A Bipartisan Group Of Senators Just Released A New Authorization For The War On Terror
For more than 16 years, the US has been waging the global war on terror using legal authority passed by Congress just after 9/11. Critics say that legislation is too broad and that administrations have used it to usurp Congress’s authority.
Senators Are Scrutinizing A Trump Nominee After His Transgender Daughter Accused Him Of Using Slurs
Bailey Coffman alleges her father, Frank M. Coffman, a nominee to be US Marshal for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, said she was “possessed by the devil” when she came out as transgender. In his Senate questionnaire, Frank Coffman denies the claims.
Republicans Are Looking To Pass A Minor Background Check Bill And Avoid A Gun Control Debate Altogether
Despite a series of gun control proposals in Congress, Senate leadership appears to be focused on a single background check bill, and even that may never see the floor due to disagreements between the two parties.
A Former Trump Adviser’s Nomination Is Stalled Following A Report She Knew About Flynn’s Russia Contacts
KT McFarland was on her way to becoming the new US ambassador to Singapore, but senators say a new report is raising questions about whether she was totally honest with the committee that voted on her nomination.
House Republicans Just Passed Their Tax Bill, Putting Them A Step Closer To One Major Accomplishment This Year
After trying and failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans have pinned their hopes on passing legislation to overhaul the US tax code. But the bill, which passed the House Thursday, still faces an uncertain future in the Senate.
Some Democrats On The Senate Intelligence Committee Want To Hear Directly From Tech CEOs
Following a disappointing hearing on Wednesday, several Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee say they want to hear from the companies’ CEOs as part of their Russia investigation. But the committee’s leaders aren’t committing to bringing them in just yet.
Senators Just Reached A Bipartisan Deal To Save The Obamacare Subsidies Trump Killed
The deal would fund insurance subsidies for low-income Americans for the next two years while allowing states to be exempted from more Obamacare rules. It would not change protections for people with preexisting health conditions, say its authors.
Facebook, Google, And Twitter Have Been Asked To Testify Publicly In The Senate’s Russia Investigation
The planned hearing comes as the Senate Intelligence Committee has increased its scrutiny of social media and search sites, following Facebook's disclosure that a Russian troll farm purchased $100,000 in ads on the site during the 2016 election.
Here’s What The New Republican Health Care Bill Actually Does
After Sen. Bill Cassidy repeatedly touted the "Jimmy Kimmel test" in interviews pitching the new Republican health care plan, the comedian accused him of lying about its effects. This is what the bill would actually do for coverage, prices, and preexisting conditions.
Senate Investigators Canceled An Interview With Trump's Lawyer After He Leaked His Remarks
"The Committee expects witnesses in this investigation to work in good faith with the Senate,” the Senate Intelligence Committee said in a statement Tuesday. The committee has now invited Cohen to testify in public on Oct. 25.