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By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans on a key Senate panel on Thursday unveiled a plan to save $10 billion from Medicaid and Medicare, with most of the spending cuts coming from the health industry, not patients.
By Julie Rovner WASHINGTON (Reuters Health) - A day after Republicans in the U.S. Senate blocked a bipartisan bill to extend health insurance coverage to low-income people displaced by Hurricane Katrina, sponsors of the measure said they will continue to press for its quick passage.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five U.S. companies have received nearly half of $1 billion in U.S. government payments under an unfair trade practices program, according to lawmakers who have seen a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report due out on Monday. The five-year-old program requires U.S.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly rejected an amendment on Thursday that the Bush administration warned would have weakened its ability to negotiate a comprehensive world trade deal. The Senate voted 60-39 against the measure offered by Sen.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley said on Wednesday that lawmakers will need to examine whether U.S. jobless benefits, normally a 26-week program, should be extended after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department and a key senator remained deadlocked on Wednesday over a Cuba trade dispute that is holding up Senate approval of officials to fill vacant senior jobs at the Treasury. Montana Democratic Sen.
By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional action on one of President Bush's top priorities, restructuring Social Security, will likely be delayed until later this year, Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Wednesday. Rep.
Key Senate Republicans privately reviewed suggestions Thursday for raising the Social Security retirement age while limiting future benefits for upper-wage earners, officials said, as they sought momentum for legislation atop President Bush's second-term domestic agenda.
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