Stories tagged: senator
Mon., July 8, 2019
A special committee of the Oregon state Senate is holding a hearing over a lawmaker’s comments made during a Republican revolt over climate legislation.
Sun., April 28, 2019
Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, foreign policy expert, dies
Sat., April 6, 2019
Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, has died. He …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019
Senate opponents of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border are within a hair of having enough votes to prevail
Mon., Oct. 29, 2018
One month after a Seattle woman accused state Sen. Joe Fain of raping her in 2007, there is little indication state or local officials plan to investigate the allegation before …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2018
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester unveiled a new television ad Wednesday promoting his collaboration with President Donald Trump as the Montana Democrat sought to inoculate himself against conservative critics ahead of …
UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018
Setting the stage for an expensive race that could help decide control of the Senate, Republican Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that he’s running to unseat Florida’s Democratic Sen. Bill …
Sun., March 11, 2018
Days before an Oregon state senator was due to leave his post over sexual misconduct allegations, the Republican from rural downstate published a newsletter casting himself as a victim of …
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017
Most candidates hoping to unseat U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren in next year’s election aren’t shying away from President Donald Trump’s criticism of her claims of Native American heritage, although all …
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017
A top Republican senator said Monday his comments were misinterpreted when he defended GOP efforts to scale back the federal estate taxes because it helps those who invest rather than …
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says a man who tackled him in his yard spoke to him afterward about why he was unhappy, but Paul said no explanation would have justified …
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017
Sen. Kirk Pearson has been appointed to a position in the Trump administration.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017
Congressional Republicans showed scant signs Wednesday of turning on Donald Trump, rallying instead behind their party’s tax-cutting plans a day after a pair of prominent GOP senators denounced the president …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
An Oregon state senator has been stripped of his committee assignments because of “ongoing workplace issues,” days after a senate colleague said she’s been inappropriately touched by at least one …
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017
The judge at Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial refused to throw out any of the charges against the New Jersey Democrat on Monday in light of a U.S. Supreme Court …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
Michelle Suarez became Uruguay’s first transgender senator Tuesday, vowing to use her position to expand and protect the rights of transgender people in the South American country.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
A northern Idaho lawmaker is joining the race to win the state’s open lieutenant governor seat in 2018.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017
At 84, Sen. Dianne Feinstein is at an age when many Americans are deep into their retirement years. But the oldest member of the Senate announced Monday that she will …
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017
A U.S. senator wants to know how well the country’s top six voting machine manufacturers protect themselves against cyberattacks, a move that comes just weeks after federal authorities notified 21 …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017
A northern Idaho senator says he stands by his comments after law enforcement video showed the Republican lawmaker in a confrontation at the Latah County Fair.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017
President Donald Trump has tweeted out more support for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange ahead of Tuesday’s contentious Republican primary.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017
A state Democratic senator has agreed to pay a fine for violating campaign disclosure laws last year.
Thu., July 20, 2017
Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured dig at Republican and Democratic colleagues …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017
Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement Wednesday.
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017
Former Montana Republican U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns will be interred Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017
Former Washington state Sen. Don Benton has been tapped to head the U.S. Selective Service System.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016
A Republican senator helped his constituents get around this weekend by moonlighting as a driver for the ride-sharing service Uber.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016
Sen. Andy Hill, the key budget writer for the Washington state Senate, has died of lung cancer. He was 54.
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016
Republican Chris Vance continued his criticism that Sen. Patty Murray is too much of an entrenched partisan to solve congressional deadlock as the two met Sunday evening in their second …
Fri., May 6, 2016
Former Montana U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns is being remembered as a personable lawmaker who stirred controversy with his politically incorrect words but consistently delivered for his constituents.