Senate Politics

Under Pressure From Fellow Democrats, Sen. Robert Menendez Refuses To Resign After Bribery Indictment

Sen. Bob Menendez (D–New Jersey) said that he will not bow to pressure from the state Democratic party to resign after…

5 months ago

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Reliance On Staff Concerns Democrats

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) returned to the Senate floor earlier this month after a bout with shingles kept her from…

9 months ago

Sen. Diane Feinstein Back In Senate After Bout With Shingles & Calls For Resignation

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) is traveling back to Washington, D.C. for the first time in months, following a bout with…

10 months ago

As Judicial Nominees Wait For Sen. Dianne Feinstein To Return, Democratic Frustration Grows

A growing backlog of judicial nominees for federal benches will continue to wait after Republicans blocked an attempt to replace…

11 months ago

Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin Announces Michigan Senate Bid

On Monday, Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Michigan) announced her candidacy for Michigan's soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat. She is aiming to replace current…

1 year ago

West Virginia’s GOP Gov. Jim Justice Interested In Challenging Sen. Joe Manchin

Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said on Fox News that he is "very interested" in running for U.S. Senate in 2024.…

1 year ago

GOP Ad Against Pennsylvania Senate Candidate John Fetterman Calls Him A ‘Radical’

In a 30-second ad by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the GOP labeled Democratic Senate candidate,  Lieutenant Gov. John Fetterman…

2 years ago

Mitch McConnell Rejects Rick Scott’s GOP Plan To Raise Taxes On 50% Of Americans

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) rejected Florida Sen. Rick Scott's (R) plan "to rescue America," saying it was more…

2 years ago

Biden Acknowledges Build Back Better Bill Won’t Pass In 2021

President Joe Biden has acknowledged that negotiations over his Build Back Better bill are poised to last until 2022, despite…

2 years ago

Sen. Raphael Warnock Says Democrats Must Change Filibuster ‘To Save Democracy’

United States Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Georgia) has implored his Democratic colleagues to amend the filibuster rules to fast-track voting rights…

2 years ago

Senate Appears Ready To Axe Joe Biden’s Employer Vaccine Mandate

The United States Senate appears poised to approve a measure that would repeal President Joe Biden's employer vaccine mandate after…

2 years ago

Sen. Joe Manchin, Still Opposed To Nixing The Filibuster, Engaging In Rules Reform Talks With Republicans

United States Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia), who along with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) is one of two key holdouts…

2 years ago

House Passes Bill Preventing Senate Republicans From Filibustering Next Debt Ceiling Increase

The United States House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill in a 220-212 vote that creates a one-time workaround…

2 years ago

Congress Facing Another Debt Ceiling Impasse With Default Looming In Just Days

The December 15 deadline set by United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen for lawmakers on Capitol Hill to extend the…

2 years ago

Republican Donors Lining Up To Donate To Joe Manchin & Kyrsten Sinema

United States Sens. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona), the most conservative members of their party's caucus, have…

2 years ago

Trump-Endorsed GOP Senate Candidate Sean Parnell Suspends Campaign Abuse Allegations

Sean Parnell, the Republican candidate for United States Senate in Pennsylvania who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, suspended…

2 years ago

Sen. Lisa Murkowski To Run For Re-Election Defying Trump

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has announced that she plans to run for reelection next year, taking on President Donald Trump…

2 years ago

Senate Ethics Committee Mum About January 6 Probe Into Ted Cruz & Josh Hawley

On January 6, shortly before the riot at the United States Capitol, Republican Sens. Josh Hawley (Missouri) and Ted Cruz…

2 years ago

Rep. Peter Welch To Run For Retiring Sen. Patrick Leahy’s Senate Seat

United States Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vermont) on Monday announced that he is running to replace Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), who…

2 years ago

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Defends Her Efforts At Bipartisan Deal Making

United States Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) gave a rare, wide-ranging interview with Politico on Monday in which she provided a…

2 years ago