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House GOP wants to take immigration reform one step at a time

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A Republican lawmaker said the House would prefer to tackle immigration reform in piecemeal fashion rather than through a sweeping bill.
GOP says its ready to counter Obama's agenda for 2014

GOP says its ready to counter Obama's agenda for 2014

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Republicans said Saturday that President Obama has his agenda for the new year and the GOP has its own plans.
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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U.S. senators call for Coptic protection in Egypt

U.S. senators call for Coptic protection in Egypt

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Republican leaders said they wanted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to do more to pressure the Egyptian government on security for minority Christians.

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Talk about sequester impact not there

Talk about sequester impact not there

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. congressional Republicans say they haven't felt pressure from their constituents to do anything about the across-the-board spending cuts in effect.

Blunt puts hold on EPA nomination

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said Monday he had placed a hold on the nomination of Gina McCarthy as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Obama 'charm offensive' ends in stalemate

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- President Obama concluded his three-day tour of Capitol Hill Thursday without significant progress on the budget stalemate with Republicans, lawmakers said.
Reid: GOP Hagel filibuster 'a shame'

Reid: GOP Hagel filibuster 'a shame'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Republicans blocking a vote on Chuck Hagel's nomination as defense secretary deny Majority Leader Harry Reid's assertion the move is a filibuster.

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Filibuster issue in Senate GOP's lap

Filibuster issue in Senate GOP's lap

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has given his Republican counterpart until Thursday to strike a bipartisan agreement on changes to the filibuster rules.

Blunt OK with losing salary if no budget

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said Sunday requiring the Senate to pass a budget by April or they lose their pay is "the right thing to do."

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Blunt calls on Dems to pass GOP bills

Blunt calls on Dems to pass GOP bills

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt has called on Democrats to back bills passed by the Republican-controlled House to prevent the impending spending cuts and tax increases.

U.S. has doubts about Egypt's Gaza role

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A member of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee said Sunday Egypt is a wild card in the effort to defuse clashes in Gaza.
Akin: McCaskill less 'ladylike'

Akin: McCaskill less 'ladylike'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., says he has a "clear path to victory" against incumbent Sen. Clare McCaskill, who he said was less "ladylike" than she had been in 2006.
Akin leaves exit door slightly open

Akin leaves exit door slightly open

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Embattled Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., left open the possibility he may exit his state's U.S. Senate race but maintained he still can win.
Akin: I'm staying; pullout deadline passes

Akin: I'm staying; pullout deadline passes

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., Tuesday refused to bow to party pressure to end his U.S. Senate bid as a result of his "legitimate rape" comments.

Mosque burned in Joplin, Mo.

JOPLIN, Mo., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The FBI said it had joined the investigation into a fire that leveled a mosque in Joplin, Mo., Monday.
New York's 95 delegates at stake Tuesday

New York's 95 delegates at stake Tuesday

New York, with its 95 delegates, ranks only behind Texas and California in the number of delegates up for grabs in the Republican primaries.
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Romney asks for money from new supporters

Romney asks for money from new supporters

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is spending more money than he is bringing in, but is asking for more from lawmakers, officials said.
Endorsements sometimes fail to help Romney

Endorsements sometimes fail to help Romney

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- The Washington establishment's influence on Republican primary voters appears to be waning, a Republican senator from Missouri said.
Senate kills 'conscience' amendment

Senate kills 'conscience' amendment

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday killed a Republican amendment allowing employers to opt out of healthcare coverage with which they disagree on moral grounds.
Romney steps into birth control debate

Romney steps into birth control debate

BOSTON, March 1 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney waded into controversy when he told an Ohio network he opposed a contraception "conscience" proposal in the U.S. Senate then corrected himself.

Birth control mandate repeal will get vote

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he'll let a bill that would repeal the White House's hot-button birth control mandate be brought up for a vote.
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