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In the Washington Notebook, World-Herald bureau chief Joseph Morton reports on how Washington operates behind-the-scenes — bringing you stories about Nebraskans and Iowans influencing the national agenda.
Monthly Archives: September 2012
Tom Osborne is best known for his accomplishments in the world of sports, but he also had a political career. He represented Nebraska’s 3rd Congressional District from 2001 to 2007 and made an unsuccessful bid for governor. The press releases … Continue reading
Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., was set to deliver the keynote speech at Friday morning’s Pentagon commemoration ceremony for POW/MIA Recognition Day. Hagel was wounded serving in Vietnam. He later served as deputy secretary of the Veterans Administration and worked on … Continue reading
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, was feted Wednesday night at a Capitol Hill reception that included the unveiling of his official portrait. His portrait will be hung among those of other past chairmen of the Senate Agriculture Committee on the walls … Continue reading
Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, has put his name on what is known as a discharge petition for a new five-year farm bill. It’s a procedural move used to force a vote on legislation when House leaders won’t bring it up … Continue reading
Given Congress’ current approval ratings, lawmakers might be adjusting their idea of what constitutes a successful trip home. Asked this week how his August recess went, Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., noted that very few people yelled at him. “I only had … Continue reading