Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker on Thursday criticized members of his own party for launching political attacks against those trying to overhaul immigration laws.
The next Senate will be slightly younger than the current one.
Democratic Sen. Daniel Hall said he switched to the Republican party Wednesday, a move that will help the GOP secure a majority in the upper chamber of the West Virginia Legislature.
President Barack Obama responded to Republicans’ newfound majorities in both chambers of Congress by saying he “looks forward” to finding any and all overlaps between the agenda of GOP leaders and his administration – but stopped short of saying he will alter plans for immigration reform, health care or minimum wage.
Sen. Mitch McConnell, the probable next Senate Majority Leader, believes “the Senate needs to be fixed.”
Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is poised to take over as majority leader of the next Senate after easily winning what was billed as a tough re-election race. Now his GOP will try to set the agenda in the final two years of Democrat Barack Obama’s presidency.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is mocking Democratic Senate candidates who lost in Tuesday’s midterm elections by calling them “Hillary’s losers.”
Republicans have picked up four of the six seats they need for a Senate majority, while Louisiana’s hard-fought Senate race is headed to a runoff.
With public polls showing Sen. Mitch McConnell leading his Democratic challenger Allison Lundergan Grimes, the Republican leader focused on another prize in his final pitch to voters Monday: becoming Senate majority leader.
House Speaker John Boehner is expressing confidence that his fellow Republicans will take control of the U.S. Senate and build on their House majority.