Six other Republican senators have announced they’ll retire. The exits are a sign the GOP sees itself in 'back seat' for years, say analysts.
The handsets are already banned, but a proposed law would make it a crime for prisoners to possess them.
High-profile votes on the energy issue are likely to continue until the fall election, say lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
Worried about high food prices, Congress tries to push the biofuel industry to use nonfood crops.