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Murray to GOP Leaders: ‘The Fate of the Violence Against Women Act’ is on Your Shoulders

Murray to GOP Leaders: ‘The Fate of the Violence Against Women Act’ is on Your Shoulders
Murray spoke on the Senate floor Thursday saying, “...we all know what it will take to move this bill forward -- leadership from Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor. The fate of the Violence Against Women Act still lays squarely on their shoulders."
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14 Reasons to Repeal Sequestration

14 Reasons to Repeal Sequestration
It’s been four years since Wall Street ruined the economy, we’re nearly nine million jobs behind where we need to be, and for years our politicians have debated how much less – not how much more – they’ll do about it.
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Do As We Say, Congress Says, Then Does What It Wants

Do As We Say, Congress Says, Then Does What It Wants
When CBS News reported in 2011 that members of Congress weren’t prohibited from insider trading, Congress moved swiftly. President Obama signed a law banning it within six months of the broadcast. But Congress is still exempt from portions of a number of federal laws, including provisions that protect workers in the private sector but don’t apply to the legislative branch’s approximately 30,000 employees.
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Ex-Senator Ben Nelson Gets 445% Pay Raise by Becoming A Lobbyist

Ex-Senator Ben Nelson Gets 445% Pay Raise by Becoming A Lobbyist
Although Nelson claims he will not act as an official lobbyist, this is only because he is barred from registering as a lobbyist to lobby Congress for two years. Serving as the head of a major special interest organization that does have registered lobbyists will effectively grant him the same role.
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Duckworth: Allowing Women in Combat 'Win for Our Nation'

Duckworth: Allowing Women in Combat 'Win for Our Nation'
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), a former Black Hawk helicopter pilot who lost both her legs and part of her right arm in Iraq, is all in favor of Wednesday's decision by the Pentagon allowing women to serve in combat.
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Congress Puts Off Holding the Economy Hostage Until May

Congress Puts Off Holding the Economy Hostage Until May
The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday to permit the government to borrow enough money to avoid a first avoid default for at least four months, defusing a crisis looming next month and setting the stage for a springtime debate over taxes, spending and the deficit.
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VT Senator Blasts Obstructionist Republicans Over Killing Embassy Security Funding

VT Senator Blasts Obstructionist Republicans Over Killing Embassy Security Funding
Leahy: "In time when a terrorist attack in Algeria has led to security alerts for U.S. facilities abroad, House Republicans once again blithely torpedoed embassy security funds approved by the Senate."
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Clinton Destroys GOP Senator in Benghazi Hearing

Clinton Destroys GOP Senator in Benghazi Hearing
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fired back at Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) over accusations made by Johnson and others that the Obama Administration intentially misled the public by claiming the attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans was the result of a spontaneous protest.
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Murray to Opposing Republicans: Pass Bipartisan Violence Against Women Act

Murray to Opposing Republicans: Pass Bipartisan Violence Against Women Act
Murray: “The fate of the Violence Against Women Act still lays squarely on the shoulders of Eric Cantor and John Boehner. To date they have refused to listen to countless law enforcement and women’s groups as well as moderate voices in their own party in the House and Senate who’ve said we need to pass the Senate’s bipartisan bill that extends protections to millions of new women."
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An Unlikely Tale of Two Congressmen

An Unlikely Tale of Two Congressmen
Joining the committees are rambunctious House freshmen and longtime senators willing to take on a second-term president. Republican Rep. Steve Stockman, who has threatened impeachment of Obama over new rules on guns, joins the House panel, while Sen. John McCain, the president's GOP rival in 2008, and tea party Sen. Rand Paul fill out the Senate committee.
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