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Stories with person: Richard Shelby
  • CEOs of mortgage giants Fannie and Freddie get big raises 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 6:44 pm

    NEW YORK - The CEOs of government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are getting large raises, to about $4 million a year, as the government relaxes rules that were imposed on the companies after they suffered big losses and were bailed out.

  • GOP measure would permit longer tandem trucks 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 3:37 pm

    WASHINGTON - Over the objections of safety advocates, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a trucking industry bid to allow longer tandem trucks on the nation's highways.

  • Senate GOP denies funds for lawyers for immigrant children 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 3:52 pm

    WASHINGTON - A GOP-controlled Senate panel on Wednesday blocked President Barack Obama's request for $50 million to pay for legal help for unaccompanied immigrant children coming to the United States after fleeing violence in Central America.