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Obama predicts immigration reform no later than 2017

Obama predicts immigration reform no later than 2017

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Congress will pass U.S. immigration reform legislation before 2017, President Barack Obama said in an interview that aired Friday.
Chuck Schumer says chemical found in yoga mats doesn't belong in McDonald's buns

Chuck Schumer says chemical found in yoga mats doesn't belong in McDonald's buns

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Sen. Chuck Schumer calls on FDA to ban azodicarbonamide, a chemical found in yoga mats, rubber shoes and McDonald's hamburger buns.
Brooks Hays
Cyber threats, inadequate safeguards pose problem for financial regulators

Cyber threats, inadequate safeguards pose problem for financial regulators

Senate oversight hearing on financial regulations reveals challenges caused by cyber threats and Volcker Rule.
By Vesko Cholakov and Jessica Floum

Schumer seeks to fine robocallers $20,000 a call

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says a bill he introduced would increase penalties for nuisance telemarketing robocalls to $20,000 a call and up to 10 years in prison.

GOP leaders call for legal status, no 'path to citizenship'

CAMBRIDGE, Md., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republican leaders Thursday endorsed granting legal status but "no special path to citizenship" for undocumented immigrants.
Senate vote on emergency jobless benefits bill moved to Tuesday

Senate vote on emergency jobless benefits bill moved to Tuesday

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Monday postponed a vote on extending emergency unemployment benefits to Tuesday as the long-term jobless face a tough labor market.
The Issue: Obamacare -- what deadline?

The Issue: Obamacare -- what deadline?

With the first of the year just days off, the full impact of healthcare reform is poised to kick in but whether it will achieve U.S. President Barack Obama's vision of affordable protection for all still is an open question.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Lawsuits filed over Target data breach

Lawsuits filed over Target data breach

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Two lawsuits have been filed in Minnesota against retailer Target for failing to keep customer data safe from hackers, court paper say.

Coburn: Republicans should take more positive approach to healthcare

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Republicans should talk about how they would change the U.S. healthcare system instead of demanding the repeal of Obamacare, Sen. Tom Coburn said Sunday.
White House vows to veto Iran sanctions bill

White House vows to veto Iran sanctions bill

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The White House vowed to veto a bipartisan Senate bill that would impose new sanctions on Iran if it violates an interim deal to curb its nuclear program.

Senate panel chief likely to hold off on Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A key Senate panel will likely "pause" Iran sanctions action, its head said, as Secretary of State John Kerry was to brief senators on the interim nuclear deal.
Passenger who survived New York City train crash to sue railroad

Passenger who survived New York City train crash to sue railroad

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A surviving passenger on the New York City train that derailed Sunday, killing four, intends to sue the railroad, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Obama says 'clear-eyed diplomacy' led to pact on Iran's nuke program

Obama says 'clear-eyed diplomacy' led to pact on Iran's nuke program

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- President Obama called the agreement between Iran and Western leaders over Iran's nuclear program the result of "clear-eyed diplomacy" with a U.S. adversary.
Senate puts off Iran sanctions vote as nuclear talks start

Senate puts off Iran sanctions vote as nuclear talks start

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate will put off a vote on new Iranian sanctions that could derail nuclear talks, senators said, as a crucial round of talks was to begin Wednesday.
Sen. Chuck Schumer endorses Hillary Clinton for president in 2016

Sen. Chuck Schumer endorses Hillary Clinton for president in 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., endorsed former Secretary of States Hillary Clinton for president at the Iowa Democratic Party's Jefferson Jackson dinner.
Obama praises Brooklyn's innovative P-TECH High School

Obama praises Brooklyn's innovative P-TECH High School

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama visited an algebra class Friday before delivering a speech at the innovative P-Tech High School in New York.

Lew: Shutdown damaged the nation's economy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Sunday the government shutdown did damage to the nation's economy.
House approves funding, borrowing bill

House approves funding, borrowing bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Wednesday passed a bill funding the government and extending the borrowing limit, setting the stage for the end of the government shutdown.
Reid, McConnell meet on debt limit, shutdown

Reid, McConnell meet on debt limit, shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Ky., met Saturday to discuss the debt limit and government shutdown, aides said.
Obama formally nominates Yellen to head Fed

Obama formally nominates Yellen to head Fed

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- President Obama Thursday formally nominated Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve, calling her "one of the nation's foremost economists."
Budgetary ping-pong game drags on past shutdown deadline

Budgetary ping-pong game drags on past shutdown deadline

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress Monday failed to reach a budget agreement by the midnight deadline, effectively shutting down the federal government.
Obama to GOP: 'Let's get this done'

Obama to GOP: 'Let's get this done'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama told House Republicans Friday healthcare reform is "a done deal" and urged them to pass a stopgap government spending bill.
McCain chides Cruz for Nazi comment during Obamacare oratory

McCain chides Cruz for Nazi comment during Obamacare oratory

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called Sen. Ted Cruz's Nazi comments during his oratory on defunding Obamacare a "great disservice" to World War II soldiers.
Obama rejects linking debt limit to defunding healthcare law

Obama rejects linking debt limit to defunding healthcare law

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The Obama administration Thursday rejected a House Republican move to tie defunding the healthcare law to funding the ongoing functions of the U.S. government.

Schumer: Freight train tank cars a major danger

KINGSTON, N.Y., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A tank-car type that carries crude oil is unsafe for this use and must be phased out, upgraded or limited to non-flammable liquids, a U.S. senator said.
GERRY HARRINGTON, United Press International
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