U.S. Senate

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit:blumenthal.senate.gov) /LaGuardia flight delays (file/credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Blumenthal: FAA Furloughs ‘Enhance Risk’ At Nation’s Airports

The FAA announced all of its 47,000 employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers, will be furloughed one day every two weeks through September.

04/24/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez (file / credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Menendez: Bipartisan Bill ‘Fixes Our Broken Immigration System’

The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act was negotiated by four Democrats and four Republicans and was formally filed on the Senate floor around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.

04/18/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

Obama, Bloomberg Rip Senate For Failing To Expand Background Checks For Guns

Mayor Michael Bloomberg ripped the U.S. Senate for failing to pass a bipartisan effort to expand background checks. The measure was defeated on Wednesday, failing to garner the 60 votes necessary to block a Republican-led filibuster.

04/17/2013

Cory Booker (credit: Twitter)

Booker Hauls In Nearly $2 Million In Contributions For U.S. Senate Race

Booker plans to wait until after the November gubernatorial election to formally announce whether he will run for senate. He filed paperwork in January that allows him to raise money for a campaign.

04/16/2013

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Hands Over Radio Address To Sandy Hook Mom Urging Gun Reforms

President Barack Obama was not heard this week for his weekly radio address; he instead turned it over to the mother of one of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims, who advocated for a tighter gun restrictions.

04/13/2013

Mayor Bloomberg speaking from Brooklyn on April 11, 2013.
(credit: Edward Reed/Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Praises U.S. Senate For ‘Amazing’ Action On Gun Reform Measure

The mayor said the fact that the question of background checks for gun buyers passed a procedural vote Thursday is a big victory over the National Rifle Association.

04/11/2013

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) speaks next to a display of assault weapons during a news conference on January 24, 2013. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Murphy Demands Action On Gun Control In Maiden Speech On Senate Floor

Sen. Chris Murphy said when he was elected into office in Nov. he never imagined such a terrible tragedy taking place and dictating policy like the massacre in Newtown has. He said the fact that 26 lives were taken in five minutes at Sandy Hook Elementary School cannot be ignored and demand action.

04/10/2013

AR-15 Assault Rifle (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sen. Murphy Disappointed Assault Weapons Ban Won’t Be In Federal Gun Bill

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.

03/20/2013

Obama Press Conf Jan. 16 (CBS)

Obama Signs $50.5 Billion Sandy Relief Bill

President Barack Obama on Tuesday night signed the $50.5 billion Sandy relief package into law.

01/29/2013

Cory Booker (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Entertainment) Sen. Frank Lautenberg (credit:Kris Connor/Getty Images)

N.J. Sen. Lautenberg Takes Digs At Newark Mayor Booker In Interviews

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said Tuesday that Newark Mayor Corey Booker is entitled to run next year for the seat he now holds, but has not yet revealed his own plans.

01/22/2013

Cory Booker (credit: Twitter)

Booker Says It’s ‘Premature’ To Say For Sure That He’ll Run For Senate

Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker said Sunday that it was “premature” to say definitively that he will run for a U.S. Senate seat next year.

01/13/2013

Sen. Chuck Schumer (credit: CBS 2)

Schumer Pleas With House Members To Pass Sandy Relief Bill

The Superstorm Sandy relief bill has passed the U.S. Senate, and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said there is one more hurdle for the legislation.

12/29/2012

Cory Booker (credit: Twitter)

Experts: Booker Expected To Run For U.S. Senate If Not Governor

Experts expect Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker will run for U.S. Senate if he decides not to run for governor against Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

12/18/2012

U.S. Capitol - Washington, DC - Dec 18, 2011 (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Political Fight Begins In U.S. Senate Over Superstorm Sandy Aid Package

Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Monday began trying to push the $60.4 billion emergency spending plan for Superstorm Sandy victims through Congress by Christmas.

12/17/2012

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: gillibrand.senate.gov)

Gillibrand Re-Elected To U.S. Senate, Routs Republican Long

When Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was projected the winner Tuesday night, the crowd went wild at New York Democratic headquarters, with many putting their thumbs up and saying, “Yes! Yes!”

11/06/2012

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