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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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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...
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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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...
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...
Senate fails to keep student loan rates low

...Congress' role in setting students' borrowing rates.The Senate vote was 51-49, nine votes short of the 60 votes extension, however, meaning Wednesday's Senate vote might not have fared well with them.
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...
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...
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...
Senate vote on budget expected today

JUNEAU - The Alaska Senate is expected to vote today on a proposed $2.8 billion capital spending bill.


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