This week, U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) and U.S. Representative Richard Nugent (R-Florida) said they will be introducing bipartisan legislation with 25 cosponsors that will make communities safer by improving access to mental health services for people in the criminal justice system who need treatment.
Seventeen Otter Tail Power Company linemen, service representatives and mechanics returned from Huntington, New York, in three digger derricks, four bucket trucks, a mechanic repair truck and two pickups. They assisted National Grid, the service provider for Long Island Power Authority, with disaster recovery in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, joining more than 60,000 electrical workers in the effort.
Almost everything Audrey Pagano knows from her childhood is gone.
“The whole neighborhood is wiped out – homes that have been there for a long time,” said Pagano.
An Alexandria resident for 37 years, Pagano grew up in Staten Island, New York, where Hurricane Sandy ripped a path of destruction on October 29.
Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of Social Security, announced today that Social Security payments for August 3 will be made on time and as scheduled. Payments for August 10, 17, and 24 also will be made as scheduled.
U.S. soybean farmers remain optimistic about their futures and the future of the entire U.S. soybean industry, according to the latest soybean checkoff-funded survey of U.S. soybean farmers. The United Soybean Board (USB) conducts two surveys each year to check the pulse of soybean farmers across the nation.
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Scott Brown (R-MA), Mark Begich (D-AK), James Inhofe (R-OK), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Robert Casey (D-PA), and John Cornyn (R-TX) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would help fight homelessness among America’s veterans.
The mood inside the U.S. House chamber during Tuesday night's State of the Union speech was more subdued than in recent years, but after the president delivered his speech U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann took him head-on.
A new report released this week by U.S. Public Interest Research Group disproves the common misperception that road-building is paid for by user fees, showing that gas taxes cover barely half the costs of building and maintaining roads, a fraction which is likely to fall steadily.
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the pharmaceutical industry to address a growing shortage of prescription medications, especially drugs for treating cancer.
The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, has released its second annual “Humane State Ranking,” a comprehensive report rating all 50 states on a wide range of animal protection laws dealing with pets, animal cruelty and fighting, wildlife, animals in research, horses and farm animals.
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