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Reid sets Senate vote on key immigration bill amendment

Reid sets Senate vote on key immigration bill amendment

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday the Senate will vote next week on border security, a key issue holding up action on immigration reform.
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.
Senate approves bill to ease air-travel delays

Senate approves bill to ease air-travel delays

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday passed a bill to ease air-travel delays by ending air traffic controllers furloughs caused by across-the-board federal spending cuts.
Obama says budget is 'fiscally responsible' blueprint

Obama says budget is 'fiscally responsible' blueprint

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama put Medicare and Social Security back on the table, along with funding universal pre-kindergarten in his version of the budget.

Support growing for Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate vote in support of the Keystone XL pipeline sends a strong message to President Barack Obama, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce president said.

Senate passes Keystone amendment

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- Forty-five Republicans and 17 Democrats in the U.S. Senate voted yes to a budget amendment that recommends the Keystone XL oil pipeline be approved.
Obama, Ryan, Van Hollen to meet for lunch

Obama, Ryan, Van Hollen to meet for lunch

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- President Obama's outreach to congressional Republicans includes a lunch with House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the 2012 GOP vice presidential candidate.

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Obama to meet congressional caucuses

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama will go to Capitol Hill next week to talk with lawmakers in both parties about his legislative priorities, the White House said Wednesday.

Opponent claims money pushing Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A group opposed to the use of tar sands oil said U.S. lawmakers pressing for the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline are backed by the oil industry.

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GOP: Obama's higher taxes to ruin economy

GOP: Obama's higher taxes to ruin economy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- President Obama's insistence on higher taxes is threatening to put the U.S. economy in a tailspin, a Republican senator charged Saturday.

SOTU falls short on energy, GOP says

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A North Dakota lawmaker said U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address fell short of energy security expectations.

Bipartisan support grows for Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators called on U.S. President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline after it passed a Nebraska review.

NWF wants closer look at Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. environmental group called for a closer look into the Keystone XL pipeline, though supporters said it's another stalling tactic for the project.

Heitkamp, Dalrymple, Romney post N.D. wins

BISMARCK, N.D., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Democrat Heidi Heitkamp narrowly defeated Republican Rick Berg in the race for U.S. Senate in North Dakota, news networks declared Wednesday.

API backs state leadership in shale

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The American Petroleum Institute announced support for a Senate bill that would keep authority over shale energy development in state hands.
Dalrymple: Speed Keystone XL construction

Dalrymple: Speed Keystone XL construction

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Republican North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple Saturday urged Congress to approve a measure to speed construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
U.S. Senate rejects Keystone amendment

U.S. Senate rejects Keystone amendment

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday rejected a Republican-sponsored effort to push through a Keystone XL pipeline amendment opposed by President Barack Obama.
Battle brews in Peace Garden State

Battle brews in Peace Garden State

Ron Paul, who just lost claiming a win in the Maine caucuses to Mitt Romney, may have an opportunity to win his first state when North Dakota Republicans caucus on Tuesday.
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Draft measure introduced on Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A measure drafted largely by critics of the U.S. president's energy policy gives TransCanada the approval to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, senators say.

Keystone XL likely getting built

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A spokesman for TransCanada, the company planning the Keystone XL pipeline, said plans are moving forward despite political wrangling in Washington.
Hoeven urges approval of Keystone pipeline

Hoeven urges approval of Keystone pipeline

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., Saturday urged U.S. President Barack Obama to approve the controversial TransCanada Keystone XL oil pipeline.

GOP: Stop dawdling on trade agreements

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- The Obama administration needs to expedite international trade agreements to ease unemployment, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said Saturday.

It's Berg vs. Pomeroy for N.D. House seat

BISMARCK, N.D., June 9 (UPI) -- Rick Berg easily won North Dakota's Republican congressional primary election Tuesday and will face Democratic incumbent Earl Pomeroy this fall, results showed.
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