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2008-11-14 06:00:07

By Sue Kirchhoff and James R. Healey WASHINGTON -- Democratic lawmakers on Thursday were working out details of a $25 billion measure to aid the foundering U.S. auto industry, as top Republicans warned they weren't yet willing to back the plan.

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.

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.

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U.S. President George Bush Monday rescinded an executive order banning new offshore oil drilling, saying Congress also should act to allow it.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.


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