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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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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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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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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...
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...
Empire Editorial: Making monsters of men

...Quicken, so don't expect excessive government spending to stop any time soon. (Fun fact: When Begich missed two key Senate votes in January during a trip to Hawaii, he was actually undergoing a tune-up. )All fun aside, there's more to these...
Proposed constitutional amendment on education pulled from Senate calendar

...two-thirds vote in each the Senate and House before qualifying for the ballot. That means the measure would need at least 14 Senate votes to pass. Stevens, R-Kodiak, said his best guess was the measure would get eight to 10 votes in support at most...
State | AK legislature
Local politics affects senators on minimum wage in 2016, while lifting 900,000 people over the poverty line.That hasn't deterred Democrats from seeking Senate votes."Bring it up. And when you don't get 60 votes, bring it up again," said Brad Woodhouse, president of the liberal...
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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...


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