During Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearing for one of the most critical positions in the federal government – attorney general – we saw a priority placed on improving the transparency of the Office of Legal Counsel.Continue reading
The NRA didn't stand in the way of Congress approving a plan to extend a ban on guns that would go unnoticed by metal detectors — but it scuttled proposals to extend it to guns manufactured via 3-D printing.Continue reading
Today we're proud to unveil Politwoops, the only comprehensive collection of deleted tweets by U.S. politicians.Continue reading
In the middle of December 2010 Andrew McKechnie, the top health care policy advisor to Senate Finance Committee ranking member... View ArticleContinue reading
We are another step closer to the end of secret holds in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has... View ArticleContinue reading
The Senate passed sweeping financial reform legislation last night, aimed at keeping the financial sector from collapsing as it did in 2008. The final vote was 59-39, with four Republicans joining the majority party to get the bill through. Two Democrats remained opposed to the bill, saying the Senate measure didn't include tough enough regulations.
Republican Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins from Maine, Chuck Grassley from Iowa, and Scott Brown from Massachusetts all voted yes, with Grassley saying that this bill sends a message to Wall Street.
"There’s no question this bill has flaws," Grassley said. "Big ...
This is a nice piece of legislation from Sens. Ron Wyden and Chuck Grassley: The Secret Holds Elimination Act would... View ArticleContinue reading
The Senate Agriculture Committee will take up a bill to regulate trading in derivatives in a markup today. The committee... View ArticleContinue reading
Since the end of July the Senate Finance Committee has been the focus of health care reform discussions. More specifically,... View ArticleContinue reading