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    Restoring financial regulation of the airline industry will be put before Congress if the Justice Department approves a proposed merger of United and Continental airlines, two key House members said Wednesday.

  • Rep. James L. Oberstar says limiting the scope of the Clean Water Act to "navigable" waters defeats its intent, and he wants to delete the word. Opponents fear the bill goes too far. (Associated Press)

    Bill would widen Clean Water Act

    House Democrats pushed forward Wednesday with an effort to delete the word "navigable" from the act - a change that would give the government greater ability to enforce rules but that opponents said amounts to a federal power grab.

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    3 states scolded for unspent stimulus funds

    Florida has done the worst at spending stimulus bill transportation money, with only 2 percent of its available highway construction money being used already, according to a congressional study.

  • Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (AP Photo)

    Florida lags in using transportation funds

    Florida has done the worst at spending stimulus bill transportation money, with only 2 percent of its available highway money being used already on construction projects, according to a congressional study.

  • NTSB chief backs statement on Minneapolis bridge flaw

    The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board is defending his decision to call an engineering flaw a "critical factor" in the collapse of the Minneapolis bridge that killed 13 persons and injured 145 others last summer.

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