Tag: Lobbying

Metro

‘Unlikely advocate’ Michael Vick meets with lawmakers on ‘pets in cars’ bill

*Steelers quarterback Michael Vick is making good on a promise that he would advocate for animal safety locally. Vick is scheduled to meet with Pennsylvania lawmakers Tuesday in support of PA House Bill 1516, or the pets in cars bill, which would give cops authority to rescue dogs and cats from cars due to unsafe … Continue reading Michael Vick Meeting With Lawmakers on ‘Pets In Cars’ Bill: ‘I Know I’m an Unlikely Advocate’ →

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National

Veteran N.C. Congressman Watt gets Federal Housing Finance Agency nod

President Barack Obama announces his nominee for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., Wednesday, May 1, in the State Dining of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) WASHINGTON (AP) —President Barack Obama on Wednesday tapped a veteran Democratic congressman to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency and a top fundraiser and former lobbyist to head up the Federal Communications Commission.

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National

Obama lambasts Senate gun vote as 'shameful day'

ANGRY–Neil Heslin, father of Newtown victim Jesse Lewis, left, and former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., stand with President Barack Obama as he pauses while surrounded by Newtown families and speaking about measures to reduce gun violence, in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) by Nedra Pickler WASHINGTON (AP) — A visibly infuriated President Barack Obama surrounded himself with tear-stained parents of Connecticut school shooting victims Wednesday after the Senate voted down a measure designed to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and declared it a “pretty shameful day for Washington.”