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House moves ahead with cyber security bill

House Republicans are pushing ahead with legislation to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure and corporations from electronic attacks despite Obama administration objections that the legislation fails to protect Americans’ civil liberties. The House begins work Thursday on the bill designed to address the cybersecurity threat by getting the private sector and government to share information… Continue Reading House moves ahead with cyber security bill

Congressional leaders of both parties praised an emerging deal Wednesday to extend a payroll tax cut and extra jobless benefits through 2012, but cautioned that bargainers still had to nail down final details. The rare, bipartisan consensus reflected a desire by both parties to put the long-running drama over the issue to rest and a… Continue Reading House leaders praise emerging payroll tax cut deal

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Clothing and school supplies would be tax-free during an annual Colorado “sales tax holiday” under consideration in the Colorado House. The bill would make Colorado the 17th state to waive sales taxes on back-to-school items for a short period each year. Colorado’s proposal would set the holiday for the first weekend in August. The holiday… Continue Reading Sales tax holiday considered in Colorado

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House Republicans say a fresh push for a 1,700-mile Canada-to-Texas pipeline could be part of a new round of negotiations over extending the payroll tax cut and benefits for the long-term unemployed. House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Fred Upton tells reporters the House leadership is looking at every option after President Barack Obama decided… Continue Reading House GOP to push for pipeline despite Obama move

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Lamborn’s oil shale proposal gets a hearing

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A Colorado Republican’s proposal for promoting oil shale research is getting a hearing. Rep. Doug Lamborn’s proposal was on the agenda for a hearing of the House subcommittee on energy and mineral resources Friday morning. He wants the Interior Department to offer more parcels of federal land that companies could lease to conduct research on… Continue Reading Lamborn’s oil shale proposal gets a hearing

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In a rare show of unity in a bitterly partisan year, the House has voted overwhelmingly to repeal a law requiring federal, state and local governments to withhold 3 percent of what contractors are owed until they pay their taxes. Federal investigators have found tens of thousands of contractors who owe billions of dollars to… Continue Reading House repeals law withholding contractors’ taxes

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Bill to create resort jobs passes House

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A bill that would make it easier to create offseason jobs in resort communities has cleared the U.S. House of Representatives. The sponsor, Rep. Diana DeGette, says the bill will revise the current ski-only permitting rules for ski areas on U.S. Forest Service land. DeGette said the bill will create stable, year-round jobs in the… Continue Reading Bill to create resort jobs passes House

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As the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officially opened its doors Thursday, the House was considering legislation that could restrict its authority to act against abuses of the financial system. Republican sponsors of the bill say they are simply trying to promote transparency and accountability in the agency that was created a year ago as… Continue Reading House tries to shackle sway of new consumer agency

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The health benefit exchange bill overcame objections by the Tea Party and ¬†passed the Colorado House of Representatives today. The bill, which creates a clearing house for small businesses and individuals to compare insurance rates and purchase plans, came under fire when grassroots conservatives declared it part of federal health care reform. The bill passed… Continue Reading Health exchange bill moves a step closer to passage

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Republican House could boost defense companies

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Defense corporations could be celebrating this morning – a Republican-controlled House of Representatives could mean more business coming their way. House Republicans are more likely to advocate a stronger approach to China, according to Bloomberg.com analysis. That could be a potential boost to both Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, even as Congress tries to control… Continue Reading Republican House could boost defense companies

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