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Republican-Controlled Senate Clears Budget Plan

The Senate passed a Republican budget for fiscal year 2016 after a grueling, round-the-clock marathon of amendment votes. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Senate Passes GOP Budget After Late-Night Debate

WASHINGTON — The Senate early Friday passed a Republican budget plan that would cut spending by $ 5.1 trillion over 10 years, raise military funding and repeal Obamacare. The non-binding budget, debated all week and passed 52-46 during a 15-hour marathon session before the Easter recess, gives Republicans another crack at repealing the Affordable Care […]

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2016 Brawl Breaks Out on Senate Floor

Manu Raju, Politico Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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U.S. Senate votes unanimously for amendment to send message on Iran

The U.S. Senate voted unanimously on Thursday for a non-binding amendment to a budget bill intended to make it easier to reimpose sanctions if Iran violates a nuclear deal. The vote was 100-0 for the amendment, sponsored by Republican Senator Mark Kirk, which would establish a fund to cover the cost of imposing sanctions if […]

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Senate up next after House passes bold conservative budget

Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward Senate approval on Thursday, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto struggle with President Barack Obama over their plans to erase deficits through trillions in spending cuts and repeal of the nation’s health care law. Full News here – FOX News

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Vote-a-Rama Drama to Hit the Senate Thursday

Amendment votes have generally been rare and hard-won in recent years around the U.S. Senate. Thursday might make up for that, with the Senate hold a marathon “vote-a-rama” session on amendments to the Republican budget. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Senate Girds For Lengthy Budget Battle Over Obamacare And Defense Spending

The Senate on Tuesday kicked off what is likely to be a lengthy funding debate over Senate Republicans’ budget blueprint, which aims to boost defense spending and to repeal the Affordable Care Act through a process known as reconciliation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) plans to keep his promise of an open-amendment process on […]

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Senate Panel Concerned Over CIA Role in Cellphone Scanning

The top two lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee are pressing the Justice Department with concerns the Central Intelligence Agency helped domestic law enforcement develop technology to scan U.S. cellphones. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Murphy Will Run for Senate In Florida

Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL) said he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2016 Marco Rubio is expected to vacate, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Murphy defeated Rep. Allen West (R-FL) in 2012 “and was considered one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the country. But a strong competitor never emerged in 2014 and Murphy […]

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Florida Rep. Patrick Murphy announces bid for U.S. Senate seat in 2016

Florida Rep. Patrick Murphy announces bid for U.S. Senate seat in 2016

(Reuters) – Democratic Florida congressman Patrick Murphy said on Monday he would run in 2016 for the U.S. Senate seat held by Marco Rubio, a high-profile Republican who is considering a presidential bid. In a statement announcing his candidacy for Senate, he emphasized his background in business and accused Rubio of putting his political future […]

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