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Trump rejects senators’ bipartisan ‘Dreamer’ immigration plan

Trump rejects senators’ bipartisan ‘Dreamer’ immigration plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday rejected a bipartisan “Dreamer” immigration plan proposed by a group of U.S. senators, saying it did not properly fund his long-touted wall along the southern border with Mexico and calling it “a step backward.” Reuters: U.S.

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Senators probe pharmaceutical drug pricing

Senators probe pharmaceutical drug pricing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. senators on Wednesday launched a bipartisan investigation into pharmaceutical drug pricing, requesting documents from four drugmakers, including Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Reuters: U.S.

November 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
Iran nuclear deal now backed by 31 senators

Iran nuclear deal now backed by 31 senators

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, moving President Barack Obama a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands. "I believe the agreement, titled the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is the best available strategy to block Iran […]

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Senators ask U.S. spy chief to inform policymakers about energy boom

Senators ask U.S. spy chief to inform policymakers about energy boom

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four Republican senators on Tuesday urged the director of national intelligence to keep policymakers informed of the global security implications of booming U.S. energy output as Congress considers repealing the ban on domestic oil exports. Reuters: Politics

July 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
U.S. air safety threatened by possible hacking: senators

U.S. air safety threatened by possible hacking: senators

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Major security vulnerabilities in the Federal Aviation Administration’s information systems are putting air traffic control programs, along with plane passengers, at risk, two U.S. senators said in a letter to the transportation secretary on Monday. Reuters: U.S.

March 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Homeland Security shutdown can be avoided by Friday: senators

Homeland Security shutdown can be avoided by Friday: senators

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior Republican senators said they expected Congress will avoid a shutdown over the Department of Homeland Security, which faces a partial shutdown on Feb. 27 amid a GOP push to roll back President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Reuters: Politics

February 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
U.S. senators demand nationwide recall over Takata air bags

U.S. senators demand nationwide recall over Takata air bags

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective air bags that can launch metal shards into occupants. Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said the recall should be immediate […]

October 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Kerry downplays key U.S. senator’s opposition on trade talks

Kerry downplays key U.S. senator’s opposition on trade talks

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's opposition to President Barack Obama's push for authority to fast-track trade deals should not stand in the way of U.S. congressional passage of the measure. Reid, a Democrat, is the senior member of Obama's party in […]

February 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Senior US senators push South Sudan leaders on violence

Senior US senators push South Sudan leaders on violence

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior members of the influential U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee urged South Sudan's leaders on Friday to stop violence threatening to spiral into civil war in a country that has received billions of dollars in U.S. taxpayer funds. In letters obtained by Reuters, Democratic Senators Robert Menendez, chairman of […]

January 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bernanke gives upbeat assessment of economy to U.S. senators

Bernanke gives upbeat assessment of economy to U.S. senators

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Thursday offered an optimistic view on the U.S. economy’s prospects to Democratic senators, but warned that “tough decisions” were… Reuters: Economic News

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