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  • RI Sen. Whitehouse urges Congress to approve highway funding

    U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island is urging Congress to pass a long-term federal highway funding bill, saying it would benefit the state by creating jobs, boosting the economy and improving some of the country's worst roads and bridges.
  • Who will negotiate the budget deal?

    WASHINGTON With a little more than 100 days left to avoid a government shutdown, the federal budget process is about to lurch to a halt and it remains unclear who can get it going again. Senate Democrats are promising to filibuster all of the annual...

    Surveillance law lets US ratify nuclear terrorism treaties

    Tucked into the surveillance bill that became law was a little-noticed section that will let the United States complete ratification of two long-stalled treaties aimed at stopping a frightening scenario: terrorists wielding radioactive bombs. "Today,...

    'Climate change is real and not a hoax,' Senate overwhelmingly decides

    'Climate change is real and not a hoax,' Senate overwhelmingly decides
    The U.S. Senate has made it official: Climate change is not a hoax. As part of the long debate on the Keystone XL pipeline, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday for an amendment that aimed to answer once and for all whether senators believe the...

    Durbin returns from 'very productive' trip to Cuba

    Durbin returns from 'very productive' trip to Cuba
    Sen. Dick Durbin, just back from Cuba on a trip with other Democratic lawmakers, cautioned Tuesday that fully lifting the embargo against the island nation could be scuttled by a single U.S. senator. The Illinois Democrat issued a news release Tuesday...