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Young veterans angered by budget proposal that would trim pensions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Young military veterans said they are angered by a budget proposal that would trim their pension benefits.
At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

From the get-go, 2013 was turbulent in Washington. Crises rolled over the nation's capital like thunderheads after President Obama took his second oath of office on a crisp January day.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

2013 was a year of milestones and horror: the election of a new pope, the birth of a future king and horrific terrorist attacks in Algeria, Kenya and the United States.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Obama sees 'breakthrough' in 2014 for U.S. economy

Obama sees 'breakthrough' in 2014 for U.S. economy

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama said Friday many of his goals for 2013 were not achieved, but the U.S. economy is stronger and poised for "a breakthrough year" in 2014.

Obama says no negotiation with Congress on debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday he will not negotiate with Congress over raising the federal borrowing limit in 2014.
Obama: Budget deal 'good first step' but Congress must do more

Obama: Budget deal 'good first step' but Congress must do more

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Senate passage of a budget will help avoid "crisis-driven decision-making" but urged Congress to extend unemployment insurance.
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.
Lawmakers: Gridlock strong, despite budget deal

Lawmakers: Gridlock strong, despite budget deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A bipartisan budget compromise awaiting a U.S. Senate vote after winning House passage is a key step but not an end to gridlock, the accord's deal-makers said.
The Issue: Budget deal moves to Senate; new era of compromise?

The Issue: Budget deal moves to Senate; new era of compromise?

Washington witnessed a Christmas miracle last week: House adoption of a budget compromise worked out by House-Senate negotiators after Speaker John Boehner bluntly told recalcitrant members of his caucus to toe the line or lose all credibility.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
House passes bipartisan budget deal 332-94

House passes bipartisan budget deal 332-94

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Thursday passed a two-year bipartisan budget deal by a 332-94 vote, indicating further threats of a government shutdown are unlikely.
House leaders predict budget deal's passage

House leaders predict budget deal's passage

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A federal budget deal struck on Capitol Hill will pass the U.S. House of Representatives with a majority of Republicans in support, party leaders predicted.
Paul Ryan, Patty Murray announce House-Senate budget deal

Paul Ryan, Patty Murray announce House-Senate budget deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- House and Senate negotiators have agreed on an $85 billion budget to fund the U.S. government through Jan. 15, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Tuesday.
Politics: Congress' to-do list could require time it doesn't have

Politics: Congress' to-do list could require time it doesn't have

The good news for the U.S. Congress is that members have the month of December to complete their laundry list of items -- including a farm bill, food stamps, a budget for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, a slew of presidential nominations, possibly revisiting unemployment benefits, maybe take up imposing more sanctions on Iran -- before 2014.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Budget committees a few billion short of agreement

Budget committees a few billion short of agreement

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- House and Senate lawmakers are a few billion dollars shy of a budget agreement that could end some across-the-board spending cuts, sources told Politico.
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Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) speaks at a press conference on healthcare reform in Washington on July 23, 2009. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said a vote on healthcare would not happen until this fall. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Patricia Lynn "Patty" Murray (née Johns, born October 11, 1950) is the senior United States Senator from Washington and a member of the Democratic Party. Murray was first elected to the Senate in 1992, becoming Washington's first female senator. She was re-elected in 1998, 2004 and 2010.

Murray has served as the Senate Majority Conference Secretary since 2007, making her the fourth highest-ranking Democrat and the highest-ranking woman in the Senate.

Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 2001 to 2003, Murray assumed the role again in early 2011, for a term ending in 2013. She is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Patty Murray."
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