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Topic - Bruce L. Braley
The pending retirement of longtime Sen. Tom Harkin, a Democrat, has given the Iowa GOP its first real shot in three decades at picking up an open Senate seat — and Republicans are hoping to ride the growing unrest over Obamacare to victory next year over Rep. Bruce L. Braley, the leading Democratic contender.
As Veterans Day arrives, members of Congress have plenty of proposals on how to honor them — including one Iowa Democrat, Rep. Bruce L. Braley, who has written a bill granting many veterans in the private sector the day off.
Twenty members of Congress have sent a letter to the Boy Scouts of America, urging it to drop its ban on gay youth and adults.
A spate of Democratic lawmakers are using March Madness to raise some campaign funds as the NCAA men's basketball tournament arrives in the nation's capital.
Touting it as a way to curb financial speculation and funnel Wall Street profits to Main Street businesses, Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill introduced Wednesday a bill to tax trading activity by investment banks and financial firms.
The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service announced plans Thursday to target more than 250 mail-processing facilities for potential closure, including eight in Virginia and Maryland, while allowing itself more time to deliver first-class mail in an effort to save billions of dollars and return to profitability.
On President Obama's first full day back in Washington after a five-day visit to Latin America, the White House mounted a strenuous defense of U.S. military action in Libya, saying that most lawmakers' questions about the operation have been answered.
Despite the looming possibility of a government shutdown, federal layoffs and furloughs, there's at least one thing members of Congress from both political parties can readily agree on these days: partying.
What is clear is that Mr. Braley is now trying to distance himself from Obamacare — the same law that he voted for and said "will do for America what we should have done 100 years ago: provide health care for all Americans as a matter of right, not as a matter of privilege."
"President Obama promised that Americans could keep their health insurance if they liked it, and Iowans think that promise should be honored. That's why I supported [the] bill," Mr. Braley said in a statement.