Democrat Maggie Hassan will challenge Republican senator Kelly Ayotte, a boost for Democratic leaders hoping to recapture the chamber in 2016.
Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) released a fiery statement Thursday evening, in reaction to the mass murder at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.
A majority of senators — 42 Democrats, two independents and eight Republicans — banded together to stop the anti-abortion effort on a procedural vote.
U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled energy legislation designed to hasten America’s adoption of cleaner energy, slash greenhouse gas emissions below the Obama administration’s goal, and help their party attract young voters in the 2016 elections.
Senate Republicans initially will seek to pass a version of the spending bill that cuts off all federal funds to Planned Parenthood.
A Republican-backed measure to derail the Iran nuclear agreement was blocked in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, in a major foreign policy victory for President Obama.
The White House can now count on 33 senators in favor of the Iran nuclear deal — just one vote away from the goal needed to uphold a presidential veto.
“We’ve got some momentum built up on our side,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest at a briefing, referring to the 30 Senators who have publicly announced support for the deal.
The two Rhode Island senators said in a statement the U.S. Congress would be making a strategic mistake if it derailed the agreement.
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is offering the world a truly great political lesson — in how to totally troll the opposition.
President Obama’s hopes of preserving the Iran nuclear deal were dealt a blow on Thursday when Sen. Charles Schumer came out against it.
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.