On the heels of President Barack Obama's controversial decision to take executive action on immigration, House Republicans have filed a lawsuit over the president's unilateral actions on the healthcare reform law known as Obamacare.
As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver a primetime speech on immigration, Republicans have already begun attacking the executive action the president is expected to announce. Many GOP lawmakers have pointed to Obama's past statements suggesting that he does not have the authority to take the proposed action.
In a sign of continued gridlock in Washington in the lame-duck session, the Senate voted Tuesday to block two separate bills approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and reforming the nation's domestic surveillance programs.
While Republican lawmakers have expressed fierce opposition to President Barack Obama's proposed executive action on immigration, several leading Senate Democrats sent a letter to president on Monday voicing their support.
For the ninth time, the Republican-controlled House voted to authorize construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Friday. The House voted 252 to 161 in favor of the bill to approve the pipeline, with the vote largely coming down along party lines.
While the move was largely seen as a formality, Senate Republicans unanimously voted for Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., to serve as Majority Leader in the new Congress that convenes in January.
Despite continued opposition from the Obama administration, lawmakers in both the House and Senate are preparing to vote on a bill to authorize construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The Republican-controlled House is scheduled to begin consideration of the bill on Thursday, while the currently Democratic-controlled Senate could vote on the legislation as early as next Tuesday.
Accusing President Barack Obama of ignoring the will of the American people, Republicans were quick to criticize the historic climate change agreement announced by the president and his Chinese counterpart on Wednesday. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, described the agreement as another sign that Obama intends to "double down on his job-crushing policies."
Republicans appear to have picked up yet another Senate seat, as several media outlets have projected GOP challenger Dan Sullivan as the winner of the Alaska Senate race against incumbent Sen. Mark Begich, D-AK.