Senate bill would impose new privacy limits on accessing NSA’s surveillance data

It could influence debate as Congress nears a deadline to renew powerful spying authority.

Senate passes annual defense bill, sending it to the president’s desk

The measure would mean a significant increase in military spending, but Congress first has to find the dollars to pay for the programs it outlines.

Grassley schedules contentious judicial nominees for hearing

The move signals that the GOP is making good on its promise not to wait for “blue slips” if individual senators are all that stand in the way of Trump’s picks.

Senate judiciary panel: Kushner had contacts about WikiLeaks, Russian overtures he did not disclose

Committee leaders Grassley and Feinstein insist that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner turn over missing records to committee investigators.

Fact Check: Would the GOP bill ‘kick’ millions off health insurance?

Sen. Charles E. Schumer is twisting the facts. Eliminating the health insurance mandate would give people the option to not have insurance, but it wouldn’t directly kick them off of a plan.

Gun-control rivals team up on bill to fix background-check database

Sens. Murphy, Cornyn and Blumenthal want to fix deficiencies in the national criminal background-check database, which were exposed after Texas church shooting

House passes nearly $700 billion defense authorization bill

Congress has yet to pass a budget to fund the spending priorities in the compromise measure House and Senate negotiators produced last week.