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Senate committee seeks information on price hikes from Valeant, Turing, 2 other drug companies

WASHINGTON - A Senate committee has launched an investigation into exorbitant drug price hikes by Turing Pharmaceuticals and three other companies, responding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-04/senate-committee-seeks-inf
Some Augusta VA wait times improve, others don't

...increased for specialty-care and mental-health appointments, which have routinely been seen under two days.The Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs will hold an oversight hearing Wednesday to examine VA efforts to increase veterans' access...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-10-27/some-augusta-va-wait-times-i
44,000 cubic yards of debris collected in South Carolina after flooding

...trees," said SCDOT Interim Secretary Christy Hall, during the first of an expected three meetings of a special Senate committee on flood damage Wednesday. "We're talking about wet sheet rock, furniture, cars in some instances, basically...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-10-28/44000-cubic-yards-debris-coll
Veterans find VA 'choice' care program has delays

...senior U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, say more time is needed to properly...program is funded for the next 2½ years and that Senate committee members want to make it permanent "because it has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-09-26/veterans-find-va-choice-care
Senate panel advances bill boosting VA firing powers

...year that gave the VA secretary firing authority over senior executives.Under the bill passed this week by the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, the secretary would also have the power to fire any delinquent employee in the department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-07-23/senate-panel-advances-bill-b
Road funding bill dead in South Carolina for this year

...got lost, he pointed toward the Senate chamber. "Between here and the hall," said Simrill, R-Rock Hill.A Senate committee trying to find a way to raise more money for roads Wednesday spent most of its time trying to place blame on Haley...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-03/road-funding-bill-dead-s
Sentinel named in 14th civil rights lawsuit

...national debate about the use of private probation services, one covered by national media and a recent U.S. Senate committee meeting.In the federal lawsuit filed in Brunswick, attorney John "Jack" Long again challenges the constitutionality...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-22/sentinel-named-14th-ci
Senate Republicans offer another plan to fix SC roads

...congressional districts and one at-large ? and those members would choose a leader for the agency. A joint House and Senate committee would decide whether the nominees were qualified, and the Senate would have to confirm them.The Senate Republicans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-07/senate-republicans-offer
South Carolina Senate panel's debate on roads could predict floor fight

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A Senate committee replaced a bill to get more money for South Carolina roads with its own version Tuesday, but not before a surprising and testy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-28/south-carolina-senate-pa
Vaccine bill frightening

...was opposed. It was heartbreaking to hear story after story of vaccine injury both to children and adults.The Senate Committee on Health obviously had made up their minds how to vote before hearing the testimony. Most ignored the pleas of families...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-04-10/vaccine-bill-frightening