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Senate Democrats turn up heat on Koch-'bankrolled' Social Security trustee, provoke floor fracas

Senate Democrats turn up heat on Koch-'bankrolled' Social Security trustee, provoke floor fracas

The renomination of conservative Charles P. Blahous III as a Social Security public trustee, which has riled the program’s advocates, ran into another potential roadblock Tuesday. And the result was an angry exchange on the Senate floor. 

Three Democratic Senators — Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Charles E. Schumer of New York and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island — moved to refer Blahous’ renomination back to the Senate...

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