Sen. Harry Reid
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., proposed delaying the fee in recent budget talks with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. McConnell and other Republican senators objected; the fee was left intact.
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday brushed off criticism that he has turned into a liberal following his role in a budget compromise with Democrats to end a partial shutdown of the federal government.
A Senate Republican says there’s plenty of blame to go around for the partial government shutdown and specter of default.
Sen. Ted Cruz’ battle to eradicate the nation’s three-year-old health law got off to a shaky start in the Senate on Monday when the Texas lawmaker first blocked action on unrelated items on the agenda, then quickly backed off.
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.
U.S. Sen. Max Baucus has just 16 months left in office, but he isn’t letting that stop him from plowing ahead on an aggressive plan to rewrite the nation’s tax code.
Historic immigration legislation cleared a key Senate hurdle with votes to spare on Monday, pointing the way to near-certain passage within days for $38 billion worth of new security measures along the border with Mexico and an unprecedented chance at citizenship for millions living in the country illegally.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met Thursday with relatives of the victims of the Connecticut school shooting, who were visiting Washington on the eve of the six-month anniversary of the tragedy to push anew for gun control.
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.
Gun control legislation the Senate debates next month will include an expansion of federal background checks for firearms buyers, Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday in a victory for advocates of gun restrictions.