Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Senate’

Cochran backing bill to delay flood insurance premium increase

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is supporting legislation that would delay planned National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) premium increases for one year. Cochran serves on the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee that approved legislation that would, among other things, impose a one-year prohibition on the use of any Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) […] [...]

Senators push Brown’s nomination for federal judge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is recommending Debra Brown of Jackson, who has been nominated to be a U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi. Cochran made his recommendation while introducing Brown at her nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Debra Brown is very well qualified by ability, […] [...]

Senate blocks expanded gun sale background checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans, backed by rural-state Democrats, blocked legislation Wednesday to tighten restrictions on the sale of firearms, rejecting personal pleas made by families of the victims of last winter’s mass elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Attempts to ban assault-style rifles and high capacity ammunition magazines also faced certain defeat in a […] [...]

Bernanke appointed to another term

by Published: January 29,2010

Tags: Federal Reserve, U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON — The Senate has confirmed Ben Bernanke for a second term as chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve. The Senate voted 70-30 on yesterday to reappoint Bernanke amid criticism of his judgment ahead of the US financial crisis and his support for massive Wall Street bailouts. His supporters credited him for engineering a financial […] [...]

Senate raises national debt limit

by Published: January 29,2010

Tags: Congress, national debt, U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Thursday to allow the U.S. government to go a whopping $1.9 trillion deeper in debt, offering a vivid election-year reminder that the government has to borrow 40 cents of every dollar it spends. Democrats needed all the 60 votes at their disposal to muscle the debt limit legislation through — […] [...]

Cochran joins Senate Aerospace Caucus

by Published: January 28,2010

Tags: aerospace, Congress, defense, federal government, U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has joined the new Senate Aerospace Caucus, in part to promote the growing aerospace sector in Mississippi. The bipartisan caucus has been organized to promote a “strong, secure and competitive” aerospace sector within the United States. “The aerospace sector is growing in Mississippi because the state has dedicated itself […] [...]

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