Pelosi Rejects Republicans’ Transportation Bill

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) dismisses the transportation bill House Republicans have put forward saying, “It would costs us 550,000 jobs, would cut highway investments in 45 states, bankrupt the highway trust fund by $78 billion and, according to Ray LaHood, … hurt safety.”

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TRNS News Notes- 7/31

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Obama hard sells Iran deal
Highway patch done: Bill to Obama
Congress: A monster Fall ahead
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Senate votes Monday: Defund Planned Parenthood

White House: Obama Does Not Support ‘Ongoing Effort’ To Defund Planned Parenthood

Senate Republicans are expected to hold a vote Monday in an effort to defund Planned Parenthood

White House To Respond To Petition Urging For Extradition Of Cecil The Lion’s Killer

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SIGAR: Taliban Fractured In Afghanistan, ISIL Growing

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The World in 2:00 – July 30, 2015

The World in 2:00

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Senate Dems: GOP Risking Government Shutdown In Lieu Of Budget Deadlines

Senate Democrats said Thursday that a government shutdown is likely in October if Republicans continue focusing on defunding Planned Parenthood and not the looming budget deadline on Oct. 1.