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Senate Prospects Brighten for GOP

With 100 days to go until the midterm election, strong bids by several Republican candidates and President Obama’s sagging approval ratings are boosting GOP chances of capturing a Senate majority. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Chairmen of House, Senate veterans affairs committees reach tentative agreement on reform bill

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans’ health care. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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House, Senate resume talks over VA fix

Talks have resumed after slowing to a halt earlier in the week on congressional efforts to reform the Veterans Affairs Department. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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House, Senate talks over VA fix in chaos as recess looms

A massive and costly package meant to address the litany of problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs was getting caught in the congressional grinder Thursday, as House and Senate lawmakers clashed over how to iron out differences in their competing bills. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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For GOP, a Good Crop of Senate Candidates

Fred Barnes, Weekly StandardRepublicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s another advantage: the generally high quality of their candidates. This wasn’t the case in 2010 and 2012, when Republicans blew chances to capture the Senate. […]

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U.S. President Obama greets U.S. Vice President Biden before signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act at the White House in Washington

U.S. Senate Democrats cut $1 billion from Obama border request

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed cutting $ 1 billion from President Barack Obama's $ 3.7 billion emergency funding request to deal with a surge of some 57,000 undocumented Central American children across the southern border. Obama on July 8 asked lawmakers to approve $ 3.7 billion to bolster […]

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Senate Sets Vote for Highway Funds

Senate leaders have agreed to vote next week on a bill to replenish the fund that covers the federal share of highway and mass-transit spending, a timetable that would leave just days to spare before the fund is expected to run dry. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Control of Senate May Hinge on Georgia Race

After David Perdue’s victory in the Republican primary, he will face off against the Democrat Michelle Nunn in what many in both parties see as a crucial to gaining a majority in the Senate. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Senate Democrats Lay Out Plan For Border Crisis

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Wednesday staked out a middle position on funding for the ongoing border crisis, announcing details of a plan that would provide $ 1 billion less than the president requested but $ 1.2 billion more than House Republicans have said they will support. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) said […]

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Obama nominates McDonald to head the Veterans Administration in Washington

U.S. Senate panel unanimously approves Veterans Affairs nominee

Bob McDonald, President Barack Obama's choice to run the Veterans Affairs Department, looked set for an easy Senate confirmation after the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously approved his nomination on Wednesday. McDonald, the former chief executive of consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co, pledged to senators on Tuesday to bring corporate-style discipline, accountability and […]

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