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Sen. Tammy Duckworth's Infant Daughter Makes Senate History In Adorable Fashion

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:06:23 -0400

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) appeared on the Senate floor today with a special guest: her newborn daughter Maile.

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Opposition To Mike Pompeo Is Mounting In The Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:10:44 -0400

Trump’s pick for Secretary of State may not receive a key endorsement from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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Senate Votes Unanimously To Allow Newborns On Chamber Floor

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:12:25 -0400

Family-friendly policies "aren’t just a women’s issue," said Sen. Tammy Duckworth. "They are a common-sense economic issue."

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Tammy Duckworth Becomes First Senator To Give Birth In Office

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 16:54:02 -0400

The Iraq War veteran welcomed her second daughter, Maile Pearl, on Monday.

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In Tight Vote, Senate Bucks Bernie And Allows U.S. Role In Yemen War To Continue

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:01:04 -0400

10 Democrats aligned with most Republicans to kill the Sanders proposal. But it got more support than expected, and activists say it's given them momentum.

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Inside The Senate's Bipartisan Move To Gut Post-Crisis Banking Regulations

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:42:13 -0400

The Congressional Budget Office warned that the risk of another financial crisis "would be slightly greater under the legislation."

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Senate Does Equifax A Favor As A Former Executive Is Charged With Insider Trading

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:56:43 -0400

They decided to pass a bill that could boost the financial fortunes of credit reporting firms.

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Senate Passes Bill To Deregulate Banks With Democrats' Help

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:35:29 -0400

Small banks, big banks and even credit monitoring companies like Equifax score with this legislation.

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Sen. Thad Cochran Announces Resignation, Citing Health Concerns

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:54:37 -0500

The 80-year-old’s statement could help Mississippi's junior senator, Roger Wicker, avoid a primary challenger.

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Washington State Moves To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 12:42:00 -0500

A bill outlawing the practice is headed to the state's governor for his signature.

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Dianne Feinstein Wants To Raise Minimum Age For Assault Weapon Purchases To 21

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:50:36 -0500

“If you can’t buy a bottle of beer, you shouldn’t be able to buy an AR-15," the senator said.

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'Fiscal Responsibility' Was Always A Red Herring

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:47:00 -0500

The recent budget deal should finally settle the question of what the Tea Party was really about.

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Republicans Cool To Paying For Trump's Infrastructure Plan With Transportation Cuts

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:20:18 -0500

The president proposed billions in spending, but no one can agree on how to pay for it.

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Trump Complains About 'Very Political And Long' Democratic Memo

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 23:36:00 -0500

Trump said the memo must be "heavily redacted" before it could be released.

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The Next Recession Is Really Gonna Suck

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 20:10:56 -0500

The extra help unemployed people got during the Great Recession has emboldened states to mistreat them.

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Congress Is About To Show Whether It Really Wants To Protect Dreamers

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:41:34 -0500

The strategy of pairing Dreamer protections to government funding didn't work. So what's next?

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Nancy Pelosi Is Right About Workers Getting 'Crumbs' From The Tax Bill

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:25:52 -0500

A thousand dollars is a lot to a regular person, a small amount in the grand scheme of tax reform.

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Congress Passes Massive Spending Deal, Ending Shutdown Before It Ever Really Started

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:35:29 -0500

The House and Senate both passed the measure hours after the funding deadline, but before federal workers were furloughed

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Congress Expected To Vote On Budget To Avert Government Shutdown

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:12:17 -0500

Failure to agree on spending led to a partial three-day shutdown of government agencies last month.

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Party Leaders Close In On Bipartisan Spending Deal But Face Bipartisan Opposition

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:22:26 -0500

Liberals and conservatives both hate a deal that doesn't even exist yet.

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