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  • Senate Democrats unveil climate-focused energy bill

    September 22, 2015 | 2:00 pm

    U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled energy legislation designed to hasten America's adoption of cleaner energy, slash greenhouse gas emissions below the Obama administration's goal, and help their party attract young voters in the 2016 elections.

    The bill, announced by...

  • House Republicans vote to strip Planned Parenthood funds

    September 18, 2015 | 1:39 pm

    House Republicans voted to deny funds to women's healthcare provider Planned Parenthood for a year on Friday but the action did little to quell party desires to use a spending bill as leverage in their fight to punish the group in an abortion controversy.

    Congress adjourned for...

  • Two more Democratic senators back Iran deal, leaving Obama one vote shy of victory

    September 1, 2015 | 2:12 pm

    Two more senators said they will support the Iran nuclear deal, leaving President Barack Obama just one vote shy of the number needed to stop any efforts to quash the agreement in Congress.

    The announcements on Tuesday by Sens. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Chris Coons of...

  • U.S. Senate Democrats invite Netanyahu to meeting during visit

    February 24, 2015 | 8:57 am

    Two senior U.S. Senate Democrats invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to a closed-door meeting with Democratic senators during his upcoming visit to Washington, warning that making U.S.-Israeli relations a partisan political issue could have "lasting...

  • Senate Democrats to Jews: Help us on budget, defending Obama

    July 15, 2011 | 12:20 pm

    When two-fifths of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate met this week in Washington with representatives of Jewish groups, the senators delivered a clear message: If you agree with us, it’s about time you spoke up.

    The appeal, delivered at an annual meeting organized by the Democratic...

  • Jewish leaders meet with Senate Democrats

    May 27, 2010 | 9:06 am

    Jewish leaders met with more than a third of the Democratic caucus in the U.S. Senate.

    Twenty-two senators, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), attended Wednesday’s meeting. The caucus has 59 senators.

    Among the topics discussed were efforts to pass expanded Iran sanctions...

  • Briefs: Senate Democrats seek Iran bank sanctions, McCain to visit Israel

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Senate Dems Target Iran's Bank

    Senate Democrats are circulating a letter asking President Bush to target Iran's central bank for sanctions. The letter comes on the heels of a recent report in The Wall Street Journal that Bank Markazi was providing cover for commercial banks already...