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ReutersWASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers on Friday began an investigation into whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency greatly favored left-leaning environmentalists over conservative groups when granting fee waivers for requests to...
WASHINGTON – Two of President Obama’s second-term Cabinet nominees inched forward Thursday, while another was poised to win final confirmation by the Senate. Thomas E. Perez, Obama’s choice to lead the Labor Department, and EPA nominee...
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's energy and environment team took two steps forward on Thursday after the U.S. Senate confirmed Ernest Moniz as energy secretary and a committee cleared Gina McCarthy to get a full Senate vote to lead the...
Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency has moved one step closer to getting the job, but it came without Republican support. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Thursday voted...
ReutersWASHINGTON, May 15 (Reuters) - Limits on how much banks can borrow may need to be tougher, a top U.S. banking official said on Wednesday, the latest in a growing group of regulators to call for big banks to set aside more equity to fund their business....
WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans boycotted a committee vote Thursday morning on President Obama’s nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency, prompting accusations of obstructionism from Democrats and calls to...
WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans, including Maryland Rep. Andy Harris, stepped up their criticism of Labor Secretary nominee Tom Perez on Tuesday, amplifying their concerns a day before the former state official faces a Senate committee vote on his...
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Banks' limits on how much they can borrow should be tighter than what is called for under a global pact, a top Federal Reserve official said, as calls to cut the size of the largest banks continue. Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo...
ReutersBy Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) - Legislation to force U.S. banks to drastically raise their capital buffers - a proposal that has been criticized as a veiled attempt to break up the biggest banks - was presented in a slightly weakened...
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CHARLESTON, S.C. -- As the reporter said to the novelist: Why bother to make stuff up? For stories and characters, one needs only a pair of walking shoes in this city, where recent attentions have turned to two salacious stories. One concerns a murder-...
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WASHINGTON — President Obama's pick for Labor secretary, Thomas E. Perez, emerged unscathed Thursday from a Senate confirmation hearing that was more perfunctory than contentious. Conservatives have been critical of Perez, the administration's top...
Thomas E. Perez, the former Maryland labor secretary nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, faced pointed questions at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday about whether politics influenced his decisions as the top civil rights attorney in...
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