Will Ted Cruz stage another filibuster?
Senate Republicans accused Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) of trying to “jam” through legislation and nominations as some members of Congress look to head home before the Christmas holiday.
President Barack Obama showed his support for a move by Senate Democrats making it harder to block his nominees, citing repeated “abuse” of such tactics that are targeting the Obama administration rather than the nominees themselves.
A long-simmering feud between establishment Republicans and tea partyers is in full view again with Sen. John McCain accusing younger colleagues of using tactics that might tempt Democrats to change Senate rules that now protect the minority party.
Dem Senator Considers Joining GOP Gun Filibuster: ‘There’s No Bill, No Amendment, I’ve Seen This Played Before’
Sen. Mark Begich, a democrat from Alaska, said he wants more than news conferences from fellow Democrats pushing gun control legislation and is considering joining a GOP-led filibuster.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday repeated a thinly veiled threat to filibuster new gun control legislation when the Senate reconvenes in Washington next month.
A tea party senator from Kentucky used an old-style filibuster lasting nearly 13 hours to block Senate confirmation of John Brennan’s nomination to be CIA director.
Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster of President Obama’s nomination for CIA director, John Brennan, continued to roll into its fifth hour on Wednesday.
Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has taken to the Senate floor to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination as CIA director.
Immediately after blocking Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be secretary of defense, top Republicans took to the Senate floor Thursday to claim that, no, they were not filibustering.