Sen. Jeff Sessions

Newly-elected House Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R), Speaker of the House John Boehner (2nd R), Representative Greg Walden (2nd L), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), and newly elected Republican Whip Steve Scalise (L), hold a press conference following Republican leadership elections on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on June 19, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Scuttled House Vote On Border Bill Embarrassment For New GOP Leadership

House Republican leaders struggled to round up votes from recalcitrant conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and head home for a five-week summer break boasting of acting to address the crisis.

08/01/2014

A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans, as the bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and whether to slap sanctions on Iran. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Blocks Democrat Bill To Boost Veteran Benefits

A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation’s veterans, as the bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and whether to slap sanctions on Iran.

02/27/2014

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., speaks during the D.C. March for Jobs in Upper Senate Park near Capitol Hill, on July 15, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Sessions: Republicans ‘Must End The Lawlessness’

House Republican leaders poised to revive efforts to overhaul the immigration system with new broad policy principles are facing a direct challenge from a GOP senator who is warning against a headlong rush toward reform.

01/30/2014

Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that the House will not hold formal, compromise talks on the Senate-passed comprehensive immigration bill, a fresh signal from the Republican leadership that the issue is dead for the year. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Boehner Rejects Formal Immigration Reform Talks, Bill Likely Dead

Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that the House will not hold formal, compromise talks on the Senate-passed comprehensive immigration bill, a fresh signal from the Republican leadership that the issue is dead for the year.

11/13/2013

File photo of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Sessions: Passage Of Immigration Bill Will Cause Wages Of American Workers To Fall For Next 12 Years

Day after day, Sen. Jeff Sessions argues against an immigration overhaul bill that GOP party leaders, and a sizable share of his Republican colleagues, say is critical to any chance of a national comeback for the party out of power in Washington.

06/27/2013

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., addresses Jeffrey Zients, acting director and deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, on the president's fiscal year 2014 budget proposal during testimony before the Senate Budget Committee on April 11, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Sessions On Immigration Bill: ‘The Longer It’s Out There The Worse It Smells’

As a Senate committee prepares to begin voting this week on far-reaching immigration legislation, advocates are watching warily to see whether opposition, thus far subdued, builds into the same kind of fierce backlash that shut down Congress’ last attempt to remake the nation’s immigration system.

05/06/2013

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