In a potentially pivotal Senate race, the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday showed incumbent Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, D-Col., running neck-and-neck against Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Col. The poll found that 45 percent of Colorado voters would choose Udall if the election were being held today, while 44 percent said they would vote for Gardner.
Arkansas Senator John Boozman, R-Ark., is reportedly recovering after undergoing emergency heart surgery on Tuesday. A statement from Boozman's office said the Senator was undergoing surgery and receiving excellent care but did not specify the type of surgery. Media reports later indicated that Boozman underwent heart surgery after experiencing an aortic aneurysm.
Democrats face an uphill battle in their efforts to retake control of the House later this year, but the fundraising numbers for the first quarter did provide them with some good news. The latest figures showed that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised the National Republican Congressional Committee by more than $2 million in the first three months of 2014.
After speaking with President Barack Obama by phone about stalled immigration reform legislation on Wednesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virg., claimed the president still does not understand how to work with the Republican-controlled House.
Despite pressure from national Democrats, Alex Sink revealed Tuesday that she won't attempt a rematch against Congressman David Jolly, R-Fla., in November. Sink, who narrowly lost to Jolly in a special election to replace the late Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla., last month, was seen by many as Democrats' best chance to pick up the seat.
Republican members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted Thursday to find former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. The committee voted 21 to 12 along party lines to adopt the resolution, with Republicans voting yes and Democrats voting no.
While the move was largely symbolic, the House voted Thursday to approve Congressman Paul Ryan's, R-Wis., budget proposal. The 219 to 205 vote in favor of the budget largely came down along party lines, with House Republicans generally voting to approve the legislation.
Eleven Democratic Senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday calling on him to implement an explicit timeline for the administration to decide on the Keystone XL Pipeline permit. The letter noted that the approval process has been repeatedly delayed over the last several years and urged Obama to make a final decision no later than May 31, 2014.
Amid an ongoing dispute between the two lawmakers, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., has accused House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., of engaging in McCarthy-style tactics in his efforts to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress.
Shrugging off a request from President Barack Obama, Senate Republicans joined together Wednesday to prevent the Senate from beginning debate on a Democratic bill aimed at narrowing the national gender wage gap. The Senate voted 53 to 44 in favor of beginning debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act, falling short of the 60 votes required.
In one of the highest-profile Senate races in the nation, the results of a recent Talk Business-Hendrix College poll showed Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., with a narrow lead over Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. The poll found that 45.5 percent of likely Arkansas voters would vote for Pryor if the election were held today, while 42.5 percent said they would vote for Cotton.