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Burr to vote against Hagel as Defense Secretary

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videoChuck Hagel's nomination for Secretary Defense apparently has solid support from Senate Democrats, but he will not get the vote of a North Carolina Republican. Full story...
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Hagan introduces bill to reduce unnecessary regulations on farmers

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Senators Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced legislation yesterday that would eliminate a costly and redundant EPA regulation on pesticides. Full story...
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Perdue, defense firms warn of $1 trillion in cuts

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The building drumbeat of companies seeking to protect their Pentagon revenues is building at a North Carolina event opposing more than $1 trillion in budget cuts slashing both domestic and defense programs. Full story...
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Hagan hosts 'conversations' with constituents in Brunswick Co. next week

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Sen. Kay Hagan will host "Conversations with Kay" in Brunswick County next week. Full story...
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Hagan says amendment will help farmers get info they need

US Senator Kay Hagan is back to work in Washington today after passage of her amendment to the Farm Bill yesterday. She spoke to WWAY via satellite. Her "Plain Language" amendment will help farmers get information they need.

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Hagan pushes to stop colleges using tax money for recruiting, marketing

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If one US Senator has her way, North Carolina colleges and universities will soon have to pay out of pocket for marketing and recruiting. As a proponent of President Obama's push to extend lower federal student loan interest rates, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) wants to take it one step farther. Full story...
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US Senate panel hears about Camp Lejeune water

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A US Senate committee is hearing about the military's attempt to delete information from a report about contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Senate to hear about Lejeune's contaminated water

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A retired Marine who has led the fight to hold the military accountable for contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune will testify before a US Senate committee about efforts to block information. Full story...
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Burr one of two votes against Congressional insider trading bill

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North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr was one of two votes Monday against a bill that would make it clear that insider trading laws apply to lawmakers. Full story...
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Sen. Burr says he'll seek No. 2 GOP Senate post

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North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr says he will run for the No. 2 position in the Republican leadership in the US Senate after the 2012 elections. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sen. Burr answers viewer questions about economy, Washington

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videoAfter the lengthy debt ceiling debate, continued unemployment and now the downgrading of America's credit rating, many of you have a lot of questions, as well as growing frustrations, about what's going on in Washington. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) stopped by our studio to answer questions about what's going on with the economy and the political system that has a big factor on it. Full story...
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Obama: Debt deal is only a first step

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The Senate has approved an emergency bill to avert a first-ever government default with just hours to spare. Full story...
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Votes could come this evening in House and Senate

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Leaders of the House and Senate say votes could come as early as this evening on the deficit-cutting plan that's expected to avert a government default on its debts. Full story...
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"Conversations with Kay" scheduled for Thursday to be rescheduled

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The "Conversations with Kay" events that were scheduled for Thursday in Elizabethtown, Whiteville and Burgaw are cancelled and will be rescheduled due to Senate business. Full story...
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Bill about Camp Lejeune water passes Senate panel

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A bill requiring the federal government to provide treatment for veterans and their family members who developed health problems from being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune has passed a US Senate committee. Full story...
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