SENATORS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SENATORS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: Reid’s obstruction hurts Senate’s productive history http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58456257-82/senate-sen-hatch-reid.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58456257-82/senate-sen-hatch-reid.html.csp">Op-ed: Reid’s obstruction hurts Senate’s productive history</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kirk L. Jowers</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T19:02:02.532-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 07:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The 30th anniversary of the Hatch-Waxman Act—which revolutionized prescription drug regulation in the U.S.—provides an appropriate occasion to observe the unfortunate contrast between a time when Congress accomplished difficult and meaningful work, and today, when hyper-partisanship is resulting in the least productive Congress in history. In 1984, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) faced a seemingly insurmountable set of challenges associated with reforming the Federal Drug Administration’s regulatory sys...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58456257@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:02:02 MDT Utah Sen. Mike Lee to lead conservative Senate caucus next year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58421256-90/conservative-lee-caucus-mike.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58421256-90/conservative-lee-caucus-mike.html.csp">Utah Sen. Mike Lee to lead conservative Senate caucus next year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T22:58:36.113-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 10:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sen. Mike Lee will serve as chairman of a caucus of conservative senators in the next Congress, taking the lead in promoting conservative causes and proposed solutions. Lee, R-Utah, will take over in January from Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., who has led the Senate Steering Committee since 2012. A majority of Republican senators reportedly belong to the caucus, though the group doesn’t make its membership public. “Mike Lee is a knowledgeable and principled movement conservative,” Too...</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> 58421256@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:58:36 MDT Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58402479-77/domestic-nfl-senators-tolerance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58402479-77/domestic-nfl-senators-tolerance.html.csp">Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violence</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW DALY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T23:28:46.354-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sixteen female senators from both parties are calling on the NFL to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence. The senators say they are “shocked and disgusted” by the video showing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee and knocking her unconscious. They wrote NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday. Their letter says the senators are deeply concerned that a new policy he announced last month would let a player commit a violent act and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584024792014-09-11T23:28:46.354-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T23:28:46.354-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402479@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:28:46 MDT Will: Extremism in defense of re-election http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58398022-82/speech-political-amendment-extremism.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58398022-82/speech-political-amendment-extremism.html.csp">Will: Extremism in defense of re-election</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T01:01:04.063-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Since Barry Goldwater, accepting the Republicans’ 1964 presidential nomination, said “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” Democrats have been decrying Republican “extremism.” Actually, although there is abundant foolishness and unseemliness in American politics, real extremism — measures or movements that menace the Constitution’s architecture of ordered liberty — is rare. This week, however, extremism stained the Senate. Forty-eight members of the Democratic caucus at...</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> 58398022@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:01:04 MDT Herbert to monument supporters: Come visit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58267711-90/area-herbert-lands-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58267711-90/area-herbert-lands-letter.html.csp">Herbert to monument supporters: Come visit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T22:40:11.986-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 10:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert is inviting 14 liberal U.S. senators who are asking President Barack Obama to create a 1.8 million-acre national monument around Canyonlands National Park to come to Utah and visit the area. “While I disagree with the specific actions you recommend, I fully concur that Utah is blessed with amazing natural resources worthy of protection,” Herbert said in the letter dated Tuesday. “Unfortunately, few out-of-state federal officials have had the opportunity to personally experience...</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> 58267711@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:40:11 MDT