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House passes law enforcement bills in wake of police shootings

With the family members of fallen police officers in the gallery, the House of Representatives passed five new public safety laws to better protect the public and take care of loved ones left behind when a police officer or firefighter dies in the line of duty.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA PREPARED FOR SECOND CENTURY OF SERVICE

Scouts Across America Celebrate Centennial Milestone

I-960 on the chopping block, EFF to testify at public hearing today

Bill on fast track to end tax transparency and continue unsustainable spending

Reardon proposes using $33 million in ARRA funds for new jobs

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon proposed Wednesday morning using more than $33 million in federally subsidized bonds available under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to stimulate new job growth.

Senator Murray leads 18 Senators in Calling for Help to Community Banks, Small Businesses in Letter to Geithner

Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) led a group of 18 Senators in calling on U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to take immediate steps to utilize TARP funding to stabilize community banks and improve credit availability for small businesses.

Cantwell Applauds the Administration’s New Mental Health Parity Rules

ASHINGTON, DC –Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) applauded the Obama administration’s decision to enact rules that remove financial barriers to mental health insurance coverage.

Cantwell tells Geithner: ‘Get credit flowing now’

Treasury Secretary commits to work with Cantwell on getting community banks an immediate capital infusion to allow them to resume lending to credit-worthy small businesses and individuals

Senator Murray’s Statement on President’s Call to Assist Community Banks with Small Business Lending

Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after the Obama Administration announced plans to create a new Small Business Lending Fund using capital investments from TARP funds.

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Changing Cell Phones

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