Posts Tagged ‘Lawmakers’

Expelling Syrian diplomats overdue, U.S. lawmakers say

Expelling Syrian diplomats overdue, U.S. lawmakers say

A decision from the U.S. State Department to expel Syrian diplomats from the country was long overdue, members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said. Special Reports – UPI.com

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Lawmakers from 10 states push for debt-free college

Lawmakers from 10 states push for debt-free college

Amy R. ConnollyWASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) — Lawmakers from 10 states announced a new push for legislation that will create debt-free options for college degrees from public institutions. Top News – UPI.com

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Lawmakers: Filipino dress code discriminates against poor

Lawmakers: Filipino dress code discriminates against poor

Ed AdamczykMANILA, Nov. 13 (UPI) — Four Philippine lawmakers seek to change a dress code at government meetings they say discriminates against the poor. Top News – UPI.com

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Lawmakers crack down on student loan repayment scams

Lawmakers crack down on student loan repayment scams

Amy R. ConnollyWASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) — State and federal lawmakers have been cracking down on sham companies that prey on student loan borrowers eager to erase education debt. Top News – UPI.com

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Eurozone optimism after Greek lawmakers back bailout deal

Eurozone optimism after Greek lawmakers back bailout deal

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos gestures during a parliamentary session in Athens, early Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. The Greek government defended its new bailout program in tumultuous parliamentary sessions as it faced a rebellion in the governing Syriza party ahead of a vote on the deal. (AP Photo/Yannis Liakos) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek...

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Greek lawmakers back 3rd bailout after all-night debate

Greek lawmakers back 3rd bailout after all-night debate

Greek lawmakers approved their country’s draft third bailout on Friday after a nearly 24-hour marathon parliamentary procedure culminated in a vote that saw the government coalition suffer significant dissent. The government needed the bill to pass in time for Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos to head to Brussels to meet his eurozone counterparts, who will...

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L.A. lawmakers vote to ban high-capacity gun magazines

L.A. lawmakers vote to ban high-capacity gun magazines

Amy R. ConnollyLOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) — The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to ban gun magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition after a rash of mass shootings nationwide. Top News – UPI.com

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Florida lawmakers say no to Atlantic drilling

Florida lawmakers say no to Atlantic drilling

Daniel J. GraeberWASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) — Florida lawmakers introduced a bill to ban early oil and gas work off the state coast, saying an early push for east coast drilling was too risky. Top News – UPI.com

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Iraqi minorities plead with lawmakers for more U.S. aid

Iraqi minorities plead with lawmakers for more U.S. aid

Mary Lee, Medill News ServiceWASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) — Iraqi minorities testified in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday with recommendations for U.S. government action on Islamic State’s attacks on religious minorities. Top News – UPI.com

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Fla. lawmakers move polluter-pay oil bill

Fla. lawmakers move polluter-pay oil bill

Daniel J. GraeberWASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) — With reserves on tap in Latin America, two Florida congressmen introduced a bill that would force companies to pay for oil cleanup on U.S. soil. Top News – UPI.com

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