House to vote on spending bill that Senate won’t pass, rekindling shutdown showdown
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A solution will require Republicans and Democrats to compromise on both defense and nondefense spending levels.
US Senate confirms Texas jurist James Ho to the 5th Circuit Court
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate confirmed former Texas Solicitor General Jim Ho Thursday to fill a vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The 53-43 vote to confirm Ho came a day after the upper chamber cleared Texas Supreme ...
Trump's right about one thing: The US Senate should end its 60-vote majority
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U.S. Senate unanimously passes bill to stop animal cruelty
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The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a bill to prohibit animal cruelty. As the first-ever general federal animal cruelty bill, the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act builds on the federal...
How 22,800 Write-In Votes Changed the Alabama Senate Election
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Many of the write-in votes, which exceeded the margin of victory for Doug Jones, are thought to have been cast by Republicans displeased with Roy S. Moore.
CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate panel approves EPA nominees slammed by
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(In Oct 25 item, corrects third paragraph to say Dourson is a former professor at the University of Cincinnati)
Attorney exits Senate race, clearing side for ex-governor
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Democrat James Mackler says he?s dropping out of the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee to replace Sen. Bob Corker, a move that appears to clear the path to the Democratic nomination for former Gov. Phil Bredesen.
Democrat victor in US Senate race has advice for his party
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The Democrat who just won a hotly contested U.S. Senate race in the overwhelmingly conservative state of Alabama has some advice for his party. Doug Jones says that Democrats need to stick to economic issues to win races in the Deep South and avoid being defined by social issues. Jones...
Analysis: How the Alabama U.S. Senate race could affect Tennessee
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While the circumstances that led to Doug Jones' win are different in Tennessee, many are looking at what, if any, impact the Alabama race might have here.
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Financial TimesNumbers tighten for US Senate over tax reformFinancial TimesSenate Republicans faced tightening margins on the looming US tax reform vote as Marco Rubio told colleagues he would not vote for the package without an expansion of a key credit to help working families. Mr Rubio, a Florida senator and former ...US Senate secures tax deal, Trump backs 21 percent corporate rateSTLtoday.comMore US senators waver as Republican tax vote nearsThe Globe and MailMaine GOP senator says Roy Moor
The President and the GOP Are Backing a Flagrant Bigot for U.S. Senate
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In 2017, Republicans are backing a guy who longs for the days when African-Americans were in chains.
Feinstein on Sandy Hook Anniversary
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Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, addresses a committee mark up on the 5th anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy on December 14, 2017. She urged Congress to take up common-sense gun safety reform.
Feinstein on Grasz, Ho, Willett Nominations
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Washington—Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement in opposition to the nominations of Steven Grasz for the Eighth Circuit, James Ho for the Fifth Circuit and Don Willett for the Fifth Circuit: “I’d like to offer some background on the importance of circuit courts and remind my colleagues why we have so many judicial vacancies. The Supreme Court hears between 100 and 150 cases each year out of the more than
Feinstein on Sandy Hook Anniversary
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Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: “Five years ago today 20 children and six educators were slaughtered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. I’ll never forget the pit in my stomach when I heard the news. “I keep a copy of the New York Daily News cover with photos of the children and the words ‘Shame on Us’ in my office as a
CORRECTED-RPT-UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate panel approves EPA nominees slammed
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(In Oct 25 item, corrects third paragraph to say Dourson is a former professor at the University of Cincinnati)