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Former Secretary of State and potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that Congress is increasingly detached from the lives of most Americans, especially in regards to women’s rights and increasing minimum wage.  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Clinton Joins Dems In Call For Women’s Rights ‘Movement’ To Win Elections

Former Secretary of State and potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that Congress is increasingly detached from the lives of most Americans, especially in regards to women’s rights and increasing minimum wage.

09/22/2014

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16 Female Senators Urge NFL Commissioner to Institute Zero-Tolerance Domestic Violence Policy

Sixteen female senators have written a letter to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, urging him to institute a zero-tolerance policy for domestic violence within the league.

09/11/2014

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Senate Approves Budget Deal, Goes To President Next For Approval

A budget spending plan has been approved by the Senate and is awaiting the signature of President Barack Obama for final approval.

12/18/2013

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House Passes Bipartisan Budget Deal

A plan to set the federal budget for the next two years passed in the House with a large bipartisan vote of 332-94.

12/12/2013

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rep. Sen. Coburn: Budget Agreement Fails To Address Wasteful Spending

A leading congressional deficit hawk says a bipartisan budget agreement hammered out on Capitol Hill is mostly a patch-work approach that fails to address wasteful spending that is contributing to a ballooning federal debt.

12/11/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 10:  Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) hold a press conference to announce a bipartisan budget deal, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, at the U.S. Capitol on December 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. The $85 billion agreement would set new spending levels for the next two years and create $63 billion in so-called 'sequester relief.'  (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Congressional Budget Leaders Announce Deal To Keep Gov’t Out of “Crisis-to-Crisis” Mode

Budget leaders in Congress have announced a deal that they say will keep the government from operating in “crisis-to-crisis” mode for the foreseeable future.

12/10/2013

File photo of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Outraged Senator: ‘Pentagon Has Major Problem On Its Hands’ with Sex Cases

Lawmakers say they’re outraged that for the second time this month a member of the armed forces assigned to help prevent sexual assaults in the military is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct.

05/15/2013

Senator Patty Murray and Secretary Shaun Donovan speak at the Robin Hood Veterans Summit at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (credit: Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

Senator Jokes About Speaker Boehner’s ‘Plan B’

A Democratic senator is joking that, with House Speaker John Boehner embracing “Plan B,” women’s issues are progressing in Congress.

12/20/2012

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