CONGRESS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CONGRESS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Editorial: Sen. Lee right about convention, wrong about rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58325820-82/lee-congress-federal-rules.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58325820-82/lee-congress-federal-rules.html.csp">Editorial: Sen. Lee right about convention, wrong about rules</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T18:33:35.949-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 06:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sen. Mike Lee, whose fingerprints are all over the disgraceful government shutdown, knows better than most how little Congress is able to accomplish. Now he wants to make sure that other parts of the federal government are just as big a waste as the legislative branch is. On the bright side, meanwhile, Utah’s junior senator made it clear at his own anti-regulation powwow in Salt Lake City Thursday that he is not a total tea party lemming. He opposes, correctly, the idea that the states should c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58325820@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:33:35 MDT Utah Sen. Mike Lee wants Congress to sign off on new federal rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58321945-90/congress-lee-federal-rules.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58321945-90/congress-lee-federal-rules.html.csp">Utah Sen. Mike Lee wants Congress to sign off on new federal rules</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T21:27:52.926-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 09:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two conservative senators agreed on the disease, but not necessarily the remedy at a gathering focused on government regulations. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, sponsored the event Thursday in Salt Lake City, where he equated the government to helicopter parents hovering unnecessarily over their children, and his solution is to require Congress to get more involved in the federal rule-making process that affects everything from health care to the type of light bulbs people can buy. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Ok...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321945@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:27:52 MDT GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323275-68/bergdahl-law-swap-taliban.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323275-68/bergdahl-law-swap-taliban.html.csp">GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T17:36:01.503-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said the Defense Department failed to notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of the exchange — a clear violation of the law — and used $988,400 of a wartime account to make the transfer. The GAO also said the Pentagon’s use ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583232752014-08-21T17:36:01.503-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T17:36:01.503-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323275@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:36:01 MDT Washington Post: A budget gimmick http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58317682-82/pension-smoothing-bill-tax.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58317682-82/pension-smoothing-bill-tax.html.csp">Washington Post: A budget gimmick</a></h4>