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2 hrs ago | Muncie Free Press
Senator Joe Donnelly announced his support for the Protect Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act today, a bill that would amend the Affordable Care Act introduced the Forty Hours is Fully Time Act of 2013,which would change the definition of "full time" in the from 30 to 40 hours per week and the number of hours counted toward a ... (more)
Should states lower the drinking age to 18?
Should sexual orientation be a protected class (like race and gender) to prevent discrimination?
7 hrs ago | News Max
Nine Senate Republicans yesterday joined 169 of their House colleagues in defying the small- government Tea Party movement by voting to pass a bipartisan budget deal, the latest marker in an internal power struggle that could redefine the party.
11 hrs ago | McKnightsonline.com
Senators and a panel of experts wrangled over whether effective long-term care reform hinges on a federal mandate for all individuals to buy some type of LTC insurance, at a Special Committee on Aging hearing on Thursday.
The upper chamber voted 64 to 36 to approve the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which was crafted by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and could help avert another government shutdown in January.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., walk into the Senate chamber for the final votes on the bipartisan budget deal designed to keep Congress from lurching from one fiscal crisis to the next and ease the harshest effects of the automatic budget cuts known as the sequester, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec.
The Senate was poised Wednesday to pass the first federal budget bill in more than four years, easing automatic spending cuts and averting another potential government shutdown early next year.
Though the short-term budget deal making its way though Congress doesn't include an extension of long-term unemployment benefits, Republicans are leaving the door open to extending federal jobless aid to Americans who have been receiving benefits for more than six months.
President Barack Obama's nominee to be general counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency indicated at her confirmation hearing Tuesday that she opposes giving members of Congress access to Justice Department legal memoranda that govern CIA activities such as interrogation and drone strikes.
Millworkers arrive for a meeting at the Waterfront Event Center in Lincoln on Dec. 12. Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC announced Dec. 11 the it will furlough about 200 people.
The agreement crafted by Senator Patty Murray, a Washington Democrat, and Representative Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, doesn't include tax increases Republicans oppose or entitlement- program changes that Democrats resist.
The Senate Tuesday morning voted 67 to 33 to clear an important procedural hurdle, smoothing the way for final passage of the bipartisan budget agreement.
Trucks carrying about 143,000 balsam wreaths began rolling toward the Washington, D.C.-area cemetery Dec. 8. They arrived Saturday.
The Post reports that the Senate has enough votes to clear a filibuster and move to vote on the budget later this week.
Erick Bennett plans to run against Sen. Susan Collins next year. But this early in the campaign trail, he has already found himself at the center of controversy after calling sitting U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud a "homo" during a pro-gun Facebook tirade last week.
At the end of the year, emergency unemployment insurance benefits for 1.3 million Americans are going to expire because Congress failed to extend them before the House left town.