ben nelson

Senate Clears the Way for Unemployment Extension

Jul 21, 2010
Overcoming the objections of Democrat Ben Nelson and 39 of his Republican friends, 60 senators passed a key procedural vote Tuesday, making an extension of unemployment benefits a near certainty. Senators siding with the jobless included 56 Democrats, two independents and the Republican senators from Maine.

Senators Still in Health Care Huddle

Dec 19, 2009
It could be a long and snowy weekend on Capitol Hill for our sparring US senators, who were busy antagonizing each other and making various accusations and threats Friday as they wrestled over the health care bill The Democrats' lone holdout, Sen Ben Nelson, was the subject of a woo-in conducted by his peers (continued).
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