U.S. Senate leaders on Tuesday said they have reached a deal to vote on Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as President Barack Obama’s pick for attorney general.
According to Durbin’s version of events, Schumer pledged his support for Durbin to hang onto the No. 2 job as Democratic whip. According to Schumer, that never happened.
A letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signed by all Senate Democrats says Lynch’s nomination has been pending longer than any nominee for attorney general in the past three decades.
The House on Tuesday voted 257-167 for the measure that Obama is expected to sign. Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight.
Critics have charged that House Speaker John Boehner ignored protocol by inviting Netanyahu without first consulting the president and that the speech opens the Capitol up to Israeli politics.
The battle surrounding long term funding is actually over immigration reform.
The U.S. House of Representatives late Friday passed a bill extending funding for the Department of Homeland Security by one week — just two hours before a midnight deadline.
In a year where New York City welcomed a new mayor there have been a host of stories that have shaped the landscape of the Tri-State area, the country and the world over.
The funding is included the $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill.
Pointing to reports of incidents in regions outside the current air bag recall areas, the Connecticut Democrat said the evidence points to the need for nationwide action.
The Connecticut Democrat said Monday he’s pushing for Congress to restore the full tax benefit that expired last year, giving all commuters “parity in the tax treatment they receive.”
Control of the U.S. Senate was the major question as voters headed to the polls around the nation Tuesday.
A bill crafted by Sens. Charles Schumer of New York and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania will be offered in mid-November, when Congress returns to session following the midterm elections.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a break from the road on Monday morning to lend a hand to another Republican from his state, who is fighting an uphill battle for a U.S. Senate seat.
The Democrat said Sunday that he’s urging the agency to use its existing authority to ban more than 250 chemicals used in the synthetic drugs.