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Religious persecution targeted in Senate-passed bill

...authority to conduct foreign policy or the quiet diplomacy the federal government often uses to aid victims overseas. Sen. Rod Grams, R-Minn., said he voted for the bill despite reservations, and that he hoped Congress would have the good sense...
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House Republicans consider $78 billion tax cut measure

...package has angered some Republican conservatives on that side of the Capitol. Four of them -- John Ashcroft of Missouri, Rod Grams of Minnesota, Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma and Robert Smith of New Hampshire -- said in a recent newspaper opinion article...
Senate rejects conservative bid for big tax cuts

...trip to Starbucks once a month." With all Democrats likely to oppose the spending blueprint, 'no' votes by Sens. Rod Grams, R-Minn., Bob Smith, R-N.H., and Ashcroft would mean defeat if just two other Republicans defect. The GOP...
Leaders consider abolishing Department of Energy

...government, what really matters are what programs you're going to cut," he said. Peter Hong, a spokesman for Sen. Rod Grams, R-Minn., the sponsor of the Senate's abolition bill, acknowledged the Energy Department abolitionists are in...
Aiken man gets national GOP post

...probably one of the best political strategists in Republican politics today," said Peter Hong, a spokesman for Sen. Rod Grams, R-Minn., who worked with Mr. Dawson in Mr. Grams' 1994 campaign. Tony Denny, who ran Sen. Strom Thurmond's...
Energy's status faces attack

...For several years, the Kansas Republican has introduced bills that would abolish the Energy Department. U.S. Sen. Rod Grams, R-Minn., often introduces similar bills in the Senate. But this year, their proposals are just two of several...
Senate rejects $1 increase in minimum wage

...adverse impact upon our economy" and could cause unemployment "that hurts the low-income workers the hardest," Sen. Rod Grams, R-Minn., said before the vote. Sen. James Jeffords, R-Vt., cited statistics showing that more than half of...
Ratings of Pena at odds

...Pena's confirmation for several months. Mr. Clinton is threatening to veto such a bill if it reaches his desk. Sen. Rod Grams, R-Minn., the only member of the Senate who voted against confirming Mr. Pena, said the secretary hasn't been...
Pena gets nod as energy sceretary

...Anthony Lake at the CIA - still to be approved. The Senate cleared Pena's nomination by a 99-1 vote with only Sen. Rod Grams, R-Minn., lining up against the former transportation secretary and one-time mayor of Denver. Residents and elected...
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...and the senators saw some of it firsthand when visiting a storage basin for spent fuel. Sens. Murkowski, Craig, Rod Grams, R-Minn., and Gordon Smith, R-Ore., also visited SRS' Defense Waste Processing Facility, where liquid waste...
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