United States Senate

Alabama

Republicans running for Senate seek to navigate IVF stance after Alabama ruling | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Republicans aiming to take back control of the U.S. Senate are urging lawmakers and candidates to express support for in vitro fertilization after a ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court that determined IVF embryos are children, “regardless of their location.” In a memo released Friday, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which works to elect Republicans […]

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Alabama

Ivey says ‘now is the time’ for a statewide vote on lottery and gambling bills | #elections | #alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey called Tuesday night for the creation of a limited school voucher program and announced support for two controversial measures before lawmakers this year: gambling legislation and absentee ballot restrictions. Lawmakers kicked off the 2024 legislative session with key votes on gambling, elections and education looming. Ivey used […]

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Alabama

Senate approves military promotions after Sen. Tuberville ends blockade | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate in a single stroke Tuesday approved about 425 military promotions after Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama ended a monthslong blockade of nominations over his opposition to a Pentagon abortion policy. Tuberville had been under pressure from members of both sides of the political aisle to end his holds as senators […]

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Alabama

Dozens of Republican senators are silent on endorsing Trump | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri says he thinks former President Donald Trump will ultimately be the GOP nominee for president. But he hasn’t taken the step of making a full endorsement in the primary campaign. “No offense to anybody else who’s running, but I just said I don’t think the primary is a real […]

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Alabama

Tuberville pressured by Republicans on Senate floor to end hold on military nominations | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

A group of Republican senators went to the Senate floor Wednesday night to push Alabama GOP Sen. Tommy Tuberville to drop his hold on more than 370 military nominations.  For more than four hours, Republican Senators Dan Sullivan, Joni Ernst, Lindsey Graham, Mitt Romney and Todd Young spoke on the floor to ask for unanimous […]

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Arkansas

Effort to restrict public’s access to Arkansas records stumbles at start of legislative session

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ proposal to restrict the public’s access to records about her administration, travel and security stumbled at the outset of a special legislative session that convened Monday, with lawmakers trying to rework the legislation in the face of growing criticism that it erodes the state’s open […]

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Alabama

GOP Sen. Tuberville’s hold on nominations could cause armed forces to “lose talent,” nominee for top military officer says | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

The nominee to be the next top military officer in the U.S. on Tuesday warned there will be widespread impacts because of one senator’s hold on military nominations, including losing talent.  Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown, whose own nomination to become the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff could be held up […]

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Alabama

Republican senator should drop his ‘irresponsible’ protest and OK military nominees, Biden says | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

HELSINKI (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday said it is “irresponsible” of a Republican senator from Alabama to block confirmation of military officers in protest of a Defense Department policy that pays for travel when a service member has to go out of state to get an abortion or reproductive care. “He’s jeopardizing U.S. […]

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Alabama

Alabama senator says white nationalists are racists after weeks of declining to say so | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville on Tuesday backed off his defense of white nationalists, telling reporters in the Capitol that white nationalists “are racists.” Tuberville’s brief comment in the hallway, after a regular weekly lunch with his GOP Senate colleagues, follows several media interviews in which he has repeatedly declined to describe white […]

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Alaska

Alaska Legislature to face familiar challenges this year | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature convenes for a new session Tuesday with a bipartisan coalition controlling the Senate for the first time in over a decade, a divided House struggling to organize for the third straight term and a newly reelected Republican governor who said he’s interested in working with lawmakers and “problem […]

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