U.S. Senate

GOP Blocks More Obama Nominees in Senate
December 9th, 2013

Senate Republicans appeared to be an ostacle to immediate approval of minor nominations by the U.S. President Monday following Democratic move that weakened the minority party’s traditional ability to block most presidential appointments.

Senate Republicans, Democrats Fail to Break Spending Stalemate
October 13th, 2013

Senate negotiations hit an impasse Sunday over spending to avoid an economy-jarring default.

Obama Condemns Senate for ‘Shameful’ Failure to Pass Gun Control Reform [Video]
April 17th, 2013

The Senate hasn’t passed new legislation to expand background checks for potential gun owners, ruining President Barack Obama’s hopes of gun control reform after the Sandy Hook School shooting.

Tammy Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren Win: Record Number of Women Running in Election 2012
November 7th, 2012

The 113th Congress will have at least 19 female senators, the record number in U.S. history.