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2014/12/20 03:21
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Lawmakers sent three bills aimed at fighting heroin and prescription drug abuse — the first of a bipartisan 21-measure package to pass both houses — to Governor Christie's desk Thursday night. If...
2014/12/20 03:21
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2014/12/19 00:39
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The Jindal administration received legislative approval Thursday for a $40 million, one-year extension of the state’s Medicaid claims processing contract. The Molina Medicaid Solutions contract,...
2014/12/18 20:21
2014/12/18 20:21
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will return to the four committees on which he currently sits when the new GOP-led Congress convenes next year, his office announced Thursday. Alexander, a...
2014/12/18 19:25
2014/12/18 19:25
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers have agreed to extend the state's multimillion-dollar Medicaid claims processing contract by another year. The extension was needed after Gov. Bobby Jindal fired the...
2014/12/18 16:53
2014/12/18 16:53
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Senate Committee Offers to Help Fight Prescription Drug Abuse A reported epidemic of abuse of prescription drugs, which is largely focused on the misuse of prescription painkillers, will continue to...
2014/12/18 01:31
2014/12/18 01:31
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Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, left open the possibility Wednesday that his chamber will consider an expansion of health coverage for low-income Floridians. Gardiner described as...
2014/12/18 00:02
2014/12/18 00:02
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As last week’s Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing made abundantly clear, communities throughout the United States are at ongoing risk from potentially disastrous incidents involving...
2014/12/17 22:38
2014/12/17 22:38
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The Alabama lawmaker who has been the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee for the past four years ended his effort Wednesday to become the panel's chairman, clearing the way for a colleague...
2014/12/17 22:19
2014/12/17 22:19
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Sen. Jeff Session (R-Ala.). (AP/Jacquelyn Martin, File) Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has dropped his bid to lead the Senate Budget Committee next year, announcing on Wednesday that he will cede to a...
2014/12/17 05:44
2014/12/17 05:44
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SEATTLE — Former preschool teacher U.S. Sen. Patty Murray wants to rescue the so-called No Child Left Behind Law in her new role as ranking Democrat on the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions...
2014/12/15 23:28
2014/12/15 23:28
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President Obama nominated Vivek Murthy to be U.S. surgeon general on November 13, 2013. The Senate Health committee signed off on him in February. On Monday, one year, one month, and two days after...
2014/12/15 23:20
2014/12/15 23:20
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Lawmakers already are talking about reauthorizing No Child Left Behind — the George W. Bush-era education initiative. “I’d like to have the president’s signature on it before summer,” challenged Sen....
2014/12/15 20:22
2014/12/15 20:22
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Washington: Ahead of a key Senate vote which could make Vivek Murthy the youngest ever Surgeon General of the US, Indian-Americans here have launched a nationwide campaign calling their Senators to...
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2014/12/15 19:09
2014/12/15 19:09
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President Obama nominated Dr. Vivek Murthy to be U.S. surgeon general on November 13, 2013. The Senate Health committee signed off on him in February. On Monday, one year, one month, and two days...
2014/12/15 18:51
2014/12/15 18:51
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Reaction poured in to Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposed Insure Tennessee expansion of health coverage, unveiled Monday, which still faces state legislative review and approval before it can go into effect....
2014/12/15 17:20
2014/12/15 17:20
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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker on Monday released the following statements on Gov. Bill Haslam’s announcement of “Insure Tennessee,” which Gov. Haslam calls “an alternative...
2014/12/13 14:51
2014/12/13 14:51
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Murray Announces Intent to Take HELP Patty Murray confirmed Friday that she plans to succeed Tom Harkin as the top�Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee next year,...
2014/12/12 23:15
2014/12/12 23:15
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AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King on Friday announced that they have picked up new committee assignments for the 114th Congress, which begins in January. In addition to...
2014/12/11 10:51
2014/12/11 10:51
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McConnell Chief Sharon Soderstrom Wields Influence Behind the Scenes Soderstrom has a low profile and big influence as McConnell’s leadership chief of staff. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) In her first...
2014/12/10 21:26
2014/12/10 21:26
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Why does public school start at age 5? Neuroscientists say the most important brain development begins at birth. Friedrich Froebel, who coined the term "kindergarten" in Germany in the mid-19th...
2014/12/20 03:21
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