More than five months after her nomination was announced, the Senate voted Thursday to confirm Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. The Senate voted 56 to 43 in favor of Lynch's nomination, with just ten Republicans joining with Democrats to confirm her as the nation's top law enforcement official.
After reaching an agreement regarding abortion language earlier this week, the Senate voted Wednesday to approve anti-human trafficking legislation. The Senate voted 99 to zero in favor of the bill.
While the House Select Committee on Benghazi was originally expected to reveal its findings by the end of this year, the release of the highly anticipated report could be delayed until 2016. The delay would cause the report to be released during the key months of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
Despite widespread criticism of the U.S. government's domestic surveillance program, two leading Senate Republicans introduced legislation Tuesday night to extend the authority to conduct the program for more than five years.
Republican Senators Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., have called on the Obama administration to demand the release of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian before completing any nuclear agreement with Iran.
Following weeks of delays, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have reached an agreement to move forward with anti-human trafficking bill. The agreement regarding the trafficking bill is also expected to clear the way for the Senate to vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination as Attorney General.
Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.V., announced Sunday he plans to stay in the Senate rather than run for Governor of West Virginia next year. In a statement, Manchin said he has seen signs of progress toward a greater sense of bipartisanship and an end to the gridlock in Congress.
Leaders of the tax-writing committees in both the House and Senate announced an agreement Thursday on legislation that would help clear the way for President Barack Obama to complete an historic multi-national trade agreement.
A majority of New Jersey voters think embattled Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., should resign over federal corruption charges, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday.
Just hours before a midnight deadline, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve legislation permanently blocking cuts in reimbursements for doctors that treat patients on Medicare. The Senate voted 92 to 8 in favor of the bill, which also received strong bipartisan support in the House.
After three months on the job, the Republican-controlled Senate finally voted on Monday to confirm the first judicial nominee of the 114th Congress. The Senate voted 95 to zero in favor of the confirmation of Alfred Bennett to fill an emergency vacancy in Texas.