Federal officials in charge of detecting dangerous nuclear materials charted a new strategy at a House hearing on July 26, in the aftermath of the government’s failed attempt to build large, advanced radiation scanners for ports and border crossings.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Earlier this month, negotiators from the United States and eight other Pacific Rim nations concluded the latest round of negotiations on an ambitious secret trade agreement. The next round of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations is scheduled for Sept. 6-15 in Leesburg, Va.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee has approved the “Safe Chemicals Act,” which was introduced last year by Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ). The legislation is intended to protect Americans from dangerous toxic chemicals that are found in everyday consumer products.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — About 56.7 million people ? 19 percent of the population ? had a disability in 2010, according to a broad definition of disability, with more than half of them reporting the disability was severe, according to a comprehensive report on this population released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
To some people, there’s something very wrong about this picture. Do you see what it is?
I’ve often said the U.S. health care system is so complex that trying to understand it makes your hair hurt. Case in point: the Affordable Care Act runs more than 2,000 pages. I’ll grant you that it’s a massive piece of legislation — but lawmakers felt that’s what was needed to fix at least some of the problems that resulted from the helter-skelter way our health care system developed.