Stories tagged: senate
Wed., June 20, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Senate blocks Trump plan to cut $15B in unused spending
The Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked a White House plan to cut almost $15 billion in unused government money slated for children’s health insurance and other programs.
Tue., June 19, 2018, 5:33 p.m.
Cruz’s flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP
Ted Cruz has staged a dramatic about-face on the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policies, laying bare how politically damaging the issue of separating children from parents accused of crossing …
Mon., June 18, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Senate backs bill blocking deal with Chinese telecom firm
The Senate on Monday approved a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military and would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE …
UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
Gun by her side, GOP U.S. Senate candidate talks of threats
With a holstered handgun next to her on a kitchen table, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir promises in her first television ad of the campaign released Monday to stand …
Tue., June 5, 2018, 2:59 p.m.
GOP leader McConnell cancels most of Senate’s August recess
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he was canceling most of the Senate’s time-honored August recess, an election-year move that could help lawmakers confirm more of President Donald Trump’s …
Thu., May 31, 2018, 1:40 p.m.
Ex-USA Gymnastics head Steve Penny to attend Senate hearing
Former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny is scheduled to appear before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday to face questioning about the sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar.
Tue., May 29, 2018, 11:36 a.m.
Trump to campaign in Tennessee to thwart Dems’ U.S. Senate bid
Diving into the midterm elections, President Donald Trump is seeking to build a stable of Republicans who will help promote his agenda and serve as a check on Democrats aiming …
UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 9:19 p.m.
Money flows as Republicans jockey for Montana U.S. senate slot
Outside money is pouring into Montana’s U.S. Senate race even before Republicans settle on a nominee to challenge Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, who has become a leading target of the …
UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 10:43 p.m.
Gina Haspel confirmed as 1st woman to lead the CIA
Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote that overrode concerns about her role in …
UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
Senate backs effort to restore ‘net neutrality’ rules
The Senate has voted to kill a Federal Communications Commission rule that repealed the Obama administration’s ban on internet providers blocking or slowing down certain content.
UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 8:26 p.m.
GOP senators lunch with Trump, don’t bring up McCain remark
President Donald Trump appeared to be in a good mood Tuesday when he met privately with Senate Republicans, buoyed by primary election results and talks with North Korea, and bypassing …
Wed., May 9, 2018, 4:20 p.m.
Why the internet is suddenly protesting on net neutrality all over again
Internet activists and tech companies are holding a day of protest Wednesday to draw attention to net neutrality once again.
UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 4:31 p.m.
Pompeo sworn in as secretary of state, dashes off to Europe
Mike Pompeo took over as America’s top diplomat Thursday after being confirmed by the Senate and sworn in across the street minutes later. The new secretary of state immediately dashed …
UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 4:43 p.m.
Senate committee OKs bill to safeguard special counsel
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, putting the matter in the hands of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has said he won’t let …
UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Memo: VA pick Jackson said to have crashed car while drunk
Dr. Ronny Jackson had a pattern of recklessly prescribing drugs and drunken behavior, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out a large supply of a prescription opioid …
Wed., April 18, 2018, 9:53 p.m.
Babies of senators now welcome in Senate chamber
Who doesn’t like babies? No one in the Senate, apparently – at least not enough to block a historic rules change that passed Wednesday allowing the newborns of members into …
UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 9:43 p.m.
Zuckerberg prepares another apology – this time to Congress
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sounded contrite in prepared congressional remarks and said Facebook didn’t do enough to prevent its tools from being used for harm.
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 9:24 a.m.
Gov. Scott poised to jump into Florida’s race for U.S. Senate
Republican Gov. Rick Scott appears ready to jump into Florida’s Senate race, setting up a high-profile showdown against incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.
Sun., March 18, 2018, 9:02 a.m.
California to get first female and first LGBT Senate leader
San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate’s top job.
UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 6:02 p.m.
Senate passes Crapo’s bill easing banking rules
The Senate passed a bill penned by Republican Senator Mike Crapo of Idaho Wednesday designed to ease bank rules that were enacted to prevent a relapse of the 2008 financial …
Thu., March 8, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Senate sponsor of bank deregulation bill offers changes in bid to attract House support
Leaders of a Senate effort to ease post-financial-crisis banking rules are proposing several changes aimed at winning the support of House Republicans and addressing some of the concerns of Democratic …
Tue., March 6, 2018, 4:34 p.m.
Senate inches closer to passing bill to ease bank safeguards
The Senate advanced legislation Tuesday to roll back some of the safeguards Congress put in place to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis. Enough Democrats supported a procedural vote …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 3:41 p.m.
Oregon effort to declare health care a right falters
An effort to insert an amendment in Oregon’s Constitution making health care a right died amid concerns by lawmakers that it would expose the state to lawsuits.
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 11:32 a.m.
Sen. Corker won’t seek re-election after all
Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker has decided anew not to seek re-election this fall, his chief of staff said Tuesday, after spending recent weeks reconsidering his initial decision to leave …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 10:30 p.m.
California senator quits as Legislature grapples with sexual misconduct allegations
A California state senator accused of sexual misconduct resigned Thursday just ahead of a possible vote to expel him, delivering a scathing resignation letter that called the investigation a farce …
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Romney makes it official: He’s running for Utah Senate seat
Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 5:55 p.m.
’Dreamers’ left in limbo as Senate rejects immigration bills
The Senate left hundreds of thousands of “Dreamer” immigrants in limbo Thursday, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation’s border security.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 6:48 p.m.
AP sources: Romney focusing Senate bid on Utah, not Trump
Mitt Romney is preparing to announce a bid for Utah’s Senate seat held by retiring Orrin Hatch, a position some hope the 2012 GOP presidential nominee will use to continue …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
Group of senators reaches immigration deal on Dreamers, wall
A group of senators reached a bipartisan agreement Wednesday aimed at balancing Democrats’ fight to offer citizenship to young “Dreamer” immigrants with President Donald Trump’s demands for billions to build …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 9:48 p.m.
Trump support vital as Congress tackles immigration issue
The Senate will open up a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the “Dreamer” immigrants on Monday. But the most influential voice in the conversation may be …