07/29/14 01:18 PM
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...
By David M. Drucker | 07/28/14 04:29 PM
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.
By Mark Tapscott | 07/25/14 08:48 AM
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.
By David Freddoso | 07/24/14 03:48 PM
Of all the duties members of Congress have, oversight might be both the most important and the least attractive.
By Zack Colman | 07/24/14 12:15 PM
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is making the rounds on Capitol Hill in hopes of swaying lawmakers to fully fund and permanently reauthorize a 50-year-old conservation program that expires next year.
07/23/14 09:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators are insisting that the House and Senate sign off on any potential nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers or else sanctions on Tehran that had been temporarily lifted could kick back in. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top GOP senator on the...
07/23/14 04:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and Democrats insisted on Wednesday that any viable cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants must eliminate the threat posed by Hamas rockets and tunnels. In a letter to President Barack Obama, three senators — Republican Lindsey Graham of South...
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/23/14 03:14 PM
If Congress can agree on a plan to give President Obama supplemental money to deal with the border crisis, it's going to be much less than he asked for.
07/23/14 02:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives. But senators will likely end up simply adopting a measure that passed the...
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/23/14 02:25 PM
The Senate Rules Committee held a hearing Wednedsay to examine the Disclose Act of 2014. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., took the opportunity to lay out his opposition to the bill.
07/23/14 01:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big hurdles remain. The Senate voted 93-7 to begin debating the bill, which would prevent companies from deducting expenses related to moving...
By Ed Sykes | 07/23/14 01:17 PM
How will history judge the climate change debate? One senator has a very specific idea.
By Associated Press | 07/23/14 10:42 AM
The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has unanimously endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
By Luke Rosiak | 07/22/14 05:55 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rarely makes time to travel back to Nevada and listen to the voters who sent him to Washington, according to a Washington Examiner review of Senate disbursement records.
By Ed Sykes | 07/22/14 06:06 PM
"The VA is in crisis. The veterans are in need. There is much to do. But I can think of no higher calling," the president's pick for Veterans Affairs secretary said Tuesday.
By Noemie Emery | 07/29/14
By Ashe Schow | 07/29/14
By Paul Bedard | 07/29/14
By Philip Klein | 07/28/14