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Top Issues From This Week


Harry Reid goes nuclear

In a move that is sure to raise the partisan rancor in Washington even more, this week Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid invoked the so-called nuclear option eliminating the use of the filibuster on all Presidential nominees except Supreme Court nominations. [more]


Budget Conference Committee update

From the moment the Budget Conference Committee was created - as part of the deal to end the government shutdown - most of Washington has assumed that it would fail. [more]


What's behind the delay of the Volcker Rule

The so-called Volcker Rule, a provision in the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial-reform law that would ban banks from making risky bets with their own money, was supposed to be ready in 2011. [more]


Compounding bill passes Senate, heads to President's desk

A bill that would strengthen safety standards for drug-compounding pharmacies easily passed the Senate this week - garnering 97 votes. [more]


House passes bill easing permitting to drill

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a bill authored by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) that would speed up onshore-drilling permits. [more]


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