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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Back pay for furloughed workers slows in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill the House passed to guarantee that furloughed federal workers receive back pay after the partial government shutdown is resolved seems to have hit a snag in the Senate. The second-ranking […]

10/07/2013

The U.S. Capitol, Washington DC. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Senators ready to restore lower college loan rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are ready to offer students a better deal on their college loans this fall, but future classes could see higher interest rates. The Senate could vote as early as Thursday on […]

07/18/2013

Student loans

Back to negotiations after student loan plan fails

WASHINGTON (AP) — The defeat of a student loan bill in the Senate on Wednesday clears the way for fresh negotiations to restore lower rates, but lawmakers are racing the clock before millions of students […]

07/10/2013

Senate panel OKs veterans infertility bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Senate commitee on Wednesday approved legislation that expands access to infertility treatment for seriously injured veterans. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Patty Murray, authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to cover […]

09/12/2012

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