Sen. Harry Reid To Retire, Endorses Sen. Chuck Schumer As SuccessorSenate Minority Leader Harry Reid endorses Sen. Chuck Schumer as his leadership successor.
Senate Dems Drop Bomb On Congress, Go 'Nuclear' To End Washington GridlockOn Thursday, Senate Democrats voted to deny Republicans the power to filibuster and block presidential appointments. It's called the "'nuclear option," and it hit congress like a bomb.
Government Shutdown Over Obamacare Said To Be A '50-50' PropositionThe stage is set for a partial government shutdown Tuesday morning. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers could be furloughed, including many in the Tri-State Area, and services cut unless a last-minute deal is struck.
Blumenthal Marks 6-Month Anniversary Of Newtown Massacre; WH Meets With Victims' FamiliesIn his remarks on the Senate floor, Sen. Blumenthal said now that the world is watching, it is important for Congress to act on meaningful gun control legislation.
Eye On Politics: Blumenthal Says Gun Debate Not Dead In WashingtonAfter the failure to pass gun control reform in the U.S. Senate last week, you might think the issue is dead on Capitol Hill. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says you should think again.
Senate Gun Control Bill Clears First HurdleGun control was on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday after an attempt by conservatives to block the bills failed. But the real debate was just beginning.
Sen. Murphy Disappointed Assault Weapons Ban Won't Be In Federal Gun BillMurphy 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.
'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Reached With GOP Senate LeadersThe White House has reached an agreement with Senate Republican leaders on a deal prevent the “fiscal cliff,” CBS News has learned.
President Obama Locks Power Players In A Room, Orders 'Fiscal Cliff' DealThe clock is ticking in Washington. Lawmakers are running out of time to avert the “fiscal cliff.”
With No 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal In Sight, Americans Brace For Huge Tax HikesTax doomsday is looming, but it’s still a political standoff in D.C., with one side seemingly waiting for the other to act. While the Senate is already in session, the House will not be back before Sunday.
Majority Leader Reid References Jets QB Woes In Speech On Senate FloorDuring a speech on the floor of the senate, Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada used the Jets to make his point that the Republicans lack cohesion in their position on how to prevent the fiscal cliff.
New Jersey Lawmaker Reacts To Bill In U.S. Senate That Would Outlaw Online Gambling"I think it's outrageous that these U.S. senators are trying to take away from the state of New Jersey and other states," New Jersey State Senator Ray Lesniak told WCBS 880's Levon Putney.
Lawmakers Postpone Vote On Anti-Piracy Bills SOPA & PIPAYielding to strong opposition from the high tech community, Senate and House leaders said Friday they will put off further action on legislation to combat online piracy.
House Republicans, Senate Locked In Stalemate Over Payroll Tax ExtensionPresident Barack Obama warned on Tuesday that without a compromise on the payroll tax extension debate most of us will have lighter wallets come January.
Menendez: House Republicans To Blame If Middle Class Tax Hike HappensSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he will not renegotiate a year-long extension of payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits unless the House first approves a bipartisan two-month version that House Republicans strongly oppose.