Sen. Patrick Leahy said Wednesday he will remain chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, a post Sen. Dianne Feinstein was poised to assume.
Maryland will appeal a finding that the state was not hit hard enough by superstorm Sandy to qualify for federal disaster aid, the state administration says.
New U.S. health insurance plans are required beginning Wednesday to provide new preventive benefits at no cost to covered women as part of healthcare reform.
The U.S. Senate narrowly voted down a one-year extension of a pay freeze for federal workers Tuesday, with Democrats opposing the measure.
A U.S. Senate panel has proposed giving a NASA space telescope project a reprieve after a House Appropriations Committee vote this summer to cancel it.
NASA's successor to the Hubble space telescope is $1.5 billion over budget and will launch at least a year late, an independent U.S. review board says.
Women's advocates say they're looking to correct what they call a long-standing gender gap in insurance companies' treatment of female consumers.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security tracked peaceful activists using information shared with the Maryland State Police, government documents show.
Eight female U.S. senators offered a to-do list Tuesday, ranging from disaster preparedness to protecting the checkbook, for the next president to tackle.
Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., returned to work at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday, entering the building as a group of interns, tourists and reporters looked on.