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April 20, 2016
Senate OKs bill to promote wide variety of energy sources
The Senate overwhelmingly approved a far-reaching energy bill Wednesday that reflects significant changes in U.S. oil and ...
April 19, 2016
Senate takes up energy bill after 2-month delay for Flint
The Senate on Tuesday revived a bill that would promote a variety of energy sources, from renewables such as solar and wind ...
April 12, 2016
Senate Judiciary chair Grassley has breakfast with Garland
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley told President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee on Tuesday that the ...
April 07, 2016
Obama: GOP jeopardizing judicial integrity with Garland
President Barack Obama accused Senate Republicans on Thursday of jeopardizing the "integrity of the judicial branch" by ...
April 05, 2016
GOP senator meets with Garland, says hearings should be held
A Republican senator said Tuesday she is "more convinced than ever" that there should be hearings on President Barack Obama's ...
March 30, 2016
Correction: Campaign 2016 story
In a story March 30 about the 2016 race for president, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Kristi Noem is a ...
February 25, 2016
Cruz lifts hold on bill to resolve Flint water crisis
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Thursday lifted a hold he placed on bipartisan legislation to address the water ...
February 19, 2016
Despite long odds, Obama sets out to nominate new justice
It may seem like Mission Impossible. Still, President Barack Obama this week set out on a quest to put his third justice on ...
February 18, 2016
GOP closes ranks around McConnell's stance on Obama nominee
Senate Republicans worked to close ranks Thursday around their leader's opposition to President Barack Obama picking a new ...
February 17, 2016
Cracks emerge in GOP refusal to consider Supreme Court pick
Concerted Republican opposition to considering President Barack Obama's pick for the Supreme Court showed early signs of ...
February 05, 2016
In Obama's final year, Senate is slow to act on his nominees
If you wear combat fatigues to work, then your nomination is almost sure to sail through the Senate. If not, you're likely ...
February 04, 2016
Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint
Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan energy bill in almost a decade after majority Republicans balked ...
January 28, 2016
Senate Dems pitch $400 million fix for lead pipes in Flint
Senate Democrats on Thursday proposed up to $400 million in emergency federal aid to Flint, Michigan, half of what the ...
January 27, 2016
Sen. Manchin joins growing opposition to FDA nominee
Add West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin to the growing list of lawmakers vowing to block President Barack Obama's nominee to head ...
January 25, 2016
Democratic senator blocks Obama's pick to head FDA
A Democratic senator said Monday he is blocking President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration as ...
January 10, 2016
Ranchers' cause, not tactics, gains support in GOP circles
Republicans have widely condemned the armed standoff by a group of ranchers to reclaim federal land in eastern Oregon, but ...
December 31, 2015
Obama, lawmakers see centennial as chance to boost parks
Under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the nation prepared for the 50th birthday of the National Park Service with a spending ...
December 17, 2015
The Latest: Brother of victim blasts decision to free men
The latest in the case of the Fairbanks Four, or the four indigenous men convicted in the 1997 beating death of a teenager ...
December 17, 2015
Legislation includes 'Frankenfish' labeling provisions
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has gotten language into a major spending and tax package that would not allow the sale of ...
December 17, 2015
Budget deal bill boosts oil exports, renewable energy
Republicans are welcoming the likely demise of a 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports in the massive year-end spending and ...