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  1. Senate leaders close to deal to prevent government shutdown, provide Zika fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 20 | Stars and Stripes

    Senate leaders on Tuesday said they are close to deal on a stop-gap spending bill that would prevent a government shutdown at the end of the month and provide funding to combat the Zika virus, but disagreements over last-minute details continued to hold up an agreement. Negotiators continue to haggle over politically driven policy provisions that could be attached to the legislation as well as whether it should include emergency aid for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and disaster relief for the recent flooding in Louisiana, aides said.

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  2. Senate leaders say they are close to deal on stopgap bill, Zika fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 20 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, center, and Minority Leader Harry Reid may be close to a stopgap spending bill that would secure funding to combat the Zika virus. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, center, and Minority Leader Harry Reid may be close to a stopgap spending bill that would secure funding to combat the Zika virus.

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  3. Democrats Play Hardball on Spending TalksRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 20 | National Journal

    The Obama administration and Senate Democrats are playing hardball on spending negotiations, pushing back on Republican demands with 10 days before the government-shutdown deadline. While congressional aides have stressed for days that the two sides are close to an agreement, Senate leaders spent Tuesday blaming the other party for the pace of the talks.

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  4. Overnight Healthcare: Negotiators eye Planned Parenthood compromiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 19 | The Hill

    Planned Parenthood is no longer at the center of the fight to avert a government shutdown, though an official deal remains elusive. Aides from both parties say funding for a Planned Parenthood partner in Puerto Rico is no longer stalling talks on the government's short-term spending bill.

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  5. Mark Ballard: How plenty of cigarette money fuels Louisiana political campaigns -- even the doctors in officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 18 | The Advocate

    Eight of the 24 U. S. Senate candidates appeared August during a forum sponsored by the Louisiana Association of Health Plans at the Country Club of Louisiana. After the forum, Charles Boustany, left, chats with Dr. Ann Kay Logarbo.

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  6. Analysis: La. flooding disrupts candidate outreach, pollingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 18 | The Town Talk

    Flooding that ravaged south Louisiana and damaged homes across the Baton Rouge and Lafayette regions has put a crimp in fall election planning, making it more difficult for voter outreach and trac Analysis: La.

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  7. Our Views: A call for Congress to help LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 17 | The Advocate

    After suffering the worst American natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy, Louisiana needs extra federal recovery help that only Congress can approve. If more members of Congress visited Louisiana and saw the damage from last month's historic flooding for themselves, they might be persuaded to lend the state a hand.

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  8. Mary Landrieu Closes the Door on Another RunRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 16 | Roll Call

    Former Sen. Mary Landrieu now works for Van Ness Feldman, representing clients in the energy industry. "I've pretty much closed that door," the Louisiana Democrat said in an interview with CQ Weekly magazine.

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  9. Comite canal project 'more important than ever,' gets new life in Senate billRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 15 | The Advocate

    The U.S. Senate gave new life Thursday to the 30-year-old Comite River Diversion Project, which would have kept some of the flood waters from entering homes and businesses last month. On a vote of 95-3 - with both Louisiana senators voting yes - the Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, which deals with water quality and habitats, but also includes authorization for more than $10 billion in infrastructure developments in 18 states.

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  10. US Senate passes bill that includes authorization for Comite River Diversion ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 15 | The Advocate

    Aerial of severe flooding of the Comite River near Zachary in East Baton Rouge Parish on Sunday August 14, 2016. The U.S. Senate gave new life Thursday to the 30-year-old Comite River Diversion Project, which would have kept some of the flood waters from entering homes and businesses last month.

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  11. Federal Employees Deserve Bikesharing and Ridesharing Options, Says CTARead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 15 | Freshnews

    The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association a , regarding today's introduction of the Modernizing Government Travel Act in the Senate by Sens. Mike Lee , Tom Carper , Bill Cassidy , Cory Booker , and Ron Johnson and House Oversight Committee approval of the Modernizing Government Travel Act: "We applaud Sens. Lee, Carper, Cassidy, Booker and Johnson for expanding and contemporizing travel options for federal employees by introducing the Modernizing Government Travel Act in the Senate. Ridesharing and bikesharing platforms provide safe transportation options for consumers, create jobs and reduce traffic.

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  12. Louisiana lawmakers acccelerate push for federalaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 15 | Daily World

    Louisiana lawmakers and Gov. John Bel Edwards continued to make the case Thursday for the federal government to help flood victims. Louisiana lawmakers acccelerate push for federal flood aid Louisiana lawmakers and Gov. John Bel Edwards continued to make the case Thursday for the federal government to help flood victims.

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  13. Comite River channel, levees in the River Parishes in Senate water billRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 15 | NOLA.com

    The U.S. Senate passed a major infrastructure bill Thursday that could spur along several projects to help Louisiana navigate the delicate bond between its cities, towns and countrysides, and its rivers, bayous and the Gulf of Mexico. The Water Resources Development Act of 2016 sailed through the upper chamber on a 95-3 vote.

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  14. FEMA Faulted for Flood Effort at D.C. HearingRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 15 | Courthouse News Service

    Senators joined victims of massive floods in Louisiana in praising the Small Business Administration Thursday for its work providing loans during the recovery, but criticized FEMA for poor communication and a lack of accountability in responding to the disaster. At a hearing Thursday morning before the Senate Small Business Committee Sen. David Vitter said the agency got field offices set up as soon as possible after a storm dumped 30 inches of rain in 36 hours last month, and that likely saved some small businesses that would not have survived being shut down for an extended period.

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  15. Water bill clears Senate, includes Comite River diversion supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 15 | The Times-Picayune

    A long-delayed attempt to reduce flooding risks along the Comite and Amite rivers in south-central Louisiana got a boost Thursday when the U.S. Senate passed a major national water resources bill. The Water Resources and Development Act of 2016 sailed through the Senate Thursday with a 95-3 vote.

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  16. Louisiana, Florida governors take different approach on aidRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 14 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    It's a tough time for a governor to come to Washington, hat in hand, to ask for billions of dollars for a hard-hit state, especially with Congress in the midst of election-season dysfunction and dominated by tightfisted tea party Republicans. But Gov. John Bel Edwards is back for the second straight week, pleading for almost $3 billion to help Louisiana rebuild from last month's devastating floods, undeterred by warnings that he should keep expectations low.

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  17. Overnight Healthcare: Official hints at talks with ObamaCare insurers ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 14 | The Hill

    A top Obama administration health official indicated Wednesday that there are discussions underway about a possible settlement with insurance companies over ObamaCare payments. The possibility of settlements has drawn alarm from Republican lawmakers, who warn that the administration is seeking to get around limitations set by Congress.

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  18. How Can Policymakers Spur Tourism and Economic Growth? Reduce Regulatory Red Tape for RestaurantsRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 14 | Restaurant News Resource

    Days after opening new restaurants, Chefs Victor Albisu and Marjorie Meek-Bradley shared the challenges of getting their businesses off the ground at our Sept. 13 event on Capitol Hill.

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  19. White House to Congress: $2.6B emergency flood relief package to Louisiana, ASAPRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 14 | The Advocate

    FEMA Regional Administrator Tony Robinson, center, and Central City, La. Mayor Jr. Shelton, right, listen as Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept.

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  20. John Bel Edwards presses Congress for Louisiana flood relief amid budget turmoilRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 14 | NOLA.com

    John Bel Edwards heads to D.C. Wednesday to lobby for more federal flood aid as Congress argues over a temporary budget plan. , where he hopes his request for least $2.8 billion in additional federal aid for flood-stricken Louisiana will find a foothold in the shifting sands of a congressional budget debate.

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