Facing a potential government shutdown, the Senate finally voted Wednesday to approve a short-term government funding bill. The Senate voted 72 to 26 in favor of the continuing resolution, which will fund the government through December 9th.
Former Republican Senator John Warner, R-Virg., crossed party lines and endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, offering some harsh criticism of Republican nominee Donald Trump in the process.
Members of Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of legislation that would allow families of the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for damages. This marks the first time during Obama's presidency that his veto has been overturned by Congress.
As part of an effort to avoid a government shutdown, House leaders reached an agreement late Tuesday to allow a vote on an amendment providing funding to address the drinking water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. The agreement will see lawmakers vote on an amendment from Reps. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., and John Moolenaar, R-Mich., that would provide $170 million in federal aid to Flint.
With a potential government shutdown looming, Senate Democrats voted Tuesday to block a short-term government funding bill. The Senate held two separate votes on moving forward with the stopgap spending measure but fell short of the sixty votes needed both times.
After initially refusing to endorse Donald Trump, Senate Ted Cruz, R-Tex., announced Friday that he will vote for the Republican presidential nominee. In a statement posted on Facebook, Cruz said he decided to support Trump after many months of careful consideration, prayer and searching his own conscience.
Two leading Republican Senators have sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson questioning the administration's apparent efforts to expedite the processing of citizenship applications before the upcoming presidential election.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., introduced a stopgap spending measure Thursday to prevent a government shutdown, although the bill is likely to face opposition from Democrats. The short-term continuing resolution would fund the government through December 9th and provides $1.1 billion in supplemental funding to combat the Zika virus.
Negotiators are still working behind the scenes to reach an agreement on a short-term government funding bill, but that did not stop Senators from voting to move forward with the legislation on Tuesday. After several delays, the Senate voted 89 to 7 to begin consideration of a House bill that will be used as a vehicle for the continuing resolution.
After bashing Donald Trump as a "spoiled brat" and a "human leech," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is continuing his assault on the Republican presidential nominee. Reid released a statement attacking Trump on Friday after the real estate tycoon seemed to make fun of the Senator's exercising accident.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., had some harsh words for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday, claiming that the real estate tycoon is only running for president to benefit himself.
A water infrastructure bill including funding to address the drinking water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, easily cleared the Senate on Thursday. The Senate voted 95 to 3 in favor of the Water Resources Development Act, which authorizes around $10 billion in water-related projects around the nation.