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6 HOURS AGO - Roll Call

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North Korea Brings Polarized Congress Together

What do you have to do to bring a politically polarized Congress together? Conduct a nuclear weapons test, launch a long-range rocket and restart a reactor that can provide weapons-grade plutonium.

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6 HOURS AGO - Roll Call

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Ryan: Congress May Prep Reconciliation Measure for GOP President

Speaker Paul D. Ryan told reporters Wednesday that members are discussing whether Congress should prepare a budget reconciliation measure this year that it could pass next year and send to the next president.

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6 HOURS AGO - Boston Herald

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Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes

WASHINGTON — Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.On a vote of 75-20, the Senate gave final congressional approval to the wide-ranging bill, which would also revamp trade laws. The White House said President ...

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6 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Congress bans import of forced labor products

A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has failed to keep products of forced and child labor out of ...

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6 HOURS AGO - Reuters

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Congress approves permanent Internet access tax ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation placing a permanent ban on states' taxing Internet access, sending the measure to President Barack Obama for signing into law.

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