Senate http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26763/all en Boehner: no long-term US debt hike without Senate budget action http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/blank-headline-received-16 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WILLIAMSBURG, Va, Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Friday there should be no long-term increase in the federal debt limit until the Senate passes a budget, and House Republicans will try to force the Senate into action to cut spending.</p> <p>"We are going to pursue strategies that will obligate the Senate to finally join the House in confronting the government's spending problem. The principle is simple: no budget, no pay," Boehner said in excerpts of his closing remarks to a Republican House retreat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/blank-headline-received-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of the United States John Boehner Senate United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:45:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736269 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-US court rules Obama's appointments unconstitutional http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-us-appeals-court-says-obama-recess-appointments-invali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ruling invalidates NLRB appointments</p> <p>* Also calls into question CFPB appointment</p> <p>* White House says ruling contradicts 150 years of practice</p> <p>By Aruna Viswanatha and Terry Baynes</p> <p>Jan 25 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that President Barack Obama violated the U.S. Constitution when he used recess appointments to fill a labor board, in a sweeping decision that could limit presidential power to push through federal nominees.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-us-appeals-court-says-obama-recess-appointments-invali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Constitutional law Entertainment Environment Executive branch of the United States government Government Health Hospitality Labor Law National Labor Relations Board Politics Senate Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:01:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739536 at http://www.globalpost.com White House demands quick Senate action on Hagel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/white-house-demands-quick-senate-action-hagel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The White House warned Thursday that America could not afford to be without a defense secretary, after Republican moves delayed a Senate confirmation vote on its nominee for the post, Chuck Hagel.</p> <p>The Senate Armed Services Committee had been expected to vote on Hagel's nomination this week to prepare for a debate in the full chamber, but Republicans are demanding more information on Hagel's past paid speeches.</p> <p>"We continue to expect the Senate to act quickly to confirm Senator Hagel," said White House spokesman Jay Carney.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/white-house-demands-quick-senate-action-hagel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Entertainment Environment Health International Republican Institute Politics Politics of the United States Senate AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:32:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749052 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Hagel defense nomination passes key US Senate panel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/urgent-hagel-defense-nomination-passes-key-us-senate-panel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Senate committee on Tuesday approved Chuck Hagel to be the next US secretary of defense, a key step in a process that could see the controversial nominee confirmed as early as this week.</p> <p>The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 14 to 11 with one non-vote to approve Hagel, a former senator, whose positions on Iran, Israel and the Iraq war triggered concerns among some fellow Republicans.</p> <p>mlm/dc</p> Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel International Republican Institute Senate AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:45:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753981 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Pentagon nominee Hagel clears key US Senate hurdle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/urgent-pentagon-nominee-hagel-clears-key-us-senate-hurdle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama's embattled pick to head the Pentagon cleared a crucial hurdle Tuesday when many Republicans ended their obstruction and the Senate agreed to bring Chuck Hagel's nomination to a vote.</p> <p>Members of the chamber voted 71-27, with 18 Republicans joining the majority Democrats in clearing the way for the Senate to hold a full vote on Hagel's confirmation later Tuesday.</p> <p>mlm/sst</p> Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel International Republican Institute Senate AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:01:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5767544 at http://www.globalpost.com Boehner warns Senate Democrats on U.S. government funding bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/boehner-warns-senate-democrats-us-government-funding-bill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday warned Senate Democrats against making big changes to a House-passed government funding measure, or Republicans may strip the flexibility it gives for applying military spending cuts.</p> <p>The Republican-controlled House on Wednesday passed a stop-gap bill to keep government agencies and programs, including defense, funded through Sept. 30, largely with Democratic support. The Democratic-controlled Senate is expected to vote on similar legislation next week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/boehner-warns-senate-democrats-us-government-funding-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health John Boehner Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Senate United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 18:00:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776342 at http://www.globalpost.com US Senate girds for marathon 'vote-a-rama' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/us-senate-girds-marathon-vote-rama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US senators eager to head home for the congressional recess plan to pull what could become an all-nighter Friday in a rare, free-wheeling session known as a "vote-a-rama."</p> <p>For the first time in four years, the 100 members of the Senate will pack the chamber for 10 hours or more, beginning at 3:00 pm Friday, for dozens of back-to-back votes on amendments to the Senate's pending budget resolution.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/us-senate-girds-marathon-vote-rama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 111th United States Congress Business Government Health Labor Politics of the United States Senate Social Issues AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 17:15:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791261 at http://www.globalpost.com US Senate kicks off marathon 'vote-a-rama' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/us-senate-kicks-marathon-vote-rama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US senators eager to head home for the congressional recess on Friday launched what could become a legislative all-nighter -- a rare, free-wheeling session known as a "vote-a-rama."</p> <p>For the first time in four years, the 100 members of the Senate will pack the chamber for 10 hours or more, beginning at 3:00 pm Friday, for dozens of back-to-back votes on amendments to the Senate's pending budget resolution.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/us-senate-kicks-marathon-vote-rama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Health Labor Parliamentary procedure Senate Social Issues United States Senate AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:46:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791467 at http://www.globalpost.com Gun control bill clears first hurdle in US Senate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/gun-control-bill-clears-first-hurdle-us-senate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Gun control supporters won the first Senate showdown Thursday over how to respond to the December school carnage in Connecticut, defeating an effort by conservatives to derail a package of firearms restrictions before debate could even start.</p><P>The 68-31 roll call gave an early burst of momentum to efforts by President Barack Obama and lawmakers to push fresh but modest gun curbs through Congress.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/gun-control-bill-clears-first-hurdle-us-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political parties in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Senate Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:18:16 +0000 Asianet 5814232 at http://www.globalpost.com Senate session may snub caretakers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/senate-session-may-snub-caretakers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The country’s main political parties taking part in the May 11 elections will get the first opportunity to make the caretaker prime minister and his cabinet team accountable for their acts when the Senate goes into session on Monday (today).</p><P>Having no friends in the house, the caretaker ministers can face a difficult time in the Senate where there will be no concept of the treasury and opposition benches in the absence of an elected government.</p><P>According to media reports, when contacted famous senators they said technically there would be no leader of the house and no oppositio</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/senate-session-may-snub-caretakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Muslim League Politics Senate Westminster system Asianet Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:28:35 +0000 Asianet 5816469 at http://www.globalpost.com Senate proposal would subject large compounding pharmacies to stricter federal standards http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/senate-proposal-would-subject-large-compounding-pharmacies-s <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Large specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year would be subject to federal safety inspections and manufacturing standards, under a new Senate proposal introduced Friday.</p> <p>The draft bill is the first Senate effort to address the recent outbreak tied to contaminated compounded drugs that sickened more than 700 Americans and killed more than 50 others.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/senate-proposal-would-subject-large-compounding-pharmacies-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Health Pharmaceutical sciences Pharmacology Senate The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:51:30 +0000 The Canadian Press 5827693 at http://www.globalpost.com Senate to release outside audits of housing expense claims on May 9 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/senate-release-outside-audits-housing-expense-claims-may-9 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - Questions about the housing claims of three senators living in the shadow of Parliament Hill will get answers next month when the Senate releases an independent audit of their residency allowances.</p> <p>The committee which oversees the upper chamber's internal budgets asked the Deloitte accounting firm to review the claims of Conservative Mike Duffy, Liberal Mac Harb and Patrick Brazeau, who was ousted from the Tory caucus earlier this year over an unrelated criminal matter.</p> <p>The accountants were to look at their claims about where they live and their related expenses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/senate-release-outside-audits-housing-expense-claims-may-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algonquin people Patrick Brazeau Politics of Canada Senate The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:03:26 +0000 The Canadian Press 5828022 at http://www.globalpost.com RCMP looking at Senate expense claims following audit, critical committee report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130512/rcmp-looking-at-senate-expense-claims-following-audit-critic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - The RCMP says it is examining Senate expense claims following an independent audit and a critical report from the upper chamber's internal economy committee.</p> <p>But the Mounties added Sunday it was too early to know whether they will start an investigation of accusations that three senators improperly claimed a housing allowance.</p> <p>At issue is whether Conservative Mike Duffy, former Conservative Patrick Brazeau and Liberal Mac Harb were truly eligible for the allowance, intended to compensate senators who must maintain a secondary residence in Ottawa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130512/rcmp-looking-at-senate-expense-claims-following-audit-critic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Gendarmerie Government Politics of Canada Senate The Canadian Press Sun, 12 May 2013 19:15:04 +0000 The Canadian Press 5836372 at http://www.globalpost.com Senate Republicans to oppose some nominees for hobbled labour board http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/senate-panel-considers-bipartisan-slate-5-nominees-hobbled-l <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans said Thursday they would not support five nominees to the National Labor Relations Board, raising the possibility the troubled agency could be rendered mostly inoperable later this year.</p> <p>The board has already been working under a cloud since January, when a federal appeals court said the president violated the Constitution by filling vacancies on the board through recess appointments without Senate confirmation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/senate-panel-considers-bipartisan-slate-5-nominees-hobbled-l" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Government Health Hospitality Labor Law National Labor Relations Board Politics Recess appointment Senate Social Issues War The Canadian Press Thu, 16 May 2013 09:00:32 +0000 The Canadian Press 5839101 at http://www.globalpost.com Almost the same cost, spent differently: Comparing farm bills in House, Senate committees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/almost-the-same-cost-spent-differently-comparing-farm-bills- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Senate and House agriculture committees approved separate versions of the farm bill this week, and the full Senate is expected to take up the bill next week. A look at some similarities and differences between the two versions of the legislation:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/almost-the-same-cost-spent-differently-comparing-farm-bills-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural economics Business Economics Government Politics Senate The Canadian Press Thu, 16 May 2013 09:01:42 +0000 The Canadian Press 5839106 at http://www.globalpost.com