Senators Express Frustration with FDA for Slow Response to Vaping Hazards U.S. Senate
Senators Express Frustration with FDA for Slow Response to Vaping Hazards
2019-11-15 20:38:05
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A Food and Drug Administration official told a U.S. Senate committee this week that new regulations to control vaping are likely coming soon, but couldn’t say when. His testimony drew rebukes and words of frustration from members of... Read More

Senate Democrats Prepare Marathon Floor Session On Gun Violence U.S. Senate
Senate Democrats Prepare Marathon Floor Session On Gun Violence

WASHINGTON — Nearly two dozen Senate Democrats plan to make it a late night on Tuesday, speaking out on the Senate floor about the impact of gun violence and legislative proposals Congress could explore. The speeches are expected to begin... Read More

Border Wall, Other Disputes Sidetrack Senate Spending Work Federal Budget
Border Wall, Other Disputes Sidetrack Senate Spending Work

WASHINGTON — The Senate’s appropriations process fell into disarray Tuesday after a scheduled markup was abruptly postponed in a dispute over policy riders, and a fight over the border wall threatened to hold up defense spending. Democrats were also resisting... Read More

Schumer Picks Senate Primary Favorites, Angering Progressives 2020 Elections
Schumer Picks Senate Primary Favorites, Angering Progressives

WASHINGTON — Chuck Schumer’s effort to unite Democrats behind well-funded, centrist Senate candidates has sparked a backlash from progressives who warn that the Democratic leader risks turning off voters they’ll need to take back the chamber. Consolidating the party apparatus... Read More

Hoyer Says Continuing Resolution Will Be Necessary to Avoid Another Shutdown Federal Budget
Hoyer Says Continuing Resolution Will Be Necessary to Avoid Another Shutdown
2019-09-06 21:00:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Thursday that a continuing resolution will be necessary to keep the government funded past Oct. 1 and prevent the second shutdown in less than a year. In a letter to House... Read More

New Dems Urge Appropriations Committee to Act on Member-Led Amendments Congress
New Dems Urge Appropriations Committee to Act on Member-Led Amendments
2019-09-06 14:15:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The co-chairs of New Democrat Coalition task forces on work and national security sent letters to the House Appropriations Committee this week urging them to retain key House-passed amendments when conference deliberations get underway on the FY2020 appropriations... Read More

Blue Dogs Call for Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Secure US Elections Elections
Blue Dogs Call for Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Secure US Elections
2019-09-06 14:14:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The co-chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition of security-focused House Democrats and the caucus's National Security Task Force on Wednesday called on the leadership of both parties and both chambers to bring bipartisan election security legislation up for... Read More

Sen. Joe Manchin Says He Won’t Run for Governor Political News
Sen. Joe Manchin Says He Won’t Run for Governor
2019-09-03 19:02:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin announced Tuesday that he intends to remain in the U.S. Senate and won't run for governor of West Virginia. Manchin, who served as the state's governor from 2005 to 2010, had invited speculation for... Read More

McConnell: No Votes on Gun Measures Trump Won’t Sign Political News
McConnell: No Votes on Gun Measures Trump Won’t Sign

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he expected to know next week whether President Donald Trump would be supporting new gun-related legislation in the aftermath of recent mass shootings. The Kentucky Republican was asked in an interview... Read More

Lawmakers Demand Information on Reported Administration Change in WMD Policy Homeland Security
Lawmakers Demand Information on Reported Administration Change in WMD Policy
2019-08-30 19:14:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan and bicameral coalition of lawmakers is pressing the Department of Homeland Security for answers after a Los Angeles Times report claims the White House has quietly scaled back programs intended to prevent terrorist attacks involving weapons... Read More

Isakson to Resign From Senate, Adding Competitive Seat to 2020 Docket 2020 Elections
Isakson to Resign From Senate, Adding Competitive Seat to 2020 Docket
2019-08-28 19:48:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Sen. Johnny Isakson, D-Ga., announced Wednesday that he will step down from the Senate at the end of the year, adding a competitive seat to the highly anticipated 2020 battle for control of the chamber. "After much prayer... Read More

Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper Running For Senate Political News
Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper Running For Senate
2019-08-22 18:27:17
by Dan McCue

A presidential campaign behind him, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday he's running for the U.S. Senate, vying for the right to challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner. With his announcement, which came via a video message posted on his... Read More

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