A bill introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) and supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA) would implement due process procedures to allow veterans and others who have been denied guns to appeal the decision.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R., Texas) introduced a bill with support from the National Rifle Association that would incite states to submit information about individuals with serious mental illnesses to the federal background check system for gun ownership.
United States military spending fell by 6.5 percent in 2014, according to a report released Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
Sens. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.) and John Cornyn (R., Texas) introduced a bill Tuesday to reform the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
A group of the nation’s largest media companies, press organizations, and First Amendment advocacy groups urged Senate leaders to promptly pass a bill that would protect reporters from being compelled to reveal their sources in court.
Democrats have been pouring millions of dollars into the Lone Star state as part of an effort to “turn Texas blue,” but the party’s U.S. Senate runoff between a 9/11 truther and a little-known businessman highlights the party’s continuing struggle to develop competitive candidates in the state.
Sporadic fringe candidate Kesha Rogers and wealthy Dallas dentist David Alameel are locked in a runoff after neither won at least 50 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary in March.
Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is facing numerous calls to resign following a scandal involving dozens of patient deaths and falsified records at a Phoenix VA hospital.
Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) is demanding answers from Attorney General Eric Holder on the Justice Department’s pursuit of “smart gun” technology, warning that the government could require all gun owners to wear biometric bracelets to operate their firearms.