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Makers of driverless cars want Congress to free them from state safety standards

Makers of driverless cars want Congress to free them from state safety standards

By Eliza Fawcett, Los Angeles Times

July 12, 2018


Filed under National News

The House passed a bill last fall and similar legislation is pending in the Senate. Both aim to boost the driverless car industry by streamlining rules and preventing states from imposing their own safety and performance standards.

Pennsylvania Senate passes antihazing law

Pennsylvania Senate passes antihazing law

By Sarah Shearer | Contributing Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

The Pennsylvania State Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that would make hazing in fraternities a third-degree felony in cases of serious injury or death, and could allow universities to seize offending Greek organizations’ houses.  The law is sponsored by Republican Senate Majority Leade...

Senate Council takes issue with proposed federal tax bill

Senate Council takes issue with proposed federal tax bill

By David Solomon | For The Pitt News

November 16, 2017


Filed under Top Stories

The Senate Council started off with heartfelt “goodbyes” to Provost Patricia Beeson, whose hard work Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and other Senate Council members praised. “Her role for the University and for me has been tremendous,” Chancellor Gallagher said. “This will be a year-long ...

Editorial: GOP establishment enables Moore’s misconduct

Editorial: GOP establishment enables Moore’s misconduct

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 12, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The party of “family values” spent the weekend in a peculiar position — defending a man accused of child molestation. The Washington Post reported last week that four women had accused Roy Moore of making sexual advances on them while they were in their teens. Moore is the Republican nominee for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ old seat in the U.S. Senate. At the time of the alleged advances, Moore was in his early thirties. One...

GOP’s Roy Moore pushed to quit Senate race after accusation he molested 14-year-old girl

By Michael Finnegan | Los Angeles Times (TNS)

November 9, 2017


Filed under National News

Republicans' lock on an Alabama seat in the U.S. Senate was thrown into doubt Thursday when the party's religious-right candidate was accused of initiating a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32. The explosive allegation, in a Washington Post report, led Senate GOP leader Mitch...

Editorial: Trump’s revisionist history leaves everyone behind

Editorial: Trump’s revisionist history leaves everyone behind

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 27, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Presidential endorsements of Senate hopefuls can often make the difference between a candidate winning and losing the election — though that wasn’t the case in Alabama this week. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence publicly supported Republican Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama’s...

No mercy for Menendez

No mercy for Menendez

By Ben Sheppard | For The Pitt News

September 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The last time the U.S. Senate had to expel a member, the country was tearing itself apart in the Civil War. With a country that feels almost as divided today, 2017 may see another Senate expulsion — Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey. Federal prosecutors in Menendez’s home state opened a trial again...

Two more Republican senators announce opposition to health care bill, dooming latest GOP plan

By Lisa Mascaro | Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

July 18, 2017


Filed under National News

Republican efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed in the Senate on Monday evening as two more GOP senators announced they would oppose the latest plan backed by their party's leadership. The announcements by Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas brought to four the number...

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