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House, Senate move to improve health care for vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is moving with what one senator called "lightning speed" to help thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Senate approves $12.3 billion water bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent the White House a $12.3 billion water projects bill half the size of its last one seven years ago — before the economy sank into a deep recession that helped swell the government's debt and before lawmakers swore off cherry-picking pet projects for folks back home. View full post on […]

Senate set to vote on $12.3 billion water bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is on the cusp of passing its first infrastructure bill of the year. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Reid: Senate will OK judge who wrote drone memos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is predicting victory as senators near a vote on one of President Barack Obama's most contentious picks for a federal judgeship, a former administration official who authored secret documents justifying the use of drones to kill an American overseas. View full post on Congress News Headlines – […]

Perdue, Kingston to face off in Ga. Senate runoff

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and former Dollar General CEO David Perdue have advanced to a Republican runoff in Georgia’s hotly contested Senate race, which will eventually help determine which party controls Congress. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

US Senate panel approves Venezuela sanctions

A US Senate committee on Tuesday greenlighted new sanctions on Venezuelan officials responsible for violent crackdowns against anti-government student protesters that have left 42 people dead. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 13-2 in favor of the sanctions draft, which now goes to the Senate floor and is on track for possible passage by Congress. […]

Senate panel approves 6-year highway bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel on Thursday approved a bill to keep federal highway programs going for the next six years, but it remained unclear whether Congress would act in time to prevent a disruption in transportation aid to states this summer. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

U.S. Senate Republicans block energy bill, forfeit Keystone vote

By Thomas Ferraro and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday blocked an energy-efficiency bill backed by manufacturers and environmentalists, forfeiting a chance to vote on the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline. On a nearly party-line vote of 55-36, President Barack Obama’s Democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance […]

U.S. Senate Republicans block energy bill, forfeit a Keystone vote

U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday blocked an energy-efficiency bill backed by manufacturers and environmentalists, forfeiting a chance to vote on the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline. On a vote of 55-36, President Barack Obama’s Democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance the bipartisan energy bill supported by the White House. Senate Majority […]

Senate leader: NFL Redskins should change name

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says it’s time for the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change their name, linking the issue to racist comments by a professional basketball team owner. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News