(AUSTIN, Texas) — In a last-minute surprise late Monday, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman filed paperwork to challenge fellow Texas Republican and powerful incumbent John Cornyn for the U.S. Senate next year.
Cornyn is the Senate’s minority whip and had appeared likely to escape a major primary challenge from the tea party or other …
(WASHINGTON) — An aide to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi says the lawmaker will run for re-election.
The Republican has been in the Senate since 1978, after serving six years in the House. He turns 76 on Saturday.
Cochran is the top GOP lawmaker on the Agriculture Committee and a senior member of the Appropriations
With a historic and controversial move, Senate majority leader Harry Reid renders the sober Senate more like the hyperpartisan House
Senate Democrats pushed through a historic change to the chamber’s rules on Thursday, doing away with filibusters on executive appointments and most judicial nominations in a bid to ease the gridlock gripping the chamber.
Sen. John McCain’s proposal doesn’t go far enough for Majority Leader Harry Reid
Senate to vote as early as Wednesday on historic tightening of code
(WASHINGTON) — The Senate has approved an extension of a program established by former President George W. Bush to fight AIDS worldwide.
By voice vote, lawmakers on Monday backed the bill to continue the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, known as PEPFAR. The program, which has been successful in combatting HIV/AIDS, …
Senate members remain divided over a bipartisan amendment helmed by Kirsten Gillibrand
(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has secured public support from nearly half the Senate, but not enough votes, for her proposal to give victims of rape and sexual assault in the military an independent route outside the chain of command for prosecuting attackers.
Gillibrand’s solution for a problem the military calls an …
(WASHINGTON) — The Senate voted Tuesday to advance a bill designed to tighten government oversight of pharmacies that custom-mix prescription drugs, in the wake of last year’s deadly meningitis outbreak tied to contaminated pain injections.
The bill cleared a parliamentary hurdle on a 97-1 vote, indicating its overwhelming support …
Being sworn in on Halloween, with big votes looming
Want answers on Benghazi, Fed books
In the DC shutdown scrum, Susan Collins (R-Maine) and her sister-colleagues of Congress worked together when their male counterparts would not. She lead the bipartisan effort that ultimately prevailed.