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  • Acting head of VA says agency needs $17.6 billion to fix problems

    The Department of Veterans Affairs needs $17.6 billion in additional funds over the next three years to meet patients’ needs and fix the troubled agency’s problems, its acting director said Wednesday. Testifying for the first time on Capitol...
  • Mikulski says she doesn't support 'Monsanto rider' in funding bill

    Mikulski says she doesn't support 'Monsanto rider' in funding bill
    Food safety groups are ramping up pressure on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski over language included in a government funding bill that would make it harder for courts to block the planting of genetically engineered crops. The language, tucked into...
  • Senators launch effort to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    WASHINGTON — Nearly five years ago, the subprime meltdown triggered a huge taxpayer bailout of housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Now a bipartisan group of senators has launched the most comprehensive effort yet to clean up the...
  • Federal poultry regulations relaxed in spending law

    Federal poultry regulations relaxed in spending law
    Farming advocates are pressing Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski to reverse a little-noticed measure approved by Congress last month that rescinded tough new rules on the poultry industry — a move that has strained the already rocky relationship between mom-...
  • Gansler names campaign manager

    Gansler names campaign manager
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has yet to launch his bid for governor but on Friday announced he hired a veteran strategist to manage his campaign. New campaign manager Carrie Glenn has experience helping Democrats secure victories in competitive...
  • Brian Schweitzer won't run for U.S. Senate seat in Montana

    WASHINGTON -- Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer won't seek Montana's open U.S. Senate seat in 2014, a blow to Democrats' hopes of holding the seat and preserving their overall Senate majority. The popular Democrat, who left the governor's office in...
  • McManus: A Rove 'money bomb'?

    McManus: A Rove 'money bomb'?
    Here's a short list of Democrats who secretly hope Mitt Romney gets his presidential campaign turned around fast and gives President Obama a run for his money: Heidi Heitkamp, the Democratic Senate candidate in North Dakota; Jon Tester, the Democratic...
  • Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support

    Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support
    The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants. Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
  • Democrats retain narrow majority in Senate

    Democrats retain narrow majority in Senate
    WASHINGTON — Democrats retained a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, but Republicans kept their grip on the House, delivering another divided, and highly polarized, Congress. The balance of power was likely to shift by no more than a seat...
  • Budget rider would lift wolf protections in northern Rockies

     
    When Congress passes the federal budget, it’s increasingly likely lawmakers will also be sealing the fate of wolves in the northern Rockies. An unrelated rider quietly attached by legislators from Montana and Idaho to the crucial spending compromise...
  • Nelson, 4 other embattled Dems, stake out Medicare position

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Florida Senator Bill Nelson joined with four fellow Democrats on Monday to warn the White House against a Republican budget plan to restructure Medicare as a voucher-like program. Why are they...