Latest United States Senate News

Dems want to tax high earners to protect Medicare solvency

Jul. 07, 2022 05:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats want to boost taxes on some high earners and use the money to extend the solvency of Medicare, the latest step in the party's election-year attempt to craft a scaled-back version of the economic package that collapsed last year, Democratic aides told The...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jul. 07, 2022 01:28 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. June 30, 2022. Editorial: Deer season tweaks show responsibility A few days ago the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board announced a handful of changes to this year’s white-tailed deer season. They weren’t major — most hunters probably...

Biden in Ohio spotlights effort to rescue union pensions

Jul. 06, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Reassuring frustrated blue-collar voters, President Joe Biden on Wednesday visited Ohio iron workers to highlight federal action to shore up troubled pension funding for millions now on the job or retired — and to make his political case that he's been a champion for workers in...

Sen. Graham to fight Georgia election subpoena, lawyers say

Jul. 06, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorneys representing Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Wednesday he intends to challenge a subpoena compelling him to testify before a special grand jury in Georgia investigating former President Donald Trump and his allies' actions after the 2020 election. ...

Biden to Ohio, spotlighting rescued pensions for millions

Jul. 06, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to boost his standing with frustrated blue-collar voters, President Joe Biden on Wednesday will use the backdrop of a union training center in Cleveland to tell workers his policies will shore up troubled pension funding for millions now on the job or retired. ...

Georgia subpoenaing Giuliani, Graham in Trump election probe

Jul. 06, 2022 08:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor investigating the conduct of former President Donald Trump and his allies after the 2020 election is subpoenaing U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and other members of Trump's campaign legal team to testify before a special grand...

Kevin Nicholson drops out of Wisconsin GOP governor race

Jul. 05, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Kevin Nicholson, a business consultant whose campaign for governor in battleground Wisconsin failed to catch on with conservative voters, announced Tuesday he was dropping out of the race five weeks before the Aug. 9 primary. Nicholson had...

Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy discharged after hip surgery

Jul. 05, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy has been discharged from in-patient treatment after undergoing hip-replacement surgery and he is now in rehabilitation, his office said Tuesday. In a brief statement, Leahy’s office said the 82-year-old is continuing to recover and...

WWII Medal of Honor recipient to lie in state at US Capitol

Jul. 03, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announced at a memorial on Sunday where Williams was remembered for his courage, humility and selflessness. ...

Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords

Jul. 03, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles and the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the U.S. Senate. ...