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In votes for week of July 20-24, Congress addresses GMO labeling, immigration, highways

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted in the week of July 20-24. The votes and descriptions are compiled by "Voterama in Congress" a legislative tracking organization. House Immigration Enforcement * The House on July 23 voted, 241-179, to deny federal law-enforcement grants to "sanctuary cities" that decline to act as an arm of federal immigration enforcement on grounds that that would undercut community policing efforts.

Candidate to head St. Louis VA hospital withdraws from consideration

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * A month after saying it had a candidate to be permanent head of the St. Louis VA Health Care System, the Veterans Administration confirmed Thursday that the applicant had withdrawn from consideration for the job. That means a two-year trend of temporary directors at the facility continues, further angering members of Congress from the region.
Jul 23, 2015

Candidate to head St. Louis VA hospital withdraws from consideration: bit.ly/1HW4CdU via @STLtoday

Jul 23, 2015

RT @craasch: Candidate to head St. Louis VA hospital withdraws from consideration: bit.ly/1HW4CdU via @STLtoday

Jul 24, 2015

Candidate to head St. Louis VA hospital withdraws from consideration; VA system full of vacancies stltoday.com/news/local/gov…

Candidate to head St. Louis Veterans Affairs center withdraws from consideration

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * A month after saying it had a candidate to be permanent head of the St. Louis VA Health Care System, the Veterans Administration confirmed Thursday that the applicant had withdrawn from consideration for the job. That means a two-year trend of temporary directors at the facility continues, further angering members of Congress from the region.
Jul 23, 2015

Candidate to head St. Louis Veterans Affairs center withdraws from consideration: bit.ly/1OoUzlp via @STLtoday

Jul 23, 2015

RT @craasch: Candidate to head St. Louis Veterans Affairs center withdraws from consideration: bit.ly/1OoUzlp via @STLtoday

Raasch: '16 Senate campaign underway, but Blunt still trying to keep a distance

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * The 2016 Missouri Senate campaign has started without incumbent Republican Roy Blunt. Although he is walking and talking like a senator who will seek re-election, he has not yet made an official announcement - and won't even say what season that might happen.

Post office in Cedar Hill renamed after Afghanistan War veteran

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * President Obama has signed into law legislation renaming a U.S. Postal Service Center in Cedar Hill, Mo, after an Afghanistan war veteran. It will now be called the "Sergeant First Class William B. Woods, Jr. Post Office." The bill changing the name was sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St.

Durbin says he's giving Trump donation to charity

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Add Sen. Dick Durbin to the list of politicians giving campaign donations from Donald Trump to charity. Durbin, D-Ill, got $1,000 from Trump, a Republican candidate for President, before Durbin's 2008 re-election. Trump was strictly a businessman then and giving to candidates and political campaigns on both sides of the political aisle.

Wagner says she's giving Trump's $1,000 donation to a VFW post

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * With presidential candidate Donald Trump's internecine war with his Republican Party's hierarchy showing no signs of abating, Rep. Ann Wagner said Tuesday she would send a $1,000 donation Trump made to her campaign to a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Ballwin.
Jul 21, 2015

Wagner says she's giving Trump's $1,000 donation to a VFW post: bit.ly/1IhiqTO via @STLtoday

Jul 21, 2015

RT @craasch: Wagner says she's giving Trump's $1,000 donation to a VFW post: bit.ly/1IhiqTO via @STLtoday

Jul 21, 2015

RT @craasch: Wagner says she's giving Trump's $1,000 donation to a VFW post: bit.ly/1IhiqTO via @STLtoday

Jul 21, 2015

Wagner says she's giving Trump's $1,000 donation to a VFW post: bit.ly/1OlqCmp via @STLtoday

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Congress votes on highways, water, education from July 13-17

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted in the week of July 13-17. The votes and descriptions are compiled by "Voterama in Congress" a legislative tracking organization. House Patch of Highway Fund * The House on July 15 voted, 312-119, to add $8 billion to the Highway Trust Fund to keep it solvent through Dec.

Planned Parenthood head apologizes for "tone" in undercover video

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards Thursday apologized for the "tone" of an explosive undercover video showing a top official of the organization talking about body parts of aborted fetuses and prices related to those parts.
Jul 16, 2015

Planned Parenthood head apologizes for "tone" in undercover video: bit.ly/1LdoejU via @STLtoday

Jul 16, 2015

RT @craasch: Planned Parenthood head apologizes for "tone" in undercover video: bit.ly/1LdoejU via @STLtoday

Blunt one of 17 no votes on new education bill

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Sen. Roy Blunt was one of 17 senators to vote against a new education bill Thursday, saying efforts to supplant the No Child Left Behind Act did not go far enough in returning control of education to local schools.
Jul 16, 2015

Blunt one of 17 no votes on new education bill: bit.ly/1f8Esge via @STLtoday

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Jul 25, 2015

This hurts. Columnist Bernie Miklasz leaving the Post-Dispatch: bit.ly/1LGJ5MJ via @STLtoday

Jul 25, 2015

Still trying to understand what Republican primary voter would be persuaded by the news of Dennis #Rodman endorsing #Trump. #RichexNBAguys?

Jul 25, 2015

Ryan #Zimmerman has played in less than 46 percent of #Nats games since the beginning of 2014 season.

Jul 24, 2015

Missouri senator resigns seat, continues to deny allegations he sexually harassed interns: bit.ly/1HZyAOi via @STLtoday

Jul 24, 2015

Mass shooting. Focus on troubled past of shooter & mental health. National debate ensues on whether 2nd Amendment is reason. Repeat.

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