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Senate Rejects Government Shutdown Over Planned Parenthood

The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to block a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood for one year, but the clock is still ticking on a potential government shutdown.

The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to block a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood for one year, but the clock is still ticking on a potential government shutdown.

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Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Campus Sexual Assault

Sen. Claire McCaskill speaks alongside survivor advocates and fellow Senate co-sponsors of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act.

The Campus Accountability and Safety Act would designate confidential advisors to counsel sexual assault survivors on their options, stiffen penalties for universities that don’t do enough to address sexual assault, and require colleges to survey their students about their experiences.

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Senators Reach Agreement on Emergency Unemployment Assistance Extension (Updated)

Senate leaders from both parties arrived at an agreement last week to restore emergency unemployment assistance to the long-term jobless. Even if the Senate votes yes, there's no guarantee it will pass the House.

Senate leaders from both parties arrived at an agreement last week to restore emergency unemployment assistance to the long-term jobless. Even if the Senate votes yes, there’s no guarantee it will pass the House.

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