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Senate vote moves Obama's trade agenda to brink of enactment

...less-favorable terrain.A key Senate vote greatly brightened Obama's hopes...Fight for the Future.Tuesday's Senate vote was as painful for the AFL-CIO...manufacturing groups cheered.The Senate vote "is an important step towards...
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Bill that Walker says he will veto advances from Senate

...proposal by Gov. Bill Walker has advanced from the Senate.Notice of reconsideration was served following Tuesday's Senate vote, which meant the bill could be voted on again. However, reconsideration was not taken up Wednesday, and the bill...
S. Carolina Senate gives final OK to flag removal

...minority that is dead set against it," Neal said. "We'll see when that vote comes up who they are."Tuesday's Senate vote lacked drama, nearly matching the vote from the day before. But minutes after, the chamber hushed and all 45 senators...
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Obama's trade bill narrowly clears key hurdle

...legislation that would make a significant change in the government's bulk collection of Americans' phone records. A Senate vote is expected once the trade bill has passed, but it is unclear if there are the 60 votes needed to send it to Obama...
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Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea

...said. "More immediate decision making, and a more responsive decision making."For many conservation groups, the Senate vote narrowly endorsing Murkowski's amendment means the notion of massive transfers of federal land to the states no longer...
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Veterans services must keep evolving's up to the House of Representatives now to back the tax credits and job training package that garnered a 95-0 Senate vote this week.But this package is just a start. Many veterans of the Gulf War, Vietnam, Korea and World War II remain...
Hawaii's US Sen. Schatz named to Senate appropriations committee

...role in the refocus of U.S. attention toward the Asia-Pacific, he said.The appointments are subject to a full Senate vote.In the current budget drama, Schatz said he plans to vote for the $1.1 trillion spending package, although he...
Alaska senators support anti-discrimination bill

...and the military would be exempt. The measure's chances in the House are considered iffy.In the lead-up to the Senate vote, the president of the conservative Alaska Family Action, Jim Minnery, sent email blasts urging people to contact...
Analysis: Dems reach breaking point on filibusters

...week when party leaders concluded that what they called GOP obstruction had made a mockery of American democracy.The Senate vote Thursday to curb some filibuster powers, after years of hesitation, will go down as a singular moment. Historians...
Alaskans respond to ANWR drilling decision

Wednesday morning's U.S. Senate vote on opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil...cuts that drilling might lessen. After Wednesday's Senate vote, Sonsalla said most village residents were matter-of-fact...


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