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Stories with person: Pat Toomey
  • A year after background check defeat, modest goals 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:23 am
  • WASHINGTON - Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms.

  • Lawmakers push EPA for more time on water rule 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 1:24 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Industry groups and more than a dozen GOP senators are urging the Obama administration to reconsider plans to regulate many of the nation's streams and wetlands, saying the proposed rule hurts economic activity and oversteps legal bounds.

  • Legislation to protect Flathead blocked in Senate 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 8:50 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - Three U.S. senators have blocked a floor vote on legislation to protect the North Fork Flathead River.