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2008-08-01 09:01:04

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two of the nation's leading long term care organizations today praised Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for helping to lead a successful, bipartisan effort in Congress to protect Kentucky seniors by preventing the Bush Administration from moving forward with a Medicare regulation that would have cut Medicare-funded nursing home care by $5 billion over the next five years, and $770 million in fiscal year 2009. Senator McConnell's...

2008-08-01 03:00:32

Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate said any action on an energy bill must wait until after the August recess since the two parties have been unable to agree. Republicans want legislation to expand oil drilling offshore and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, while Democrats are pushing for tax credits for alternative energy development and curbing oil speculation, The Hill reported. The parties blamed each other for the impasse. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Republicans did...

2008-07-15 21:00:27

Senate Republicans are considering whether to block a resolution that would keep in place the ban on oil drilling off the U.S. coasts, a GOP senator said. The ban on offshore drilling ban is folded into the annual appropriations bill for the Interior Department and other environmental agencies, The Hill reported Tuesday. The Washington newspaper said since the federal government's 12 annual spending bills are unlikely to be passed before the start of the new fiscal year in October, a...

2008-07-14 18:00:35

U.S. President George Bush Monday rescinded an executive order banning new offshore oil drilling, saying Congress also should act to allow it. Bush's largely symbolic Rose Garden gesture came as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who has introduced a bill to open territorial waters 50 miles offshore to exploration, has started negotiations with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., The Washington Post reported. Reid, however, later Monday rejected the idea, saying he will...

2008-07-14 15:00:46

The White House said Monday President Bush is prepared to lift an executive ban on off-shore drilling. President Bush will announce the move 1:30 p.m. in the Rose Garden, but the gesture is seen as symbolic, since federal and state laws prevent offshore drilling, CNN reported. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has introduced a bill to open territorial waters 50 miles offshore to exploration and has begun negotiating with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on the...

2008-07-14 12:00:54

The rising price of oil is pushing public sentiment and the U.S. Congress toward renewed debate on offshore oil and gas exploration Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has introduced a bill to open territorial waters 50 miles offshore to exploration, The Washington Post reported. Forty-three Republican are listed as co-sponsors and McConnell has begun negotiating with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on the issue, the Post reported. On Saturday, U.S. President...

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2008-07-07 13:02:54

In a weekly national radio address, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Republicans were putting seniors and military families at risk by opposing a measure that would prevent a 10.6 percent cut in Medicare reimbursements to doctors.  Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat, urged Republicans to support the bill, which passed by a large margin in the House last week despite threats of a veto by President Bush. However, the bill was one vote short of the passing in the Senate, with most Republican Senators...

2008-07-07 00:00:02

By The Associated Press Durbin fires back on GOP WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat, accused Republicans of putting seniors and military families at risk by siding with President Bush against a measure to prevent Medicare cuts. Durbin, D-Ill., used a Saturday national radio address to call on Republicans to back the bill to stave off a 10.6 percent cut in Medicare payments to doctors. It passed the House overwhelmingly last week in defiance of Bush's threat to veto...

2008-06-25 21:02:51

WASHINGTON _ President Bush's efforts to broaden a widely respected, bipartisan program to fight the spread of AIDS in Africa have faced roadblocks by seven Republican senators. Bush had hoped that Congress would pass legislation to spend $50 billion to fight AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis primarily in Africa in time for the Group of Eight summit in Japan next month. However, the seven socially conservative senators, led by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., refuse to support the legislation unless...

2006-09-04 07:33:45

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers return to work on Tuesday from a month-long recess with time running out for Republicans to pass legislation, impress unhappy voters and retain control of Congress in the November 7 elections. With the stakes so high, both parties will jockey for political advantage in the coming weeks, particularly over the increasingly unpopular Iraq war and the battle against terrorism, as the majority Republicans and minority Democrats...


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