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U.S. Senate votes to kill gun control legislation

U.S. Senate votes to kill gun control legislation

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said Wednesday the Senate vote to kill a bill expanding gun sale background checks was "shameful," but it was "just round 1" of the fight.
The Issue: Plenty to love, loathe in Obama's 2014 budget

The Issue: Plenty to love, loathe in Obama's 2014 budget

Congressional Republicans and Democrats began voicing their displeasure over U.S. President Obama's 2014 budget plan, either saying it didn't go far enough to cut spending, or it raised taxes or it intruded too much on entitlements or left seniors in a lurch.
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Senate passes first budget in four years

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate, by the slimmest of margins, approved its first budget in four years early Saturday, party leaders said.

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Senate shoots down Ryan's budget

Senate shoots down Ryan's budget

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate shot down U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan's budget in a 59-40 vote, officials said.
Politics 2013: Dueling 2014 budgets introduced in House, Senate budget committees

Politics 2013: Dueling 2014 budgets introduced in House, Senate budget committees

The introduction of U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's budget was deja vu all over again, sort of, but with a twist of balancing the federal budget in 10 years instead of further out.
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Ryan: U.S. must cut back on spending

Ryan: U.S. must cut back on spending

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- The architect of the U.S. House's budget plan said Saturday the federal government must reduce its spending or head "straight into a debt crisis."
Ryan budget backs ending healthcare reform

Ryan budget backs ending healthcare reform

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan says his budget blueprint will promote repealing President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

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Sessions blasts Democrat budget plan

Sessions blasts Democrat budget plan

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- With Senate Democrats set to unveil their budget plan next week, Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions says he fears the plan will "crush American workers."
House approves Violence Against Women Act

House approves Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. House approved reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which protects same-sex couples, sending it to President Obama Thursday.

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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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