Wednesday in Washington

Wednesday in Washington: Both the House and Senate are in session today.  Senator Reid filed cloture on gun control legislation now before the Senate last night, setting up a potential vote and test of Republicans’ willingness to filibuster the measure by Thursday.  A compromise is rumored to be close between Senator Manchin and Senator Toomey… More »


US Senate Republicans Announce Committee Assignments

Assignments for the 113th Congress. These assignments are pending ratification by the Conference and the Senate. Members of each committee will meet to elect their Ranking Members. Appropriations Thad Cochran, Miss. Mitch McConnell, Ky. Richard Shelby, Ala. Lamar Alexander, Tenn. Susan Collins, Maine Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Lindsey Graham, S.C. Mark Kirk, Ill. Dan Coats, Ind…. More »