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White House blasts GOP on Hagel filibuster

White House blasts GOP on Hagel filibuster

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Republicans "put political posturing" over national security in blocking President Obama's nominee for defense secretary, the White House said.

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Senate reauthorizes VAWA

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Tuesday reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act and sent it to the House, which passed its own version last year.

Cantor: Sequester isn't a good policy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Rep. Eric Cantor, U.S. House majority leader, said the planned sequester-driven spending cuts are not the right policy for controlling costs.
Fiscal Cliff: Social Security, Medicare could be cut to rein in spending

Fiscal Cliff: Social Security, Medicare could be cut to rein in spending

As the clock ticked down on 2012 and the "fiscal cliff" loomed ever larger, concerns mounted among seniors and their advocates any solution to U.S. fiscal problems would be resolved at least partially on their backs.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Democrats push to keep DREAM alive

Democrats push to keep DREAM alive

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats are calling on supporters of the DREAM Act to appeal to opponents and put a face on the issue of illegal immigration.

Obama, Dem leaders meet at White House

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Democratic congressional leaders discussed their legislative agenda and jobs Wednesday, a White House official said.
Third GOP senator: Raise top earners' taxes

Third GOP senator: Raise top earners' taxes

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Republicans Thursday blocked a proposal by Democrats to expand a payroll tax holiday and pay for it with a higher taxes on millionaires.
Durbin leads on defending Wall Street bill

Durbin leads on defending Wall Street bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin plans to use his position on an appropriations subcommittee to keep Republicans from gutting financial reform, aides say.
Healthcare debate may tackle abortion

Healthcare debate may tackle abortion

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Consideration on abortion language could come as soon as the U.S. Senate prepares to resume debate on its healthcare reform bill, senators say.

Senate readies housing bill for passage

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Friday pushed along a broad housing package that sponsors say would help mortgage holders and communities hit by the mortgage crisis.

Senate to take up FISA after holiday break

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Reauthorization of the U.S. government's wiretapping laws has been pushed back until July after one senator said he objected to the bill's immunity language.

Pelosi, Reid at odds over energy bill

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., are reportedly divided on differing versions of a proposed energy bill.

House blocks Fairness Doctrine revival

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives barred use of tax dollars to force broadcasters of conservative content to air a liberal view through the Fairness Doctrine.
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U.S. President George W. Bush meets with the bipartisan and bicameral leadership in the Cabinet Room of the White House on April 18, 2007. From left, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), President Bush, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KT), Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott (R-MS) . (UPI Photo/Dennis Brack/POOL)
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