U.S. House of Representatives http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Proposed transportation budget could jeopardize Amtrak routes from St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/proposed-transportation-budget-could-jeopardize-amtrak-routes-st-louis <p>A proposed <a href="http://appropriations.house.gov/UploadedFiles/12THUD_xml.pdf">federal transportation budget</a> could eliminate Amtrak service between St. Louis and Kansas City.</p><p>A <a href="http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2011/09/12/st-louis-to-kansas-city-amtrak-in-jeopardy/">report on KMOX</a> radio says the House Appropriations subcommittee supports eliminating the federal operating subsidy for trains that also get state funding. That includes all routes between St. Louis and Kansas City and three of five trains between St. Louis and Chicago.</p> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 13:56:13 +0000 The Associated Press 2029 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Proposed transportation budget could jeopardize Amtrak routes from St. Louis Bill offers break for properties in flood zone http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bill-offers-break-properties-flood-zone <p>Thousands of property owners facing the prospect of buying costly flood insurance as a hedge against aging levees could get a reprieve for years under <a href="http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.1309:">a measure</a> that has advanced in Congress.</p><p>The House on Tuesday night overwhelmingly signed off on a bill reauthorizing the debt-ridden <a href="http://www.fema.gov/business/nfip/">federal flood-insurance program</a> for five years.</p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 14:49:55 +0000 The Associated Press 1634 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bill offers break for properties in flood zone House panel backs $1B for flood project repair on Mississippi, Missouri rivers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/house-panel-backs-1b-flood-project-repair-mississippi-missouri-rivers <p>A House panel has approved $1 billion in emergency money to repair levees and other flood control projects damaged by the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/list/term/894">devastating flooding along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers</a>.</p><p>Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen said billions of dollars more will be needed once full Army Corps of Engineers estimates are in for repairing breached levees and other flood control projects damaged by this year&#39;s devastating storms and floods.</p> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 18:13:47 +0000 The Associated Press 1439 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org House panel backs $1B for flood project repair on Mississippi, Missouri rivers U.S. House GOP to advance $1B disaster aid package http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-house-gop-advance-1b-disaster-aid-package <p>Republicans controlling the House are preparing a $1 billion aid package to make sure federal disaster relief accounts don&#39;t run out.</p><p>Rep. <a href="http://aderholt.house.gov/">Robert Aderholt</a> said the move would ensure that there&#39;s enough money for victims of <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/list/term/1929">the devastating tornado that leveled Joplin, Mo., on Sunday</a>, as well as those suffering from <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/list/term/894">flooding in the Mississippi Basin</a> and from<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/05/02/135926288/government-estimates-more-than-300-tornadoes-struck-over-two-days?print=1"> tornadoes that swept across Alabama last month</a>.</p><p> Tue, 24 May 2011 16:03:11 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 1293 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S. House GOP to advance $1B disaster aid package Freshmen Mo. lawmakers continue fundraising http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/freshmen-mo-lawmakers-continue-fundraising <p>Missouri's newest members of the <a href="http://www.house.gov/">U.S. House</a> have continued raising money.</p><p>Federal campaign finance reports show Republican <a href="http://long.house.gov/">Billy Long</a> of Springfield raised roughly $15,000 from Nov. 23 to Dec. 31, 2010. Long reported starting 2011 with $29,000 in his campaign bank account.</p> Thu, 03 Feb 2011 17:34:33 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 448 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Freshmen Mo. lawmakers continue fundraising New Census numbers could mean bad news for Missouri, Illinois http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-census-numbers-could-mean-bad-news-missouri-illinois <p>New <a href="http://2010.census.gov/2010census/">2010 U.S. Census</a> figures will be released tomorrow. &nbsp;And that could be bad news for the St. Louis region.</p> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 15:23:09 +0000 Bill Raack 156 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Census numbers could mean bad news for Missouri, Illinois