More Senate Articles

  • Tom Steyer's super PAC hits Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst

    Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer's NextGen Climate Action PAC is targeting Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst in a $2.6 million TV ad campaign.

  • Aides: Senate could confirm several ambassadors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of ambassadors could be confirmed before lawmakers adjourn this week, including a new U.S. envoy to Russia. Action would ease a Senate backlog currently keeping more than 50 diplomatic nominees in limbo. The State Department and White House have bemoaned the delays....

  • Senate tires of patching highway programs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has delivered an unexpectedly strong vote in favor of taking action later this year to resolve the chronic funding problems that have bedeviled highway and transit programs. The 79 to 18 vote Tuesday may be a sign that Congress has reached the limit of its patience...

  • More climate change, more money problems

    The White House and supportive Democrats tout the administration's climate strategy as a financial winner, while opponents argue it would hit people's pocketbooks and reduce electric grid reliability.

  • Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election debate on whether to raise gasoline taxes. The House could...

  • Natural gas exports will have to wait until September

    With the November midterm elections nearing -- in which Senate Energy Committee Chairwoman Mary Landrieu's seat is up for grabs -- the prospects of striking a deal are looking shaky.

  • Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election debate on whether to raise gasoline taxes. The House could...

  • Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups, the White House and Republicans. The bill...

  • Export-Import Bank justifies subsidies with useless job numbers

    "This is so important," Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said about reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, "because 85,000 Washington state jobs hang in the balance. That is how many jobs have been supported here in the state by the Export-Import Bank.

  • Why Republicans think Harry Reid is playing mind games on the border crisis

    As House Speaker John Boehner tries to build support among the Republican caucus for legislation to address the thousands of unaccompanied minors coming to the U.S. from Central America, his Democratic counterpart in the Senate has brought up the toxic issue of immigration reform.

  • House and Senate are $2 billion apart on the border crisis

    There is a difference of nearly $2 billion in spending between House and Senate bills aimed at addressing the surge of thousands of child migrants at the border and only three days left to strike a deal.

  • Senate confirms Harris nomination to appeals court

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Pamela Harris to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Harris fills a vacancy on the court created when Judge Andre Davis took senior status in February. The Richmond-based circuit has appellate jurisdiction over district...

  • How Harry Reid hopes to save funding for Israel from August gridlock

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Monday moved to ensure Israel receives crucial military aid, decoupling $225 million funding for the Iron Dome missile defense system from a controversial border bill.

  • Is Greta Van Susteren right? Should House Republicans cancel the August recess? 'We're here. Where's Harry?'

    Congress is about to leave the nation's capital for its traditional August recess. Since it's an election year, the month back home is especially important to members of the House of Representatives.

  • Lesson for lawmakers: Don't be AWOL when oversight is required

    Of all the duties members of Congress have, oversight might be both the most important and the least attractive.



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