GOP senators introduce Trump’s plan to claw back $15 billion in spending

A group of Senate conservatives are pushing forward with Trump’s plan despite concerns from several of their Republican colleagues.

Senate harassment bill runs into opposition from House

House lawmakers are expressing opposition to a Senate bill that would change how Congress handles sexual harassment claims, arguing it would not do enough to support victims of harassment.Critics of the bill, appro…

Dems after briefing: ‘No evidence’ spy placed in Trump campaign

“Nothing we heard today has changed our view,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said.

Senate confirms Haspel to head CIA

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Gina Haspel to lead the CIA despite engrained opposition over her involvement in the George W. Bush-era interrogation program.Senators voted 54-45 to confirm Haspel, making her the first female director of t…

Schumer: Senate probe intended to let Trump ‘peek’ at potential evidence

“To call the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Trump Russia investigation halfhearted is too generous,” the Democratic leader said.

Senate GOP anger over McCain insult grows

Republican senators are demanding a public apology after a White House staffer joked about GOP Sen. John McCain’s failing health, even as the administration is doubling down on its decision to handle the fallout “internal…

Senate confirms Trump judicial pick over objections of home-state senator

The move enraged Democrats, who accused Republicans of bending the Senate’s rules.

Senate GOP relieved after primary wins

Republicans are breathing a sigh of relief after establishment-backed candidates won key Senate primaries, bolstering the GOP’s chances of defending or even expanding the Senate majority in November.

Hatch apologizes to McCain for funeral comments

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has sent Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) a letter apologizing for saying it was “ridiculous” to not want President Trump at his funeral.”I’ve spoken out of turn. … I shouldn’t have said what…

GOP nightmare looms in West Virginia

The nightmare scenario for Republicans is upon them: Former coal CEO Don Blankenship – who was in prison a year ago – is the candidate with momentum in Tuesday’s GOP primary to take on Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.).Tw…

Mueller emerges as villain in Republican campaigns

GOP hopefuls, locked in nasty primary fights, are increasingly denouncing the Russia probe.

GOP senator’s defense of Tester counters Trump attacks

Democratic Sen. Jon Tester (Mont.) is getting an unusual ally as he takes fire from President Trump months before a midterm election: A Republican senator.Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) is breaking with Trump and his…

Partisan tensions rise as Mueller bill delayed

A blame game has broken out among Senate Judiciary Committee members.

Lindsey Graham: Trump’s lawyer is ‘an idiot’

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) on Friday blasted Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, over reports that he taped business conversations.”Michael Cohen’s an idiot. To be taping – if he did tape…

GOP fractures over push to protect Russia probe

Trump’s days-long attacks on the Russia investigation have sparked heartburn among lawmakers.

In major shift, GOP-controlled panel moves to protect Mueller

The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to move forward with legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller, a significant shift that comes amid growing pressure from Democrats.Some Republicans sought to hi…

Senate panel moves to take up bill protecting Mueller

Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wants to add the bill to the panel’s business meeting agenda scheduled for Thursday.

Senators to introduce new bipartisan bill to protect Mueller

A group of bipartisan senators is introducing new legislation to limit President Trump’s ability to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and…

McConnell: Legislation to protect Mueller not needed 

GOP senator wants committee vote on bill protecting Mueller

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) said on Tuesday that he wants the Judiciary Committee to vote on his bill limiting President Trump’s ability to fire Bob Mueller, but downplayed the idea that his push is a reaction to Trump’s la…