Durbin Sees Little Chance Of Passing Biden Plan For Pathway To Citizenship For Millions Of Undocumented Immigrants"I don't see a means for reaching that," said Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate. "I want it. I think we are much more likely to deal with discrete elements."
U.S. Senate Votes To Confirm Merrick Garland As Attorney GeneralGarland will soon face politically charged questions at the Justice Department, including whether the Justice Department should wade into former President Donald Trump's role in the Capitol riot.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth Announces Re-Election BidThe first-term Democrat posted a short message on Twitter announcing her re-election bid, along with a fundraising link.
Illinois Will Receive $275 Million For Vaccine Distribution, $1.5 Billion For COVID Testing Under Federal Relief PlanIn Washington on Tuesday, U.S. House Democrats are expected to give final approval to the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, which the Senate passed on Saturday.
Senate Passes President Biden's $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill; What Does It Mean For You?The U.S. Senate on Saturday approved President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.
Judiciary Committee Backs Merrick Garland For U.S. Attorney General, Setting Up Senate Confirmation VoteThe vote was 15 to 7 with all Democratic senators and four Republicans in favor of the nominee.
U.S. Senate Candidate Willie Wilson Tests Positive For COVID-19Wilson said his symptoms are mild, and he's confident he "will bounce back from this stronger than before."
Durbin Works To Pass American Dream And Promise ActSenator Durbin first introduced the Dream Act 19 years ago.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth Demands Senate Hearing Into Report Russia Secretly Offered Bounties To Afghan Militants For Killing U.S. TroopsThe New York Times reported Friday that American intelligence officials have concluded a Russian intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Ex-Astronaut Mark Kelly Makes Democratic Bid For McCain's Senate SeatArizona has been a longstanding Republican stronghold, but a growing Latino population and frustration among women with Trump have helped Democrats make inroads.
Duckworth: 'Today Is My Alive Day'In talking about her injury and the people who helped her, she said "making sure I don’t let them down is what drives me to do everything I can for our Veterans and troops."
Democrats Take Control Of U.S. House, Republicans Hold On To SenateWith the help of two upsets in Illinois, Democrats were able to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, winning at least 222 seats overall, giving them the ability to block President Trump’s agenda, and launch investigations of his administration.
Mike Braun Defeats Indiana Sen. Joe DonnellyRepublican challenger for U.S. Senate Mike Braun has defeated incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly in Indiana.
Judiciary Committee Sends Kavanaugh Nomination To Senate; Flake Calls For One-Week DelayThe Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to advance Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, but U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) said he won't vote to confirm Kavanaugh on the Senate floor until the FBI conducts an investigation into allegations of sexual assault.
Sen. Feinstein Refers Kavanaugh Matter To Federal AuthoritiesThe first step in Kavanaugh's confirmation is highly expected to pass out of committee on a straight party-line vote.