Stories tagged: "Senate"


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Filibuster FAQs: What Is This Senate Procedure and Why Does It Matter for You?

While it’s easy to tune out all the political noise, the future of this Senate procedure does directly affect you and your family.

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Mark Kelly is Sworn into Senate, Giving Arizona Two Democratic Senators

Kelly’s Senate arrival marks a political milestone for Arizona, which has two Democratic senators for the first time since January 1953. Arizona Democrat and former astronaut Mark Kelly was sworn into the Senate on Wednesday, narrowing Republican control of the chamber and underscoring his state’s shift from red to blue. Kelly, 56, defeated GOP Sen....

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., second from right, talks with the newly elected senators, from left, Sen.-elect John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., Sen.-elect Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., and Sen.-elect Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., before a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Meet Senator-Elect Mark Kelly’s Transition Team

Kelly has put together a 13-person bipartisan transition team meant to help him get up to speed as he prepares for his new role in Congress.

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Joe Biden Wins Arizona

Biden is the second Democratic presidential candidate since 1948 to claim victory in the longtime Republican stronghold.

UNITED STATES - MARCH 22: Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., walks up the House steps for the final vote of the week on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Congress headed home for the two-week Easter recess after passing the omnibus spending bill. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The Stark Difference in How McSally and Sinema Decided on Barrett

Sinema says her decision came after studying Barrett’s previous legal opinions, scholarly works, and meeting with her privately.

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McSally Has Voted Over And Over With McConnell — But Now She Won’t Say If She Supports Him

Sen. Martha McSally often toes the party line, but hasn't yet said which Republican she'll support to lead the Senate should her party maintain a majority.

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The ‘No Corporate PAC Money’ Movement Is Growing. It Could Help Democrats Flip the Senate.

Several leading 2020 Democratic candidates are trying to win back the Senate from Republicans while refusing corporate PAC money.