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Schumer says he will back Biden if he runs in 2024

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) says he will support President Biden for reelection in 2024 if the 79-year-old runs for a second term, which some Democrats and analysts say is becom… → Read More

McConnell won’t comment on bill protecting same-sex marriage until it reaches floor

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) won’t say whether he will support bipartisan, House-passed legislation to require states to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states unt… → Read More

Sanders says Democrats’ prescription drug reform bill is ‘weak’

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Tuesday that the prescription drug reform proposal that Democrats plan to move under special budget reconciliation rules is “weak,” noti… → Read More

Judiciary Committee deadlocks on Biden’s pick to head ATF

The Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked 11-11 Thursday morning on a vote to advance President Biden’s nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Steve Dettelbach. T… → Read More

Negotiators craft parameters of Senate gun-violence package

Senate negotiators have sketched the outlines of a bill to address gun violence and respond to recent mass shootings in Buffalo, N.Y., and Uvalde, Texas, but they haven’t yet nailed down the crucia… → Read More

Schumer calls Fox News ‘cowardly’ for not airing Jan. 6 hearing

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday blasted Fox News as “cowardly” for deciding not to televise the highly anticipated prime-time hearing later this week by the House select … → Read More

Schumer giving more time for bipartisan talks on guns

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday he is encouraging a bipartisan group of negotiators to keep working on a compromise proposal to respond to recent mass shootings in Buff… → Read More

Senators say they need more time on gun talks

Senate negotiators say they are making progress toward a deal to address gun violence, but they aren’t there yet. Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), the lead Republican negotiator, on Monday said negotiator… → Read More

Senators make last-ditch bid for Manchin’s backing

Democrats and Republicans are competing for Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) attention when it comes to what elements of President Biden’s agenda are still in play ahead of the midterm elections … → Read More

Biden, Democrats out of sync in pushing assault weapons ban

President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are calling for bans on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines but they’re out of step with members of their own party who don’t want to vote on… → Read More

10 states with the highest gas prices over Memorial Day weekend

The nation’s average gas price reached $4.62 cents on Memorial Day, the start of the summer driving season, but some states have been especially hard hit by higher gas prices. Here are the ten st… → Read More

Bipartisan Senate working group on gun violence will meet Tuesday

Republican and Democratic senators negotiating over a legislative proposal to respond to mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, will hold a Zoom call Tuesday in hopes of reaching a deal on a … → Read More

NRA re-elects Charles Cotton as president, Wayne LaPierre as CEO

The National Rifle Association on Monday that it has re-elected Charles Cotton as president and Wayne LaPierre as CEO and executive vice president, despite recent controversies surrounding their le… → Read More

Local official says Biden wants to tear down Robb Elementary School in Uvalde

President Biden reportedly told a local Texas official that he wants to tear down Robb Elementary School, where a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers in the deadliest shooting since 20 child… → Read More

Biden to meet with Federal Reserve chair to discuss economy amid high inflation

President Biden will meet Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday to discuss the national economy amid high inflation, which has hurt Biden’s job approval rating. It’s the first me… → Read More

Biden rules out sending Ukraine rockets that can strike into Russia

President Biden on Monday said his administration will not send to Ukraine long-range missile systems that can strike into Russian territory, sending a conflicting message after media outlets repor… → Read More

Biden says gun control up to Congress: ‘I can’t dictate this stuff’

President Biden said Monday that it’s up to Congress to outlaw assault weapons and strengthen background checks for gun sales, telling reporters: “I can’t dictate this stuff.” “I can do the … → Read More

Portman crosses into Ukraine, calls for more artillery shipments

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), a leading Senate advocate for supporting Ukraine’s war against Russia, crossed into Ukraine Sunday and called on the Biden administration to step up its shipments of arti… → Read More

Biden pays Memorial Day visit to son’s grave on anniversary of his death

President Biden on Memorial Day visited the grave of his son Beau, a former major in the Delaware Army National Guard, who died seven years ago Monday. Biden and first lady Jill Biden attend… → Read More

Schumer walks tightrope in gun-control debate

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is walking a tightrope on gun-control legislation after two more mass shootings that have shaken the country and angered Democrats frustrated over in… → Read More