Sen. Harry Reid
On Thursday, Senate Democrats voted to deny Republicans the power to filibuster and block presidential appointments. It’s called the “‘nuclear option,” and it hit congress like a bomb.
The stage is set for a partial government shutdown Tuesday morning. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers could be furloughed, including many in the Tri-State Area, and services cut unless a last-minute deal is struck.
In his remarks on the Senate floor, Sen. Blumenthal said now that the world is watching, it is important for Congress to act on meaningful gun control legislation.
After the failure to pass gun control reform in the U.S. Senate last week, you might think the issue is dead on Capitol Hill. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says you should think again.
Gun control was on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday after an attempt by conservatives to block the bills failed. But the real debate was just beginning.
Murphy said he applauds statewide efforts in Connecticut to pass tougher gun laws, but adds Congressional action is the only way to make gun control truly effective.
The White House has reached an agreement with Senate Republican leaders on a deal prevent the “fiscal cliff,” CBS News has learned.
The clock is ticking in Washington. Lawmakers are running out of time to avert the “fiscal cliff.”
Tax doomsday is looming, but it’s still a political standoff in D.C., with one side seemingly waiting for the other to act. While the Senate is already in session, the House will not be back before Sunday.
During a speech on the floor of the senate, Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada used the Jets to make his point that the Republicans lack cohesion in their position on how to prevent the fiscal cliff.
“I think it’s outrageous that these U.S. senators are trying to take away from the state of New Jersey and other states,” New Jersey State Senator Ray Lesniak told WCBS 880’s Levon Putney.
Yielding to strong opposition from the high tech community, Senate and House leaders said Friday they will put off further action on legislation to combat online piracy.
President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday that without a compromise on the payroll tax extension debate most of us will have lighter wallets come January.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he will not renegotiate a year-long extension of payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits unless the House first approves a bipartisan two-month version that House Republicans strongly oppose.
Over 100 New York City business leaders have written a joint letter to the leaders in Congress, asking that they not cut homeland security funding for the world’s biggest terrorist target.