An Iowa senator demanded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers explain why it refused to use Missouri River water to replenish the drought-stricken Mississippi a day after it approved releasing water for oil drilling.
Bridgepoint Education Inc. , the owner of Ashford University, pulled in millions of dollars in federal funds as student dropout rates soared, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin said today at a hearing on the for-profit college.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is open to expedited dynamiting of Mississippi River rock formations and increasing the flow from a tributary to prevent curtailing barge traffic on the nation’s busiest waterway, Senator Tom Harkin said.
Scaling back legislation to cap carbon dioxide from power plants rather than most of the U.S. economy might not win enough votes for a new greenhouse gas law to pass the Senate this year, two senators said.
Washington Post Co.’s Kaplan University and Lincoln Educational Educational Services Corp. were among 30 education companies that received information requests regarding their use of U.S. student aid from Senator Tom Harkin, according to his office.