The huge drone that could not be grounded

By Richard H.P. Sia and Alexander Cohen

A major defense contractor used its connections on Capitol Hill to keep a troubled drone aircraft aloft at a cost of billions of dollars.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jerry Lewis":

"… unications director; and Letitia White, a longtime aide to former Chairman Jerry Lewis, R-Calif. Also on the team was Northrop Grumman Vice President for Governm …"

E-cigarette maker fires up lobbying efforts

By Reity O'Brien

Manufacturers of smoking alternative faces new government scrutiny.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jerry Lewis":

"… ep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., while Shockey once worked for former Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Calif. Mike Ference, who until late 2012 served as policy director to …"

Arizona still waiting for Fiesta Bowl fixes

By Kathleen Ingley

Fiesta Bowl scandal has brought outrage, but no fixes

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jerry Lewis":

"… can be used to sort, analyze and cross-reference.In October, Arizona Sen. Jerry Lewis proposed using technology to dramatically increase transparency in gift re …"

The Chairmen: New House leaders have familiar ties to business, revolving door

By Josh Israel

The Republican takeover of Congress not only apparently gives the Speaker’s gavel to John Boehner, it also elevates up to 25 senior GOP lawm

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jerry Lewis":

"… ties would be as chairman of the relevant committeeAppropriations CommitteeJerry LewisHal RogersAppropriations Subcommittee on DefenseC.W. Bill YoungArmed Servic …"

Jerry Lewis — Appropriations Committee?

By Amy Biegelsen

A California congressman since 1978, Jerry Lewis aims to regain the gavel of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and all the federal bud

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jerry Lewis":

"… y spending has blown out of control” …"

Hal Rogers — Appropriations Committee?

By Peter H. Stone

Kentucky’s Hal Rogers, a prime candidate to take over the powerful U.S. House Appropriations Committee, which controls federal spending, has

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jerry Lewis":

"… ppropriations Committee, tried to win the chairmanship in 2005 but lost to Jerry Lewis of California. Lewis is again vying for the post, but is considered an und …"

New GOP chiefs of appropriations, energy panels may not be settled until after Thanksgiving

By Peter H. Stone

With Republicans expected to have an excellent shot at winning back the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, talk is rampant about whic

Excerpts from this story referencing "natural gas":

"… diction over health and prescription drug issues; telecommunications; oil, natural gas, coal, solar, nuclear, and electric energy; and interstate commerce. …"

The Murtha Method

By The Center for Public Integrity

For months, a cloud has swirled around Congressman John Murtha (D-Pa.), chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee,

Excerpts from this story referencing "Arizona":

"… to take campaign contributions from those who benefit from their earmarks. Arizona Republican Jeff Flake supports this legislation and has offered similar pr …"

'Top Gun' of travel

By Steve Henn and Robert Brodsky

Spy plane's maker spent roughly $660,000, targeted legislators' aides

Excerpts from this story referencing "Italy":

"… re than a combined $46,000.Bensing said that he and his wife, Lia, went to Italy and Turkey in 2004 and Australia in March 2005 on the company's tab. His d …"

"… staffers who went on at least one of the March 2005 trips to Australia and Italy sponsored by the company include top aides to Senate Armed Services Commit …"

"… documents.Shortly after the Australia trip, company officials traveled to Italy to play host to a delegation of eight staffers and their guests in Rome, V …"

"… meetings with foreign government officials while on the company-sponsored Italy/Turkey trip in 2004."I was with Admiral Cassidy in Italy in 2004," Cochran …"

C.W. Bill Young — Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense

By Caitlin Ginley

C.W. Bill Young is the most senior Republican serving in the U.S. House and a fixture in Florida politics. First elected in 1970, he represe

A ‘Murtha Method’ encore

By Nick Schwellenbach

A review of the 2010 defense appropriations process reveals that most members of a key House of Representatives panel continue to engage in