'Gang of Six' senators make rare public appearance
May 25th, 2011
07:41 PM ET
3 years ago

'Gang of Six' senators make rare public appearance

WASHINGTON (CNN) – In what could be the Washington equivalent of a Komodo dragon spotting, senators known as the Gang of Six made a rare public appearance on Wednesday – at least some of them.

At the Peter G. Peterson Foundation's Fiscal Summit held in Washington, four of the six original members of the bipartisan group working toward a deficit reduction plan sat down to a panel discussion. Though the senators withheld the details of their deficit reduction plan, they did give some insight into how the group works.
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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • Dick Durbin • Saxby Chambliss • Tom Coburn
Lawmakers debate U.S.-Pakistan ties after bin Laden's death
May 5th, 2011
07:50 PM ET
3 years ago

Lawmakers debate U.S.-Pakistan ties after bin Laden's death

Washington (CNN) - The fact that Osama bin Laden was found in Pakistan continued to be a hot topic on Capital Hill on Thursday among lawmakers from both chambers and both sides of the aisle.

At a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing that was planned before the death of bin Laden, Committee Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., asked what seems to be on everyone's mind.
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Filed under: Congress • John Kerry • Pakistan
Ensign gives farewell speech
May 2nd, 2011
07:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Ensign gives farewell speech

Washington (CNN) – Sen. John Ensign, R-Nevada, gave his last Senate floor speech on Monday, addressing his “personal failures” and passing on some final words of wisdom to his Senate colleagues.

Speaking from the floor of the Senate chamber, Ensign admitted to getting “caught up in the hype.”
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Filed under: John Ensign • Nevada • Senate
Freshman Congressman faces tough crowd back home after budget vote
April 21st, 2011
05:22 PM ET
4 years ago

Freshman Congressman faces tough crowd back home after budget vote

Philadelphia (CNN) – In the suburbs of Philadelphia, freshman Congressman Patrick Meehan is spending his day running around his district, answering questions from his constituents. During the two week Congressional break, the Pennsylvania Republican is fitting in five different town hall meetings in just one day.

"We're heading down now into Radnor Township, which is the heart of Philadelphia's old main line. I represent a district that is very diverse," Meehan says as he drives down the highway from his first town hall at Upper Providence township to his second meeting of the morning.


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Filed under: Patrick Meehan • Pennsylvania
Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment
March 31st, 2011
08:57 PM ET
4 years ago

Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

WASHINGTON (CNN) - More than a dozen Republican senators announced Thursday they would push for a constitutional amendment requiring Congress to pass an annual balanced budget.

"It's an historic day for the Republican Party. We all agree on something," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, joked, as he spoke about the proposed amendment that has the support of all 47 Republican senators.
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Filed under: Budget • GOP • Senate
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