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Senate clears $447B omnibus measure

Senate approves massive spending package over Republican objections and warnings about the political consequences for Democrats in 2010.

By Ben Pershing  |  December 13, 2009; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
Categories:  Purse Strings , Senate  
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Report: in Senate plan, insufficient funding for those with preexisting conditions

If you have a preexisting medical condition, you could still have insurance problems under the health-care reform proposals taking shape in Congress. A new report says a federal program intended to subsidize your coverage until 2014, when companies could no longer charge higher premiums because of health status, is inadequately funded.

By David S. Hilzenrath  |  December 13, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Health Reform , Senate  
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Senate clears way for passage of spending bill

By Paul Kane In a surprisingly suspenseful vote Saturday, the Senate cleared a key parliamentary hurdle on a massive spending bill for almost half the federal government, which will provide tens of billions of dollars in increased funding for a host of federal agencies and the District of Columbia. On...

By Paul Kane  |  December 12, 2009; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  Senate , Today on the Hill , Votes  
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Landrieu to vote yes on key health-care test

Leaving Democrats one vote short with hours to go, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) declared Saturday she will support a key procedural step to advance President Obama's health-care legislation.

By Paul Kane  |  November 21, 2009; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  Health Reform , Senate , Today on the Hill  
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Senate launches health-care debate, with 2 Democrats undecided

In a rare Saturday session, the Senate launched the final hours of debate leading up to a nighttime vote that serves as a critical early test for President Obama's health-care proposal.

By Paul Kane  |  November 21, 2009; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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Neb.'s Nelson agrees to health debate, leaving two senators undecided

Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska, one of three centrist Democrats who had been undecided on Saturday's motion to debate the Senate health-care bill, has announced he will vote to bring the measure to the floor.

By Shailagh Murray  |  November 20, 2009; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
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Senate ethics committee admonishes Burris, Paul Kane , November 20, 2009
Multiple Hill probes of Fort Hood take shape, Ben Pershing , November 9, 2009
Lieberman: Committee investigation of Fort Hood to go forward, washingtonpost.com editors , November 8, 2009
Merkel on climate change, and the partisan divide, Kendra Nichols , November 3, 2009
Republicans may delay climate bill markup, Juliet Eilperin , October 23, 2009
Hate crimes bill set to become law, Ben Pershing , October 22, 2009
Clinton returns to the Hill, Ben Pershing , October 22, 2009
Ad Hits Reid at Home on Public Option, Ben Pershing , October 19, 2009
Labor Nominee Still Faces GOP Hold, Kendra Nichols , October 7, 2009
Senate Climate Staffer Abruptly Moves to EPA, Web Politics Editor , October 5, 2009
Government Won't Shut Down at Midnight, Ben Pershing , September 30, 2009
Byrd Released From Hospital, Ben Pershing , September 24, 2009
Byrd Admitted to Hospital After Fall, Ben Pershing , September 22, 2009
Senators Pay Tribute to Kennedy, Ben Pershing , September 10, 2009
Sen. Martinez Takes a Bow, Web Politics Editor , September 9, 2009
Kennedy Motorcade to Stop at Capitol Saturday, Washington Post Editor , August 28, 2009
Ailing Kennedy Asks for Speedy Replacement Process, Web Politics Editor , August 20, 2009
Byrd to Attend Sotomayor Vote, Kendra Nichols , August 6, 2009
Committee Prepares to Vote on Sotomayor, Debbi Wilgoren , July 28, 2009
Democrats Defeat Concealed Weapons Amendment, Web Politics Editor , July 22, 2009
Collins Adds Another GOP Vote for Sotomayor, Ben Pershing , July 21, 2009
Franken Finally Sworn In, and Hugs Ensue, Post Editor , July 7, 2009
Sen. Byrd Released From Hospital, Ben Pershing , June 30, 2009
Impeached Judge Offers Early Resignation, Ben Pershing , June 25, 2009
Thune Climbs GOP Leadership Ladder, Ben Pershing , June 25, 2009
Graham, DeMint Cautious on Sanford, Paul Volpe , June 24, 2009
Colleagues Accept Ensign's Apology, Paul Volpe , June 23, 2009
War Funding Vote Likely Later Today, Web Politics Editor , June 18, 2009
Sessions to Take Top Judiciary GOP Slot, Ben Pershing , May 4, 2009
Kerry Will Not Vote on Brother's Nomination, Ben Pershing , April 16, 2009
Should All Senators Be Elected?, Ben Pershing , March 11, 2009
A Warm Welcome for the British PM, Ben Pershing , March 4, 2009
Senate Dems Move to Capitalize on Obama's Speech, Paul Volpe , February 25, 2009
Coleman Makes an Appearance on the Hill, Paul Volpe , February 24, 2009
Despite Apology, Bunning Faces More Trouble Ahead, Ben Pershing , February 23, 2009
Kennedy Makes Brief Appearance for Stimulus Vote, Ben Pershing , February 9, 2009
Did Obama Tell an 'Out and Out Lie'?, Ben Pershing , February 9, 2009
Reid: No Recess Until Stimulus Is Done, Ben Pershing , February 9, 2009
Meet the Next Senator From New Hampshire, Ben Pershing , February 3, 2009
Hagel To Teach at Georgetown, Paul Volpe , February 3, 2009
Clinton Says Farewell, Addresses Senate, Washington Post editors , January 15, 2009
Biden Bids Senate Colleagues Farewell, Washington Post editors , January 15, 2009
Baucus Postpones Geithner Hearing, Paul Volpe , January 14, 2009
Dem. Senate Committee Assignments Are In, Washington Post editors , January 14, 2009
Burris Will Be Seated , Paul Volpe , January 12, 2009
Biden To Resign from Senate on Thursday, Paul Volpe , January 9, 2009
Craig Won't Appeal Ruling in Sex Sting Case, Ben Pershing , January 8, 2009
Burris Will Press To Be Seated in Senate, Paul Volpe , January 5, 2009
Senate Adjourns, Ends Standoff With Bush, Paul Volpe , January 2, 2009
Craig Loses Appeal in Bathroom Sting Case, Ben Pershing , December 9, 2008
Is the Capitol Visitor Center 'Left-Leaning'?, Ben Pershing , December 5, 2008
Stevens Expulsion Vote Postponed, Ben Pershing , November 18, 2008
Kennedy Returns to Senate for Lame-Duck Session, Ben Pershing , November 17, 2008
Byrd Surrenders Senate Approps Gavel, Ben Pershing , November 7, 2008
Senate Offices Receive Bomb Threats, Ben Pershing , October 22, 2008
Obama, McCain at the Negotiating Table?, Ben Pershing , September 24, 2008
'Independent' Lieberman to Eat Lunch Alone, Ben Pershing , September 9, 2008
Will Palin Be 'The Tiebreaker' Next Year?, Ben Pershing , September 8, 2008
Lieberman Backs McCain, Gave to Biden, Ben Pershing , September 2, 2008
Biden: Both a Rider and 'Champion' of Amtrak, Ben Pershing , August 26, 2008
Another Biden in the Senate?, Ben Pershing , August 23, 2008
Is Obama Really the 'Most Liberal' Senator?, Ben Pershing , July 30, 2008
A Somber Anniversary, Ben Pershing , July 24, 2008
Everybody's Workin' for the Weekend, Ben Pershing , July 22, 2008
Bloomberg Huddles With Senate Democrats, Ben Pershing , July 17, 2008
'Missed Votes' Charge Could Backfire, Ben Pershing , July 14, 2008
Player of the Week: Edward Kennedy, Ben Pershing , July 11, 2008
Capitol Visitor Center to Open Dec. 2, Ben Pershing , July 10, 2008
Keeping Up With Gen. Jones, Ben Pershing , July 9, 2008
Report: Kennedy Coping Well With Treatment, Ben Pershing , July 7, 2008
Clinton Returns to Senate, Doesn't Vote, Ben Pershing , June 24, 2008
The Senate: Root of All Evil?, Ben Pershing , June 19, 2008
E-Mails to Congress on the Rise, Ben Pershing , June 10, 2008
Sen. Kennedy Returns Home From Hospital, Ben Pershing , June 9, 2008
Player of the Week: Joe Lieberman, Ben Pershing , June 6, 2008
On Climate Bill, Wait 'Till Next Year, Ben Pershing , June 6, 2008
Byrd Released From Hospital, Ben Pershing , June 5, 2008
Eight Senators Back Obama, Call for Unity, Ben Pershing , June 4, 2008
Byrd to Remain in Hospital, Ben Pershing , June 3, 2008
The 'Age Issue' in the Senate, Ben Pershing , June 3, 2008
The Next Tell-All Author: Larry Craig, Ben Pershing , May 29, 2008
McCain Leads! (In Missed Votes), Ben Pershing , May 23, 2008
Colleagues React to Kennedy's Diagnosis, Ben Pershing , May 20, 2008
For Obama, Byrd in Hand, Ben Pershing , May 19, 2008
Reid on Iraq, Energy and the Economy, washingtonpost.com Editors , May 3, 2008
Specter: Mukasey Is 'Still Wearing His Robe', Ben Pershing , April 17, 2008
Citizen McCain Measure on the Move, Ben Pershing , April 17, 2008
Byrd Watching, Ben Pershing , April 17, 2008
A Papal Audience for Members, Ben Pershing , April 16, 2008
Player of the Week: Robert Byrd, Ben Pershing , April 11, 2008
Citizen McCain, Cont'd, Ben Pershing , April 11, 2008
Iraq: This Is No Longer a Test, Ben Pershing , February 27, 2008
Iraq: This Is Only a Test, Ben Pershing , February 25, 2008
Will McCain Quit the Senate?, Ben Pershing , February 19, 2008
Candidates Sneak Back to Work in the Senate, Ben Pershing , February 6, 2008
Obama-Kennedy Move Will Reverberate in the Senate, Ben Pershing , January 28, 2008
And the Mouse Goes to..., Ben Pershing , January 14, 2008
Senate Republicans Face Leadership Choice, Paul Kane , December 4, 2007
Is Feinstein the Democrats' Next Lieberman?, Paul Kane , November 4, 2007
McCain Absent for Vote on Woodstock Earmark, Paul Kane , October 26, 2007
Facing Tough Polls, Reid Brings Back Key Aide, Paul Kane , October 24, 2007
Obama: DOJ Official Must Be Fired, Paul Kane , October 19, 2007
Mukasey Hearing Getting Good Karma, Paul Kane , October 17, 2007
Kennedy Surgery "Successful", Paul Kane , October 12, 2007
Craig: 'I Will Continue My Work', Paul Kane , September 26, 2007
Judge in Craig Case 'Doesn't Suffer Fools', Paul Kane , September 26, 2007
Ranking the Most Powerful in Congress, Paul Kane , September 12, 2007
Ethics Vote Could Signal GOP Tensions, Paul Kane , August 2, 2007
Stevens Raid May Boost Ethics Reform, Paul Kane , July 31, 2007
Byrd on Michael Vick: Going to Hell, Paul Kane , July 19, 2007
Iraq Around the Clock, Paul Kane , July 17, 2007
Senate Pulls an All-Nighter, Paul Kane , July 17, 2007
Vitter Returns, With Coburn at His Side, Paul Kane , July 17, 2007
Stevens Asks Ethics to Review Finances, Paul Kane , June 14, 2007
Gore Raising Money for Senate Democrats, Paul Kane , June 13, 2007
In Today's Post: Stevens Told to Keep Records for Graft Probe, washingtonpost.com Editors , June 7, 2007
Senate GOP Opposition to AG Builds, Paul Kane , May 18, 2007
Sen. Graham: Still Not Happy With Gonzales, washingtonpost.com Editors , May 15, 2007
All Aboard the Climate Change Express, Paul Kane , May 8, 2007
Frist Opens Non-Federal PAC Account, Paul Kane , May 7, 2007
McConnell's Pick: Any Given Saturday, Paul Kane , May 4, 2007
Byrd "Under the Weather", Paul Kane , April 23, 2007
Reid: "We Should Be Addressing ...", Paul Kane , April 23, 2007
The AG Hearing: A Post Mortem, Paul Kane , April 20, 2007
Specter vs. Gonzales -- Round 1, Paul Kane , April 19, 2007
Ethics Switch Signals Long Domenici Probe, Paul Kane , April 18, 2007
Virginia Delegation Heading to Blacksburg, Paul Kane , April 16, 2007
Stevens becomes longest serving Republican, Paul Kane , April 12, 2007
Attorney General Hits the Murder Boards, Paul Kane , April 11, 2007
On Iraq Issue, Nine Senators Hold the Key, Paul Kane , March 28, 2007
GOP Raps Schumer Over Dual Role, Paul Kane , March 14, 2007
Byrd to Take Center Stage in Iraq Debate, Paul Kane , February 24, 2007
'08 Watch: Obama Stays Perfect, For Now..., Paul Kane , February 21, 2007
Obama, McCaskill Plan Military Hospitals Bill, Paul Kane , February 20, 2007
Emotional Moments in the Debate on Iraq, Paul Kane , February 18, 2007
Thune Endorses McCain, Paul Kane , February 18, 2007
The Iraq Debate's Winners and Losers, Paul Kane , February 8, 2007
Clinton to Obama: "Mr. President", Paul Kane , February 7, 2007
No Rest For the Weary... Senators, Paul Kane , February 7, 2007
In the Senate, No Doesn't Always Mean No, Paul Kane , February 6, 2007
Tortoise and Hare, washingtonpost.com Editors , February 1, 2007
Pelosi's "Will" to Govern, Paul Kane , January 19, 2007
Lott and McConnell: United They Stand?, Paul Kane , January 19, 2007
 
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