U.S. Senate

FILE -- A rape kit (credit: Getty Images)

Congress Poised To Dedicate $41 Million To Help End Backlog Of Rape Kits

The funding is included the $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill.

12/11/2014

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Blumenthal: Air Bag Recall Should Be Expanded, Include Loaner Vehicles

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.

11/20/2014

Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Blumenthal Wants To Put Commuter Tax Benefit Back On Track

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.”

11/17/2014

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GOP Takes Control Of U.S. Senate For First Time In Eight Years

Control of the U.S. Senate was the major question as voters headed to the polls around the nation Tuesday.

11/04/2014

FILE -- In this photo illustration, U.S. Treasury checks are piled at the U.S. Treasury printing facility in Philadelphia. (credit: Getty Images)

Lawmakers Seek To End Benefits To Suspected Nazi War Criminals

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.

10/23/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a news conference at Bristol-Myers Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University October 07, 2014 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Christie Stumps For Republican Jeff Bell In Senate Race Against Cory Booker

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.

10/20/2014

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Sen. Charles Schumer Calls For Faster Action On Synthetic Marijuana

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.

09/28/2014

A fighter from a moderate Syrian opposition faction affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood at odds with the radical Islamic State jihadists checks a World War II Soviet-era sniper rifle. (credit: Getty Images)

U.S. Senate Passes Vote To Arm Syrian Rebels In ISIS Fight

Earlier in the day, video surfaced of a British journalist and ISIS hostage making a plea for the West to back down from its fight against the group.

09/18/2014

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) is joined by survivors of campus sexual assult during a news conference about new legislation aimed at curbing sexual assults on college and university campuses at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. With strong bipartisan support in the Senate, the bill would require schools to make public the result of anonymous surveys about campus assaults and impose significant financial burdens on universities that fail to comply with some of the law's requirements. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gillibrand In New Book: Male Colleagues Have Made Insensitive, Skeevy Remarks

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) dished some dirt in her new book, “Off the Sidelines.”

08/27/2014

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Richard Blumenthal Pushes Again To Close Gender Pay Gap

The Connecticut Democrat is mustering support for the Paycheck Fairness Act, which is expected to come up for a vote next month.

08/19/2014

FILE -- Sen. Charles Schumer holds a news conference in Midtown on June 8, 2014. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer, Blumenthal Hopeful Senate Will OK Transportation Funding

Two U.S. senators are calling for their fellow lawmakers to keep the federal transportation fund from running out of money next month.

07/20/2014

A Washington Redskins flag is waved on January 6, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

50 Senators Urge NFL To Change Redskins’ Name

Half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to change the Washington Redskins’ name, saying it is a racist slur and the time is ripe to replace it.

05/22/2014

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Sometimes-Ugly Newark Mayoral Campaign To End With Election Tuesday

Voters in Newark will elect a new mayor on Tuesday, following a long, contentious and sometimes ugly campaign between the two Democratic candidates.

05/12/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer holds up photos of two men who boarded Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Deny Visas For Countries Who Don’t Check For Stolen Passports

When Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished earlier this month, it shined a spotlight on how little the database is being checked throughout the world.

03/16/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer calls on the U.S. Senate to pass the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act at a news conference on March 10, 2014 in Belle Harbor, Queens. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Schumer, Rockaway Residents To Senate: Pass Flood Insurance Bill

The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Michael Grimm, R-Staten Island, would cap yearly premium increases at 18 percent.

03/10/2014

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