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  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday that the Senate will not vote on President Barack Obama's signature Asian trade deal this year, punting it to the next president for changes and consideration. The statement appeared to dash White House hopes for a vote to approve the 12- country Trans-Pacific Partnership...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday that the Senate will not vote on President Barack Obama's signature Pacific trade deal this year, punting it to the next president for consideration, The Hill newspaper reported. "The current agreement, the Trans-Pacific, which has some serious flaws, will not be acted upon this year,"...

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  • WASHINGTON, Aug 2- President Barack Obama and Singapore's prime minister on Tuesday made sales pitches for a Pacific Rim trade deal that both U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have derided and that has been stalled in Congress. It won't just be a political symbol or a political football, "Obama told a White House news conference with...

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  • Nancy Trinidad, who is 32 weeks pregnant, listens to the explanation of a doctor about how to prevent Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses at a public hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 3, 2016.

    Congress must agree on a bill to fund efforts to control the Zika virus next week, or risk harm to pregnant women and their babies.

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  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Senate gave solid approval on Wednesday to a relief plan to help Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt, sending the measure to President Obama for his signing into law just ahead of a possible default by the U.S. territory on its next debt payment. "This bill is not perfect, but it is a critical first step toward economic recovery and...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Senate gave solid approval on Wednesday to a relief plan to help Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt, sending the measure to President Obama for his signing into law just ahead of a possible default by the U.S. territory on its next debt payment. "This bill is not perfect, but it is a critical first step toward economic recovery and...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- A relief plan to help the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt moved closer to passage in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, clearing a critical procedural hurdle by winning a supermajority of votes. Supporters want to send it to President Barack Obama to sign into law by July 1, when Puerto Rico faces a potential default on a chunk...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Senate is aiming to finish its work and vote later on Wednesday on final passage of a relief plan to help Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. The bill cleared a critical procedural hurdle in the Senate on Wednesday morning, and has already passed the House of Representatives.

  • 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 29- U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, speaking as lawmakers prepared to vote on a bill to address Puerto Rico's financial crisis, warned on Wednesday that failure to pass the legislation by Friday could lead to a taxpayer funded bailout. "This is the best and possibly the only action we can take to help Puerto Rico," McConnell said on the...

  • 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- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he was optimistic that a Puerto Rico debt relief bill will get enough Democratic support to advance the measure this week.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, June 27- After months of waiting for the U.S. Congress to act as Puerto Rico's economic crisis progressively worsened, the Caribbean island is on the verge of securing a relief plan from Washington aimed at helping it address a hobbling $70 billion debt. The Senate is set to launch a debate on Wednesday for legislation establishing a federal...

  • WASHINGTON, June 27- The U.S. Senate is on track to cast its first votes on a Puerto Rico debt relief bill as early as Wednesday after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took steps late on Monday to begin debate on the legislation.