posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:31 AM
Senators voted 79-20 to take up an energy efficiency bill that Keystone supporters want to amend with language authorizing immediate construction of the proposed pipeline from Canada to the United States.
posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:54 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a struggle steeped in election-year politics, supporters of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline are seeking a swift Senate vote on legislation to approve construction of the project that environmentalists oppose strongly...
posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:54 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May.
The five-year review of the...
posted on February 7, 2014 at 5:51 PM
After years of setback, the Farm Bill – a measure authorizing nearly a $100 billion in annual federal spending finally emerged from Congress.
posted on September 27, 2013 at 11:42 AM
Freshman Senator Ted Cruz kept the Senate in session Tuesday night in an all-out attempt to derail President Obama's health care law.
posted on June 28, 2013 at 6:03 PM
The United States Senate passed one of the most sweeping reforms of immigration in years Thursday.
Senate lawmakers have been working on the legislation for years. Most recently, a bi-partisan group, the “Gang of 8”, led the discussions.
posted on June 14, 2013 at 5:47 PM
It felt like 2012 all over again this week as the U.S. Senate passed its version the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act.
Better known as the Farm Bill, the measure won approval Monday night with little debate. The legislation preserved much...
posted on June 7, 2013 at 3:42 PM
The Senate version of the bill is estimated to cost taxpayers nearly $955 billion over the next decade
posted on May 17, 2013 at 6:31 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court rules on seed patents, it’s déjà vu for the House and Senate agriculture committees as they begin work, again, on the Farm Bill, and a study to determine the right balance of cash and chemicals for grain farmers enters its...
posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:22 PM
The Agricultural Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 is similar to legislation written last year that passed the Senate 327 days before this hearing, but later died without any House floor debate.
posted on May 17, 2013 at 2:23 PM
A bipartisan group of House members that has been trying for months to finalize a comprehensive immigration bill is encountering difficulties and trying to decide whether to split up or keep trying.
posted on May 17, 2013 at 2:23 PM
Senators working on a bipartisan immigration bill have defeated an effort to speed up a new workplace identity verification system.
posted on May 17, 2013 at 2:13 PM
The Senate on Wednesday put aside its partisan differences to extend the federal government's main water resources law, which promotes investment in port improvements, flood protection, dam and levee projects and environmental restoration.
posted on April 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM
(AP) A look at the 844-page immigration overhaul bill introduced this week in the Senate by four Democratic and four Republican lawmakers:
-The bill sets goals of surveillance of 100 percent of the border with Mexico, and...
posted on April 12, 2013 at 10:42 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan immigration bill soon to be introduced in the Senate could exclude hundreds of thousands of immigrants here illegally from ever becoming U.S. citizens, according to a Senate aide with knowledge of the...