Latest United States Senate News

US Sen Nelson concedes to Gov. Scott as Florida recount ends

Nov. 18, 2018 5:30 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida political icon who first arrived on Capitol Hill in the decades when Democrats dominated this presidential battleground state, conceded his bitterly close re-election bid to Republican Rick Scott on Sunday, ceding a razor-thin race to the outgoing...

Sen. Blumenthal to discuss new airline passenger protections

Nov. 18, 2018 4:36 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is planning to highlight new airline passenger protections as the holiday travel season kicks into high gear. Blumenthal will talk about new passenger protections during a noon appearance Monday at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport. The...

Senator: 2020 Democratic candidates should focus on workers

Nov. 18, 2018 4:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who is considering a 2020 presidential run, said Sunday that a Democratic presidential candidate hoping to win Ohio should have a message aimed at workers and their needs. The Ohio Democrat repeated in an interview Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he hasn't...

The Latest: Trump tweets Scott will be a 'great Governor'

Nov. 18, 2018 4:13 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's election recount (all times local): 3:45 p.m. U.S. Sen Bill Nelson says in giving up his re-election bid that "things worked out a little differently than ... I had hoped." The veteran Capitol Hill Democrat conceded his razor-thin race Sunday to Republican...

Trump uses derisive nickname for Rep. Adam Schiff in tweet

Nov. 18, 2018 3:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is name-calling Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff for saying Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general is unconstitutional. Trump says Schiff shouldn't complain that Whitaker wasn't confirmed by the Senate because neither was special counsel Robert...

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson ends re-election bid after decades in Congress, concedes to Republican Rick Scott

Nov. 18, 2018 3:09 PM EST
TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson ends re-election bid after decades in Congress, concedes to Republican Rick Scott.

US Senate committee holding hearing on natural gas incident

Nov. 18, 2018 2:06 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — U.S. senators are holding a hearing in Lawrence to review the response to the September natural gas explosions that rocked Merrimack Valley communities. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold its oversight hearing at the South Lawrence East Middle...

Official results show Florida Gov. Rick Scott leading Bill Nelson in race for US Senate by more than 10,000 votes

Nov. 18, 2018 1:16 PM EST
TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) — Official results show Florida Gov. Rick Scott leading Bill Nelson in race for US Senate by more than 10,000 votes.

Trump on Khashoggi death tape: 'No reason for me to hear it'

Nov. 18, 2018 12:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the "very violent, very vicious" killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh for the slaying yet maintain strong ties with a close ally....

Kansas GOP's chairman to step down in February after 6 years

Nov. 18, 2018 12:26 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Republican Party will be getting a new chairman in February. State GOP Chairman Kelly Arnold has announced that he will not seek a fourth, two-year term after serving six years as the Kansas party's top official. The Republican State Committee will name his successor during...