The Daily Digest: WESA, oil trains, Sunday beer

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The House passed the Women's Economic Security Act, but its future is unclear in the Senate. (MPR News)

The American Petroleum Institute is buying local airtime to run ads meant to encourage Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar to support the Keystone XL pipeline. (MPR News)

Rep. Joe Atkins is  looking for ways to move a liquor bill without including a provision that would allow taprooms to sell growlers of beer on Sunday. (MPR News)

PoliGraph fact-checks a fact-check of Franken's latest ad, and finds it to be accurate. (MPR News)

The Minnesota House unanimously passed legislation aimed at preventing overdose deaths from heroin and other opiates.(MPR News)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is buying airtime in the 8th Congressional District to run spots supporting Stewart Mills, who is challenging DFL Rep. Rick Nolan. (MPR News)


Railroads carrying large amounts of oil must notify local officials when they come through town. (MPR News)

House Republicans voted to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress. (AP via The Star Tribune)

In the lobby of the Chicago Ritz-Carlton, young conservatives stalked big name Democratic donors. (Politico)

Rep. Michele Bachmann was among a few female GOP lawmakers who voted against a bill to create a women's history museum. Conservative groups like the Family Research Council opposed the legislation, but the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly in favor of the new museum. (National Journal)