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August 21, 2009 | Richard Simon
How many lawmakers does it take to change a light bulb? You may soon find out, thanks to an effort underway to illuminate the U.S. Capitol dome with more energy-efficient lighting. The project stems from a push by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) to make Congress a shining example of environmental responsibility. But like many projects in Washington, it is not without controversy. Republicans say the $1-million-plus price tag is too costly at a time of record federal budget deficits.
October 8, 2009 | Janet Hook
As Democratic leaders prepare to bring healthcare legislation before the full House and Senate for votes this month, they soon must decide who will be taxed to pay for expanding coverage -- the wealthy or the insurance companies. Legislation emerging from the House would slap a surtax on upper-income people. But many Democrats, especially in the Senate, fear the political fallout over voting to raise anyone's income taxes. The most prominent Senate bill would impose a tax on insurance companies that provide expensive policies, sometimes dubbed "Cadillac" plans.
May 7, 2007
Re "Rice, Syrian official talk," May 4 One might conclude that in spite of the flak that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) took from the White House and its allies for making the same gesture toward Syria, that rather than aiding terrorists, as was suggested then, she was actually "paving the way" for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's meeting -- in both their efforts to stabilize the region. DIRK BLOCKER Santa Barbara
February 26, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Wary of angering constituents during the recession, members of Congress will turn down the automatic pay raise they are due next year. Rank-and-file members of the House and Senate now get $174,000 a year. Leaders get somewhat more; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) receives $223,500. The move does not affect the $4,700 cost of living adjustment that senators and representatives received Jan. 1.
July 27, 2008 | From the Associated Press
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom took a break from his job and gubernatorial ambitions Saturday to marry actress Jennifer Siebel at Siebel's parents' Montana ranch near Stevensville. It is Siebel's first marriage and the second for Newsom, who divorced legal analyst Kimberly Guilfoyle in March 2006. Newsom met Siebel in October 2006. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi traveled to Montana to attend the wedding, along with other friends and family. Siebel has appeared in the NBC television series "Life" and attended Stanford Business School.
February 2, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Ninety-six members of Australia's 226-member Parliament signed a letter to Congress appealing for help repatriating the lone Australian terrorism suspect being held by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, officials said. The letter, faxed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), asks Congress to ensure that David Hicks is not tried by a military commission.
January 31, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The Congressional Black Caucus has asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) to form a new committee on Hurricane Katrina to focus more urgently on rebuilding the Gulf Coast, particularly New Orleans. "The Bush administration has turned its back on our fellow Americans, the victims of the greatest disaster on American soil in our generation," Caucus Chairwoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-Mich.) wrote in a letter to Pelosi. A Pelosi spokesman said she would consider the request.
February 27, 2009 | Bloomberg News
A vote on a mortgage cramdown measure is being postponed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi until next week after industry groups voiced opposition and some lawmakers withdrew their support. Industry groups including the American Bankers Assn. and the Mortgage Bankers Assn. are fighting the legislation, which would allow Bankruptcy Courts to lengthen loan terms, reduce interest rates and cut principal payments on a borrower's primary residence.
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