Matt Laslo (Reporter)

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Area Republicans dubious of president's jobs act

Published Sep. 16 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The White House claims President Barack Obama's new jobs legislation can spur economic growth in the region,...

Confirmed: Dirty air plagues region

Published Jul. 23 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - You can't see the particles emitted from power plants, but they're thick in Georgia's and Tennessee's air,...

U.S. House changes course on energy

Published Jul. 16 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Republicans in the U.S. House took a step this week to pivot the nation away from renewable...

Thousands of jobs in jeopardy without more federal roads funds

Published Jul. 15 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Recently released jobs numbers show thousands of workers in Tennessee and Georgia may have to hang up...

Jobs data prompts finger pointing

Published Jul. 9 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In Washington there's bipartisan agreement on at least one thing: The economy is still in trouble.

Senators put barbecue on hold for debt showdown

Published Jul. 1 2011

WASHINGTON - The region's U.S. senators will have to put their July 4th barbecues on hold.

'No Child' law may be left behind

Published Jun. 22 2011

WASHINGTON - Education policy is the latest issue facing Congress to spark a states' rights debate.

Vote to change Medicare brings heat

Published May. 27 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.-GOP leaders say the time is ripe to tackle the rising costs of Medicare, but with their reform attempt...

Investing in Egypt concerns lawmakers

Published May. 26 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With the United States facing its own budget woes, the region's lawmakers are dubious about committing to...

Investing in Egypt concerns lawmakers

Published May. 26 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With the United States facing its own budget woes, the region's lawmakers are dubious about committing to...

House votes to expand U.S. offshore oil drilling

Published May. 6 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.-In the first of a series of proposals to boost domestic energy production, U.S. House Republicans passed legislation requiring...

Area Republicans vote to overhaul Medicare

Published Apr. 16 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - If the region's Republican lawmakers get their way, major changes are in store for the nation's historical...

Tennessee Congress delegation opposes president's deficit plan

Published Apr. 14 2011

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday laid out a plan to cut $4 trillion from the federal deficit over...

Area senators' viewpoints split on no-fly zone in Libya crisis

Published Mar. 4 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Senators from Georgia and Tennessee are split over colleagues' calls for the United States to impose a no-fly zone...

Chattanooga area lawmakers vote against Patriot Act renewal

Published Feb. 13 2011

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders in the U.S. House thought they had scheduled on the agenda a noncontroversial bill to reauthorize...

GOP loses health care repeal vote

Published Feb. 3 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Voting strictly on party lines, Republicans in the U.S. Senate failed by a vote of 51-47 to overturn the...

Corker introduces bill to tackle the deficit

Published Feb. 2 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The federal government currently takes in a lot less revenue than it spends, and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker has...

Corker introduces CAP Act to reduce spending

Published Feb. 1 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The federal government currently takes in a lot less revenue than it actually spends, and Sen. Bob...