Senate


Meet Alabama’s New Senator: Luther Strange

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has appointed state Attorney General Luther Strange to fill the Senate seat of Jeff Sessions, whom the Senate confirmed as U.S. attorney general Wednesday night. “Alabama…

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Senate Confirms Sessions for Attorney General

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in the Trump administration despite fierce Democratic opposition to the Alabama Republican over his record on civil rights…

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Sen. Warren Silenced as Senate Turmoil Continues

Democratic senators fighting to derail Jeff Sessions’ nomination as attorney general repeatedly challenged Republicans Wednesday by reading aloud from a critical letter from Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow, a day…

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GOP Senators Move Trump EPA Pick Ahead as Dems Boycott Vote

Republicans suspended Senate committee rules Thursday to muscle President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency toward confirmation after Democrats boycotted a vote. It was the latest sign…

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How to Fix a Damaged Senate

When then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid invoked the “nuclear option” to break the rules of the Senate in 2013 to allow for simple majority confirmation of presidential nominees, he created…

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Dems Challenge HHS Nominee on Stocks, Health Policy

Democrats criticized stock purchases by President Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary on Tuesday at a Senate hearing where Republicans defended the nominee but Democrats attacked his support for tearing…

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Senate Committee Approves Haley Nomination to U.N.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has overwhelmingly approved South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. By voice vote, the panel recommended President Donald…

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Senate Democrats to Propose $1T Infrastructure Plan

Senate Democrats on Tuesday will propose spending $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years in an attempt to engage President Donald Trump on an issue where…

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Committee OKs Tillerson for Secretary of State

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has narrowly approved President Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of State. The panel voted along party lines, 11-10, to recommend Rex Tillerson’s nomination to the…

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Rex Tillerson Has Rubio’s Vote in Senate

Sen. Marco Rubio says he’ll support President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state. The Florida Republican ended nearly two weeks of “will he or won’t he” drama by announcing…

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