All Posts Tagged With: "Senate"

Republicans Take Over Congress on Tuesday

On Tuesday, the Republicans will take control of both chambers of Congress. It is the first time in the past eight years and leaders of the GOP plan to move rapidly to confront the President and showcase their conservatism, including dismantling regulations set up by the government and austere budget cuts. However, the continuing divisions […]

Senate Democrats and Obama Must Pass Keystone Says GOP

Brad Wenstrup a Republican from Ohio in the House of Representatives called upon Democrats in the Senate to pass legislation approving the pipeline Keystone XL and urged the President to then sign it into law, in the weekly radio address by the party on Saturday. The Republican in the House said President Obama and Democrats […]

Republicans Ready to Gain on Obama Unpopularity

Republicans have become poised to gain seats to take control of the United States Senate in the midterm elections on Tuesday. The election outcome could be influenced heavily by the deep dissatisfaction of voters with the job performance of President Barack Obama. Concerns over the strength of the economy in the U.S., coupled with the […]

Senate Approves Jobless Bill, Prospects Less for House

On Monday, the U.S. Senate approved a measure 59-38 to resurrect the federal benefits for the long-term unemployed and a small group of supporters from the Republican Party quickly made appeals to John Boehner the Speaker of the House who is reluctant to permit action during an election year in the House. Seven Republicans in […]

Most Members of U.S. Congress are Millionaires

Over half of the U.S. Congress members are millionaires. That is according to data filed in 2012 by each member of Congress and reviewed by the Center for Responsive Politics. As many as 268 House of Representative and Senate members now have an average net worth of more than $1 million. It is the first […]