Reid’s doctors said the surgery is necessary to save the Senate Democratic leader’s vision following a New Year’s Day accident.
Five-term Sen. John McCain is taking the Senate to school on foreign policy.
The Virginia Republican Party wants the U.S. Senate to investigate whether Democratic Sen. Mark Warner violated federal law when he discussed possible job opportunities for a former state senator’s daughter.
The 78-year-old Arizona Republican says he’s leaning towards seeking a sixth term in 2016.
The California Democrat said in a video that she will not seek re-election in 2016.
The Republican Party’s takeover of the U.S. Senate gives the GOP its best chance to push back against government regulations and ramp up military spending since Democratic President Barack Obama was elected in 2008, Oklahoma’s senior U.S. senator, Jim Inhofe, says.
The Democratic-controlled Senate worked to confirm a final batch of President Barack Obama’s judicial appointees and sent the White House legislation extending tax breaks for working-class millions and special interests alike late Tuesday as lawmakers neared the end of a two-year Congress marked more by gridlock than accomplishment.
A divided Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama’s pick to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
The Senate has approved President Barack Obama’s nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general. The 51-43 vote late Monday came despite opposition from some lawmakers over Murthy’s support for gun control and past statements calling gun violence a public health concern.
Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama’s nominees, and several Republicans blamed tea party-backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for creating an opening for the outgoing majority party to exploit.