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Senators push to allow remote Senate votes during emergencies

Senators push to allow remote Senate votes during emergencies

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Enlarge / Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).Win McNamee/Getty Images Two senior senators—Republican Rob Portman of Ohio and Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois—are introducing legislation to allow Senate votes to be held remotely. "In times of extraordinary national crisis, the Senate must be able to convene and act expeditiously even if we can't be together…
Senate Authorizes Expense To Avoid Sept. 11 Victims’ Fund From Lacking Loan

Senate Authorizes Expense To Avoid Sept. 11 Victims’ Fund From Lacking...

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Sept. 11 first responder John Feal (left) and Jon Stewart, former host of The Daily Show, hug after the Senate passed a bill for extending the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund in Washington on Tuesday. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call hide caption toggle caption Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call Sept. 11 first responder John Feal (left) and Jon Stewart,…
GOP, Dem Senators formally present loot box, “pay-to-win” legislation

GOP, Dem Senators formally present loot box, “pay-to-win” legislation

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Unlike this ceramic replica, video game loot boxes are not filled with real candy. Video game loot boxes View more stories Weeks ago, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released an outline for the The Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act, aimed at stopping randomized loot boxes and pay-to-win mechanics in the game industry. Today, Hawley was…
Missouri Senate Passes Costs That Would Prohibit Abortions After 8 Weeks

Missouri Senate Passes Costs That Would Prohibit Abortions After 8 Weeks

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Missouri's Republican governor, Mike Parson, has been supportive of restricting abortions in the state. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption toggle caption Charlie Riedel/AP Missouri's Republican governor, Mike Parson, has been supportive of restricting abortions in the state. Charlie Riedel/AP Updated at 1:08 p.m. ET Missouri's Senate has passed a bill that would ban abortions at eight…
Drug Market Intermediaries To Be Questioned By Senate Committee

Drug Market Intermediaries To Be Questioned By Senate Committee

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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, will lead the Senate Finance Committee's questioning Tuesday of executives from pharmacy benefit managers about drug costs. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Win McNamee/Getty Images Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, will lead the Senate Finance Committee's questioning Tuesday of executives from pharmacy benefit managers about drug costs. Win McNamee/Getty Images…
Senate reintroduces expense to assist innovative nuclear innovation

Senate reintroduces expense to assist innovative nuclear innovation

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Enlarge / The Watts Bar nuclear power plant in Tennessee. Last week, a bipartisan group of 15 US senators re-introduced a bill to instate the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA), which would offer incentives and set federal goals for advanced nuclear energy. A smaller group of senators originally introduced the bill in September of last…
A high-school elder who got immunized versus his mom’s desires simply affirmed prior to the Senate– and implicated anti-vaxxers of weaponizing her love

A high-school elder who got immunized versus his mom’s desires simply...

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There may be two teams on every high-school debate stage, but there are not two sides to every issue. That's the lesson that Ethan Lindenberger, a high-school senior, said he learned after taking it upon himself to research vaccines. His findings led him to get vaccinated against his mother's wishes. Testifying on Tuesday before the…
Pharmaceutical Business CEOs Face Barbecuing In Senate Over High Drug Costs

Pharmaceutical Business CEOs Face Barbecuing In Senate Over High Drug Costs

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Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., left, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, right, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, asked drug company CEOs some tough questions about drug prices on Tuesday during a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption toggle caption Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., left, and Sen. Chuck…
Pharmaceutical Business CEOs Face Barbecuing in Senate Over High Drug Rates

Pharmaceutical Business CEOs Face Barbecuing in Senate Over High Drug Rates

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Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., left, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, right, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, asked drug company CEOs some tough questions about drug prices on Tuesday during a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption toggle caption Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., left, and Sen. Chuck…
Previous NASA astronaut Mark Kelly to run for John McCain’s Senate seat

Previous NASA astronaut Mark Kelly to run for John McCain’s Senate...

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Mark Kelly during his NASA days. NASA Before Mark Kelly was a Democratic-party US Senate candidate for Arizona, he was a high-flying NASA astronaut with some literally out-of-this-world space credentials. Kelly announced his campaign for Congress on Tuesday with a video that references his spaceflight experience.  "Seeing that sunrise from space for the very first…

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