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House passes bill aimed at reducing flight delays

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. House easily passed a bill Friday aimed at ending sequester-related flight delays by restoring funding for air traffic controllers.
Senate approves bill to ease air-travel delays

Senate approves bill to ease air-travel delays

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday passed a bill to ease air-travel delays by ending air traffic controllers furloughs caused by across-the-board federal spending cuts.
Parents of bombing suspects to come to U.S.

Parents of bombing suspects to come to U.S.

BOSTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Parents of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects agreed Wednesday to come to the United States to assist in the investigation, a Russian police official says.
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.

Background-check backers scramble for Senate votes

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Backers of a plan to expand U.S. gun-sale background checks raced to secure Senate votes Monday while a gun-rights lobby broke ranks to support the measure.
Deal reached on gun background checks

Deal reached on gun background checks

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators announced Wednesday they have agreed on a proposal to expand background checks for gun purchases to all commercial sales.
Senator blasts Jamaica for lottery scam

Senator blasts Jamaica for lottery scam

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, condemned Jamaica for not putting enough effort in fighting the rampant lottery scam that targets U.S. senior citizens.

Gun laws advance in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday approved bills to expand background checks for gun sales and reauthorize federal funding for security at schools.
GOP sees easier ride for CIA head nominee

GOP sees easier ride for CIA head nominee

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- Senate Republicans say the confirmation of the White House's nominee to head the CIA will go much more smoothly than that of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

Feinstein argues for assault weapon ban

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, outlining her proposal in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, argued a new assault weapon ban is necessary to reduce gun violence.

NRA to run ads targeting Dems in 2014

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association will launch a newspaper ad campaign that targets mainly Democratic U.S. senators in 2014 election, Roll Call reported Wednesday.
White House blasts GOP on Hagel filibuster

White House blasts GOP on Hagel filibuster

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Republicans "put political posturing" over national security in blocking President Obama's nominee for defense secretary, the White House said.

Word on the Benghazi street

BRICK, N.J., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The word from Libyan journalists in Benghazi is that the attack on the U.S. consulate was carried out, not by terrorists, but by remaining elements of Moammar Gadhafi supporters. Libyan Deputy Interior Minister Wanis al-Sharif has publically claimed that the attack was carried out by pro-Gadhafi elements.
MORGAN STRONG, UPI Outside View Commentator

Report: DEA agent arranged for prostitute

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. drug agent arranged for a Secret Service agent preparing for a presidential trip to Colombia to be serviced by a prostitute, a report says.
Report faults State, Pentagon, White House

Report faults State, Pentagon, White House

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate report says the State Department and the Pentagon did not adequately protect the Americans killed in the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Benghazi attack, political fallout

Benghazi attack, political fallout

The attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, in which the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed, set off a debate in Washington that initially focused on embassy security but soon shifted to broader questions about the Obama administration's competence and trustworthiness -- and threatened to hamper the president's ability to win cooperation from Senate Republicans on future Cabinet nominations.
PAT NASON, United Press International
Senate rejects U.N. treaty on disabled

Senate rejects U.N. treaty on disabled

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The Senate voted Tuesday to reject a U.N. treaty protecting rights of disabled people, with opponents warning its terms "would be forced on" the United States.

Ayotte vows to block any Clinton successor

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Sen. Kelly Ayotte says she will block any secretary of state nominee, not just front-runner Susan Rice, until she is satisfied on the Libya U.S. mission attack.

GOP: Obama lying on Benghazi

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., Thursday accused the White House and President Obama of lying about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Maine senator to caucus with Democrats

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Maine's new independent U.S. senator said Wednesday he would caucus with the Democrats once he arrives in Washington.

Sen.-elect King may announce party soon

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Angus King, the former Maine governor who won election to the U.S. Senate last week as an independent, met Tuesday with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.

Senate passes resolution on 2013 spending

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate leaders say the chamber passed a spending resolution early Saturday that will extend the current budget for another six months.

Former Gitmo inmate may have led Benghazi attack

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A former Guantanamo prisoner suspected of being an al-Qaida member may have led the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, intelligence sources told Fox News.

Obama may act to tighten Internet security

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama may use his executive authority to force cybersecurity measures on the Internet, the president's cybersecurity chief says.
House votes against adjourning for recess

House votes against adjourning for recess

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. House voted against adjourning for its August recess, with members citing the need to act on a farm bill among other things.
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