CapitolInq Archive: December, 2012

Toomey, Casey, Menendez back cliff compromise

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WASHINGTON -- Three Senators from Pennsylvania and New Jersey voted in favor of the fiscal cliff compromise overwhelmingly approved by the... Read more

Local lawmakers may favor higher threshold for tax hikes

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In a concession to Republicans, Democrats have reportedly offered a new threshold for income tax increases: $450,000 for couples, up from the... Read more

Sandy bill faces new House hurdles

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The Sandy relief bill faces new hurdles that could force lawmakers to restart the process of approving the $60 billion of aid for hard-hit... Read more

Lautenberg misses Sandy vote

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WASHINGTON -- As Senate Democrats try to pass a $60 billion bill for Sandy relief and beat back hostile Republican amendments, New Jersey is... Read more

Meehan to chair cybersecurity panel

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan (R., Pa.) will take over as chairman of the House's Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection... Read more

Lautenberg: NRA statement "disturbing and dangerous"

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New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a longtime gun control advocate, blistered the National Rifle Association in a news release issued immediately... Read more

Sandy aid takes major step forward

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The $60 billion Sandy relief bill cleared a significant hurdle in the Senate Friday and Democrats predicted it could win approval in the chamber... Read more

Schwartz, Brady, call for tighter gun laws; NRA speaks out

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Count Philly’s Bob Brady and Allyson Schwartz among the Democrats urging a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Each called... Read more