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.
Senator Booker Releases Confidential Kavanaugh Documents During Confirmation HearingDefying rules of the Senate and in protest of the confirmation process of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, New Jersey Democrat, Sen. Cory Booker on Thursday released documents pertaining to Kavanaugh's record deemed "confidential" by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Democrats Disrupt Start Of Kavanaugh Hearing With Protest Over Withheld DocumentsSens. Cory Booker, Richard Blumenthal, Kamala Harris and others interrupted Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley's attempt to launch the hearing, repeatedly decrying what they say are missing documents and emails from Kavanaugh's time as a White House lawyer from stacks released this summer.
Biden Laments Senate's Division In McCain EulogyDespite their political differences, the former vice president said he views McCain as a brother.
Senate Adopts Resolution Declaring "The Press Is Not The Enemy Of The People"The Senate unanimously passed a resolution Thursday affirming that "the press is not the enemy of the people." President Trump has repeatedly declared that the "fake news" media is the "enemy of the people." The resolution, introduced by Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii, passed by unanimous consent.
Supreme Court nominees And The Art Of The SchmoozeWith cameras flashing, the nominee extends his or her hand to a senator and the two pose awkwardly for a photo.
Senate Overwhelmingly Rebukes Trump With Tariff VoteSenators voted overwhelmingly Wednesday calling on Trump to get congressional approval before using national security as a reason for imposing tariffs on other nations, as he did recently with steel and aluminum levies against Mexico, Canada and the European Union.
Senator Duckworth Returning From Maternity LeaveThree months after giving birth to her second child, U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth is returning from maternity leave.