Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J., retiring at end of current term

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Rep. Rush Holt Jr., D-N.J., a dogged advocate for scientific research, announced Tuesday he won't seek re-election to a ninth term.

Freshman Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Calif., leaving Washington

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Freshman Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Calif., announced she's leaving Congress to run for county supervisor in her home state.
Cory Booker wins Democratic primary for U.S. Senate

Cory Booker wins Democratic primary for U.S. Senate

TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker won Tuesday's Democratic primary and is the favorite to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Frank Lautenberg, results showed.
Poll: Booker likely to be New Jersey's next U.S. senator

Poll: Booker likely to be New Jersey's next U.S. senator

HAMDEN, Conn., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Newark Mayor Cory Booker appears to be a shoo-in to be New Jersey's next U.S. senator, a Quinnipiac University poll indicated Wednesday.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker announces candidacy for U.S. Senate

TRENTON, N.J., June 8 (UPI) -- Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker Saturday announced he is running for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant after the death this week of Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.

Booker, Christie cruising in New Jersey elections poll

TRENTON, N.J., June 10 (UPI) -- A poll Monday suggests New Jersey's two most popular political figures, Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, are cruising toward election wins.

Markey proposes halt to oil, gas exports

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- U.S. oil and natural gas should stay in the domestic market to ensure regional energy security, two East Coast Democratic lawmakers said.

House votes to limit junket spending

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. House voted Tuesday to restrict spending on federal agency conferences and limit the number of workers who can participate in them.

Oil, politics need openness, bill says

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- Democratic lawmakers in the United States introduced a measure that would require oil companies to reveal how much they spent on campaign contributions.
U.S. says most oil, gas acreage is idle

U.S. says most oil, gas acreage is idle

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- More than two-thirds of the onshore and offshore acreage leased for oil and natural gas exploration remains idle, the U.S. Department of Interior said.

Disposal of soldiers' remains questioned

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. congressman says he wrote to the Pentagon two months ago about a military mortuary's practice of dumping troops' cremated body parts in a landfill.

Bill would give bonus for paper ballots

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Legislation introduced in Congress would give cash bonuses to U.S. counties and states that switch to paper ballots by the November election.

Ashcroft queried by House panel

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman said he won't reveal specifics about the panel's closed-door hearing with former Attorney General John Ashcroft.

Officials oppose voting reform bill

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Groups representing officials at the state and local levels are petitioning Congress to nix a bill that would require paper records for electronic voting.

Lawsuit tries to keep N.J. base open

TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A federal lawsuit tries to block the Defense Department from closing Fort Monmouth, N.J., a base on the Jersey Shore.

'Frist filibuster' echoes at Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J., May 2 (UPI) -- The "Frist filibuster" entered its seventh day at Princeton University Monday to protest a Republican plan to limit filibusters in the U.S. Senate.

White House silent on al-Qaida detainees

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Democrats are challenging the White House decision to maintain super secrecy over where and how about 35 al-Qaida suspects are being detained.

AAA wants believable fuel economy ratings

HEATHROW, Fla., March 3 (UPI) -- AAA is supporting a bill to force U.S. regulators to update fuel-economy measurements of vehicles, which often fail to meet stated mileage ratings.

GAO to investigate election irregularities

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has agreed to probe allegations of irregularities in the November 2 US presidential election.

MoveOn.org joins call for vote probe

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- MoveOn.org, the left wing group organized to oppose U.S. President George W. Bush's re-election, now wants Congress to investigate the 2004 election.

Critics fret over U.S. electronic vote

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- With one-third of U.S. voters facing electronic voting machines next week, critics are expressing fears over reliability and auditing.

Polisci:Tech assessment effort stalls

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- An attempt to resurrect a specialized agency to study technology and science issues -- studies tailor-made for the special needs of Congress -- has failed to mo
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N.J. governor endorses Dean

TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey officially endorsed Howard Dean on Friday for the Democratic Party nomination for president.

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