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McDonald promises systematic change at VA confirmation hearing

McDonald promises systematic change at VA confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) --Senators looked to the Veterans Affairs nominee, Robert McDonald, for answers as talks for a compromise to fix the troubled department have stalled.
Gabrielle Levy
Sen. Portman: Eric Holder's remarks on race 'not constructive'

Sen. Portman: Eric Holder's remarks on race 'not constructive'

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) --Attorney General Eric Holder's suggestion that some criticism of President Obama comes from racial prejudice is "not constructive," U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said.
Frances Burns
Shaun Donovan confirmed to serve as OMB director

Shaun Donovan confirmed to serve as OMB director

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) --The Senate confirmed Shuan Donovan, the outgoing secretary of HUD, to his new post as director of the Office of Management and Budget Thursday.
Gabrielle Levy
Republican Senator Susan Collins endorses same-sex marriage

Republican Senator Susan Collins endorses same-sex marriage

AUGUSTA, Maine, June 26 (UPI) --Maine Republican Susan Collins became the fourth sitting GOP senator to publicly come out in favor of same-sex marriage, announcing her support Wednesday.
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Republican Rep. Dent changes mind to support gay marriage

Republican Rep. Dent changes mind to support gay marriage

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) --Rep. Charlie Dent became the sixth congressional Republican to support gay marriage, a week after a federal judge ruled Pennsylvania's ban unconstitutional.
Gabrielle Levy
Energy efficiency bill fails, sinks Keystone chances

Energy efficiency bill fails, sinks Keystone chances

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) --Intransigence from both sides of the Senate aisle may have sunk the chances of a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline coming anytime soon.
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Amendments threaten to scuttle Senate Keystone deal

Amendments threaten to scuttle Senate Keystone deal

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- A standoff between Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell over amendments to an energy efficiency bill may sink a deal for a vote to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
Gabrielle Levy
Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- The Senate took another step towards passing an extension on emergency unemployment insurance Thursday, voting 65-34 to begin debate.
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The Issue: Could deal be close on renewing extended unemployment?

The Issue: Could deal be close on renewing extended unemployment?

Could it be? An actual deal in the works to reinstitute the extended unemployment benefits that expired just after Christmas?
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 15, 2014.
By United Press International

Bipartisan unemployment extension deal reached in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- A deal to extend expired unemployment benefits five months that includes offsets to pay for them was struck Thursday, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators said.
GOP bashes Obama's 2015 budget proposal in weekly address

GOP bashes Obama's 2015 budget proposal in weekly address

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- Republican Sen. Rob Portman said President Obama's $3.9 trillion budget proposal for fiscal 2015 is the "same old story" Saturday during the weekly GOP address.
Obama to unveil his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2015

Obama to unveil his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2015

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama is expected to fill in the blanks about how he wants money spent in the 2015 budget since top-line numbers are in place, one lawmaker said.
Portman, Van Hollen spar over debt reduction in proposed 2015 budget

Portman, Van Hollen spar over debt reduction in proposed 2015 budget

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said Sunday President Barack Obama's proposed 2015 budget does not deal with the growing debt problem.
Treasury secretary: Debt limit rise will promote economic growth

Treasury secretary: Debt limit rise will promote economic growth

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Wednesday's Senate vote to raise the federal debt limit will promote growth and help "provide certainty and stability."
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Rob Portman was sworn in as US Trade Representative during a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building near the White House in Washington on May 17, 2005. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Robert Jones "Rob" Portman (born December 19, 1955) is the junior United States Senator from Ohio. He is a member of the Republican Party. He succeeded retiring Senator George Voinovich.

From 1993 to 2005, Portman served in the United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 2005, representing Ohio's 2nd congressional district, which stretches along the Ohio River from the Hamilton County suburbs of Cincinnati east to Scioto County and Pike County. Portman won seven consecutive congressional elections with over 70 percent of the vote.

Portman served in two federal cabinet positions under the administration of President George W. Bush. From May 2005 to May 2006, he was the U.S. Trade Representative. From May 2006 to June 2007, he was Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Rob Portman."
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