U.S. Senate

Gillibrand Bill Would Prevent Anti-LGBT Adoption BiasNew York is one of seven states that explicitly ban discrimination in adoption based on sexual orientation.
Blumenthal: Time For Computers On Senate FloorConnecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is among those fighting for a technological update.
U.S. Senate Leaders Reach Deal For Vote On Loretta Lynch For Attorney GeneralU.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.
Harry Reid's Exit Sets Off Senate Leadership Feud Between Schumer, DurbinAccording 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.
Senate Democrats Press For Vote On Attorney General Nominee Loretta LynchA 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.
Congress Sends Homeland Security Bill To Obama Without ConditionsThe 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.
Sen. Schumer Will Attend Netanyahu Speech On Capitol Hill, Rep. Rangel Will NotCritics 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.
Congress Passes Temporary Homeland Security Funding Bill To Avoid ShutdownThe battle surrounding long term funding is actually over immigration reform.
U.S. House Passes 1-Week DHS Funding Bill Ahead Of Midnight DeadlineThe 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.
The Top 14 News Stories Of 2014In 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.
Congress Poised To Dedicate $41 Million To Help End Backlog Of Rape KitsThe funding is included the $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill.
Blumenthal: Air Bag Recall Should Be Expanded, Include Loaner VehiclesPointing 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.