U.S. Democrats question stimulus from oil exports

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democrats called for hearings to assess whether lifting a crude oil export ban would lead to lower energy prices.

Colorado Rep. Lamborn: U.S. needs Atlantic oil, gas to keep edge

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The leader of a U.S. House natural resources subcommittee said a review of oil and gas potential in the Atlantic Ocean is needed to ensure a U.S. energy edge.

Safety of seismic surveys in Atlantic questioned

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A top member of a U.S. House committee on natural resources said he was worried about the ecological impact of potential energy surveys of the Atlantic Ocean.
House Democrats want hearings on fracking quakes

House Democrats want hearings on fracking quakes

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Ranking Democrats serving on House energy committees have called for hearings to discuss possible seismic activity associated with hydraulic fracturing.

Lawmakers: Oil releases tied to Colorado floods need investigation

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The federal government needs to consider the threat Colorado residents coping with flood damage face from oil and natural gas operations, two lawmakers said.

Patents laws and suffering innovators

BALTIMORE, May 2 (UPI) -- U.S. entrepreneurs need intellectual property protection to keep the United States on forefront of innovation.
JULIE HOPKINS, UPI Outside View Commentator
Republicans projected to retain control of U.S. House

Republicans projected to retain control of U.S. House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives will remain dominated by Republicans, results of Tuesday's congressional elections showed.

Obama wins Oregon; GOP takes one of five House seats

SALEM, Ore., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Barack Obama won the presidential vote in Oregon Tuesday and the Democrats captured four of the five seats in the House of Representatives up for grabs.

House passes 90-day highway funding bill

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. House passed a 90-day highway funding extension Thursday, with Republicans effectively telling the Senate to take it or leave it.
Dems cite poor White House communications

Dems cite poor White House communications

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Democrats in Congress complain of a communication gap between the Obama administration and lawmakers that often leaves them out of the loop on key issues.
A Democrat calls for Geithner to go

A Democrat calls for Geithner to go

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., said Thursday top members of President Obama's economic team were focused on Wall Street, not Main Street.
FBI probing Oregon courthouse shooting

FBI probing Oregon courthouse shooting

EUGENE, Ore., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The FBI said it was searching for a person who fired four gunshots at a federal courthouse in Eugene, Ore., breaking windows in a congressman's office.
CEO pay now in former CEO's hands

CEO pay now in former CEO's hands

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Executive pay limits mandated by the $700 billion financial bailout bill may not have any teeth to them, a Democratic congressman warned.
4 superdelegates back Obama

4 superdelegates back Obama

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Four Democratic superdelegates announced support Friday for U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., putting him close to erasing Hillary Clinton's superdelegate lead.

Analysis: U.S. military & Iran -- Part 3

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Preparing for a strike against Iran involves far more than just military preparations; it also requires making a case to try and gain public support. And that is likely to be much harder after the release this month of the key judgments from the U.S. National Intelligence Estimate, which said Iran had most probably halted its nuclear weapons program.

Caucus: Do not blame Congress for bad beer

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- One of the fastest growing areas of bipartisanship in Washington finds U.S. House of Representatives members brewing good relations and good beer.

Democrats plan security measures

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Democrats in the U.S. Congress said they plan to enhance domestic security by putting millions of dollars into port and airport security technology.

Senate approves guns for pilots

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The Senate on Thursday passed a controversial amendment to the Homeland Security bill that could hasten America's pilots being able to arm themselves in the coc
JOE LONSDALE, UPI Special Correspondent

Minetta blames Congress for security delay

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta told a congressional panel Tuesday that congressional foot-dragging was to blame for long delays in progress on airport b

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Experts: Baggage check deadline doable

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. airports can meet next year's deadline for machine screening of every piece of checked baggage with short-term fixes, but doing so will inconvenience flier

Dems want feds for airport screening

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Democratic congressmen applauded President Bush's aviation security proposals Thursday but said much stronger measures are needed, including federalizing airpor