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  • Rep. Joe L. Barton, Texas Republican (AP Photo)

    Texas Rep. Barton to introduce legislation granting legal status to illegal immigrants

    Rep. Joe Barton, Texas Republican, plans to introduce legislation that would grant a pathway to citizenship to children of illegal immigrants and legal status for adults who entered the country illegally who haven't been convicted of other crimes, the Dallas Morning News reports.

  • Issue of carbon tax rears up once again

    Business leaders joined a group of House Republicans on Wednesday to denounce a tax on carbon emissions — a concept that they acknowledge has virtually no chance of being translated into law anytime soon.

  • Illustration: EPA by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    MILLOY: Clearing the air on the EPA

    Rep. Joe Barton last week took the first official baby step in exposing the Environmental Protection Agency's corrupt scientific advisory process.

  • Who says Congress won't step up to the plate?

    When Democrats and Republicans face off in the Congressional Baseball Game on Thursday, the nation's elected representatives will raise revenue to promote social welfare — without taxing or spending. The annual charity event last year attracted more than 7,000 fans and raised nearly $200,000 for the Washington Literacy Council and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.

  • ** FILE ** A compact fluorescent light bulb (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    House to vote to ban rules on new light bulbs

    Having to buy a squiggly fluorescent light bulb is an affront to personal freedom, some lawmakers are saying as the House decides whether to overturn a law setting new energy-efficiency standards for the bulbs.

  • Wireless carriers get consent to use location data

    The nation's four largest wireless carriers say they obtain customer permission before using a subscriber's physical location to provide driving directions, family-finder applications and other location-based services, and before sharing a subscriber's location with any outside mobile apps that provide such services.

  • Feds wasted millions in utilities program for poor

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wasted more than $100 million in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program in 2009, doling out money to states with little oversight of the program.

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