Half of the Senate Democratic Caucus Will Pull An All-Nighter for Climate Action on Monday
On Monday, after votes finish that evening and until approximately 9 am Tuesday morning, a group of 28 senators , led by Sheldon Whitehouse and Barbara Boxer , will hold the floor to urge action on climate change.
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The Left Coaster
Ten Democratic Cowards
These are the ten Democratic senators who voted today to kill Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's bill to remove sexual harassment cases from the military chain of command, and voted instead to support Senator Claire McCaskill's bill to trust the military chain of command to fix itself: Tom Carper Tim Kaine Carl Levin Joe Manchin Claire McCaskill Bill ... (more)
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Arthur Schaper: Reid and Reed's ObamaCare Screeds
Despite Reed's pleas to "move forward," voters in 2014 will more likely read Reed the riot act for Obamacare, believes Arthur Schaper.
US News & World Report
Education Advocates Launch Campaign to Combat Student Debt
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the launch of a student loan debt advocacy campaign on March 6, 2014.
Senate blocks change to military sex assault cases
The Senate on Thursday blocked a bill that would have stripped senior military commanders of their authority to prosecute rapes and other serious offenses, capping an emotional, nearly yearlong fight over how best to curb sexual assault in the ranks.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Unemployment insurance vote could happen next week
Majority Leader Harry Reid , Nevada Democrat, said Wednesday that he will need to "pull out all the stops" to get enough GOP support for a 6-month extension to unemployment benefits that could come up for a vote next week.
Reed tries again to extend emergency benefits
Rhode Island's senior U.S. senator has filed legislation that would extend emergency unemployment benefits for six months, retroactive to when the program expired last year.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
S.RES.367 Latest Title: A resolution designating March 3, 2014, as "Read Across America Day".
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Wall Street Journal
5 Things Janet Yellen Said That Distance Her From Others' Views
The main takeaway from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's testimony before the Senate Banking Committee was that central bank policy is on cruise control until officials get a better read on the economy's performance.
True or Not, Del's & 'Gansett Shandy Big Hit
OK, it may not be a real can if you read the fine print on @petemfboyd's Instagram post, but that didn't stop social media from offering it's complete seal of approval for his Del's lemonade and Narragansett beer shandy .
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Rob Portman blames Harry Reid for impasse on unemployment benefits
Sen. Rob Portman is blaming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for the holdup in extending unemployment benefits for millions of longterm jobless Americans.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Is There a Way Forward on Unemployment Insurance in the Senate?
Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speak on unemployment insurance last month on the Hill.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
RI To Get $1 Million Fed. Reimbursement for Snow Removal Costs
Rhode Island's congressional delegation announced today that Rhode Island will be on the receiving end of a $1 million infusion of federal money to make up for the cost of winter cleanup from a blizzard last February.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
RI Jewish group to host congressional delegations
The four members of the Rhode Island congressional delegations are set to speak at a breakfast forum organized by a state Jewish organization.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
U.S. SEC should not be intimidated by court rulings -Commissioner Stein
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission should press ahead and complete work on rules mandated by Congress even if the courts shoot them down, Democratic Commissioner Kara Stein said on Friday.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Arthur Schaper: Whitehouse's GOP Forecast: Sunny Skies
Seriously, the world has gotten a little warmer the past few years. In Southern California, one skittish beach resident dipped in the ocean four times last year, even though for years she had avoided the water, and walking on the sand burned a little more than expected.
The Washington Post
Obamacarea s still a Dem dilemma
From left, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , Sen. Jack Reed , Sen. Richard Durbin , Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen. Patty Murray on Feb. 6. It seems like just yesterday that Democratic congressional leadership and media water-carriers were vowing that incumbent Democrats in 2014 would "run on Obamacare."
Wed Feb 19, 2014
MojoTech Unveils New Office Space in Downtown Providence
The Rhode Island based full-service software development agency MojoTech has unveiled its new office space in Downtown Providence.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Nanaimo Daily News
No agreement in Senate on jobless benefits bill as lawmakers seek political advantage
Compromise talks on a new program of long-term jobless benefits ran aground in the Senate on Tuesday, leaving the fate of the measure in extreme doubt while Republicans and Democrats vied for political advantage in the wreckage.
Sat Feb 15, 2014
Providence to help parents prepare kids for school
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and Rhode Island officials are preparing to launch an education program for parents and educators that they hope will help children prepare for school in Providence.