Latest United States Senate News

'Mitt Romney Republican' is now a potent GOP primary attack

Jun. 25, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney isn't up for reelection this year. But Trump-aligned Republicans hostile toward the Utah senator have made his name a recurring theme in this year's primaries, using him as a foil and derisively branding their rivals “Mitt Romney Republicans." ...

Biden signs landmark gun measure, says 'lives will be saved'

Jun. 25, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades, a bipartisan compromise that seemed unimaginable until a recent series of mass shootings, including the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at a Texas elementary school. ...

What GOP-named justices had said about Roe to Senate panel

Jun. 25, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nine justices of the Supreme Court, in a landmark ruling Friday, made clear their views on abortion, with the conservative majority overturning the Roe v. Wade decision from 1973 and stripping away women’s constitutional protections for abortion. The vote...

Senator in 2010 deposition: 13-year-olds can consent to sex

Jun. 25, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Before he became a leading voice for conservative causes on Capitol Hill, U.S. Senator James Lankford spent more than a decade as the director of youth programming at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, a sprawling campground about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City that...

House panel votes to fund extra destroyer in new fiscal year

Jun. 25, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — A key congressional committee has signed off on an additional destroyer like those built at Bath Iron Works for the upcoming fiscal year. The House Armed Services Committee approved an extra $37 billion in spending in an amendment sponsored by Rep. Jared Golden,...

SC runoffs: GOP education race; Democratic US Senate nod

Jun. 25, 2022 07:54 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's primaries end Tuesday with only two statewide runoffs, one for each party. Republicans will choose their candidate for the open Education Superintendent office, while Democrats choose their nominee for U.S. Senate to take on incumbent Tim...

Congress sends landmark gun violence compromise to Biden

Jun. 24, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House sent President Joe Biden the widest ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades Friday, a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress on the long-intractable issue and the deep-seated partisan divide that persists. The...

Congress approves free student meal extension through summer

Jun. 24, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

Congress passed a bill Friday that aims to keep up the expanded, pandemic-era distribution of free meals for all students this summer. Final passage of the Keep Kids Fed Act in the U.S. House came less than a week before rule changes for child nutrition programs were set to expire...

Giffords documentary comes as gun debates stay center stage

Jun. 24, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

In the two years documentary filmmakers shadowed former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, the most jarring moment for them was in the kitchen of her Tucson, Arizona, home. As cameras were rolling, she and her husband, Sen. Mark Kelly, nonchalantly opened the freezer. Kelly grabbed a...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 24, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 21, 2022. Editorial: Choices A Supreme Court decision this week caught our attention. It could have significant implications right here in Vermont. The decision stems from a case out of Maine, and points to school choice. ...