US House approves electric reliability law

August 02, 2012 Zeenews.com Washington: In the immediate aftermath of the massive power cuts faced by India, the US House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan legislation to protect electricity reliability in the country. The bipartisan legislation, introduced by Congressmen Pete Olson and Mike Doyle, will ensure America’s power companies…

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A Chance to Celebrate Capitol Collegiality

June 28, 2012 Roll Call Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle dismissed the idea that partisan rancor from Thursday’s landmark agenda might bleed over into tonight’s baseball game. Years of hyperpartisan warfare culminate Thursday in two of the most contentious events in Congressional history: the Supreme Court’s judgment on the Affordable Care…

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US DOT grants $15M to URA for East Liberty project

June 19, 2012 Pittsburgh Business Times The city’s Urban Redevelopment Authority has landed a key $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation that will jump-start the remaining phases of the Eastside development, which is helping to revitalize the urban border between East Liberty and Shadyside. Granted through the…

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US House Energy panel approves emergency reliability bill

June 7, 2012 Platts Power generators scored a victory in their quest to eliminate the risk of environmental violations stemming from US Department of Energy orders to supply electricity during grid emergencies with the unanimous passage Thursday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee of a power subcommittee bill Thursday.…

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House approves defense budget that would retain 911th

May 19, 2012 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House, ignoring a White House veto threat, on Friday approved a $642 billion defense budget that breaks a deficit-cutting deal with President Barack Obama and blocks his administration’s plans to close a local military base.

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