Most Senators opted for a long weekend instead of sticking around for a briefing on government surveillance that was held two-and-a-half hours after their final vote Thursday.
Tax dollars hard at work.
From Washington state to Washington, DC, and from the Rhode Island statehouse to the Supreme Court of the United States, the country is very different from just last May.
BuzzFeed sits down with the Republican senator from Ohio. Live from D.C. on May 6, 2013.
If the court strikes down DOMA, the fight over including same-sex couples in immigration reform will change dramatically overnight.
“Nothing like waking up to a poll saying you’re the nation’s least popular senator,” the Arizona Republican deadpanned on Facebook recently.
The Senate adjourned Wednesday night without voting on the bill to grant same-sex couples full marriage rights. Absent an unexpected development, all signs suggest it won’t pass when the Senate takes the measure up again on Tuesday.
One day after the ricin scare. (Update: the all-clear has been given for both buildings.)
Letter sent to Wicker was postmarked from Memphis.
Whatever Progress Kentucky is trying to do, it should probably stop right now.
Senate Democratic leadership discussed the proposal in a meeting Monday. And they’re not pleased.
Things got personal for the Majority Leader during a speech about gun violence prevention.
The bill now goes to Democratic Governor Dannel P. Malloy, who plans to sign it at noon on Thursday, Associated Press reports.
The gains in marriage equality support from senators have been a stark change over the past 20 years. Senate support for workplace protections for LGBT people, however, has been at a standstill.
“[A]ll Americans ultimately should be free to marry the people they love and intend to share their lives with, regardless of their sexual orientation, and that’s why today, after a great deal of soul searching, I’m endorsing marriage equality,” Carper says.
If Karen Handel runs, Tom Price won’t, Georgia politics insiders say. And vice versa.
Hey, senators: 2002 is calling, and it wants its web designers back.
“Every time you make progress … the unions come in the next day and throw something else on the table. They keep moving the goal posts,” says a lobbyist.
“Better late than never,” Sen. Max Baucus says of the president’s charm offensive.
There haven’t been this many rookies in the Senate since 1981. What will it mean for the way Washington works?
Freshman Sen. Chris Murphy tries to figure out how to play up his youth without looking phony. “I’m very careful not to try to use lingo that’s above my coolness pay grade.”
“One of my favorite things about being in D.C. is being able to see things like this in person,” one late-night audience member said.
Senator Rand Paul filibusters vote on CIA director nominee John Brennan over the use of drones against Americans on U.S. soil. Here are the highlights.
Grassley’s decision to tone it down on Twitter made freshman Democratic senator “so sad.”
“The bottom line is, if we had 51 percent of women in Congress, we would have never spent the last two years debating access to birth control,” Gillibrand says.
If Rep. Tom Price looks to move to the upper chamber, he’ll have to get past Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal first.
They’ll pitch the package Thursday.