Sen. Dick Durbin
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., claims one GOP leader acted in a disrespectful manner toward President Barack Obama during a meeting over the government shutdown.
Senators put faith in party leaders Sunday to devise a plan that would reopen the government and steer clear of a potential default this week, saying it’s unthinkable that political obstinacy would prevent the United States from paying its bills.
Just one day after a mass shooting left 13 dead in the nation’s capital, federal gun legislation is likely to stay stalled in Congress.
A member of the Senate Armed Services Committee says that military commanders who allow sexual assault to flourish should be fired.
Republicans keep slamming President Barack Obama’s push to move the government away from a war footing and refine and recalibrate counterterrorism strategy.
High-tech companies looking to bring more skilled workers to the U.S. pushed Monday for more concessions in an immigration bill pending in the Senate.
Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin predicts that the Republicans will keep the House majority in November.
Illinois’ senators and Gov. Pat Quinn has sharply criticized a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny disaster aid to southern Illinois counties ravaged by tornadoes and said they would seek to reverse the ruling.