Equal pay bill for women fails in the Senate

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A bill that would protect women from pay discrimination failed in the Senate yesterday with a vote of 53 to 44.

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Senate repeals COLA cut for military retirees

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Senate voted overwhelmingly to repeal the 1% cut to the cost of living adjustments (COLA) for retired military service members and their survivors.   

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Senate vote on repeal of cost of living adjustment (COLA) cut for military retirees – Feb. 12, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Senate voted to repeal cuts to cost of living adjustments (COLA) for retired military service members who joined the armed forces prior to Jan. 1, 2014. S. 25…

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Transcript: Sen. Mark Pryor’s floor speech on repealing the 1% COLA cut to military retirees – Feb. 11, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Partial transcript of the floor speech by Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas) on S. 1963, the military retirement pay restoration bill that repeals Section 403 of the Bipartisan Budget Act…

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List of 94 Senators who voted to repeal the 1% cost of living adjustment (COLA) cut for military retirees

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

List of 94 Senators who voted to repeal Section 403 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which would have imposed a 1% cut in the cost of living…

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CBO projects lower labor participation due to Obamacare subsidies

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
WTF CBO report on Obamacare

Health insurance subsidies and expanded Medicaid coverage offered under the Affordable Care Act will likely result in a reduction of work hours after the economy fully recovers in…

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Debt Ceiling: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says government default will hurt seniors the most

Saturday, October 12, 2013
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the debt limit on Oct. 10, 2013. SOURCE: Finance.Senate.gov

If Congress chooses not to raise the debt ceiling next week, the ensuing government default will likely hurt seniors the most, particularly those who live on their retirement…

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Transcript: Senate hearing Q&A with Sen. Ron Wyden & Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on the debt ceiling – Oct. 10, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Partial transcript of Q&A between Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on the potential impacts of the failure to raise the debt ceiling. The Senate…

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Transcript: Testimony of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on the debt ceiling – Oct. 10, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Transcript of testimony of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on the potential impacts of the failure to raise the debt ceiling. The Senate Finance Committee hearing was held on…

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Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns U.S. will default on Oct. 17th unless Congress raises debt ceiling

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. IMAGE SOURCE: U.S. Treasury via Flickr

In letter to Republican House Speaker John Boehner, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned that the U.S. government will be forced to default on its bills unless Congress raises…

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