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  • WASHINGTON, June 29- A relief plan to help Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt cleared a critical hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, getting the super majority it needed to advance to debate and a final vote this week. Congress will try to send it to President Barack Obama to sign into law by July 1, when Puerto Rico faces a potential default on a chunk of its...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The Obama administration and U.S. Senate Republican leaders scrambled on Tuesday to garner enough support to get a Puerto Rico debt relief bill through a critical procedural vote set for Wednesday which several lawmakers predicted would be close. After months of waiting for Congress to act as Puerto Rico's economic crisis progressively...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday that he will support a bill to address Puerto Rico's financial crisis when it comes up for an important procedural vote on Wednesday, but he could not say how many other Democrats are for the legislation.


  • WASHINGTON, June 22- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate agreed on Wednesday to $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus, a House Republican lawmaker said, shortchanging President Barack Obama's funding request and angering Democrats by making other cuts to pay for it. "This plan from congressional Republicans is four months late and nearly...

  • NEW YORK, June 21- Puerto Rico disclosed on Tuesday that negotiations with creditors ended without an agreement to restructure some of the island's $70 billion debt load. In a statement on Tuesday night, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla urged the U.S. Congress to take action on legislation to resolve the credit crisis, while chiding the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday that amendments were necessary to a Puerto Rico debt bill that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said would be voted on by next week. The House of Representatives passed a Puerto Rico debt relief bill on June 9, following months of internal debate. Supporters hope the Senate passes...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on Tuesday said amendments were necessary to a Puerto Rico debt bill that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said would be voted on by next week.

  • Democratic Senator Chris Murphy ended a blockade of the Senate after nearly 15 hours on Thursday, saying Republicans agreed to hold votes on measures to expand background checks and prevent people on U.S. terrorism watch lists from buying guns. Democrats stalled Senate proceedings on Wednesday in a bid to push for tougher gun control legislation following...

  • May 10- A U.S. Senate committee launched an inquiry on Tuesday into how social media website Facebook selects its news stories after a report that company employees blocked news about conservative issues from its "trending" list. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation asked Facebook Chairman and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg in a...

  • WASHINGTON, April 13- U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and 10 other Senate Democrats on Wednesday called for significant changes to a Republican-crafted bill in the House of Representatives aimed at helping Puerto Rico overcome its debt crisis. "Senate Democrats are united in our belief that any legislation to solve this crisis must include an...

  • President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill January 12, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

    Companies will continue to move overseas for tax purposes until the U.S. reforms corporate taxes, Grover Norquist says.

  • Barack Obama and Mitch McConnell

    U.S. President Barack Obama will press Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.

  • U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

    Congressional negotiators edged closer to a historic deal to lift a 40-year-old ban on U.S. crude oil exports as part of a government spending bill.

  • Senator Harry Reid suing exercise-band maker

    U.S. Sen. Harry Reid is suing a company that makes and markets a flexible exercise band that he says broke or slipped from his hand during an arm-strengthening routine on New Year's Day, causing him to fall and suffer face, rib and eye injuries.

  • Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International Jim Murren

    It has not been a good year to be a shareholder in a major casino company. But the CEO says, "We're doing better, thank God."

  • Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush

    Whether its Jeb or Hillary in the White House, here's why tax reform will be the big winner in 2016, says political consultant Stephen Myrow.

  • Senate Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (2nd L), Senate Minority Whip Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator John Thune (R-SD).

    Plans to avert a shutdown began taking shape, but it was still far from certain whether a dispute over Planned Parenthood could be overcome.

  • Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada

    Sen. Harry Reid said that a Nevada utility, owned by Buffett's Berkshire, is proposing a potential blow to the state's rooftop solar industry.

  • Senator Ted Cruz speaking at Delivering Alpha 2015 in New York.

    The Ex-Im Bank proves that crony capitalism recognizes power, not partisanship.