The U.S. Senate is working to pass a three-month highway funding bill in the coming days as it finishes hammering out a longer-term blueprint for spending on the country’s roads, bridges and transit.
In recent days, Rubio has come up with an argument that seemingly attempts to handle questions about both his limited political experience and his personal finance acumen.
Even as the clock ticks down on Boxer’s 24-year Senate career — she announced in January she would not run for re-election next year — she’s not fading into the Senate’s ornate woodwork.
Four more members of the South Carolina House of Representatives must commit to vote in favor of removing the Confederate flag in order for the legislature to mandate its removal.
Time spent on Capitol Hill inevitably declines for those running for president, and Marco Rubio has missed the second-most votes of any senator.
A dog-bite prevention website. Vermont puppet shows. Researching the bomb-sniffing capabilities of elephants. Those are just some government spending projects labeled “wasteful.”
A hot microphone caught one endangered Republican senator making a too-hot comment about his fellow colleague and GOP presidential candidate.
“I am busier and have more responsibility today than ever before in my political career, and I couldn’t be happier about that,” Isakson said.
For the first time since 9/11, Congress is enacting legislation that would actually limit intelligence authorities rather than dramatically expanding them.
The authority would allow the president to submit a negotiated pact knowing that Congress must vote it up or down with no amendments.
The pop music legend discussed all the progress that governments and citizens alike have made — and also, he added with some colorful language, how much the work has helped him grow as a human being.
Brand-name politicians aren’t only running for the presidency, they’re running for a seat on Capitol Hill too. 18 current members had a parent who served in Congress before them.
Reid: “I had a conversation today with a number of Republicans and told them really to get her done, or I will make sure they will have an opportunity to vote against her.”
As Loretta Lynch waits for the Senate to vote on her nomination, the attorney general’s office is stuck in a political limbo as well.
There are a few candidates Democrats believe would be strong contenders, but convincing them to run in Arizona may be difficult unless the dominoes fall a certain way.
New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez had a cozy relationship with his ophthalmologist, but did not have the vision to see that what he was abusing the powers of his office.
With the backing of five Senate Republicans, Loretta Lynch’s confirmation as the first African American female attorney general looks assured.