A fiery partisan exchange broke out Monday as the Senate Judiciary Committee heard a second day of testimony on the bipartisan immigration proposal agreed to by the so-called “Gang of Eight” Republicans and Democrats.
Ranking member Sen. Charles Grassley (R., Iowa) lashed out at Senator Charles Schumer after the New York Democrat suggested critics of immigration reform were using last week’s attacks on the Boston Marathon, which left three dead and 170 wounded, as an “excuse” to delay the bill.
Documents show Labor Secretary nominee Tom Perez used his private email account to leak information about official business while he was assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said in a Wednesday letter to Perez.
Republicans grilled President Barack Obama’s labor secretary nominee Tom Perez during his confirmation hearing on Thursday.
The Senate will vote on expanding background checks for firearm sales Wednesday afternoon, but what was once considered Democrats’ most viable option for gun control legislation does not appear to have the necessary 60 votes to proceed.
Senate Republicans are preparing a substitute to the background check legislation crafted by Sens. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) and Joe Manchin (D., W.V.), the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Labor engaged in a quid pro quo that could have cost taxpayers $200 million and covered up the activity, according to a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform report released late Sunday.
The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a gun trafficking bill Thursday but recessed before voting on several other contentious gun-control measures, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D., Calif.) assault weapons ban.