The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a renewed assault-weapons ban, advancing the measure to the Senate floor where it will face intense resistance from Republicans and other gun-rights supporters.
Committee approves tougher penalties for gun traffickers; assault weapons ban considered.
The Senate approved Chuck Hagel's nomination for Defense secretary Tuesday, ending a contentious battle that exposed deep divisions over the president's Pentagon pick.
The Obama administration has agreed to provide emails pertaining to the controversial CIA talking points which critics say pushed an inaccurate picture of what happened during the terror attack last September in Benghazi.
At least 15 Republican senators called on President Obama Thursday to withdraw his nomination of Chuck Hagel for Defense secretary.
Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked -- for now -- Chuck Hagel's nomination to lead the Pentagon.
After in-depth testimony from John Brennan, the U.S. Senate considers the counter terrorism advisor for head of the CIA.
Late last year, a group of Texas parents expressed outrage at a public school world history lesson they claimed referred to the Boston Tea Party as an act of terrorism.
President Obama's choice to head the Pentagon goes in front of the Armed Services Committee.
The Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's nomination of Sen. John Kerry, D- Mass, to be secretary of state Tuesday.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Sen. John Kerry to be the next secretary of state.
A small bipartisan group of lawmakers believe they have come up with a compromise on immigration.
The battle for higher-education dollars begins as the Senate Finance Committee hears testimony on the funding needs of four state university systems.
President Barack Obama's choice to be secretary of state, Sen. John Kerry, D- Mass, began his confirmation hearing Thursday morning.
President Obama's gun-control package is already running into resistance from moderate Democrats in the Senate.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) will appoint U.S. Rep. Tim Scott to fill Jim DeMint's Senate seat, multiple Republican sources have confirmed to NBC News.
Finishing just her second year in the Senate, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte has quickly ascended to the top tier of Republican national security advocates and GOP message-mongers.
The most senior representative in the US House of Representatives, and Texas native passed away late Tuesday night.
UN ambassador Susan Rice heads to Capitol Hill this morning to speak with members of the Senate.
We will broadcast a live debate among candidates for the Texas Republican U.S. Senate nomination this Friday evening, April 13, at 7 p.m on KFDX.