WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to pass a mammoth spending package including $675 billion for the Defense Department and a measure to keep the entire federal government open until Dec. 7, a step toward avoiding a Sept. 30 shutdown. The Senate voted 93 to 7 for the $855 billion package, combining the two largest annual spending...
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told reporters on Monday that if Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh lied in denying that he sexually assaulted a woman at a high school party in the early 1980s that it would "obviously" disqualify him.
Feinstein has come under fire by her opponents on Capitol Hill, who suggest she withheld potentially damaging information about Kavanaugh until after his confirmation hearings had wrapped in order to cripple has candidacy.
As of mid-September, roughly 40 percent of the more than half a billion dollars in direct contributions raised by Senate candidates had flowed into 10 battleground races that will decide control of the chamber.
WASHINGTON— Moving to head off a government shutdown that neither party wants, Congress has overwhelmingly approved a compromise spending bill and pledged agreement on a short-term bill to fund the government through early December. The 377-20 vote came a day after the Senate passed the measure, 92-5. The bill now goes to White House, where President Donald...
WASHINGTON— As a major hurricane menaces the East Coast, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections. The bill is the first of three spending packages Congress hopes to approve this month to avoid a government shutdown when the new budget year begins Oct. 1.
"I think Ted's got a competitive race by all indications," McConnell said, as he identified other competitive Senate races in this year's midterms. "We certainly expect to win Texas, but I think he does have a competitive race."
After years of trying to demolish former President Barack Obama's prized law, GOP leaders still lack the votes to succeed. No. 3 House leader Steve Scalise, R- La., said, "We need to win this election and then get more seats next year." That means any serious push to annul the statute would almost certainly hinge on Republicans retaining House control and adding Senate...
In an interview with "Fox & Friends" that aired Friday, Trump says he would shut down the government over border security but he doesn't want to hurt the Republican Party's chances in the 2018 midterm elections.
As classrooms crumble from neglect, and resources run thin, teachers from both parties are running for office in unprecedented numbers in hopes of gaining a political voice in Washington and in statehouses across the country.
At a time of intense partisan rancor, it was a stark example of how McCain's spirit and aptitude for reaching across the aisle could still live on, even for brief moments like these.
The White House is considering a partial shutdown if spending legislation does not include funding for President Donald Trump's border wall, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Sen. John McCain joins a select few who have lain in state at the U.S. Capitol.
Sessions, has been a regular target of Trump's rage since he recused himself from any investigations of Russian interference during that presidential contest.
Don Blankenship had called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "Cocaine Mitch" during a failed bid to win the Republican nomination for Senate in West Virginia.
McGahn is a GOP stalwart who served as the chief counsel for the National Republican Congressional Committee for nearly a decade before joining the powerhouse D.C. law firm Jones Day and later the Trump campaign.
WASHINGTON, Aug 28- President Donald Trump's bilateral trade deal with Mexico ran into questions, on substance and procedure, from both parties in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, with Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer saying the pact faces "serious legal concerns." If Trump leaves Canada out of the agreement and brings only a bilateral U.S.- Mexico deal to the...
The Republican candidates have failed to engage with the independent and moderate voters who will likely determine the election outcome, GOP strategists say.
WASHINGTON, Aug 21- Legislation warning Russia it would face heavy U.S. sanctions if it were found interfering in November's congressional elections will not be voted on anytime soon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday, although he cited his strong interest in such a bill. Noting an already heavy September Senate floor schedule, McConnell...
WASHINGTON, Aug 21- Legislation warning Russia that it would face heavy U.S. sanctions if it is found interfering in November's congressional elections will not be voted on anytime soon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday as he also cited his strong interest in such a bill. Noting an already heavy September Senate floor schedule, McConnell...