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Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas covers Capitol Hill for The Washington Times. She can be reached at jklimas@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jacqueline Klimas

** FILE ** Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)'

Climate talkathon meant to raise awareness, spur action

Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent, said Monday that the planned Democratic talkathon Monday night is to raise awareness among the general public that climate change is an urgent issue. Published March 10, 2014

McCain: Putin will not leave Crimea

Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, predicted Monday that Russia will not back out of Crimea, even if a vote by the peninsula's residents finds they would rather be part of Ukraine. Published March 10, 2014

Pro-Russian soldiers stand outside an Ukrainian air defense military base outside Yevpatoria, Ukraine, Sunday, March 9, 2014. As separatists in Crimea kept up pressure for unification with Moscow, Ukraine on Sunday solemnly commemorated the 200th anniversary of the birth of its greatest poet, with the prime minister vowing not to give up “a single centimeter” of Ukrainian territory.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Americans don't support sending U.S. troops to Ukraine

Americans support economic sanctions and aide for Ukraine, but only a small percentage think President Obama should involve the U.S. military in the international conflict, said a new poll released Monday. Published March 10, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., leaves the Senate floor on Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, after President Barack Obama's choice to head the Justice Department's civil rights division failed a Senate test vote and put the confirmation of Debo Adegbile in jeopardy.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Unemployment insurance vote could happen next week

Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, said Wednesday that he will need to "pull out all the stops" to get enough GOP support for a 6-month extension to unemployment benefits that could come up for a vote next week. Published March 5, 2014

IRS  employee Lois G. Lerner testified in May for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, where she asserted her Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination and proclaimed her innocence. (Associated Press)

Lois Lerner to testify Wednesday on IRS targeting of tea party groups

Lois Lerner will testify on Wednesday about the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups after declining to appear before Congress last year, Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said Sunday on "Fox News Sunday." Published March 2, 2014

The attorney for former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner says his client will continue to assert her rights not to testify about the IRS targeting of conservative groups. (Associated Press)

Lawyer for IRS official denies Issa claim client will testify

Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, said Sunday that Lois Lerner will finally testify about the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups — but Ms. Lerner's lawyer said she has no plans to testify before Congress. Published March 2, 2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Democrat, is confident her military sexual assault bill proposal will get enough support to clear a filibuster. (Associated Press)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand confident military sex assault bill will pass

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has only 55 senators signed on so far, but she said Sunday she's confident her proposal to strip military commanders of their power to prosecute sexual assault cases will get enough support to clear a threatened filibuster. Published March 2, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, said he wants to give President Obama a free hand to conduct diplomacy with Iran and doesn't want to see Congress vote on the issue. (Associated Press)

Democrats seek to avoid Iran sanctions vote embarrassment

Democratic leaders' desire to avoid a potentially embarrassing vote on Iran sanctions is tying the Senate into procedural knots, with the latest victim being a bill that would boost veterans benefits. Published February 26, 2014