Deficit reduction panel launches Web site

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The congressional committee tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in deficit savings during the next decade has a Web site and is using it to solicit input.
Hatch aide to head 'supercommittee' staff

Hatch aide to head 'supercommittee' staff

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate tax lawyer will head the staff of the congressional "supercommittee" tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in budget cuts, leaders said Tuesday.
Senate race undecided in Washington state

Senate race undecided in Washington state

OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The Washington state Senate race was deadlocked between longtime Democratic incumbent Patty Murray and Republican Dino Rossi, results showed.

Dino Rossi enters Wash. senate race

OLYMPIA, Wash., May 26 (UPI) -- Dino Rossi of Washington, a Republican who lost the closest gubernatorial race in U.S. history in 2004, announced Wednesday he is running for U.S. Senate.
Man charged with threats on U.S. senator

Man charged with threats on U.S. senator

YAKIMA, Wash., April 6 (UPI) -- A Yakima-area man is charged with allegedly threatening Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., in the heated run-up to the vote on healthcare reform, prosecutors said.
Obama signs family medical leave bill

Obama signs family medical leave bill

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama Monday signed into law a bill extending coverage of U.S. family medical leave law to pilots and flight attendants.

New funding sought for sex-abused vets

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash, says she will re-introduce a bill in January that would provide more resources to treat sexually traumatized U.S. veterans.
No special post in Senate for Clinton yet

No special post in Senate for Clinton yet

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Democratic leaders say they are not yet carving out a special leadership position for U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton's return to Washington.

Wild Sky Wilderness bill approved in House

SEATTLE, May 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. House approved a bill creating the Wild Sky Wilderness in Washington state, officials said Wednesday.

Seattle film crew released in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, April 17 (UPI) -- A film crew from Seattle that was arrested in Nigeria has been released to the U.S. Embassy, a spokeswoman for the film project said.
HUD's Jackson steps down

HUD's Jackson steps down

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Alphonso Jackson, the embattled leader of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development agency, said Monday he would resign, effective April 18.

Legislation takes aim at soldier suicides

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- To help cut the record number of U.S. soldiers trying to kill themselves, Congress is considering a bill to overhaul the military's suicide-prevention programs.

Dems to Bush: Sign vets program increase

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Washington Sen. Patty Murray, in the Democrats response to U.S. President Bush's radio address, called on him to sign increases in veterans program funding.

No sign from trapped men

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Drillers tried from above ground Saturday to reach six trapped miners in Utah after the deaths of three rescuers suspended work underground indefinitely.

Report: Problems with Seattle VA hospital

SEATTLE, June 15 (UPI) -- A report released Friday by U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., detailed a long list of problems with veterans hospitals in the Seattle area.

Bill to screen troops for brain injuries

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- U.S. soldiers would be screened for brain damage before and after being deployed to war zones under legislation introduced in the Congress.

Democrats agree to Iraq plan

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Democrats in the U.S. Congress have agreed to a $124 billion Iraq war funding bill that includes a plan to begin pulling troops out of the country.

U.S. Congress closes Republican era

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress ended an era of Republican rule Saturday, adjourning before dawn after passing energy, tax and trade legislation.

Schumer appears to ask Kerry to leave

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer appeared to kick Sen. John Kerry out of a Democratic leadership walk in Washington, a reporter who witnessed the event said.

Reid announces Dems' Senate leadership

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Sen. Harry Reid, who is set to become U.S. Senate majority leader, announced Tuesday the Senate Democratic leadership for the 110th U.S. Congress.

Mine-safety bill sent for Senate vote

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- New legislation sent to the Senate floor would require all mines to have state-of-the-art two-way wireless communications and tracking systems in place within the next three years.
STOKELY BAKSH, UPI Technology Correspondent

'Morning-after pill' comment period ends

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. drug regulators have ended a two-month comment period to make the "morning-after pill" Plan B available without a prescription.

Third Bush agency nomination held in Senate

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del., has placed a hold on the nomination of Stephen Johnson to be the new chief of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Effect of Amtrak bankruptcy debated

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Supporters of the U.S. government's passenger rail system say White House moves to bankrupt Amtrak will end national passenger rail service.

Wireless World: City WiFi networks growing

CHICAGO, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Large-scale wireless data networks are emerging as the latest high-tech economic development tool across the United States, appearing in major metro area downtowns and smaller suburban central business districts.
GENE J. KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology News
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