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Latest Senate Items
Capitol Hill Republicans have amped up their push for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, a move that comes as Congress and the White House are struggling to find common ground to reduce the nation's ballooning deficit.
The Senate took the rare step of curbing its own power Wednesday, voting to no longer require Senate confirmation for 169 high-level federal jobs filled through presidential appointments.
Earlier this month, the Senate voted 73-27 on legislation that would terminate some of the federal subsidies granted to the domestic ethanol industry. Ethanol lobbyists and trade associations immediately went into overdrive to protect their taxpayer largesse.
Deputy Attorney General James Cole was confirmed on Tuesday by the Senate, mostly along party lines, as Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s top deputy — a position he has held since Jan. 3 when he was installed by President Obama in a temporary recess appointment.
Political leaders on Capitol Hill continue to talk past one another about how to solve the nation's debt problems as the issue of taxes remains a critical sticking point in negotiations.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Tuesday to back President Obama's deployment of U.S. forces to Libya in a strong bipartisan vote that delivered a critical boost to a White House that has found itself under assault from Capitol Hill.
While President Obama and congressional Republican leaders have publicly dug in their heels on critical debt-limit negotiations, Obama's spokesman said Tuesday the president and Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell will continue discussions.
Deputy Attorney General James Cole was confirmed on Tuesday by the Senate, mostly along party lines, as Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.'s top deputy - a position he has held since Jan. 3 when he was installed by President Obama in a temporary recess appointment.
Seeking to highlight one bright spot in the American economy, President Obama on Tuesday traveled to an aluminum plant in Iowa as part of his cheerleading tour of American manufacturing, which has seen an uptick in jobs as the U.S. struggles to emerge from recession.