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The U.S. Senate approved a deal on Wednesday to end a political crisis that partially shut down the federal government and brought the world's biggest economy to the edge of a debt default that could have threatened financial calamity.
Richard Cowan and Thomas Ferraro
, October 16, 2013
With the United States just a day away from exhausting its ability to borrow money, U.S. Senate leaders were still discussing a deal late on Tuesday aimed at raising the debt limit and reopening federal agencies that have been closed for two weeks.
Richard Cowan and Amanda Becker
, October 15, 2013
In her maiden speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate Tuesday, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., called for the federal government to “level the playing field” and allow states to collect sales taxes on Internet sales.
One day after the demise of gun control legislation, Senate supporters of the measure vowed to try again, while a leading opponent accused President Barack Obama of taking the "low road" when he harshly criticized lawmakers who voted against key provisions.
Senate Republicans, backed by a small band of rural-state Democrats, turned away legislation Wednesday to tighten restrictions on the sale of firearms, rejecting repeated appeals from President Barack Obama and personal pleas by families of the victims of last winter's mass elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
It isn't every day that more than half the Democrats in the Senate vote to repeal part of President Barack Obama's health care law. But that's what happened Thursday night when the Senate voted 79-20 to repeal a 2.3 percent sales tax on medical devices such as catheters, pacemakers and MRI machines.
John Brennan has won Senate confirmation to head the CIA after a late struggle that had more to do with presidential power to order drone strikes than with the nominee's credentials to lead the spy agency.
Donna Cassata and Richard Lardner
, March 07, 2013
At a recent gathering in Grand Forks, Senator-elect Heidi Heitkamp talked about the large family she grew up in, the tough physical jobs she held as a young woman and her husband, a quiet family doctor she calls her 'biggest asset.'
In farewell remarks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today, Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D., urged his colleagues to set aside partisan politics while addressing fiscal challenges facing the country.
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