Executives at Mylan N.V., the pharmaceutical company that drew controversy for increasing the price of EpiPen devices nearly 400 percent, donated heavily to Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin’s reelection campaign as the company planned to lay off more than 400 workers in his home state of West Virginia.
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R., Okla.) along a party-line vote to lead NASA.
The editorial board of a major New Hampshire newspaper criticized Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) for reversing course in her support for CIA Director Mike Pompeo and citing inconsequential reasons to oppose his nomination as secretary of state.
Some Democratic Senators have offered hesitant praise of CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who is awaiting confirmation as the next secretary of state, for his recent meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
Several law enforcement groups are backing legislation introduced by a group of Republican senators that would increase penalties for individuals who traffic and distribute the synthetic opioid fentanyl.
Republicans will once again have a majority at the nation’s top labor arbiter after the Senate confirmed Trump nominee John Ring on Wednesday.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, responding to frustration among GOP senators about Senate delays in confirming President Trump’s nominees, is considering a more aggressive manner of confronting Democrats’ obstruction and delays.
The entrance of Mike Espy, former secretary of agriculture under President Bill Clinton, into the special election to serve the remainder of resigning Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R.) term in Mississippi has reignited Democrats’ hopes of snatching another Senate seat in the deep South.