Despite drawing the ire of Democrats and progressive activists for her vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Republican Sen. Susan Collins’ popularity appears to be unfazed in her home state of Maine.
The Senate will vote on the White House’s criminal justice reform proposal before recessing for the end of its term, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) is poised to lead the Senate Judiciary Committee after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) announced he is stepping aside from that role to become chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
Senate Republicans voted on Wednesday to reelect Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and fill a number of other Senate leadership positions as lawmakers prepare for the 116th Congress.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) joked Wednesday that his Democratic counterpart, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), could have an “attendance problem” as several Senate Democrats with presidential aspirations are likely to begin campaigning in the coming months.
Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday, calling a failed 2017 push to repeal the healthcare law a “disappointment.