Sen. Harry Reid
The Senate is nearing a potential showdown on curbing the power that the Republican minority has to block President Barack Obama’s nominations, as Democrats edge toward muscling a rewrite of filibuster rules through the chamber.
Think you’re confused by “Obamacare.” It’s roiling Capitol Hill behind the scenes, too.
Sen. Tom Coburn didn’t mince words about his feelings for Senate Majority Leader 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.