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Senate passes VA, highway bills, heads to recess

Senate passes VA, highway bills, heads to recess

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --The Senate passed two key bills Thursday, sending a fix for the Department of Veterans affairs and a highway funding patch to the president for signature.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate quickly passes VA access bill, could cost $50b a year

Senate quickly passes VA access bill, could cost $50b a year

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --The Senate pushed through a bill that will allow veterans to seek care outside the VA health system just after hammering out a compromise from opposing bills.
Gabrielle Levy
Senators 'learned nothing we didn't know' in new classified Bergdahl briefing

Senators 'learned nothing we didn't know' in new classified Bergdahl briefing

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) --Senators said they remained frustrated with the lack of information released to lawmakers about the swap of five Taliban detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate Dems to not write budget for fiscal 2015

Senate Dems to not write budget for fiscal 2015

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- Senate Democrats said they don't plan on writing a fiscal 2015 budget because they reached a two-year deal in December with Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

GOP filibuster kills bill to expand veterans benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Republicans used a filibuster to prevent a vote on expanded veterans benefits after Democrats blocked efforts to add an amendment on Iran sanctions.
Senate gives final approval to farm bill

Senate gives final approval to farm bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate gave final approval to the farm bill Tuesday, following House approval last week.

Republicans hope to block Majority Leader Reid's amendment tactic

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Republicans have tried four times recently to block Majority Leader Harry Reid from "filling the amendment tree" and blocking their amendments.
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.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Republican leaders press Obama to meet with border enforcement union

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- Two Republican legislators criticized President Barack Obama in a letter for failing to meet with unionized U.S. immigration and customs officers.
Immigration reform legislation sent to Senate floor

Immigration reform legislation sent to Senate floor

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 Tuesday night to send U.S. immigration reform legislation to the Senate floor.

Senate panel tightens student visa rules in immigration bill

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- The sweeping immigration reform bill was amended by a U.S. Senate committee to tighten student visa rules in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Some Republicans express dismay over bipartisan immigration bill

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Opponents to bipartisan immigration reform legislation said the proposal grants immediate amnesty to undocumented workers who broke the law.
Details of bipartisan Senate immigration measure released

Details of bipartisan Senate immigration measure released

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators Tuesday released details of a plan to overhaul an immigration system lawmakers and the president agree needs fixing.
Senate Judiciary Committee delays hearing on immigration bill

Senate Judiciary Committee delays hearing on immigration bill

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate panel delayed a hearing on immigration reform to allow senators time to read the bipartisan bill awaiting introduction, an aide said Monday.
Sen. Jeff Sessions fears border security won't improve

Sen. Jeff Sessions fears border security won't improve

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- A key conservative U.S. senator Sunday voiced skepticism about plans for increased border security in a legislative compromise proposal on immigration reform.
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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) questions Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor during the second day of her Senate Judiciary confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 14, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Alabama. First elected in 1996, Sessions is a member of the Republican Party. He serves as the ranking minority member on the Senate Budget Committee.

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was born in Selma, Alabama, the son of Abbie (née Powe) and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, Jr. His father owned a general store and then a farm equipment dealership. Sessions grew up in the small town of Hybart. In 1964 he became an Eagle Scout. In his adult life, he became a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America.

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