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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.

Graham: Immigration reform will pass

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said a Republican candidate will be unable to win in the 2016 presidential election unless Congress passes immigration reform.
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
Senate strikes down immigration reform amendment

Senate strikes down immigration reform amendment

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday rejected an amendment to the immigration reform bill that would have required increased border security, officials said.
White House setting groundwork for debt-ceiling increase

White House setting groundwork for debt-ceiling increase

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said he had "a good conversation" with some Senate Republicans concerning the U.S. debt ceiling.

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.
Susan Rice replaces Tom Donilon as national security adviser

Susan Rice replaces Tom Donilon as national security adviser

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday national security adviser Tom Donilon is stepping down and will be replaced by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.

Graham: IRS scandal not limited to Cincinnati

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said he doesn't believe the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups was limited to a single branch in Cincinnati.
Senators say IRS was intimidating, or just doing its duty

Senators say IRS was intimidating, or just doing its duty

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- A top U.S. Senate Democrat suggested Sunday Internal Revenue Service scrutiny of conservative political groups applying for tax-exempt status was appropriate.
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.

Immigration bill survives poison-pill attacks in committee session

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate's Gang of Eight fended off poison-pill amendments meant to derail a bipartisan immigration reform bill supporters say is gaining steam.

Boehner wants Benghazi emails released

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner is calling on the White House to release unclassified emails related to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
State Department deputy recalls Benghazi attack for House committee

State Department deputy recalls Benghazi attack for House committee

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. deputy chief of mission in Libya fought for composure as he recalled the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi to a House panel Wednesday.

U.S., Saudi Arabia deny report Saudis warned of Tsarnaev danger

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. and Saudi governments Wednesday denied a published report the Saudis warned Washington accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was dangerous.
Lindsey Graham says security systems 'degrading'

Lindsey Graham says security systems 'degrading'

PHOENIX, April 30 (UPI) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Tuesday he stands by his contention U.S. security systems are "degrading" under the Obama administration.
Obama holds wide-ranging news conference on foreign, domestic issues.

Obama holds wide-ranging news conference on foreign, domestic issues.

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday denied he risked credibility about setting a "red line" on the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Obama: Boston Marathon, Benghazi attack not intelligence failures

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday Sen. Lindsey Graham is wrong in saying the United States has gone backwards on national security.

Russia wary of Syrian WMD claims

MOSCOW, April 29 (UPI) -- Allegations regarding to the use of chemical weapons in Syria are far too serious to leave to speculation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.
Lawmakers call for stronger U.S. action in Syria

Lawmakers call for stronger U.S. action in Syria

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Republican lawmakers are pressing for U.S. intervention in Syria's civil war, while Democrats call for increased aid but do not rule out military action.

Senators urge cautious action on Syrian conflict

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- A trio of U.S. senators said the Obama administration must do more to identify and assist friendly elements of the anti-Assad rebel forces fighting in Syria.
Senators add pet provisions into immigration bill

Senators add pet provisions into immigration bill

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- During negotiations on a sweeping immigration bill, U.S. senators added a number of pet provisions for work visas being reserved for specific industries.
Senators want Boston bombing suspect tried as enemy combatant

Senators want Boston bombing suspect tried as enemy combatant

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- The Boston Marathon bombing suspect, captured after a five-day manhunt, should be tried as an enemy combatant, two Republican U.S. senators said.
Senate group mulls merit-based path to legal residence based on skills

Senate group mulls merit-based path to legal residence based on skills

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- The bipartisan group of U.S. senators' immigration blueprint includes a program that would grant permanent legal residence based on work skills, aides said.
Deal reached on gun background checks

Deal reached on gun background checks

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators announced Wednesday they have agreed on a proposal to expand background checks for gun purchases to all commercial sales.
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