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JUN 30, 2015 - The Hill

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JUN 29, 2015 - The Hill Times

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Senate using strong arm of majority to pass controversial Bill C-377

Rachel Aiello Mon, 2015-06-29 (All day) An attempted Liberal filibuster in the Senate to prevent controversial union disclosure Bill C-377 from passing was “shameful,” the bill’s sponsor, Conservative backbench MP Russ Hiebert, said last week. But the bill will likely pass anyway after the Conservative majority in the Senate muscled it through to a vote that will likely take place ...

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JUN 25, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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GOP measure would permit longer tandem trucks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the objections of safety advocates, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a trucking industry bid to allow longer tandem trucks on the nation's highways. The 16-14 vote attached the legislation to a $56 billion spending measure to finance transportation and housing programs. [...] the bill faces a White House veto threat and a probable filibuster ...

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JUN 24, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Dems Will Torture GOP With Shutdown Politics In Bid To Win Concessions

WASHINGTON -- Democrats’ plan to block every GOP spending bill this summer isn’t a bid for a government shutdown -- it’s a strategy to bring Republicans to the negotiating table before it’s too late, Senate Democratic leaders told The Huffington Post on Tuesday. They vowed that not only would Democrats not crack, but the public would also blame Republicans if ...

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JUN 23, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Senate bills cut social programs, boost NIH research, Amtrak

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans Tuesday proposed cuts to community health centers, national service, and grants to help children from low- and moderate-income families attend preschool as they unveiled the largest domestic appropriations bill, a $153 billion measure that's sure to attract a veto threat from President Barack Obama. The sponsor of that $56 billion legislation funding transportation and housing ...

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