SENATORS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SENATORS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah’s Hatch longs for Senate’s good ol’ days http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58224778-90/senate-hatch-senators-washington.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58224778-90/senate-hatch-senators-washington.html.csp">Utah’s Hatch longs for Senate’s good ol’ days</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T20:35:27.088-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 08:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Underneath the desks of the Senate majority and minority leaders are spittoons. I’m fairly sure that no sitting senators dip and spit these days — I haven’t seen a member of the world’s most deliberative body chewing tobacco recently — but the spittoons are still there. The Senate is all about tradition. When a senator dies, aides mask his desk with a black robe and lay white roses. The most junior senator must supply candy to his or her colleagues. Departing senators etch their na...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224778@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:35:27 MDT Senators propose 12-cent per gallon gas tax increase http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58084078-79/tax-federal-gas-senators.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58084078-79/tax-federal-gas-senators.html.csp">Senators propose 12-cent per gallon gas tax increase</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-18T16:52:07.722-06:00">Updated Jun 18, 2014 04:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress’ struggle to pay for highway and transit programs. The plan offered by Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., would raise the 18.4-cents-a-gallon federal gas tax and 24.4-cents-a- gallon diesel tax by 12 cents each over the next two years, and then index the taxes to keep pace with inf...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580840782014-06-18T16:52:07.722-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-18T16:52:07.722-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58084078@www.sltrib.com Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:52:07 MDT Threat to Bergdahl led to U.S. action, officials say http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58033700-68/bergdahl-officials-administration-taliban.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58033700-68/bergdahl-officials-administration-taliban.html.csp">Threat to Bergdahl led to U.S. action, officials say</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN DILANIAN </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and DEB RIECHMANN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-05T19:08:59.341-06:00">Updated Jun 5, 2014 07:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration told senators it didn’t notify Congress about the pending swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban officials because of intelligence the Taliban might kill him if the deal was made public. That fear — not just the stated concerns that Bergdahl’s health might be failing — drove the administration to quickly make the deal to rescue him, bypassing the law that lawmakers be notified when detainees are released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, co...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580337002014-06-05T19:08:59.341-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-05T19:08:59.341-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58033700@www.sltrib.com Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:08:59 MDT Senators question soldier’s fading health http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58024450-68/administration-congress-feinstein-bergdahl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58024450-68/administration-congress-feinstein-bergdahl.html.csp">Senators question soldier’s fading health</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRADLEY KLAPPER </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-03T21:21:02.209-06:00">Updated Jun 3, 2014 09:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Top members of Congress were briefed more than two years ago about the possibility of exchanging an American soldier held captive by the Taliban for five terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, senior Democrats and Republicans said Tuesday. In a statement, House Speaker John Boehner said lawmakers raised serious concerns that were never satisfactorily answered about the potential swap involving Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and received assurances from the Obama administration that if a deal...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580244502014-06-03T21:21:02.209-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-03T21:21:02.209-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58024450@www.sltrib.com Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:21:02 MDT