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Latest Senate Items
A developing Senate plan that would bolster the government's ability to regulate the computer security of companies that run critical industries is drawing strong opposition from businesses that say it goes too far and security experts who believe it should have even more teeth.
The Virginia Senate on Monday approved a controversial measure requiring identification for voters to cast official ballots that proponents say is intended to combat fraud while opponents deride as a backhanded attempt at voter suppression.
The Virginia Senate on Monday voted to repeal the state's long-standing law limiting handgun purchases to one a month, delivering a major victory to gun rights and Second Amendment advocates.
A Senate panel charged with revamping the state's ethics laws to increase transparency is expected to introduce a bill detailing its recommendations as soon as Monday.
After more than four years of delays and almost two-dozen stopgap extensions, Congress on Monday approved a long-term Federal Aviation Administration funding bill that will lead to major upgrades of the nation's decades-old air traffic control system and other safety measures.
The portrayal of a young Asian woman speaking broken English in a Super Bowl ad being run by U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra against Michigan incumbent Debbie Stabenow is bringing charges of racial insensitivity.
A second term for President Obama would allow him to expand his replacement of Republican-appointed majorities with Democratic ones on the nation's appeals courts, the final stop for almost all challenged federal court rulings.
Even though the Senate reached a bipartisan deal Thursday about an ethics bill regulating the personal financial activities of lawmakers, that didn't stop House leaders from arguing over how to proceed with the measure in their own chamber this week.
After Virginia's Senate Education and Health Committee passed a bill requiring women to undergo ultrasound imaging before having an abortion, Sen. Janet D. Howell went back to her hotel room, admittedly angry.