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U.S. lawmakers support sanctions against Russia over Crimea invasion

U.S. lawmakers support sanctions against Russia over Crimea invasion

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. officials say the best way to stop Russian President Vladimir Putin from trying to seize more of Ukrainian territory is economic sanctions.

Senate committee OKs bill to sanction Russia over Ukraine

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would offer aid to Ukraine and sanction Russia for its incursion into Crimea.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes 'religious freedom' bill

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes 'religious freedom' bill

PHOENIX, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have let businesses refuse to serve gays and others on religious-freedom grounds.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes controversial anti-gay bill [BREAKING]

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes controversial anti-gay bill [BREAKING]

PHOENIX, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday that she had vetoed Senate Bill 1062.
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Super Bowl committee condemns Arizona's anti-gay bill

Super Bowl committee condemns Arizona's anti-gay bill

TUCSON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The committee for the 2015 Arizona Super Bowl condemned the state's law that gives business the right to refuse service to the LGBT community.
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McCain joins opposition to Arizona's religion-gay rights bill

McCain joins opposition to Arizona's religion-gay rights bill

PHOENIX, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a bill allowing businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians on grounds of religious objection.
Sen. John McCain urges veto of controversial Ariz. bill

Sen. John McCain urges veto of controversial Ariz. bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., came out against Arizona Senate Bill 1062 that allows businesses to refuse service to the LGBT community based on religious beliefs.
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Flake says he hopes Brewer vetoes same-sex service denial bill

Flake says he hopes Brewer vetoes same-sex service denial bill

PHOENIX, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said Saturday he hopes Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes a bill allowing businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians.
Treasury secretary: Debt limit rise will promote economic growth

Treasury secretary: Debt limit rise will promote economic growth

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Wednesday's Senate vote to raise the federal debt limit will promote growth and help "provide certainty and stability."
Senate passes Ryan-Murray bill, sending it to Obama

Senate passes Ryan-Murray bill, sending it to Obama

Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday evening to pass the bipartisan budget deal and send it to President Barack Obama's desk for signature.
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Senate votes to end debate on bipartisan budget deal

Senate votes to end debate on bipartisan budget deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted 67-33 Tuesday to end debate on a bipartisan budget deal, clearing the way for an up-or-down vote.
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.

Sen. Jeff Flake stung by scorpion

PHOENIX, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake tweeted early Thursday that he was stung by a scorpion.

No aid from FEMA for Arizona wildfire that killed 19 firefighters

PHOENIX, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The Arizona fire that killed 19 firefighters did not do enough damage to uninsured property to justify federal aid, officials say.

Sen. Jeff Flake heads The Hill's beautiful people list

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., tops the 10th edition of The Hill's list of the 50 most beautiful people in Washington, released Wednesday.
Senate confirms Labor chief Perez, EPA head McCarthy

Senate confirms Labor chief Perez, EPA head McCarthy

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- Two more vacancies in President Obama's Cabinet were filled Thursday as the U.S. Senate confirmed Labor Department and Environmental Protection Agency heads.
Thousands remember Granite Mountain Hotshots at Prescott memorial

Thousands remember Granite Mountain Hotshots at Prescott memorial

PRESCOTT, Ariz., July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots killed in an Arizona wildfire were "an elite unit in every sense of that phrase."
Firefighters killed in Yarnell Hill fire identified

Firefighters killed in Yarnell Hill fire identified

YARNELL, Ariz., July 1 (UPI) -- The federal government Monday was in the process of taking command of Arizona's deadly Yarnell Hill fire from the state, officials said.
Boehner faces pressure from left, right in immigration fight

Boehner faces pressure from left, right in immigration fight

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate's bipartisan passage of sweeping immigration reform sent to the House, leaving Speaker John Boehner in a quandary, given his divided party.
Senate wards off GOP filibuster on U.S. immigration reform bill

Senate wards off GOP filibuster on U.S. immigration reform bill

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Monday voted 67-27 to kill a Republican attempt to filibuster the immigration reform bill.
Senate rejects Cornyn's border security trigger amendment

Senate rejects Cornyn's border security trigger amendment

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday voted down an amendment that would have required border security triggers before immigrants be given legal status.

Senators: Obama should keep distance from immigration reform

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama is likely to hurt immigration reform's chances if he gets more involved with lobbying for it, Gang of Eight senators said Wednesday.

Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on Obama's choice for ATF

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate committee held a contentious confirmation hearing Tuesday on B. Todd Jones, acting director of the alcohol, tobacco and firearms agency.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte says she supports immigration reform bill

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- An immigration reform bill may have the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican filibuster after U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said Sunday she supports it.

Arizona mom, in Mexican jail, says she reads Scripture to survive

NOGALES, Mexico, May 30 (UPI) -- Yanira Maldonado, in her Nogales, Mexico, jail cell, said she relies on Scripture to survive since being accused of attempting to smuggle marijuana.
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