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    1. U.S. trade bill hits new funding hurdle

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsJun 09 02:18 PM

      U.S. lawmakers are looking at alternative ways to fund aid for workers who lose their jobs due to trade, a senior Democrat said on Tuesday, as a vote nears on legislation key to sealing a Pacific trade pact. Representative Steny Hoyer, the second-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, said most Democrats were unhappy with extending limits on healthcare funding to offset support for ...

    2. House Democrats blasted GOP leaders Tuesday for allowing the Export-Import Bank to expire at the stroke of midnight, saying a measure to reauthorize the agency would easily pass both chambers and preserve thousands of jobs. As of Wednesday, the bank will no longer be able extend new lines of credit ...

    3. Steny Hoyer said Paul Ryan was lamenting the ObamaCare ruling with a "very broad smile."

    4. U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer, D-MD, tweeted ‘thanks’ to his followers Wednesday for his newest achievement: surpassing 40,000 Facebook likes. Before we break out the champagne, let’s take a look at the other federal lawmakers that represent Maryland to see how Hoyer’s social media presence stacks up. The following graph represents the number of followers or ...

    5. The VIP clique (plus a few top-shelf journos from CNN, HuffPo and the New York Times) were gathered at the CityCenter hotspot.

    6. As the charter of the Export-Import Bank was set to expire Tuesday, supporters warned of economic damage if Congress doesn't act quickly to reauthorize the federal agency when lawmakers return next week from a holiday recess.

    7. Unions Flex Muscle to Fight Pacific Trade Bill

      The Wall Street JournalJun 09 04:50 PM

      Despite diminished ranks, unions nationwide are presenting themselves as a potent weapon against the Pacific trade legislation that is moving through Congress.

    8. US Export-Import Bank authority set to lapse Tuesday

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsJun 29 03:22 PM

      US lawmakers have failed to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank before its Tuesday expiration, a lapse the bank warns will block billions of dollars in assistance to small businesses and cost thousands of American jobs. With Congress on a week-long Independence Day recess, many who back ExIm railed Monday against a "failure to act" by the Republicans who control the Senate and House of ...

    9. WASHINGTON -- Republicans were publicly outraged the Supreme Court again found the Affordable Care Act constitutional, but there was also a deep sense of relief that they wouldn't have to deal with twin problems of ending health care for millions in red states or coming up with a replacement. "I was just up on the floor and I saw Paul Ryan," said Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), referring the the GOP ...

    10. It’s rare for science, art, and politics to intersect; it’s rarer still for a U.S. congressman to join forces with a European television screenwriter on the issue of climate change, arguably the most important item on the global agenda.

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