25,976Aug 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 ...
14,946Dec 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.
5,767Dec 10, 2013
Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Agreement
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), co-chairs of the Budget Conference Committee, held a news conference to introduce the compromise budget bill that the conference ...
3,465Apr 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 ...
3,163Nov 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 ...
3,127Mar 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 ...
3,012Mar 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 ...
1,827May 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.
1,453Dec 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.
1,281Nov 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 ...
1,214Dec 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.
1,163Feb 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 ...
1,144Feb 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 ...
1,102Mar 26, 2014
Senate Democratic Economic Agenda
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and other Democratic leaders outlined their economic agenda for the year. They said they would focus on legislation to raise the minimum wage, create ...
1,082Dec 17, 2013
Senator Tom Coburn on Wasteful Federal Spending
Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) spoke to reporters about Wastebook 2013, his annual report on “egregious” federal spending. The report highlights 100 examples or nearly $30 billion ...
968May 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 ...
874Apr 2, 2014
Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision
Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) reacted to the Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC, which struck down overall limits on campaign contributions.
824Feb 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 ...
751Jan 16, 2014
Emergency Unemployment Benefits
Senate Democratic leadership spoke to reporters about legislation to extend emergency unemployment benefits.
749Nov 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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