Letter from Sen. Murray to Ed. Secretary King about financial aid for unaccompanied homeless students

Throughout my time in the Senate, I have fought to remove educational barriers for homeless children and youth. As I expressed to you in a letter earlier this year, I am particularly concerned about the serious roadblocks unaccompanied homeless students face in applying for and receiving financial aid. Removing these barriers can help more young people pursue a college degree and achieve their dreams.

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Markey and Blumenthal Query Automakers on Seatback Safety

Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, today sent letters to 17 automakers requesting detailed information on front seatback collapse in rear-end crashes, including the strength of their seating systems and the number of known seatback collapse incidents. Seatback strength standards have not been substantially […]

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Peters, Stabenow Urge Action on Delayed VA Medical Leases

We urge you to act to authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) major medical facility leases currently pending before Congress, and for which funding has been included in the Senate Committee-passed fiscal year 2017 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

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Inhofe Questions Obama Administration on Strategy to Reduce Methane

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the U.S. Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today sent two letters to Mr. Dan Utech, special assistant to the president of the United States; Gina McCarthy, administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); and Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator, Office of Air and Radiation at EPA, questioning recent EPA methane regulations for the oil and natural gas industry and the corresponding EPA methane white papers.

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