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  • Little hope for bipartisanship with Lynch, budget ahead

    WASHINGTON The sour start to the new Senate's year appears likely to continue with the unexpected partisan blowup over a human trafficking bill and its abortion provision seeming to end the last chance for a broad, bipartisan vote before the recess at the...
  • Cotton, Republicans struggle to balance threat with defense cuts

    WASHINGTON Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas says the U.S. should go on the offense against terrorists around the world. He also voted to retain deep cuts in defense spending set for later this year. For many Republicans like Cotton, reconciling those...
  • City leaders to descend on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON Representatives from cities around the country will descend on the District of Columbia starting Monday to conduct more than 100 meetings on Capitol Hill, and stress areas where they can work with Congress to get things done. More than 1,000...
  • Senate votes to kill a labor board rule that unions backed

    The Republican-controlled Senate Wednesday voted to kill a National Labor Relations Board rule reducing the time between a union's request for representation and a vote by workers on it. The 53-46 vote sent the legislation to the House, where approval is...
  • GOP shows it doesn't understand Social Security disability--and doesn't care

    GOP shows it doesn't understand Social Security disability--and doesn't care
    Many disabled American workers and disability advocates may have hoped that the Senate's Republican majority would try to understand the crisis facing Social Security's disability program. Those hopes were slaughtered Wednesday. The killing floor was...
  • New surgeon general approved despite remarks on guns, contraception

    New surgeon general approved despite remarks on guns, contraception
    Overruling the objections of gun-rights advocates, the U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy, a British-born, American-educated internal medicine specialist, to become the 19th surgeon general of the United States. The 51-43 vote makes...
  • OPM allows fed workers to hang on to health cash

    OPM allows fed workers to hang on to health cash
    Federal employees will be allowed to carry money on their health savings accounts into the next year following a months-long lobbying effort by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and other lawmakers in the region. Some 323,000 federal workers set aside a...
  • GOP senators block minimum-wage hike but Democrats vow to try again

    GOP senators block minimum-wage hike but Democrats vow to try again
    A top election-year proposal from Democrats -- a bid to raise the federal minimum wage -- was rejected by Republicans in the Senate, who blocked legislation Wednesday to boost the rate to $10.10 an hour. President Obama has turned the plight of the...
  • GOP senator has world's lamest excuse for blocking minimum-wage hike

    GOP senator has world's lamest excuse for blocking minimum-wage hike
    When it comes to the minimum wage, I’ve accepted that all that the politicians in Washington are going to do for now is play politics with it. But does that mean they have to be stupid about it too? And I’m talking about you, Mike Enzi,...
  • GOP blocks federal minimum wage hike bill in Senate

    GOP blocks federal minimum wage hike bill in Senate
    WASHINGTON — A top election-year proposal from Democrats — a bid to raise the federal minimum wage — was rejected by Republicans in the Senate, who blocked legislation Wednesday to boost the rate to $10.10 an hour. President Obama...
  • The GOP hits Americans' pocketbooks

    The GOP hits Americans' pocketbooks
    Re "GOP blocks minimum wage hike in Senate," Business, May 1, and "Politics vs. the minimum wage," Editorial, April 29 The standard GOP argument against boosting the federal minimum wage is that doing so would result in fewer jobs. Normally, this type...