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GOP’s Enzi Seeks Budget Committee Gavel In Senate Power Play

Sen. Mike Enzi (R., Wyo.) on Friday began maneuvering to claim the gavel of the Senate Budget Committee in what could be the only contested chairmanship in the new Republican Senate. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Takata airbag victim Stephanie Erdman testifies on defective airbags at Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committee hearing in Washington

Takata, auto execs face Senate over deadly air bag scandal

WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) – Executives from Japan's Takata Corp and two automakers faced tough scrutiny from U.S. senators on Thursday over the risk of millions of potentially defective air bags that can rupture upon deployment, shooting metal shards into cars. Full News here – Politics News Headlines – Yahoo News

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Senate Report: Banks Had Unfair Commodity-Market Advantages

A two-year Senate investigation of commodity-market activities at big Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Chase found the firms compromised market integrity. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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U.S. President Obama delivers remarks at a "ConnectED to the Future" conference with school district supervisers and educators in the East Room of the White House in Washington

Some Senate Democrats balk at Obama’s unilateral immigration approach

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several Democratic senators are uncomfortable with President Barack Obama's decision to use executive action to make immigration reform, raising the possibility of open, bipartisan resistance to his plan. The senators, most from conservative states, objected to Obama's unilateral approach, saying on Wednesday that they preferred Congress to take the […]

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Senate Vote on Lynch for Attorney General Likely to Come Next Year

The White House has said it is ready to wait until next year for Congress to consider its nominee to be the next attorney general, the top Senate Democrat said Tuesday. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Bill to Restrict N.S.A. Data Collection Blocked in Vote by Senate Republicans

Democrats and a handful of Republicans who supported the measure failed to secure the 60 votes they needed to take up the legislation. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Keystone XL

Keystone XL pipeline bill dies in Senate

By Timothy Gardner and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bill to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, sparing President Barack Obama from an expected veto of legislation that several fellow Democrats supported. The measure fell just short of the 60 votes needed for passage, despite frantic […]

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Senate Debates Keystone XL Pipeline

As the Senate opened debate Tuesday on the Keystone XL pipeline, sponsors of the bill continued to look for the needed support to advance the measure in a highly anticipated evening vote. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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U.S. Senator Begich concedes defeat in Alaska senate race

(Reuters) – U.S. Senator Mark Begich on Monday conceded defeat to his Republican challenger in a closely watched race that was part of midterm elections that gave Republicans control of the Senate and strengthened their grip on the House of Representatives. Begich, a Democrat, said he called to congratulate Dan Sullivan, a former state attorney […]

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Climate advocates and representatives from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota protest against Keystone XL pipeline at Senator Landrieu's house in Washington

U.S. Senate heads for vote on Keystone XL pipeline

By Timothy Gardner and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Backers of the Keystone XL oil pipeline hope a vote in the U.S. Senate late on Tuesday will send a bill to the desk of President Barack Obama. With the chamber apparently stuck at 59 votes in favor of Keystone XL, Senator Mary Landrieu worked hard […]

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