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Senate passes bipartisan bill offering veterans more medical care options

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan measure aimed at easing healthcare delays for veterans by giving them more access to private care and allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs to open more clinics and hire more medical staff. The vote in the Democratic-led Senate followed…

Fed nominee Stanley Fischer clears procedural hurdle in Senate

By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Stanley Fischer’s nomination to be a member of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s board cleared a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Tuesday, virtually assuring that the noted economist will join the central bank within days. The Senate agreed 62-35 to limit debate on…

Senate advances bill to renew $85 billion in tax breaks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-led U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted to advance a bill to renew $85 billion of individual and business tax breaks for two years, setting up a confrontation with Republicans in the House of Representatives. By a vote of 96-3, the measure passed its first procedural test,…

Battle over Keystone pipeline likely to kill Senate’s attempt to pass energy efficiency bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate agreed on Tuesday to begin debate on a bipartisan energy efficiency bill, but seems unlikely to pass it unless lawmakers agree on how to proceed with the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline project. The Senate voted 79 to 20 to advance the legislation, the…

Senator Dianne Feinstein: CIA illegally searched computers in Congress over interrogation report

A senior US senator on Tuesday accused the Central Intelligence Agency of illegally searching computers of Senate staff members who were investigating a CIA interrogation program. Dianne Feinstein, the powerful chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, angrily denounced the CIA’s actions, saying it appeared to be a bid to intimidate…

‘Rebuilding our broken budget process’: Senate advances bipartisan budget agreement

The Senate advanced a bipartisan budget deal Tuesday, virtually assuring passage of a bill that sets spending caps for the next two years and reduces prospects of a US government shutdown in 2014. The bill, which cleared a Senate procedural hurdle with a bipartisan 67-33 vote and has already won…

First test of Senate’s ‘nuclear option’ voting rules set for Tuesday

Is Harry Reid fueling Senate’s escalating ‘arms war’? (via The Christian Science Monitor) President Obama announces three nominees, including Patricia Millett (r.), to fill vacancies on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Washington this June. Judge Millett is expected to be confirmed Monday after…

Senate’s defense bill would allow Guantanamo Bay to finally close

The US Senate debated a defense bill Tuesday that would ease restrictions on detainee transfers from Guantanamo, a major first step toward closing the controversial war-on-terror prison. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the provision should be the first measure debated and voted on in the defense spending bill for…

Democrats incensed after GOP blocks Obama federal court nominee

Democrats call for rule change and say move broke informal agreement between parties Democrats threatened a major constitutional showdown over Senate filibuster rules on Tuesday after Republicans blocked a third successive woman nominated to sit on a federal appeals court. Nina Pillard, a Georgetown law professor, would have been only…

GOP congressman: Everything in the House should be about winning back the Senate

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) said Tuesday that House Republicans should have a single goal: Help the GOP take back the Senate. “Everything we do in this body should be about messaging to win back the Senate,” Sessions, the former chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee and current chairman of…

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