A duo of Democratic lawmakers on Monday introduced new legislation aimed at regulating the sale of high amounts of gun ammunition online.
In an effort to wrap up negotiations by the impending deadline,religious and social justice advocates called upon the Senate during a conference call Friday to approve the United Nations’ (UN) Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a treaty designed to encourage states to responsibly export arms and ammunition and to avoid exports to nations engaged in violent [...]
Some Senate Democrats are convinced that the tragedy that struck Aurora, Colo. is enough to make a legislative move that would prevent some Americans from having access to high capacity gun magazines.
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) told participants at an education forum at Washington’s Thomas Fordham Institute Thursday that he is a “skeptic” when it comes to the federal government steering education policy nationwide. [audio:http://trns.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/20120726AlexanderPolicySkeptic.mp3|titles=20120726AlexanderPolicySkeptic]
Congress nearly unanimously approved legislation that forces President Obama to outline exactly how and where a looming sequester will hit defense and domestic programs.
Speaking at a press conference at the United States Senate Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) expressed his opinion that the Senate’s vote in favor of a middle class tax cut bill has broken the Republican tax strategy by breaking off tax cuts for millionaires. [audio:http://trns.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/20120726SchumerRepublicanTaxStrategy.mp3|titles=20120726SchumerRepublicanTaxStrategy]
“If you zeroed out foreign aid it would do nothing for the debt,” said the Florida Republican.
Senate Republicans called Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) bluff early Wednesday and agreed to hold a simple majority vote on competing plans to extend the Bush tax rates, but was there method to their madness?
The back and forth over the meaning behind President Barack Obama’s “you didn’t build that” remark continued on Wednesday.
On a conference call Wednesday, Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) said that August should be used to negotiate any differences of opinion on provisions in the farm bill. [audio:http://trns.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/20120725StabenowDifferences.mp3]