Two Democratic senators oppose Powell as Fed chair
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Senate Democrats will oppose the reappointment of Jerome Powell as chair of the Federal Reserve, as President Joe Biden is expected to announce within days who he will pick for the nation’s most powerful economic position.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators said Friday that they oppose the nomination of Jerome Powell to a second term as chair of the Federal Reserve, saying Powell has been insufficiently committed to fighting climate change, an issue that the world's central banks are increasingly confronting.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A new national monument at Sutton Mountain near Central Oregon’s Painted Hills has bgeen proposed by Oregon's U.S. senators.
Oregon Public Broadcasting reports Sutton Mountain stands in the backdrop of the iconic view overlooking the Painted Hills.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Celebrity Paris Hilton and activists who successfully pushed for reforms in the so-called troubled teen industry in Utah are now calling for federal legislation to regulate youth residential treatment centers.
As the nation this week made Juneteenth a federal holiday, honoring the end of the enslavement of Black people, lawmakers are reviving calls to end a loophole in the Constitution that allowed another form of slavery — forced labor for those convicted of some crimes — to thrive.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer charged with breaching the U.S. Capitol and entering a senator's office during the Jan.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A coalition of 17 environmental groups is speaking out against a key part of a sweeping plan to remove the lower Snake River dams to save salmon and steelhead...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Newly proposed U.S. legislation targets Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández as allegations of ties to drug trafficking grow...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Democratic U.S. senator says he believes his Republican colleagues at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial will be thinking about what’s more important: their place in history or getting re-elected...
MILTON, Ga. (AP) — Two additional Georgia men have been arrested on criminal charges related to alleged acts committed during the attack on the U...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One posted a video of himself with his feet propped up on a U.S. senator's office table...
NEW YORK (AP) — National lawmakers introduced a joint resolution Wednesday aimed at striking language from the U...
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Two Democratic senators plan to introduce a companion bill to a U.S. House measure to revoke Medals of Honor for soldiers who participated in the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oregon State University will receive more than $400,000 in federal funds to research how large earthquakes, like ones that could strike in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, would affect the western electrical grid.
Sen. Jeff Merkley said Monday the number of immigrants trying to cross over the U.S.-Mexico border has slowed as a result of stepped-up enforcement by Mexico and the summer heat.
Mr. Merkley, Oregon Democrat, recently traveled to the border with Senate Minority Leader Charles S.
Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon is passing on the chance to run for president in 2020, saying he is better off running for re-election to the Senate and fighting for "bold" solutions to the nation's problems.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren gave a nod to the first two Native Americans elected to Congress...
Sen. Jeff Merkley, Oregon Democrat, put a number Sunday on the amount Democrats are willing to spend on a border wall: Zero.
Asked if the Democrats "are not going to agree to any funding to build a new border wall," Mr.
U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke is leading another delegation from Congress to a detention camp in Tornillo to draw attention to the growing population of immigrant children being housed there.
Six months after he led a highly publicized Father’s Day tour of the facility, O”Rourke is expected to be joined on Saturday morning at the camp by U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials pushed back Wednesday against a Democratic senator's claim that nearly $10 million from the government's disaster relief agency was transferred to immigration enforcement...