Transportation Secretary Foxx talks Native issues in Anchorage

...Anchorage to discuss getting around a state with dynamic weather and limited infrastructure as transportation bills move through Congress.The hour-long meeting, held at the First Alaskans Institute, centered on the high cost of transportation in rural Alaska...
US official: Congress shouldn't control tribal recognition

...A Republican proposal to let only Congress decide whether American Indian tribes...Wednesday hearing on his proposal that Congress should have the final say in such changes to his proposal as long as Congress makes the final decisions.Existing...
Congress, Obama avert gov't shutdown

...Wednesday as his last act before departing Congress at the end of the week.All but forced...threat of "fiscal cliffs" by a GOP-led Congress in the middle of a campaign season where...In the past such pressures have thrown Congress into disarray, producing a partial government...
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Refugee quandary: Immigrant legacy versus 9/11-era fears

...bringing in thousands more Syrian refugees, as pressure grows in Congress and the Republican presidential campaign to reverse course and...had a responsibility to protect them, as well.The mood in Congress, too, may be shifting, although the issue was just taking...
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Alaska Editorial: Sturgeon case vital for Alaska's sovereignty

...Lands Conservation Act, approved by Congress in 1980. Section 103, subsection...understanding not in line with the intent of Congress.The state of Alaska submitted a brief...economic and cultural well-being as Congress intended."Further, the state's...
The Alaska Center for the Book launches "Letters About Literature 2016"

...for the Book and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in partnership with Target Stores, To enter, students from gifts to the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, which promotes the contest through its affiliate Centers...
Polarized politics dictated Keystone call

...environmental issues once produced bipartisan agreement in Congress, consensus on action to increase energy production or deal...these issues, but the political ecosystem surrounding the Congress benefits from these issues as litmus tests rather than as urgent...
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Most Alaska superdelegates undecided on candidate pick

...candidate of their choice regardless of what happens in their states' primaries or caucuses. Superdelegates are members of Congress and other elected officials, party leaders and members of the Democratic National Committee.Superdelegates have 712 votes...
Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees

...Syrian refugees to the U.S. and mounted a hasty defense of its vetting process, which Attorney General Loretta Lynch assured Congress is "robust."Yet there were signs that Democratic allies might abandon the White House on the issue. Chuck Schumer of New...
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Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...S. officials on any new refugee placements. He also wants Congress to change the law to give states more oversight over Paris."FLORIDA (104)Gov. Rick Scott is calling on Congress to block attempts by the Obama administration to relocate Syrian...
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