Headlines

GOP sens. to challenge recess appointments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Thirty-nine Republican U.S. senators said they would join a court challenge to four of President Obama's recess appointments, charging they're unconstitutional.
No debt deal. Now what?

No debt deal. Now what?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The administration upped pressure on Congress, unveiling a calculator to show U.S. taxpayers how much money is at stake following the supercommittee's failure.

Supercommittee failure likely

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. congressional supercommittee's likely failure to agree on deficit reduction is likely to set up another fiscal wrangle in Congress, lawmakers say.

China opposes Senate bill on Yuan

BEIJING, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- China Tuesday repeated its opposition to a U.S. Senate bill to allow debate on the undervalued yuan, a condition seen as giving China an unfair trade advantage.
No Memorial Day recess for Congress?

No Memorial Day recess for Congress?

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- Alabama Rep. Jeff Sessions, the ranking member on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, has threatened to block the Memorial Day recess for lack of a budget.
Kagan confirmation debate under way

Kagan confirmation debate under way

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- At least five Republicans indicated they would support Elena Kagan's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court as floor debate on the nomination began Tuesday.
GOP delays Kagan vote to July 20

GOP delays Kagan vote to July 20

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- Senate Republicans say they are delaying the confirmation vote on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan as a protest against her.
Kagan faces tough questioning

Kagan faces tough questioning

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- Putting a day of cordial opening statements behind them, lawmakers prodded U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan with questions about military recruitment, corporate campaign spending and gun rights Tuesday.
EMMARIE HUETTEMAN, MEDILL NEWS SERVICE, Written for UPI
Kagan says Supreme Court must be 'modest'

Kagan says Supreme Court must be 'modest'

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- Elena Kagan pledged Monday to be even-handed, restrained and modest in her deliberations if she is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Kagan headed for OK Corral

Kagan headed for OK Corral

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama's choice to succeed retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court, is headed for Senate confirmation hearings June 28.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND
Sessions: Harvard recruiter ban a big deal

Sessions: Harvard recruiter ban a big deal

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- The ranking Republican on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday Elena Kagan's restriction on military recruiters at Harvard was no small deal.

Kagan grilled by senators

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan made the rounds of key senators at their Washington offices Wednesday ahead of her confirmation hearing.
Forces jockey for high court confirmation fight

Forces jockey for high court confirmation fight

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Some big-shouldered egos are flexing their muscles, getting set for the push and shove of a U.S. Senate confirmation fight after President Barack Obama nominates someone to succeed Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND
Holder grilled by senators

Holder grilled by senators

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday a decision about where to try the accused Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack plotters is still weeks away.
Bill targets defective foreign goods

Bill targets defective foreign goods

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Two United States senators have introduced legislation making it easier for Americans who buy defective foreign products to sue the manufacturers.
Grassley, Sessions to vote no on Sotomayor

Grassley, Sessions to vote no on Sotomayor

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- Senate Judiciary Committee member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said he would vote against the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court Monday.
Congress moves toward equal sentencing

Congress moves toward equal sentencing

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. House and Senate are moving toward legislation to equalize sentencing for powder and crack cocaine, a Senate leader said.
Obama to Sotomayor: Good luck

Obama to Sotomayor: Good luck

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor got a "good-luck" phone call from President Obama Sunday in advance of her U.S. Senate confirmation hearing.
Sessions worried about judicial 'empathy'

Sessions worried about judicial 'empathy'

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- A senior Republican senator says he's troubled by U.S. President Barack Obama's criteria in favoring judges that show "empathy" to petitioners.

Sessions blasts court 'empathy standard'

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., says that while he is impressed by U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor, he's worried about her impartiality.
Sotomayor meets with Senate leaders

Sotomayor meets with Senate leaders

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor visited Capitol Hill Tuesday, meeting and greeting senators who will give her confirmation an aye or nay.

Senators not adverse to gay court nominee

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- Key Republican senators say they wouldn't be opposed to a homosexual taking Justice David Souter's seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sessions likely to be Judiciary GOP leader

Sessions likely to be Judiciary GOP leader

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., is poised to take over the ranking member position on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Capitol insiders said.

Billions sought in U.S. 'pork' projects

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- Pork-barrel funding, curbed by the U.S. Congress a year ago, is making a stout comeback with billions of dollars aimed at home districts, a watchdog group says.

Sessions slams immigration bill

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- Sen. Jeff Sessions says, contrary to what Democrats in the U.S. Senate may believe, support is eroding for the immigration bill under consideration.
Page 2 of 4
x
Feedback