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Attorney General Eric Holder told a Senate committee on Thursday that there is a “shocking” number of people who are using the U.S. Postal Service to send illegal drugs around the country.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Holder: Postal Service Mail Used For ‘Shocking’ Amount Of Drug Dealing

Attorney General Eric Holder told a Senate committee on Thursday that there is a “shocking” number of people who are using the U.S. Postal Service to send illegal drugs around the country.

04/03/2014

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Getty Images)

Senate Bill Would Expand Child Care, Boost Safety

Child care providers who receive federal support would have to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR and get other medical training under a bill moving forward in the Senate.

03/12/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., embraces Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., after the U.S. Senate voted to fund the federal government and raise the debt limit at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Some Senate Democrats Acting Coy About Staff Opting Into Obamacare

Think you’re confused by “Obamacare.” It’s roiling Capitol Hill behind the scenes, too.

11/01/2013

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. (Credit: Office of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown)

Mikulski Endorses Brown for Maryland Governor

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski is endorsing Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown to be the next governor of Maryland.

09/22/2013

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Local Lawmakers Seek To End Legal Racial Profiling

The death of Trayvon Martin is one reason behind renewed efforts by 18 U.S. Senators and 40 Representatives, including seven local lawmakers, to pass a bill that aims to end racial profiling.

07/31/2013

Sen. Carl Levin said Chuck Hagel's defense secretary nomination is "very much on track." (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Armed Services Chairman: Hagel Confirmation ‘Very Much On Track’

Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be the next defense secretary remains on track despite Republican demands for additional information about his paid speeches and business dealings, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Thursday.

02/07/2013

File photo of Barbara Mikulski. (credit: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

Mikulski To Hold Hearing On Child Health Care

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski is convening a hearing on child health care needs.

07/26/2012