25,937Aug 4, 1993
Budget Reconciliation Legislation
Senate Republicans spoke in a news conference to announce their opposition to the president’s economic plan scheduled to be voted on by the House and Senate later in the week. The ...
14,926Dec 23, 2009
Budgetary Impact of Health Care Legislation
Senate Republicans talked about the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the health care proposal currently under debate in the Senate.
3,432Apr 8, 2011
Democratic Women Senators on 2011 Budget
Democratic women senators spoke about the impasse between Republicans and Democrats on a budget to fund the government through the end of fiscal year 2011. They said negotiations were stalled over ...
3,115Nov 7, 2012
Senate Majority Leader Reid on Election Results
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke to reporters about the results of the 2012 elections, in which Democrats maintained control of the U.S. Senate. He talked about the the upcoming ...
3,062Mar 6, 2013
Gun Violence Reduction legislation
Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Mark Begich (D-AK) announced their legislation to prevent gun violence by strengthening background check laws that would limit access to firearms based on mental ...
2,896Mar 19, 2005
Terri Schiavo Case
The Senate met earlier in a rare Saturday session, then adjourned to allow the House to meet on Sunday to consider action in the Terri Schiavo case. Afterwards three senators talked with ...
1,807May 2, 2011
Senators Lieberman and Collins on Osama bin Laden
Senate Homeland Security Committee Chair Joe Lieberman and Ranking Member Susan Collins spoke to reporters about the killing by U.S. forces of Osama bin Laden.
1,417Dec 6, 2007
Senate Republican Leadership Elections
Senate Republican Leader Senator Mitch McConnell announced that Senator Lamar Alexander won the chairmanship of the Senate Republican Conference in a secret ballot election.
1,277Nov 9, 1995
Welfare Reform Impact
Democratic Senators briefed reporters on an administration report on the impact of House and Senate versions of welfare reform legislation. They voiced their opposition to these measures ...
1,190Dec 28, 2012
Senate Filibuster Rules
Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain (R-AZ) spoke to reporters about their bipartisan proposal for bypassing filibusters to take up legislation.
1,132Feb 6, 2013
Defense Department Sequestration Budget Cuts
Republican members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees spoke to reporters about their proposal for averting sequestration defense cuts. In their remarks they dismissed President ...
1,130Feb 28, 2013
Senate Democratic Leaders on Sequestration
Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about the sequester budget cuts scheduled to take effect the following day.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same ...
952May 21, 2009
Republican Response to Relocating Guantanamo Bay Detainees
Senate Minority Leader McConnell spoke to reporters and answered questions on President Obama’s address on detainee treatment and trials at Guantanamo Bay prison facility. Senator ...
805Feb 5, 2003
U.S. Report on Iraq
Senator Kennedy spoke to reporters about policy toward Iraq following a presentation by Secretary Powell at the United Nations Security Council. He talked about other threats to national ...
672Oct 26, 2009
Senate Health Care Proposal
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that a public health care option will be included in Senate health care legislation. The bill will include an opt-out provision for states.
648Jan 31, 2013
Senate Democratic Leaders on Immigration
Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke to reporters about the need for immigration reform. They have set a goal of passing an immigration bill through ...
636Apr 10, 2013
Gun Background Check Legislation
Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) spoke to reporters and answered questions on their bipartisan agreement to include background checks for firearms sales at gun shows and over the ...
609Jan 10, 2007
Future U.S. Strategy in Iraq
President Bush addressed the nation about his proposals for future U.S. Iraq policy. He outlined a “new way forward” that included raising troop levels the region by 20,000, ...
580Feb 11, 2010
Senate Cloture Rules
Senator Tom Harkin spoke to reporters about reform of Senate cloture rules. Cloture allows the Senate to limit consideration of a bill in order to stop a filibuster but requires a vote of ...
548Nov 7, 2013
Employment Non-Discrimination Act
Senate Democrats spoke to reporters before taking a final vote on ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Each urged House Speaker John Boehner to put the bill up for a House vote, after ...
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