EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling

...confusion for many American businesses and communities who are just trying to do their jobs well."The column, written by Sens. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. and Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., shows opposition...
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Obama's Iran deal may well survive on Capitol Hill from 34 of the 46 members of the Democratic caucus to sustain a veto, and 23 have already announced they are backing him. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island issued a joint release in support of the president Tuesday just hours after...
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Letter: How to fix Social Security

...would help keep Social Security solvent for many more years to come. As Alaska's population ages, one would think that Rep. Don Young and Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan would be working on fixes. Are they?Gary Miller,Juneau
Senators vote to advance Planned Parenthood talks

JUNEAU - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan voted to advance for debate legislation that would halt federal aid to Planned Parenthood.The...
Lawmakers push new way to pay for wildfires

...for forest thinning and other fire prevention projects as wildfire seasons have ballooned in activity and costs.Republican Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch of Idaho and Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon announced Wednesday that they are getting ready...
Senators seek hearing on Walker's Medicaid expansion plans

...Republican Rep. Mike Hawker says Walker has the ability to pursue his plans regardless of what the committee says.Republican Sens. Anna MacKinnon and Cathy Giessel, who are committee members, requested Wednesday that the panel hear the matter.State law...
Alaska Editorial: Sen. Murkowski's bipartisan effort would help Alaska, nation

...and hotly debated energy projects. That's an outcome both Sens. Murkowski and Cantwell are looking to avoid: In a Senate Energy...the bill isn't a Christmas tree for Alaska - far from it. Sens. Murkowski and Cantwell made sure to focus on priorities that...
Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

...Republican presidential candidates, who convene Thursday for their first debate of the 2016 campaign. Several of them, including Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky, are calling for Congress to end Planned Parenthood's federal payments.Longer...
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Obama, Netanyahu duel on Iran to US Jews

...White House is confident it can sustain a veto "at least in the House."The president got a boost in the Senate Tuesday with Sens. Barbara Boxer of California, Tim Kaine of Virginia and Bill Nelson of Florida announcing their support for the deal. However...
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Video: Sens. Murkowski and Wyden on Resource Development

Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) participating in the Alaska Resource Development Council's 34th Annual Conference via video conference. Murkowski and Wyden are the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.


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