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LGBT rights bill gains another co-sponsor as Senate vote announced for next month

Another Senator has thrown his support behind a measure that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) said Monday that he’s decided to co-sponsor the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, after months of lobbying and public pressure. The bill has now been co-sponsored by…

Senate rejects resolution scrapping ‘net neutrality’

WASHINGTON — The US Senate rejected a resolution on Thursday seeking to overturn “net neutrality” rules aimed at ensuring an open Internet. The Republican-backed resolution, which the White House had threatened to veto, was defeated by 52 votes to 46 in the Democratic-controlled Senate. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved…

China: U.S. vote on currency bill would result in trade war

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reiterated on Monday that an expected vote this week in the U.S. Senate on a bill intended to pressure Beijing to allow its currency to rise, if made into law, would result in a trade war and hurt U.S.-China ties. China’s Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai made the comments to reporters…

Obama applauds finance reforms as Senate vote draws near

President Barack Obama turned up the heat Saturday on lawmakers to pass an ambitious Wall Street regulatory overhaul, as the measure headed for a key vote in the Senate. “The reform bill being debated in the Senate will not solve every problem in our financial system: no bill could,” Obama…

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