Senate Confirms IRS Commissioner 

He had been the acting commissioner.  The Senate confirmed Danny Werfel on Thursday as the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service.  During his hearing in February, Werfel said,…

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FAA Urged to Prevent Further Airline Seat Shrinkage

Group of senators writes the acting administrator about their concerns. Six senators wrote to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this week, requesting that they regulate airlines’ ongoing reduction…

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Senator Wyden Proposes Oil Company Tax Hike

Tax would be on “excess profits.”  Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon is introducing the Taxing Big Oil Profits Act, which he says will accentuate the tax burden of…

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Senators Move to Restore “Net Neutrality” Laws

Two senators are drafting a bill proposal. Senator Edward Markey stated on Monday that he and Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon are drafting a proposal to restore “net…

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Senate Working on Climate Deal Before August Recess

The majority members urge compromise and bipartisanship. Members of the Senate have been negotiating a bill to address climate change for some time, maintaining conversations with key centrists…

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Senators Question CIA Data Collection on Americans

They are seeking more information on the agency’s program.  Senators Ron Wyden of Oregon and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico sent a letter to the Central Intelligence Agency…

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