Earlier this month, Maine Senator Susan Collins, dispirited, sat watching her colleagues on the Senate floor stake out opposing positions over funding the government. She decided she’d had enough.
In the face of opposition from bankers, U.S. Senator Susan Collins has agreed to ratchet back a proposal that would prevent banks from using so-called trust- preferred securities to appear better capitalized.
The U.S. Congress would be working on consensus-building and not be crippled by gridlock if there were more women in both houses, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said.
The 70-hour cap on a U.S. trucker’s workweek has a chance of being eased by Congress, undoing the result of a 15-year effort to reduce highway fatalities caused by drowsy long-haul drivers.
"After all, this is not a new issue to DOT."
- Susan Collins on Jul 02, 2014