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House passes bipartisan budget deal 332-94

House passes bipartisan budget deal 332-94

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Thursday passed a two-year bipartisan budget deal by a 332-94 vote, indicating further threats of a government shutdown are unlikely.

Pact on international sale of arms taking potshots

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- An international arms treaty signed Wednesday by Secretary of State John Kerry faces trouble with Republican senators and gun rights advocates, officials say.

Kerry predicts Congress will approve attack on Syria

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday he was confident Congress would authorize a U.S. attack on Syria, but lawmakers were less confident.

McCain threatens to block Dempsey re-appointment over Syria policy

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- A top Senate Republican threatened to block Army Gen. Martin Dempsey's re-appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff over U.S. policy on Syria.
Hagel: Extending sequester to FY 2014 would freeze promotions

Hagel: Extending sequester to FY 2014 would freeze promotions

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- If the sequester extends into fiscal year 2014, the Pentagon would be forced to impose a series of draconian moves, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned.
The Issue: Immigration reform bill finally hits Senate floor

The Issue: Immigration reform bill finally hits Senate floor

Debate finally began on the U.S. Senate floor last week on the bipartisan immigration reform bill seen as the best opportunity on a while – or for a while – to overhaul the nation's immigration laws.
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GOP Sen. Inhofe urges donations to Oklahoma tornado relief

GOP Sen. Inhofe urges donations to Oklahoma tornado relief

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., used Saturday's Republican radio address to urge Americans to donate to relief funds for tornado victims in his state.

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Rubio, Inhofe vow to filibuster gun bill

Rubio, Inhofe vow to filibuster gun bill

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- Marco Rubio and James Inhofe joined three other U.S. Senate Republicans threatening to filibuster Democrats' gun legislation as violating the Second Amendment.

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Panel votes to recommend Hagel

Panel votes to recommend Hagel

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A Senate panel Tuesday voted along party lines 14-11 to recommend the full Senate approve Chuck Hagel's nomination as U.S. defense secretary.
Levin: Panel to vote on Hagel nomination

Levin: Panel to vote on Hagel nomination

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The Senate Armed Services Committee plans to vote Tuesday on the confirmation of former Sen. Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, the chairman said Monday.
Levin challenges GOP demands on Hagel

Levin challenges GOP demands on Hagel

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin said GOP demands for information on defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel far exceed normal practice.

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Hagel vote up in air

Hagel vote up in air

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Senate Republicans are trying to hold up the confirmation vote on President Obama's defense secretary nominee, Chuck Hagel, a Senate aide said Wednesday.

F-16s for Egypt stirs anger in Congress

CAIRO, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The delivery of four Lockheed Martin F-16 strike jets to Egypt has stirred congressional ire as Egypt's pro-democracy revolution hangs in the balance.
EU's Ashton welcomes Kerry at State

EU's Ashton welcomes Kerry at State

BRUSSELS, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- EU top foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Wednesday she was "delighted" that U.S. Sen. John Kerry will take over at the U.S. State Department.
John Kerry confirmed as secretary of state

John Kerry confirmed as secretary of state

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Tuesday confirmed Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to be the next secretary of state, succeeding Hillary Clinton.
Mixed U.S. reaction to female warfighters

Mixed U.S. reaction to female warfighters

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he respected consideration to lift the ban on women serving in combat roles, though a fellow Republican expressed concerns.

Myanmar to hold oil and gas auction

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The government of Myanmar announced it was accepting bids for 18 onshore blocks up for auction in its second oil and natural gas licensing round.

Senator: U.S. energy ready for Myanmar

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., told Myanmar President Thein Sein that U.S. oil and natural gas companies were ready to invest in the country's economy.

U.S. seeks double Israel missile funding

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Israel's defense industry got two big boosts this week.

U.S. Congress funding for Israeli anti-missile programs increases

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress is seeking increased funding for Israel's anti-missile programs.
Senate rejects U.N. treaty on disabled

Senate rejects U.N. treaty on disabled

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The Senate voted Tuesday to reject a U.N. treaty protecting rights of disabled people, with opponents warning its terms "would be forced on" the United States.

Senator expresses concern on Chinese steps

BEIJING, July 26 (UPI) -- China has become more aggressive, with the resurgence of a faction "tied to their military," a U.S. senator said while discussing the South China Sea issue.
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