McConnell Cautions Replacement To Health Law To Take TimeThe next Congress will begin work immediately next year toward repealing President Obama's health care law but delay the changes as Republicans try to come up with an alternative, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday.
McConnell To Lead Senate GOP, Schumer New Democratic Leader Senate Republicans re-elected Mitch McConnell to be their majority leader as Congress is set to start working on Donald Trump's agenda next year.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Wants Marco Rubio To Run Again For SenateU.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he is urging Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to seek another term as Republicans try to maintain control of the Senate.
Housing Syrian Refugees A Divisive Issue In South FloridaSome Americans want to shut the doors on those fleeing from Syria after news broke that one of the terrorist responsible for the Paris attacks may have infiltrated the ranks of refugees.
Gov. Doesn't Want Syrian Refugees Relocated To StateGovernor Rick Scott has joined a chorus of other state governors who have asked the federal government to stop accepting refugees from Syria.
McCarthy Abruptly Withdraws Candidacy For House SpeakerConfronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just before they were to vote and producing ever-deeper chaos for a divided Congress.
Surveillance Powers Set To Lapse With No Deal In SenatePortions of the Patriot Act are set to expire at midnight – and that’s exactly what GOP Senator and presidential hopeful Rand Paul wanted.
Intra-Party Feud Over New Cuba Policy IntensifiesKentucky Sen. Rand Paul flipped the script on Republican rival Florida Sen. Marco Rubio calling him "an isolationist" as the GOP's intra-party feud over President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy intensified.
Senate Moves Forward On Unemployment Insurance ExtensionSenate Republicans failed to generate the votes to kill a bipartisan bill to extend long-term unemployment insurance by three months. The filibuster by some Senate Republicans to the extension fell by a vote of 60-37 Tuesday morning.
Florida Legislators Speak Out On Government Funding Deal With just hours to spare, Congress passed a plan to avoid a default and end a 16 day partial government shutdown. The votes came in late, but just in time to avoid the crisis. Just after midnight President Barack Obama signed the bill into law.
Senate Majority Preps Nuclear OptionThe U.S. Senate may be preparing to enter uncharted territory as obstructionism may finally force the so-called “nuclear option.”
Senator Rubio Votes Against Violence Against Women ActJust hours ahead of stepping in front of the cameras to give the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address; Senator Marco Rubio voted against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.