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  • Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

    In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.
  • Another patch put in place for highway and transit funding

    Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects. The Senate approved the bill by voice vote early Saturday; the measure passed...

    Senate rejects action on Patriot Act; NSA spying powers likely to lapse

    WASHINGTON The National Security Agency's power to collect domestic phone records is likely to expire with the Senate paralyzed over what to do about the Patriot Act. The Senate left Washington for a weeklong vacation after an early morning session...

    Congress votes to extend federal money for highways through July

    WASHINGTON �� Congress voted to extend federal funds for highways and mass-transit programs through July while lawmakers work on a longer-term financing plan. The Senate's voice vote early Saturday followed House passage Tuesday of the...

    $34 million controlled by Rauner, allies looms over legislative session

    $34 million controlled by Rauner, allies looms over legislative session
    As state lawmakers find themselves in their typical late May posture of trying to pass a budget, a new political dynamic hovers over the proceedings: more than $34 million in campaign cash under the control of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and his allies....