With Arizona Sen. John McCain battling brain cancer, Republican congressmen tried earlier this month to concoct a way to keep his seat under their party’s control, should McCain decide to leave. It didn’t work though — Democrats put a stop to the GOP’s plan.
Despite Sen. Paul's frequent grandstanding, he always folds like a cheap tent and tows the party line when it matters most.
Unsurprisingly, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he won’t be bringing a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired to the Senate floor for a vote.
The bill is a bipartisan effort that took months to work on.
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on Wednesday he would oppose President Donald Trump's nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state, in a blow to the nomination.
Several rumors continue circulating that Mr. Trump wants to fire the Deputy Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice, Rod Rosenstein, or Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, with reports by major media outlets such as The Washington Post and The New York Times, confirming such speculation.
"There is an increasing sense of alarm among my Republican colleagues, as well as Democratic members of the Senate, that we are staring into the abyss. The world is watching. And history will be watching what we do."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he did not see the need for legislation to protect the special counsel probing potential collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.
"If Donald Trump is thinking of using the FBI raid to fire Special Counsel Mueller or otherwise interfere with the chain of command in the Russia probe, we Democrats have one simple message for him: don’t."
The Tennessee Senate race seems to be a microcosm of what's happening all across the country – Democrats are competing anywhere and everywhere, while Republicans run scared.
Up and down ballots all across the country, from Virginia to Missouri to Wisconsin, Democrats are showing they have the momentum heading into this fall's elections.
The Presidential Personnel Office is responsible for the vetting and hiring of nearly 4000 government employees with 1200 requiring Senate approval. It is this office which ensures the government functions smoothly and properly under any administration.
The Democrats see the issue as one that is vital to their electoral strength. They believe the question will frighten census respondents who think that they might be deported by the Trump Administration. And of course, they believe the Republicans are doing this solely to give themselves more political power.
The U.S. Congress is aiming to pass a $1.3 trillion spending bill and send it to President Donald Trump before a midnight Friday deadline to fund the U.S. government until Oct. 1 and avoid a shutdown.
By Patricia Zengerle
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday released its first draft recommendations on how to prevent foreign hacking of U.S. elections, calling on Congress to help states tighten security after spending more than a year investigating Russian attempts to target the voting system in the 2016 campaign.
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) reminded Chuck Grassley (R-IA) that her requests for information from Cambridge Analytica and some of the individuals named in these media reports, including Brad Parscale, Dan Scavino, and Steve Bannon, have been ignored and the Committee has taken no action on them.
The U.S. Senate voted 67 to 31 on Wednesday to ease bank rules, bringing Congress a step closer to passing the first rewrite of the Dodd-Frank reform law enacted after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis.
U.S. Republican Senator Jeff Flake said on Thursday he would introduce a law to nullify President Donald Trump's aluminum and steel tariffs, which Trump finalized in a proclamation earlier in the day.
Two Democratic senators on Wednesday asked major vendors of U.S. voting equipment whether they have allowed Russian entities to scrutinize their software, saying the practice could allow Moscow to hack into American elections infrastructure.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is running for re-election and, after winning his primary race on Tuesday, he immediately released a radio ad attacking Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O’Rourke.
The ad is a 60-second country jingle with lyrics insisting that a liberal man can’t represent Texas, that O’Rourke wants to take away firearms away from gun owners, and that the Democrat is a phony for not going by his given birth name.
Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren promised to fight a U.S. Senate bill easing bank rules introduced following the 2007-2009 global financial crisis as the chamber moved on Tuesday to begin debating the draft bipartisan legislation.