Senate

Thursday August 22, 2019

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said Thursday he is convinced support for stronger background checks is not off the table after he spoke to White House officials."I spoke with the White House today. They have not walked away from improving...

Thursday August 22, 2019

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) feuded with a top Trump administration official on Twitter on Wednesday evening regarding asylum claims being processed at U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) facilities in Newark, N.J., and Boston.USCIS...

Thursday August 22, 2019

GOP Sen. Tom Cotton (Ark.) said at an event in his home state on Wednesday that he suggested purchasing Greenland to President Trump months ago. “Obviously, the right decision for this country,” Cotton said when asked about Trump’s Greenland...

Thursday August 22, 2019

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is pushing back against the emerging push to abolish the filibuster, saying that Democrats should consider retooling their "half-baked proposals" if they're frustrated by long-standing Senate tradition....

Wednesday August 21, 2019

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), the highest-ranking Jewish member of Congress, on Wednesday blasted President Trump’s remarks that Jewish people who vote for Democrats are “disloyal.”“To my fellow American Jews, particularly those...

Wednesday August 21, 2019

A Republican group is calling on a contingent of GOP senators to ensure Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) allows debate on bipartisan election security legislation. Republicans for the Rule of Law on Wednesday released a series of...

Wednesday August 21, 2019

Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), says no one in the GOP has become the party's “voice of reason” after her husband’s death last year.McCain said in an interview with ABC News released Wednesday that she hasn’t...

Tuesday August 20, 2019

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Monday took an implicit shot at President Trump's approach to certain world leaders, arguing that Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "deserve a censure rather than flattery."Romney made...

Tuesday August 20, 2019

Members of Congress on Tuesday called on the Democratic National Committee to ensure that at least one of the party's presidential debates features an Asian American-Pacific Islander moderator.In a letter to DNC Chairman Tom Perez, lawmakers writing...

Tuesday August 20, 2019

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson (Wis.) on Tuesday questioned a renewed push for gun control after two mass shootings earlier this month put a focus back on the nation's gun laws."All I can tell you is what I hear in Wisconsin. The debate really...

Tuesday August 20, 2019

A major gun control organization on Tuesday endorsed Arizona Senate candidate Mark Kelly (D), whose wife, former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), retired from Congress after she was shot in the head in 2011.The organization Brady, formerly known as...

Tuesday August 20, 2019

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said in an interview published Tuesday that decriminalizing border crossings "is not something that should be at the top of the list" for 2020 Democrats.“There are so many more important things to do...

Monday August 19, 2019

Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill pressed President Trump on Monday to support tougher gun laws, a move that comes as the president attempts to shift the focus of gun-violence prevention from firearms to mental illness.Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-...

Monday August 19, 2019

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday vowed to oppose any post-Brexit trade deal with the United Kingdom that would risk Northern Ireland's peaceful status quo with Ireland.In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

Monday August 19, 2019

An Iowa town hall grew contentious on Saturday after Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) responded to a question about school shootings with an answer emphasizing the need to deal with mental illness. Responding a question from a teacher who detailed...

Sunday August 18, 2019

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Sunday joined President Trump in lashing out at the New York Times over the paper’s coverage of the president. “The NYT is destroying itself w/ Trump hatred. And it’s ultimately bad for freedom of the press when ‘...