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Alaska Editorial: Sen. Murkowski's bipartisan effort would help Alaska, nation

...own offering late last month. Sen. Murkowski's bill, a bipartisan effort with Sen. Maria Cantwell, of Washington state, is...either side of the aisle, the senators give the important bipartisan measure the bill contains a better chance of success. Of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-07/alaska-editorial-sen-murkowskis-bipar
Opinion
Lawmakers push new way to pay for wildfires

BOISE, Idaho - A bipartisan effort seeking to change the way the country pays to fight disastrous...Oregon announced Wednesday that they are getting ready to pitch bipartisan legislation to Congress this fall."This is not a partisan issue...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-13/lawmakers-push-new-way-pay-wildfires
State
Obama's Iran deal may well survive on Capitol Hill

...sanctions. But the Israeli government and critics in the U.S. argue that it would not stop Iran from building a bomb.Bipartisan legislation does give Congress the right to review the deal, and there will be a vote by Sept. 17. That's likely to go...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-19/obamas-iran-deal-may-well-survive-cap
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Jeb: NSA needs broader powers

...civil liberties. "I've found not one" case, he said.The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent bipartisan agency, declared NSA's phone records collections program illegal in 2014, and a federal court of appeals reached the same...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-19/jeb-nsa-needs-broader-powers
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My Turn: Murkowski's Planned Parenthood vote lets down women - again

...transportation costs for legal fetal tissue donation for medical research (which was approved by Congress in 1993, with broad bipartisan support). I have no way of knowing if Murkowski read this letter before she voted. In any event, she should have used...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-09/my-turn-murkowskis-planned-parenthood
Opinion
Obama: 'Feeling good' on health care

...President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he's "feeling pretty good" about the state of his health care law and pleaded for bipartisan cooperation on ways to make it work even better.Obama said he wants to refocus the debate on improving health care quality...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-02/obama-feeling-good-health-care
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My Turn: GMO labeling is justified for more than just salmon

...as misleading as the claim they made it was approved by a bipartisan vote. This was a Republican bill supported by 95 percent...according to most polls, among the American public there's bipartisan support for us to follow their lead. Rep. Young has it right...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-31/my-turn-gmo-labeling-justified-more-j
Opinion
My Turn: Medicaid expansion is a good thing

...end the bill was passed out of committee 6-1 with strong bipartisan support. I thought this bill had a very good chance to become...vote. One thing that I learned was that a good bill with bipartisan support sometimes never sees the light of day simply because...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-27/my-turn-medicaid-expansion-good-thing
Opinion
Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed

...academic standards, such as Common Core.Alexander called the bipartisan vote "remarkable" and said it sends a message to the many...low-and-moderate income families.No Child Left Behind had bipartisan support and was signed into law by President George W. Bush...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-17/senate-oks-revised-no-child-education
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What Alaska's Congressional delegation thinks about the Iranian nuclear deal

...also serves as a destabilizing force across the Middle East and a threat to Israel's existence."The President signed the bipartisan law I co-sponsored giving Congress a two month window to examine the agreement. Over the next 60 days Congress will have...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-15/what-alaskas-congressional-delegation-t
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