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    1. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said Tuesday it is time for the GOP to relent and jettison the so-called sequester caps on spending as the parties march toward a possible government shutdown this fall. Majority Republicans have abided by the caps as the House marches through the appropriations process, clearing ...

    2. With at least 26 million current, retired and prospective federal employees and contractors affected by massive data breaches that exposed their personal information, politicians are grappling with how to protect them and how to pay for it.

    3. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday he supported legislation to restructure Puerto Rico's debt. "All parties would be served if there is a restructuring of Puerto Rico's debt," Representative Steny Hoyer said. (Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

    4. Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency - his fellow Democrats in Congress.

    5. WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress' midsummer to-do list may take until Christmas to clear. At the top are maintaining the flow of highway funding, easing automatic budget cuts to the Pentagon and domestic agencies, renewing tax breaks and raising the debt limit. A misstep at any of several points could trigger ...

    6. GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers are calling the closure of a Greenbelt outpatient clinic in September without a replacement plan "a step in the wrong direction." In a letter sent Thursday, Rep. Steny Hoyer and Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski tell Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald that they ...

    7. Dems still weighing Iran deal, but happy with Obama outreach

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsAug 01 11:11 AM

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency — his fellow Democrats in Congress.

    8. What August Means for the Iran Deal (And Democrats)

      ABC News via Yahoo! NewsAug 01 06:05 AM

      For weeks, President Obama has had the ear of Democrats on the Iran nuclear agreement, meeting with members one-on-one and dispatching his advisers to hearings and briefings on Capitol Hill. But with members leaving town until September, the administration is losing its greatest asset in the lobbying campaign: proximity. “The recess is not good for the administration,” Rep. Brad Sherman, D ...

    9. Obama lobbies for Iran nuclear deal

      Denver PostAug 01 11:24 PM

      Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency — his fellow Democrats in Congress.

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      BloombergAug 03 02:04 PM

      The August recess hasn’t even started for the U.S. Senate yet the fight over the Iran nuclear deal is hitting a furious pace as President Barack Obama and his critics each try to show they have the upper hand.

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