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Republican-turned-independent former Senator Jeffords dies

18 Aug 2014

WASHINGTON James Jeffords, a soft-spoken Vermonter whose defection from the Republican Party in 2001 created an unprecedented power shift in the U.S. Senate and gave Democrats control of the chamber for 18 months, died on Monday at age 80, his former aide said.

Republican-turned-independent former U.S. Senator Jeffords dies

18 Aug 2014

WASHINGTON James Jeffords, a soft-spoken Vermonter whose defection from the Republican Party in 2001 created an unprecedented power shift in the U.S. Senate and gave Democrats control of the chamber for 18 months, has died at age 80, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy said on Monday.

Pelosi names Democrats to House panel on Benghazi

21 May 2014

WASHINGTON House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday named the five members of her party who will serve on a special panel investigating the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

U.S. Senate Democrats offer student debt refinance bill

14 May 2014

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Democrats unveiled legislation on Wednesday to allow millions of Americans with student loan debt to refinance at lower interest rates.

U.S. Senate Democrats offer bill on refinancing of student debt

14 May 2014

WASHINGTON, May 14 U.S. Senate Democrats unveiled legislation on Wednesday to allow millions of Americans with student loan debt to refinance at lower interest rates.

U.S. Senate Republicans block energy bill, forfeit Keystone vote

13 May 2014

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday blocked an energy-efficiency bill backed by manufacturers and environmentalists, forfeiting a chance to vote on the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline.

U.S. Senator Landrieu questions Republican commitment to Keystone

08 May 2014

WASHINGTON Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu accused Republicans on Wednesday of being more interested in exploiting the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline project as an election issue than in voting to build it.

U.S. Senator Landrieu questions Republican commitment to Keystone

08 May 2014

WASHINGTON, May 7 Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu accused Republicans on Wednesday of being more interested in exploiting the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline project as an election issue than in voting to build it.

U.S. senators push to force approval of Keystone pipeline

01 May 2014

WASHINGTON In the latest effort by U.S. lawmakers to breathe life into the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline, Senator John Hoeven re-introduced legislation on Thursday that would force congressional approval of the controversial project.

Senate Republicans block Obama bid to hike minimum wage

01 May 2014

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama blasted Senate Republicans on Wednesday just hours after they blocked one of his top legislative priorities, a bid to increase the federal minimum wage for the first time since 2009. | Video

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