Senate Confirms Education Secretary Nominee DeVos After VP Pence Breaks TieThe Senate historian said it was the first time a vice president had to break a tie on a Cabinet nomination.
Republican-Led Senate Takes First Step To Repeal 'Obamacare'In a nearly partly-line vote of 51-48, lawmakers approved a nonbinding GOP-backed budget measure that makes it easier for action on subsequent repeal legislation as soon as next month.
Republican Party Clinches House, SenateThe Republican party exceeded all expectations on Elections Day, with the GOP keeping its control over Congress.
Divided Senate Blocks Gun Proposals Following Orlando Mass ShootingA divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns on Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in gridlock anyway -- even over restricting firearms for terrorists.
Senate Majority Leader To Offer Bill Allowing Tesla To Sell Cars To ConsumersThe majority leader of the Connecticut Senate says he'll introduce legislation that would allow electric vehicle manufacturers, including Tesla Motors, to sell cars directly to consumers.
Judge Refuses Motion To Drop Charges Against Ex-NY Senate Leader Dean Skelos And SonAn indictment against the pair alleges a medical malpractice insurer provided Adam Skelos with a no-show job while it lobbied his father on legislative matters.
Long Island Woman Receives Special Tribute On Her 100th BirthdayThere was hearty applause from hundreds of well-wishers in Bay Shore, along with hugs, kisses and birthday wishes for a woman born during World War I and who immigrated to America from Italy with her family.
Rev. Sharpton Calls For Senate Confirmation Hearing For Attorney General NomineeAt the National Action Networks' annual convention Saturday, a crowd chanted "call the vote."
New York Senate Committees To Review MTA's FinancesA main focus of the hearing will be the MTA's ambitious $32 billion, five-year plan to upgrade equipment and services.
Senate Opens Hearings For Obama's Attorney General Nominee Loretta LynchThe nation's top law enforcement job is on the line today as the Republican-dominated Senate Judiciary Committee opens two days of hearings on President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch.
Bill Aims To Expand Beaver Trapping In New JerseyWhat might be good news for trappers across New Jersey could also be bad news for the state's beaver population.
Senate Approves Terrorism Insurance Bill, Sends To ObamaThe Senate Thursday approved legislation to renew a federal program that is credited with reviving the market for insurance against terrorist attacks after its collapse in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.