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2006-08-01 11:24:58

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to shore up the U.S. private pension system must pass the Senate without amendments this week so it can be signed into law this month by President George W. Bush, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said on Tuesday. "Pensions ... affect the lives of millions of Americans," Frist said on the Senate floor. A Tennessee Republican, Frist said the chamber "must clear the pensions bill clean" before lawmakers leave for their August recess,...

2006-07-31 23:55:33

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Concern about airline relief included in a final bill to overhaul the U.S. private pension system will soon be discussed by key senators, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said on Monday. The House of Representatives approved its work on the bill late on Friday, sending it to the Senate for a vote. The 900-page pension legislation aims to close loopholes that led to $450 billion in underfunding of traditional...

2006-07-26 16:23:52

By Peter Kaplan and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prospects have dimmed for swift U.S. Senate passage of a bill to outlaw most forms of Internet gambling as industry trade groups and lawmakers raise objections, congressional sources said on Wednesday. Efforts to move a House-passed measure through the Senate have run into opposition from lobbyists representing casino owners and horse- and dog-racing interests in recent days. Some Republican senators have broken ranks and...

2006-07-26 14:51:20

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Arlen Specter introduced legislation on Wednesday to challenge President George W. Bush's assertion that he can bypass sections of bills that he signs into law. Judiciary Committee Chairman Specter's bill would empower Congress bring to federal court lawsuits to test the constitutionality of Bush's signing statements, which the president has appended to several bills he has signed. In the statements, Bush has...

2006-07-25 19:19:07

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved by voice vote adding North Korea to a law aimed at stemming the nuclear weapons ambitions of Iran and Syria. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist introduced the bill after Pyongyang defied international warnings and tested seven missiles this month, action which Frist described as "dangerous and provocative." "North Korea's recent missile launches illustrate the threat this regime poses to the American people, the people of the...

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2006-07-25 16:20:00

By Tom Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to outlaw most forms of Internet gambling appears unlikely to win U.S. Senate passage before senators begin a month-long recess on August 4, two Republican leadership aides said on Tuesday. They said backers of the legislation were trying to build support for it and resolve differences as the Senate focuses on other legislative matters and gets ready for a summer break. The bill was not among the priorities outlined by Senate Majority Leader Bill...

2006-07-20 17:48:00

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Agreement on a final version of U.S. legislation to strengthen employer-provided pensions remained out of reach on Thursday with final details unsettled and negotiators working to attach tax cuts. House and Senate negotiators have largely agreed on provisions to make it easier for mutual fund firms to advise workers on investment choices in their 401(k) retirement savings plans, House Majority Leader John Boehner said. But there was still...

2006-07-20 14:23:49

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to ban Internet gambling faces opposition in the U.S. Senate, but backers still hope to win passage of it within a few weeks, a top aide to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said on Thursday. "We are trying to get something done before the August recess," set to begin on August 4, said Eric Ueland, Frist's chief of staff. Earlier on Thursday, another Frist aide said lawmakers were still working on the bill, but would not be able to vote on it...

2006-07-20 13:55:00

WASHINGTON - A bill to ban Internet gambling faces opposition in the U.S. Senate, but backers still hope to win passage of it within a few weeks, a top aide to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said on Thursday. "We are trying to get something done before the August recess," set to begin on August 4, said Eric Ueland, Frist's chief of staff. Earlier on Thursday, another Frist aide said lawmakers were still working on the bill, but would not be able to vote on it before the Senate heads...

2006-07-19 15:23:13

By Tabassum Zakaria and Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush used his first veto on Wednesday to block legislation to expand embryonic stem-cell research, putting him at odds with top scientists and most Americans, including some in his own Republican Party. "It crosses a moral boundary that our decent society needs to respect, so I vetoed it," Bush said. The legislation, passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate, now returns to Capitol Hill, where it...


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