Articles Tagged 'Senate Democrats'

Senate advances bill that allows states to penalize companies boycotting Israel

by Alex Swoyer
January 29, 2019
After weeks of a shutdown-inspired filibuster, some Senate Democrats relented Monday and joined Republicans to advance a bill to give state and local governments a… READ MORE

Democrats plan to jam up Senate over shutdown fight

Senate Democrats are playing hardball as they try to strong-arm Republicans to buck President Trump and bring up legislation to end the partial government shutdown.… READ MORE

Senate Democrats cave on Trump’s judges after GOP threatens weekend work

by Susan Ferrechio
November 2, 2017
Senate Republicans this week successfully accelerated the pace of confirming President Trump’s judicial nominees, and in doing so won at least a temporary concession from… READ MORE

Senate Democrats warned against double standard for female judicial nominees

by Alex Swoyer
October 27, 2017
Senate Republicans next week will force showdowns on four of President Trump’s appeals court picks, party leaders announced Thursday, including votes on three female nominees… READ MORE

60 votes or nothing: Senate parliamentarian warns Republicans about rules for health care bill

by y Tom Howell Jr.
July 24, 2017
Already, Republican leaders are struggling to gather enough support from the party’s rank and file for their replacement bill or a straightforward repeal of the… READ MORE

‘Most Pathetic’: Dems Boycott Trump Nominee Hearings

Senate Democrats on Tuesday boycotted a critical markup of President Donald Trump’s nominations to lead the Treasury and Health and Human Services departments, leaving a… READ MORE

Senate Democrats Begin Efforts to Amend Constitution


It’s been 22 years since the last amendment to the Constitution took effect, but Senate Democrats are hoping to alter the nation’s founding document once… READ MORE

Vulnerable Dems want IRS to step up

by Alexander Bolton, The Hill
February 15, 2014
Senate Democrats facing tough elections this year want the Internal Revenue Service to play a more aggressive role in regulating outside groups expected to spend millions of dollars on their races. In the wake of the IRS targeting scandal, the Democrats are publicly prodding the agency instead of lobbying them directly. They are also careful to say the IRS should… READ MORE

Under pressure, 10 Senate Democrats push for Obamacare extension

Pressure is mounting on Senate Democrats, notably those up for re-election in Republican-leaning states next year, to deal with Obamacare’s flawed rollout when they get back to work Monday. The Obama administration is racing against the clock to smooth out problems with a federal Web portal, healthcare.gov, before the glitches permanently damage the Affordable Care Act and harden Republican calls… READ MORE

Senate Democrats unite to defeat balanced budget motion

by Erik Wasson - The Hill
March 22, 2013

Senate Democrats stuck together on Thursday night to oppose a GOP floor motion that would have required them to rewrite their budget to make it… READ MORE

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