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WASHINGTON – Senators from both parties are expressing enthusiasm for pushing a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s immigration system. But while immigration politics appears to have changed in the wake of sweeping Republican rejection...
The six senators representing the West Coast states of California, Oregon and Washington are sending a letter to U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. today, calling for an investigation into possible manipulation of the gasoline market by refineries that...
Nation NowNewly surfaced report shows Canadian government was told of deadly salmon virus nearly a decade ago, but did not act on the findings...
GreenspaceâOne of the lessons learned from the disastrous BP oil spill is that without a fundamental transformation of the oil industry, another spill is possible, even likely,ââ said Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), one of the sponsors....
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a rare subpoena to obtain "black box" data from a Toyota Tundra truck that was involved in a fatal collision in 2007. The subpoena, a copy of which was obtained by The Times, was issued to...
GreenspaceMonday was to be a launch party for supporters of a congressional push to limit greenhouse gas emissions and boost domestic energy production. Sens. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) were to roll out their......
GreenspaceThe Alphonse and Gaston routine of executives from the three companies involved in the explosion of the giant Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico failed to impress members of the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee on......
GreenspaceOn a day when three Capitol Hill hearings were held on the BP oil spill, the level of anger and frustration was rising over the continuing leak and uncertainty over when it will be plugged. During a hearing held by......
GreenspaceTelevised congressional hearings on BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill have featured several props and a bit of poetic license. Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.) brought the permit for the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) held......
GreenspacePresident Obama convened a meeting of more than a dozen Democratic and Republican senators this afternoon to discuss energy and climate legislation. Unlike some other recent White House bipartisan policy summits you may recall recently, there were no...
MOST POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES try to influence government policy by giving away money. The Information Policy Action Committee is going one step further: It's giving away iPods. If it works, it could lead to whole new form of lobbying. Formed by...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus talked up his proposal Monday to expand a multibillion-dollar economic stimulus package, he spoke of the need to help seniors, disabled veterans and the unemployed. There was just one industry the Montana...
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