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Harry Reid: ‘I made it because I worked hard’

December 20, 2016 In his final speech Thursday, Sen.Harry Reid,D-NV.  sang the praises of fellow lawmakers who supported him during his life’s rough patches and to encourage those he’s leaving behind in the Senate to continue to champion issues close to …

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McConnell vows to reverse new Obama coal reg

December 19, 2016 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is vowing to reverse the Obama administration’s final stream-protection rule, a regulation released Monday aimed at trying to protect water resources from coal and other surface mining contamination. McConnell on Monday …

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Law backed by Harry Reid will haunt Dems in 2017

December 16, 2016 One of outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s greatest legislative achievements will come back to haunt Democrats early next year. President-elect Trump has promised to repeal two federal regulations for every new one issued, and the Congressional …

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Trump’s pick for State gets some momentum

December 14, 2016 Senate Republicans on Tuesday offered encouraging words for President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the State Department, suggesting Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s business dealings with Moscow might not upset his nomination. While Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), …

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Congress approves bill to authorize water projects

December 10, 2016 WASHINGTON –  Congress has approved a wide-ranging bill to authorize water projects across the country, including $170 million to address lead in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water and $558 million to provide relief to drought-stricken California. The Senate …

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GOP sets January confirmation hearing for Sessions

December 09, 2016 Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, will get a two-day confirmation hearing the second week in January, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley announced late Friday. Grassley, R-Iowa, said Sessions, R-Ala., will appear …

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