaison to Puerto Ricos financial oversight board who has been criticized over his financial disclosures, resigned on Thursday. Puerto Rico is in a historic economic crisis, with $72 billion in debt it cannot repay, a 45 percent poverty rate, and insolvent public pensions. Espacios Abiertos, a Puerto...

  • Puerto Rico is in a historic economic crisis, with $72 billion in debt it cannot repay, a 45 percent poverty rate, and insolvent public pensions. Espacios Abiertos, a Puerto Rico- based nonprofit promoting transparency in government, said in a report this month that Sanchez's disclosures were more deficient in those areas than any of the other seven board members.

  • The Republican push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare, collapsed in the Senate late on Monday after a tug-of-war between party moderates who wanted to preserve healthcare benefits for lower-income Americans and conservatives who wanted to scale them back. On Tuesday, House Republicans disagreed over the budget...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google, Apple Inc and other major technology firms are largely absent from a debate over the renewal of a broad U.S. internet surveillance law, weakening prospects for privacy reforms that would further protect customer data, according to sources familiar with the matter. Section 702 will expire at the end of the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- Republicans in the U.S. Congress were in chaos over healthcare legislation after a second attempt to pass a bill in the Senate collapsed late on Monday, with President Donald Trump calling for an outright repeal of Obamacare and others seeking a change in direction toward bipartisanship. Two of McConnell's Senate conservatives announced...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- American manufacturers, energy companies and retailers reliant on cheap steel are quietly lobbying against President Donald Trump's desire to impose tariffs on steel imports ahead of possible decision by the U.S. Commerce Department next week. The Commerce Department could issue findings on the matter as early as next week, a decision...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- American manufacturers, energy companies and retailers reliant on cheap steel are quietly lobbying against President Donald Trump's desire to impose tariffs on steel imports ahead of possible decision by the U.S. Commerce Department next week. The Commerce Department could issue findings on the matter as early as next week, a decision...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- American manufacturers, energy companies and retailers reliant on cheap steel are quietly lobbying against President Donald Trump's desire to impose tariffs on steel imports ahead of possible decision by the U.S. Commerce Department next week. The Commerce Department could issue findings on the matter as early as next week, a decision...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- American manufacturers, energy companies and retailers reliant on cheap steel are quietly lobbying against President Donald Trump's desire to impose tariffs on steel imports ahead of possible decision by the U.S. Commerce Department next week. The Commerce Department could issue findings on the matter as early as next week, a decision...