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Brazil's Senate head says Rio military intervention blocks pension vote

BRASILIA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Eunicio Oliveira, the head of Brazil's Senate, said on Monday that the federal government's military intervention in Rio de Janeiro would, by the rules of the country's constitution, block any vote on pension reform or any other measure requiring a constitutional amendment.

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Trump Should Get Behind Romney’s Candidacy, McConnell Says

In an interview, Senator Mitch McConnell said that Mitt Romney’s Senate run was an illustration of Republicans’ improving fortunes entering a challenging midterm campaign.

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Congress Struggles for Path Forward on Immigration

After legislative efforts collapsed Thursday in the Senate, lawmakers in the House and Senate struggled for a path forward to protect the “Dreamers.”

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Former U.S. presidential candidate Romney announces Utah Senate bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, announced on Friday he would run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, confirming months of speculation about a return to national politics.

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Mitt Romney Announces Senate Run

Mr. Romney, a critic of the president, officially confirmed that he would run to fill the seat of Senator Orrin G. Hatch, who is retiring.

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Mitt Romney releases ad for Utah Senate run

Mitt Romney said in a video announcement Friday that he will run for the US Senate from Utah, setting out on a glide path to Washington where he will likely play a central role driving the direction of the fractious Republican Party.

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Romney announces US Senate run

Mitt Romney said in a video announcement Friday that he will run for the US Senate from Utah, setting out on a glide path to Washington where he will likely play a central role driving the direction of the fractious Republican Party.

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Former presidential candidate Romney announces Utah Senate bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced on Friday he would run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, confirming months of speculation that he would return to national politics.

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What's next for DACA? 'Don't know'

Most everyone in Washington had three words after the Senate failed to pass any bill that would have resolved the status of millions of young undocumented immigrants on the verge of deportation:

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Analysis: If you blinked, you missed the immigration fight

Remember that big, amendment-laden debate the Senate was preparing for as the world's greatest deliberative body began to grapple with what to do about the nation's broken immigration system?

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Senate confirms Demers to head Justice Department national security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed John Demers to head the Justice Department's national security division, after a Republican senator lifted a hold he had put on some of the department's nominees in protest against the government's marijuana policy.

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Senate rejects immigration bills, leaves Dreamers in limbo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate rejected a series of bills to protect "Dreamer" immigrants on Thursday, leaving in limbo the future of 1.8 million young adults brought to the United States illegally as children.

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On Washington: No Room for Debate: Senate Floor Fight Over Immigration Is a Bust

After raising expectations of an old-school fight, the Senate ended up gridlocked as usual, as leaders shied away from politically charged votes.

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Republican Romney to announce Senate bid Friday: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is expected to say in a video announcement on Friday that he will run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, a source familiar with his plans said on Thursday.

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Senate Rejects Trump’s Immigration Plan

The measure would have severely limited chain migration, ended the visa lottery, funded the border wall and resolved the fate of the Dreamers.

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Senate rejects immigration bills after Trump veto threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate failed to advance any legislation to protect "Dreamer" immigrants on Thursday, falling short of the 60 votes needed to move forward on four proposals including one backed by President Donald Trump and two bipartisan measures.

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U.S. senator questions FEMA over Puerto Rico contracts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Senate's budget panel has questioned the federal disaster response agency about two contracts totaling more than $180 million, awarded to companies that failed to deliver the goods to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico last year.

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Trump administration wary about bipartisan Senate immigration plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration stuck to its hardline immigration approach on Thursday and suggested it would not support a bipartisan U.S. Senate proposal to protect young "Dreamer" immigrants and tighten border security.

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Republican lawmaker clashes with Sessions over sentencing reform bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican lawmaker on the powerful U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee lashed out at fellow Republican Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday, after Sessions slammed a bipartisan draft bill that would reduce prison sentences for nonviolent offenders.

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Senate Leaders Reconsider Ban on Pell Grants for Prisoners

The Senate’s top education leaders will consider reinstating Pell grants for incarcerated students, a move that would restore a federal lifeline to the country’s prison education system.

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DACA hangs in the balance as bipartisan deal gets hit

The fate of hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients could rest with moderate lawmakers in the Senate -- and whether they can convince President Donald Trump that their path forward is the only answer left, even if it doesn't give him everything he wants.

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Bipartisan Senate group reaches immigration deal

A group of bipartisan senators Wednesday struck a much-anticipated deal on a narrow immigration compromise -- but it remains unclear whether the proposal could garner the elusive 60 votes needed to advance legislation in the Senate.

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U.S. Senate showdown over 'Dreamer' immigrants seen Thursday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan Senate plan to protect young illegal immigrants from deportation and pour billions of dollars into border security appeared headed toward a Senate showdown on Thursday as wary Democrats signaled that a solution could be close.

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Sen. Murphy: Shooting a 'consequence of our inaction'

Senator Chris Murphy makes an emotional plea on the Senate floor after a deadly shooting at a Florida high school.

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U.S. attorney general opposes plan to reform prison sentencing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday warned the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to not approve a draft criminal sentencing reform bill that he claims would reduce sentences for "a highly dangerous cohort of criminals."

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Trump holds the line on immigration as bipartisan plan emerges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of U.S. Senate Republicans and Democrats promoted an immigration proposal on Wednesday to step up border security and protect young illegal immigrants, but its prospects appeared uncertain as President Donald Trump urged Congress to support a tougher measure.

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Duckworth wants to change Senate rules to make motherhood easier

The woman primed to become the first sitting senator to give birth in office wants to change Senate rules to better accommodate future mothers.

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Former Republican presidential candidate Romney to run for Senate: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will run for a U.S. Senate seat representing Utah and plans to announce his bid online on Thursday, a source familiar with Romney's plans said.

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Who Is Rob Porter?

Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary who was forced to resign after accusations of spousal abuse, amassed job titles in multiple Senate offices before joining President Trump’s staff.

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Trump urges Senate to pass Senator Grassley's immigration bill: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he supported Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley's immigration bill and urged the full Senate to back it, according to a statement issued by the White House.

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Trump issues fresh opposition to short-term DACA bill

President Donald Trump on Wednesday reiterated his desire for the Senate to pass his proposal on immigration -- pressuring Republicans to reject anything else -- as lawmakers are set to begin debating legislation.

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Immigration state of play in the Senate

The World's Greatest Deliberative Body (the US Senate) has had a bang-up start to its "freewheeling debate" over immigration, with battles over process and which amendment votes destined to fail get taken when. But here's the key point, according to several senior aides: ignore all of that. It's noise.

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Senate's immigration decisions are happening behind the scenes

The World's Greatest Deliberative Body (the US Senate) has had a bang-up start to its "freewheeling debate" over immigration, with battles over process and which amendment votes destined to fail get taken when. But here's the key point, according to several senior aides: ignore all of that. It's noise.

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The Senate's incredible, disappearing immigration debate

A much-anticipated Senate debate on immigration this week seemed to stutter even before it began Tuesday, as negotiations devolved into a fight about process and a healthy round of finger pointing, with time to reach a deal before the end of the week evaporating with each passing hour.

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Opinion: Intel hearing was the Super Bowl of wonks. Will Trump listen?

The Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats on Tuesday was like the Super Bowl for national security wonks. The best players were on the field and it seemed like the whole world was watching.

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Senate confirms top rail safety official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed late on Tuesday a former Conrail president as the top U.S. rail safety official as a series of deadly railroad accidents have raised concerns.

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U.S. senators concerned about Chinese access to intellectual property

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China is trying to gain access to sensitive U.S. technologies and intellectual properties through telecommunications companies, academia and joint business ventures, U.S. senators and spy chiefs warned on Tuesday at a Senate hearing.

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Analysis: 2 signs Senate Republicans are starting to get nervous about the midterms

Senate Republicans shouldn't have a care in the world heading into the 2018 election.

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The GOP could get their top North Dakota Senate prospect, after all

Rep. Kevin Cramer could run against North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, after all -- potentially reversing one of Republicans' biggest recruiting misses of the 2018 midterm elections.

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A Former Pharmaceutical Executive Is Running for U.S. Senate in New Jersey

Bob Hugin announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the seat currently held by Democratic Senator Robert Menendez.

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FBI: Porter background check done in July 2017

During a Senate Intellignece Committee hearing, FBI Director Christopher Wray says the FBI completed a background check on former White House staff secretary Rob Porter in July 2017, despite the White House saying the check was never completed.

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Senate Republican leader embraces Trump immigration plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday turned up the heat on Democrats seeking protections for young "Dreamer" immigrants as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell embraced President Donald Trump's demands for broad changes to the country's immigration policies.

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U.S. senators voice concern over Chinese access to intellectual property

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday they were concerned about what they described as China's efforts to gain access to sensitive U.S. technologies and intellectual property through Chinese companies with government ties.

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Senators search for an immigration plan

The Senate will embark on a free-wheeling immigration debate this week, testing the limits of whether there is still a political center on the contentious issue in the era of President Donald Trump, and whether a deal can be reached in a span of a few days.

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Trump Administration Targets Obama-Era Effort to Limit Methane

The rule, dating from President Barack Obama’s final days in office, survived a Senate vote in 2017 but now faces formal repeal.

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Opioid makers paid millions to advocacy groups: U.S. Senate report

(Reuters) - Five opioid manufacturers including OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP have paid more than $10 million to advocacy groups and doctors tied to them, many of whom amplified industry messages supporting the use of the painkillers, a U.S. Senate report said on Monday.

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Senate GOP leaders want to end immigration debate by Thursday

Senate Republicans on Monday night declared they would only allow immigration to be on the Senate floor for one week -- pressuring Democrats to show their hand as the Senate inched closer to opening its debate.

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DACA twins may be deployed or deported

As the Senate debates an immigration solution and the future of DACA, twin brothers who are willing to serve the country that could kick them out are waiting for a decision on their future.

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At long last, Senate debates 'Dreamer' immigrants' future

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate began a major, free-for-all immigration debate, its first in nearly five years, on Monday evening that could decide the fate of at least 700,000 "Dreamer" immigrants, young people brought into the country illegally years ago as children.

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At long last, Senate to debate 'Dreamer' immigrants' future

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate was to begin a major, free-for-all immigration debate, its first in nearly five years, on Monday evening that could decide the fate of 700,000 "Dreamer" immigrants, young people brought into the country illegally years ago as children.

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Senate to Hold Immigration Debate — With the Outcome Unknown

On Monday afternoon, the Senate will begin a novel legislative adventure. Lawmakers will try to assemble immigration legislation that can garner 60 votes.

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Immigration debate to grip Senate

The Senate is set to begin debating immigration Monday evening, and in a rare occurrence for the upper chamber of Congress, no one is quite sure how that will go.

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Senator wants to see records on Trump's sale of Palm Beach mansion to Russian

A senator is asking the Treasury Department to turn over records of a lucrative real estate sale Donald Trump made to a Russian billionaire as the Senate Finance Committee looks into Trump's ties to Russians.

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Arizona G.O.P. Tiptoes Between a Trump-Loving Base and a Leery Wider Electorate

With possibly two Senate seats open, and as many as three competitive House seats, Arizona could be ground zero this year, but both parties are torn by divisions in the electorate.

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Congress votes to end brief government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate early on Friday morning in approving a bill to end an overnight federal shutdown, sparing Republicans further embarrassment and averting serious interruption of the government's business.

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Senate approves budget deal, too late to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate approved a budget deal including a stopgap government funding bill early on Friday, but it was too late to prevent a federal shutdown that was already underway in an embarrassing setback for the Republican-controlled Congress.

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McConnell officially tees up immigration debate next week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell teed up a pivotal immigration debate for consideration next week early Friday morning, keeping a promise as soon as the Senate voted to end a government shutdown.

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Sen. Paul speaks on Senate floor after shutdown

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks on Senate floor after the government shutdown.

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David Axelrod says Sen. Paul wants to embarrass senators

David Axelrod says Sen. Rand Paul's remarks on the Senate floor were designed to expose the inner workings of politics on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. federal shutdown at hand after fiscal hawk's dissent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government staggered into another shutdown on Thursday night after an outspoken fiscal conservative in the Senate singlehandedly delayed action by Congress on a stopgap funding bill wrapped up in a massive budget deal.

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Analysis: Rand Paul is right

When Rand Paul took control of the Senate floor just before 6 p.m. Eastern, virtually every one of his Republican colleagues grimaced. Five years ago, they would have cheered him.

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Fiscal hawk Paul delays Senate vote on budget deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Rand Paul, a fiscal conservative, single-handedly delayed U.S. Senate action on Thursday on a two-year budget deal meant to avert another government shutdown, objecting to $300 billion in new deficit spending included in the measure.

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What Puerto Rico Is, and Isn’t, Getting in Disaster Relief

The aid proposed by the Senate is only a fraction of what Puerto Rico says it needs to recover from Hurricane Maria. But it’s a start.

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North Dakota GOP Senate candidate blasted a 'bunch of Arabs' in 2014 Facebook post

A Republican candidate for US Senate in North Dakota shared a story on Facebook in 2014 about anti-Israel protesters clashing with riot police, adding the comment, "Bunch of Arabs... what do you expect?"

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What’s Hidden in the Senate Spending Bill?

Tax breaks for horse owners, energy credits and a small college in Kentucky are among the provisions tucked into the Senate spending bill headed for a vote.

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Ryan thinks House has the votes to pass budget deal

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday morning he believes he has enough votes in the House to pass the bipartisan spending deal reached in the Senate that would significantly raise domestic and defense spending and avert a government shutdown.

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There's a deal. There's a deadline. Now the Senate just needs the votes.

There's a deal. There's a deadline. Now they just need the votes.

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Congress expected to vote on budget to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives were expected to vote on a proposed budget deal on Thursday that would avert another government shutdown but that has angered fiscal conservatives who complain it would lead to a $1 trillion deficit.

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Analysis: The pre-Trump Republican Party is dead

On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that a deal had been reached with Democrats to not only keep the government open past the Thursday night deadline, but also actually ensure it was funded for the next two(!) years.

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Congressional leaders forge budget deal that adds to deficit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate leaders, in a rare bipartisan compromise, reached a deal on Wednesday to raise spending on military and domestic programs by almost $300 billion over the next two years, but the agreement infuriated some fiscal conservatives.

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Senate Democrats: Tax cuts benefit shareholders over workers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats on Wednesday said corporations are funneling savings from December's sweeping Republican tax overhaul into nearly $100 billion in share buyback programs that promise little benefit to American workers.

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Senate panel sets confirmation hearing for four FTC nominees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee set confirmation hearings next week for three Republicans and one Democrat nominated to the Federal Trade Commission, the panel said on Wednesday.

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Puerto Rico in line for nearly $5 billion in federal aid for Medicaid

(Reuters) - A $90 billion disaster aid package agreed on by U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday would include nearly $7 billion in aid to storm-battered Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to two Senate Democratic aides and Puerto Rico's governor.

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Here's what's in the budget deal

Senate leaders unveiled a two-year budget deal Wednesday, which would boost military and non-defense spending by $300 billion over the next two years, as well as more than $80 billion in disaster relief.

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Pressure grows on Paul Ryan to commit to immigration debate

A group of lawmakers of both parties is putting increasing pressure on House Speaker Paul Ryan to make a commitment to bring immigration legislation to the floor and allow an open debate like the Senate.

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Congress leaders reach $300 billion budget deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday reached a two-year bipartisan budget deal worth around $300 billion that would lift caps on defense and domestic government spending in an attempt to end the kind of squabbling over fiscal issues that has plagued Washington for years.

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Senate leaders unveiled a two-year deal, a victory for both parties that could prevent a government shutdown

Senate leaders unveiled a two-year budget deal Wednesday, a major victory for both parties that could prevent a government shutdown at the end of this week.

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Senate Leaders Reach Deal to Raise Spending over Two Years

The agreement would raise spending caps on military and domestic spending, and it could help ensure passage of a temporary measure to keep the government open past Thursday.

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Schumer: Deal is sprout of bipartisanship

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that the Senate has reached a new bipartisan budget deal to avoid a government shutdown.

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Senate rushes to clinch budget deal to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate negotiators rushed on Wednesday to forge a two-year budget plan that would ease Washington's spending brinkmanship, even as President Donald Trump backed a government shutdown if it does not include his demands on immigration.

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Senate Letter Echoes House Republicans’ Accusations of Bias

President Trump is expected to release a classified Democratic memo but is likely to redact parts of it.

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House sends short-term spending bill to Senate

House Republicans are poised to pass a short-term spending bill to keep the government funded through March 23 Tuesday night, but it's just the first step to avert a government shutdown.

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'Treason is not a punchline, Mr. President,' Flake says

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, who is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, sharply criticized the President on the Senate floor Tuesday for his "treasonous" remarks.

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Republicans pledged immigration debate next week: top Senate Democrat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday that Senate Republicans have promised to hold an open debate on immigration legislation on the Senate floor next week.

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House to Approve Stopgap Bill as Shutdown Deadline Nears

The House’s plan would fund the government through March 23, but it appeared to have no chance of passing the Senate because of Democratic opposition.

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Manchin seeks pledge from senators: Don't campaign against each other

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who's facing a tough re-election bid in West Virginia, will take to the Senate floor Tuesday and urge his colleagues to sign a pledge vowing not to campaign against other sitting senators.

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Bitcoin briefly falls below $6,000 ahead of Senate hearing

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Senate to spotlight virtual currencies as bitcoin plunges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Digital currencies such as bitcoin will be in the spotlight again on Tuesday as lawmakers in the U.S. Senate question top markets watchdogs over how to better regulate the highly volatile and risky emerging asset class.

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House Pushes Another Stopgap Bill as Government Shutdown Looms

With funding set to expire Thursday, House Republicans were moving ahead with a temporary spending measure, but it did not appear to have the support to pass the Senate.

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McConnell holds all the cards on next week's immigration debate

In a week the Senate is supposed to debate and vote on major immigration legislation for the first time in years -- and only one person might know what it will look like: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Lawyer Andrei Iancu confirmed to lead U.S. patent office

(Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed lawyer Andrei Iancu as the next head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, clearing the way for him to lead an agency tasked with deciding who owns the rights to inventions in areas like software, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.

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Trump rejects McCain's bipartisan immigration plan

The White House is dismissing an immigration deal brokered by a bipartisan group of lawmakers as a non-starter just hours before it is expected to be formally introduced in the Senate.

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Senior Democrat: 'Dreamers' issue unresolved but government shutdown unlikely

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The No. 2 U.S. Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin, said on Sunday he did not expect to have a deal protecting young immigrants before government funding expires this week but that a shutdown over the issue was unlikely.

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Sen. Durbin has a warning for Republicans

The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate says Republicans may be setting the stage for a "constitutional crisis" if they use the Nunes memo to end the special counsel's Russia investigation.

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Durbin: Memo could cause constitutional crisis

Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) says if Republicans think the release of the controversial "Nunes memo" sets the stage for the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, it could cause a constitutional crisis.

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Trump pick K.T. McFarland withdraws nomination as envoy to Singapore

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - K.T. McFarland, picked by President Donald Trump to be the U.S. ambassador to Singapore, withdrew from consideration for the job on Friday after her nomination became stalled in the U.S. Senate.

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Arpaio says he was unaware publication he spoke with multiple times is anti-Semitic

Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, who is now running for US Senate, is distancing himself from a fringe publication that promotes anti-Semitic conspiracy theories that he's given multiple interviews to.

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Romney will announce Feb. 15 whether he will run for Senate

(Reuters) - Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said on Thursday he would announce on Feb. 15 whether he will seek a U.S. Senate seat in Utah.

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Romney to make Senate announcement

Mitt Romney signaled that he is moving toward a run for a US Senate seat from Utah, tweeting Thursday that he will make a formal announcement about his plans on February 15.

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Senate candidate says sexual revolution led to human trafficking crisis

Missouri's attorney general, who is a Republican candidate running for US Senate, is facing criticism for a December speech in which he blamed the sexual revolution for human trafficking.