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May 22, 2024 05:26 PM
Sen. Rick Scott told his colleagues in a letter that he’s putting himself forward for Senate GOP leader, The Wall Street Journal reported. Sens. John Thune and John Cornyn are already in the race to replace Sen. Mitch McConnell.
May 06, 2024 11:17 AM
Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Monday that he’s running for another six-year term at age 82. He said in a video that he “has been, and will be if reelected, in a strong position to provide the kind of help that Vermonters need in these difficult times,” noting his committee assignments.
April 17, 2024 01:35 PM
Senators were sworn in soon after 1 p.m. for the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
April 16, 2024 02:48 PM
Two months after House Republicans voted to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, they finally transmitted the articles to the Senate on Tuesday. The Senate is expected to relatively quickly dispatch with them, leaving the secretary in his post.
April 11, 2024 04:37 PM
Most of the Senate Republican conference signed onto a letter to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calling for a full impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. But some notable names were missing, including Sens. Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski, who have expressed doubts about the effort.
March 05, 2024 03:56 PM
The New Jersey senator has a brand-new superseding indictment from the DOJ, adding new obstruction charges to the old outstanding charges. Menendez has pleaded not guilty to the earlier charges.
March 05, 2024 02:25 PM
The independent senator from Arizona said in a video today that she had decided against running in a three-person race this November. “I believe in my approach, but it’s not what America wants right now,” she said.
March 05, 2024 10:11 AM
Sen. John Barrasso, one of the senior Republican Johns expected to run for Senate GOP leadership, announced he will run for Republican whip, not leader. That leaves Sens. John Thune and John Cornyn as the Johns in the race to replace Mitch McConnell. More senators may jump in soon, John or otherwise.
February 29, 2024 10:28 AM
Sen. John Cornyn told his colleagues this morning that he will run for Republican leader. “I believe the Senate is broken — that is not news to anyone,” he said in a statement that also played up his role in advancing Donald Trump’s agenda. “The good news is that it can be fixed, and I intend to play a major role in fixing it.”
February 28, 2024 12:41 PM
The Senate GOP leader announced his plans to step down from his post in November, while remaining in the Senate. “I’m not going anywhere anytime soon,” he said. But he added, “Father Time remains undefeated.”
February 28, 2024 12:31 PM
McConnell plans to step down as leader of the Senate Republicans in November, AP reports. He is the longest-serving party leader in Senate history.
February 05, 2024 11:01 AM
The text for the new border security deal in the Senate is not yet a day old, and it’s already got a steep climb ahead. NRSC Chair Sen. Steve Daines is a public no, and Sen. John Cornyn says he has “serious concerns.”
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