Female senators tie college loan push to equal pay

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WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) --Female Senate Democrats drew a line connecting two of the issues the party hopes to make the centerpiece of their midterm strategy: equal pay and student loans.
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Many congressional members forgo or donate salaries during shutdown

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Fed, state, local officials to discuss ways to aid Detroit

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Smithfield merger Senate committee approval greeted with skepticism

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Rep. Lucas: Farm bill conference with Senate needs food stamp bill

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Senators debate extent of Medicare cuts

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McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- After Democrats increased their U.S. Senate majority Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell challenged the president to "move to the political center."
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Debbie Stabenow
WAP2002031986 - WASHINGTON, March 19, (UPI)-- Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., joins the The Points of Light Foundation at a news conference in Washington on March 19, 2002, in calling on volunteers to pay tribute to the September 11th., terrorist victims through community service. Senator George Allen, R-Va., looks on. rw/Ricardo Watson. UPI

Deborah Ann Greer "Debbie" Stabenow (born April 29, 1950) is the junior United States Senator from Michigan and a member of the Democratic Party. Before her election to the U.S. Senate, she was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Michigan's 8th congressional district from 1997 to 2001. She previously served as a member of the Ingham County Board of Commissioners, Michigan House of Representatives, and Michigan Senate.

Stabenow defeated first-term Republican incumbent Spencer Abraham in the 2000 U.S. Senate election, becoming the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Michigan. She and Maria Cantwell were the first women to defeat incumbent Senators in a general election.

Stabenow currently serves as Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

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