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Topic - John Thune
Sen. John Thune introduced a bill Monday that would thwart the White House from softening the impact of the new health care law on unions, a traditional set of White House allies who are rethinking their support for the controversial reforms.
Senators put forward a bipartisan, business-backed measure Tuesday that aims to toughen the nation's cybersecurity by relying on voluntary compliance by banks, utilities and other companies.
A week into the immigration debate, the Senate has finally set up showdowns Tuesday afternoon on some of the biggest questions, including whether to build the full 700-mile fence Congress approved seven years ago, but never followed through on.
Senators on Tuesday rejected building the 700 miles of double-tier border fencing Congress authorized just seven years ago, with a majority of the Senate saying they didn't want to delay granting illegal immigrants legal status while the fence was being built.
Speaker John A. Boehner said Tuesday that he won't bring an immigration bill to the chamber floor unless it can win the support of a majority of House Republicans, creating hurdles for those hoping to see Congress legalize illegal immigrants.
Commerce secretary-nominee Penny Pritzker told lawmakers Thursday that she regrets the losses suffered by customers of a failed bank she once led, but a lawyer for the depositors said the bank's owners never fully reimbursed them or the government.
Clearly, President Obama is playing a nasty political game with the air-traffic controller furloughs that have forced severe airline delays across the country.
The Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged Tuesday that it released the personal information of thousands of farmers and ranchers to environmental activists.
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.
Sen. Rand Paul, fresh off a filibuster win over the White House, now says he may put his name in the hat for a 2016 presidential run.
Once upon a time, a State of the Union speech occasionally produced something memorable. James Monroe, in his seventh try, came up with the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, which would be the cornerstone of American foreign policy for decades.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden's 36 years in the Senate are coming in handy this week for the Obama administration.
Democratic and Republican politicians alike hailed the news in 2009 that U.S. battery maker A123 Systems had won a quarter-billion-dollar federal grant, but just three years later, the company finds itself bankrupt and the target of a buyout by a Chinese competitor.
The European Union on Tuesday backed down from a controversial plan to charge international airlines for the pollution they create on flights to and from the continent, facing retaliation from the U.S., China, and India and other nations who said it encroached on their sovereignty.
Each job created with federal stimulus cash through the Obama administration's advanced battery manufacturing program cost more than $158,000 and many of them likely were temporary, according to an analysis released Wednesday by two senior Republicans.
"Union leaders are now awaking to the ugly reality of Obamacare," says Sen. John Thune, South Dakota Republican, who on Monday introduced legislation that would prevent labor unions from getting a carveout from Obamacare akin to the premium subsidies that the Office of Personnel Management unilaterally granted to members of Congress.
"It's been a very inefficient use of funds to create jobs," said Sen. John Thune, South Dakota Republican, who offered an amendment Wednesday to shift stimulus funds to pay for small business tax breaks and investment incentives.