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Military Service Comment Ignites Ark. Senate Race

UPI | Apr 22, 2014

Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor may have touched a political third rail while fighting for his political life against freshman Rep. Tom Cotton. Pryor, a two-term Democrat whose seat is considered one of the more vulnerable for Republicans to pick up in November, accused his opponent of running for his House seat simply as a means to run for Senate. "... more

House Bill Would Give Federal Workers 3.3% Raise

Stars and Stripes | Mar 27, 2014

WASHINGTON — A group of House Democrats has introduced a bill that would give federal workers a 3.3 percent pay raise in 2015, far more than President Barack Obama has requested. Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., introduced the bill, which was co-sponsored by several Democrats. The Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act would provide the pay hike to ... more

House Passes $1.1 Trillion Bill to Fund Government

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Associated Press | Jan 16, 2014

WASHINGTON - A $1.1 trillion spending bill for operating the government until just before next fall's election steamed through the battle-weary House on Wednesday over tepid protests from tea party conservatives, driven by a bipartisan desire to restore painful cuts in domestic and defense programs and show disaffected voters that Congress can d... more

Military, Officeholders Mourn Ex-US Rep. Skelton

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Associated Press | Nov 05, 2013

LEXINGTON, Mo. - Former longtime Missouri congressman Ike Skelton was remembered Monday as one of the military's "most trusted civilians" and one of the nation's most civil statesmen as hundreds gathered to mourn his death. The crowd at Skelton's funeral in his rural Missouri hometown included numerous military leaders and elected officials fro... more

For Skelton, US Military Was His Mission

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Associated Press | Oct 30, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Though he never served in the U.S. military, Ike Skelton became one of its strongest assets. The former Missouri congressman was being remembered Tuesday for a 34-year career in Congress that spanned a dozen military conflicts, and for taking pride in fighting for better training, staffing, equipment, housing, salary and ... more

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