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  • NEW YORK, July 21- Another two Democratic senators have agreed to co-sponsor a bill that would allow Puerto Rico's municipalities to use Federal bankruptcy laws, the U.S. territory's representative in Congress Pedro Pierluisi said in a statement on Tuesday. Senate judiciary committee chairman Patrick Leahy and Mark Warner, who sits on the Senate's banking...

  • WASHINGTON, July 9- Data breaches at the U.S. government's personnel management agency by hackers, with suspicions centering on China, involves millions more people than previously estimated, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The Office of Personnel Management said data stolen from its computer networks included Social Security numbers and other sensitive...

  • U.S. senators say OPM data breach appears state-sponsored Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 11:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 10- Members of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday that a massive theft of data last week from U.S. government computers appears to have been state-sponsored, although they stopped short of pointing the finger at China. The breach of Office of Personnel Management computers was disclosed on Thursday by the Obama...

  • Dems to Obama: Get off the dime on Keystone! Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    President Barack Obama at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    Eleven Democratic senators urged Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone.

  • 'Sequestration is stupidity on steroids': Warner Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    'Sequestration is stupidity on steroids': Warner

    Sen. Mark Warner, (D-VA), shares his views on how to cut government spending and implement tax reform in order to reach a compromise on the budget.

  • Senators Push Bill to Scrap Two Mortgage Firms Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 8:06 PM ET
    Fannie Mae

    A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced a bill to abolish Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with a government reinsurer of mortgage securities.

  • New Bill to Colleges: Prove Your Worth Saturday, 18 May 2013 | 2:34 PM ET
    Sens. Mark Warner (D-Vir.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) with students at a Know Before You Go roundtable

    A new bipartisan bill, the Student Right to Know Before You Go Act, aims to press colleges into providing prospective students with data on the employment outcomes of graduates.

  • At the beginning of next year, $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts- known as the fiscal cliff- will automatically become law unless Congress acts. However, there is a sense that neither the financiers and investors in New York nor the lawmakers in Congress are taking each other seriously enough.

  • FACTBOX-20 key players in U.S. 'fiscal cliff' drama Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 10:59 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 2- After the Nov. 6 elections, urgent tax and spending issues must be addressed, forcing Washington's power players to make some tough decisions before the end of the year. Regardless of who wins the Nov. 6 presidential election, Obama will be in the White House during the final months of 2012 when the ``fiscal cliff'' must be dealt with.

  • Entrepreneurs Turned Politicians Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 9:37 AM ET
    While some people prefer to make monetary political contributions and leave their influence at that, there are others that are looking to have more say in the political process. For entrepreneurs, who enjoy the process of affecting change, the lure of political office is hard to resist. After all, it’s the ultimate challenge for someone who wants to create change on a big scale. And, in many instances, it’s the entrepreneur with a successful business that has the means to enter the political are

    While some people prefer to make monetary political contributions and leave their influence at that, there are others that are looking to have more say in the political process.