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Lindsey Graham

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in Central, South Carolina June 1, 2015.
United States Senator from South Carolina

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  • WASHINGTON, March 12- Senator Richard Blumenthal, one of several U.S. lawmakers drafting online privacy legislation, said on Tuesday that he wanted to see California's privacy law, which takes effect next year, to be the basis for a federal bill. But as frequently happens, the devil is in the details, "Blumenthal said at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

  • The Republican president's move to circumvent Congress represented an escalation in his efforts to make good on a 2016 presidential campaign pledge to build a wall to halt the flow into the country of illegal immigrants, whom Trump says bring crime and drugs. The funding bill represents a legislative defeat for him since it contains no money for his proposed...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- U.S. lawmakers late on Wednesday completed writing a border security bill that was expected to deny President Donald Trump's request for $5.7 billion to help build a wall on the U.S.- Mexico border, with the Senate and House of Representatives expected to vote on the bill Thursday. The aide added that the Senate would first vote on the bill...

  • President Donald Trump on Wednesday edged toward backing a deal in Congress on government funding that would not meet his demand for $5.7 billion for a wall on the Mexican border but would avert a partial government shutdown. But two sources and a Republican senator close to the White House said he would likely sign off on it. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced a bill on Wednesday that would impose stiff new sanctions on Russia over its meddling in U.S. elections and aggression against Ukraine, the latest congressional effort to push President Donald Trump to ratchet up Washington's response to Moscow. The new bill, which was first reported by Reuters,...

  • President Donald Trump on Wednesday edged toward backing a deal in Congress on funding for a barrier on the Mexican border, but left open the possibility that disputes over the wall could still cause a partial government shutdown by the weekend. But the Republican president fell short of committing himself to backing the congressional deal, which would keep...

  • Republican and Democratic senators on Wednesday will introduce a bill seeking to punish Russia for meddling in U.S. elections and for its aggression in Ukraine by imposing sanctions on its banking, energy sector and foreign debt. Among other things, it would impose sanctions on Russian banks that support efforts to interfere in foreign elections, sanction...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- A leading Democrat in Congress asked the U.S. Representative Richard Neal, who chairs the tax committee in the House of Representatives, requested details about the Trump administration's debt limit plans in a Jan. 29 letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The current limit on U.S. debt extends through March 1, and analysts say Congress...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- A leading Democrat in Congress asked the U.S. Representative Richard Neal, who chairs of tax committee in the House of Representatives, requested details about the Trump administration's debt limit plans in a Jan. 29 letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The current limit on U.S. debt extends through March 1 and analysts say Congress...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 24- U.S. senators made a new try at ending a partial month-long government shutdown through a temporary funding bill on Thursday, but President Donald Trump demanded a "down payment" for a border wall that Democrats reject. After the Republican-led Senate failed to advance two measures to reopen shuttered agencies, Democratic and Republican...

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