U.S. stumps for oil, gas ties to Myanmar

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- U.S. oil and natural gas companies are losing out to European counterparts in the move to tap into the resource potential in Myanmar, a lawmaker said.
Senate upholds EPA standards for coal

Senate upholds EPA standards for coal

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Wednesday voted against a Republican measure that would eliminate regulations cutting mercury and other pollutants from coal-fired power plants.

Parties battle over transportation bill

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- The top Senate Democrat Tuesday accused a top Republican House member of deliberately trying to sabotage the U.S. economy.

Senators: Time for GSA to clean house

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- U.S. senators from both parties Wednesday called for the General Services Administration to clean house amidst a scandal over excessive spending.
Climate rules bill flags 'EPA bureaucrats'

Climate rules bill flags 'EPA bureaucrats'

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- A bill ending U.S. agency regulation of greenhouse-gas emissions puts lawmakers in charge of climate-change policy, "not EPA bureaucrats," a GOP senator said.

Senate rejects bar to prison upgrade funds

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate defeated a Republican attempt Tuesday to block spending to upgrade U.S. prison facilities that may house Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees.
Inhofe is top traveling lawmaker in Okla.

Inhofe is top traveling lawmaker in Okla.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., is the top frequent flier in the state's congressional delegation, with 10 trips abroad since 2007, The Oklahoman said Sunday.
Critics say spending shifts hurt military

Critics say spending shifts hurt military

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- Critics of White House proposals to shift more defense spending to counterinsurgency say it leaves the United States open to conventional threats.

Senators write to IOC on China's spying

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators called on the International Olympic Committee Thursday to abandon an Internet censorship agreement it reportedly reached with China.

Climate change bill dies on Senate floor

THE DALLES, Ore., June 6 (UPI) -- Senate Democrats pulled climate change legislation from the floor Friday after failing to garner enough support to push the bill toward a final vote.

Senate votes to stop filling oil reserves

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Tuesday voted to stop filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to help reduce the retail price of gasoline.

White House considers listing polar bears

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Interior Department is considering whether to list the polar bear as an endangered species, it was reported Sunday.

GOP senators' plane shot at over Baghdad

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A U.S. military plane carrying four members of the U.S. Congress took evasive action Thursday after it came under ground fire as it took off from Baghdad.

Iraq visits popular with U.S. senators

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Making visits to troops in Iraq is popular among U.S. senators, as at least 76 of them have done so in the last year, The Hill reported Wednesday.

English proposed as 'national' language

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate may consider making English the "national" language, not the "common" language included in immigration reform legislation.

Pentagon tailored Iraq intel, panel hears

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The Pentagon's inspector general told a Senate committee Friday the U.S. Defense Department tailored intelligence findings on Iraq to the audience.

Va. Sen. Warner seeks environmental post

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Sen. John Warner, R-Va., said Friday he will seek election as Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works in the next Congress.

U.S. churches petition for clean air

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. environmentalists have gained an ally in the fight for clean air with a petition among the 30 million-strong National Association of Evangelicals.

Southwest, American in political dog fight

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- Political supporters of American Airlines are pushing a bill in Congress to force Southwest Airlines to leave Dallas' Love Field and move to D/FW Airport.

Senate panel approves $284B highway bill

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- A Senate panel approved a $284 billion highway construction and transportation funding bill Wednesday, setting up a floor fight to increase the funding level.

Bush's clean air proposal stalls in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- President Bush's signature air quality legislation is in trouble in the Senate, where it remains mired in partisan deadlock.
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI Congressional and Policy Correspondent

Bush's clean air plan stalls in the Senate

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Senate GOP leaders continue to be unable to get the votes needed to move President Bush's "Clear skies" air quality plan through committee.

Sen. Reid places hold on Bush nominees

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has placed a hold on some of President Bush's executive branch nominations in a game of nominee chicken with Republicans.
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI Congressional and Policy Correspondent

Hill GOP moving foward with highway bill

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Republican congressional leaders have decided to proceed to conference on a six-year highway spending bill despite White House objections to funding levels.

Hill panel backs global warming research

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- The Senate Commerce Committee unanimously approved a bill Tuesday establishing a $60 million research program to study climate change.
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