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Medicare doctor pay fix prospects brighten in Congress

Medicare doctor payU.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday that prospects were good for passage of a permanent fix to Medicare's flawed doctor-pay formula, a move that would spare physicians from impending pay cuts.

The Republican leader said the House was intent on avoiding another short-term repair like the ones resorted to previously.

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Grave Issues on Iran Cited by 367 House Members in Letter

US CongressA letter signed by 367 U.S. House members to President Barack Obama highlights what they describe as “grave and urgent issues” relating to negotiations to rein in Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

The letter, dated March 20 and released Monday by the House Foreign Affairs Committee, cites concern about the size of Iran’s uranium enrichment program, its lack of cooperation with international inspectors and the need for an intrusive inspection regime.

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Climate-sceptic US senator given funds by BP political action committee

Sen. Inhofe, climate change denierOne of America’s most powerful and outspoken opponents of climate change regulation received election campaign contributions that can be traced back to senior BP staff, including chief executive Bob Dudley.

Jim Inhofe, a Republican senator from Oklahoma who has tirelessly campaigned against calls for a carbon tax and challenges the overwhelming consensus on climate change, received $10,000 (£6,700) from BP’s political action committee (PAC).

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US lawmakers introduce bill to restore voting rights to ex-convicts

Votoing rights asked for felonsLawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday that would restore voting rights in federal elections to nearly 4.4 million U.S. citizens with criminal convictions after their release from prison.

The Democracy Restoration Act was introduced by Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich. Similar versions of the bill have been introduced in past congressional sessions.

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New chemical bill written by American Chemistry Council

american Chemistry CouncilSen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said she recieved a copy of the chemical reform bill that Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and David Vitter (R-La.) introduced last week by email that proves the legislation was created by the chemical industry.

"It was clear from the computer coding that the final draft originated at the American Chemical Council itself,” she said.

Her comments come a day before the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee is expected to discuss the legislation at a hearing.

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GOP Rep. Aaron Schock resigns after reports on spending habits

Aaaron SchockRepublican Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois, dogged by irregularities in his campaign finance and congressional spending accounts, suddenly announced on Tuesday that he would resign his House seat at the end of the month.

"I do this with a heavy heart," Schock said in a statement.

He said he had given the people of his Peoria-area district his all since his election in 2008, "but the constant questions over the last six weeks have proven a great distraction that has made it too difficult for me to serve the people of the 18th District with the high standards that they deserve and which I have set for myself."

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Report: Netanyahu tried to prevent Mossad briefing for US Senators on Iran

NetanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to cancel a January briefing for U.S. Senators by his nation’s intelligence service that warned Congress could damage talks aimed at constraining Iran’s nuclear program, according to sources familiar with the events.

Tennessee Republican Bob Corker, the head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had requested the Jan. 19 briefing for six of his colleagues traveling to Israel so that the intelligence agency, Mossad, could warn them that a Senate proposal might inadvertently collapse the talks. After Netanyahu’s office stripped the meeting from the trip schedule, Corker threatened to cut his own Israel trip short in protest.

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