Topic: U.S. Senate Republican Conference
Senate Republicans and moderate Democrats blocked the first attempt by to pass a scaled-down version of the $447 billion Obama jobs bill, calling it a 'bailout.'
10/21/2011 02:26 pm
Pressure from tea party-backed Republican freshmen senators led Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell to reverse course: He said Monday he would back an earmark ban.
11/15/2010 06:07 pm
Sen. Robert Byrd, who died early Monday, had an unrivaled grasp of Senate procedure. He’ll also be remembered for the outsize share of federal dollars he won for his state, West Virginia.
06/28/2010 03:54 pm
The bill would have extended tax credits and unemployment benefits, but it failed on a procedural vote. Many Republicans say they support the aims of the legislation, but they want to see more effort to cut spending.
06/25/2010 08:59 pm
President Obama hoped to reach out to Senate Republicans in a meeting Tuesday. But 'we simply have a large difference of opinion,' one said.
05/25/2010 08:29 pm
Breaking partisan stalemate, 13 Republicans joined Democrats Wednesday to approve a $15 billion jobs bill. Both sides see the cooperation as a template for progress on future legislation.
02/24/2010 04:19 pm
A pared-down approach with the jobs bill gave Democrats a surprise win in a key procedural vote on Monday. Democrats plan to continue the strategy with other legislation.
02/23/2010 08:34 pm
Senate parliamentarian Alan Frumin becomes the top power broker on health reform if Democrats' 60-vote strategy fails.
10/14/2009 01:00 am
The move, which passed the Senate and House Tuesday with a bipartisan majority, may reflect changing GOP ideas on energy.
05/15/2008 01:00 am
Democrats hope this week's hearings can shift the war's course. GOP wants Clinton, Obama to acknowledge its gains.
04/08/2008 01:00 am