• Lisa Murkowski Sep 20

    Lisa Murkowski Becomes 2nd GOP Senator to Oppose Pre-Election Supreme Court Vote

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, on Sunday became the second GOP senator to publicly oppose voting on a new Supreme Court nominee before the November election.

  • Lisa Murkowski Jun 4

    Following Mattis: More in the GOP Frown on Trump's Tone

    President Donald Trump’s inability to unify the nation at a time of grave unrest is testing his uneasy alliance with mainstream Republicans, some emboldened by Gen. James Mattis’ plea for a leader who lives up to the U.S. ideals of a more perfect union

  • Lisa Murkowski Feb 4

    Murkowski Decries Trump's ‘Shameful' Conduct But Won't Vote to Remove

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, spoke on the Senate floor Monday, criticizing President Donald Trump’s “shameful” conduct in dealing with Ukraine and explaining why she still won’t vote to remove him from office.

  • impeachment Feb 4

    Murkowski Says Trump's Actions ‘Shameful' But She'll Vote to Acquit

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Republican, said on the Senate floor Monday she’d vote to acquit President Donald Trump even though his actions were “shameful and wrong.” Full the full story, go to NBCNews.com.

  • impeachment Dec 25, 2019

    GOP Senator ‘Disturbed' by McConnell Impeachment Remark

    U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, said she was disturbed to hear Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell say there would be “total coordination” between the White House and the Senate over the upcoming presidential impeachment trial. “And in fairness, when I heard that I was disturbed,” Murkowski told KTUU Tuesday before saying there should be distance between the White...

  • Attorney General Jun 20, 2019

    Senate Panel Focuses on Missing, Slain Indigenous Women

    Lawmakers pressed the Trump administration on Wednesday to respond with urgency in addressing violence against Native American women and children after they say two officials arrived at a key U.S. Senate hearing unprepared to take concrete positions on a slate of legislation. The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held the hearing in Washington to review five bipartisan measures aimed...

  • Donald Trump Mar 14, 2019

    Senate Rejects Trump Border Emergency as Republicans Defect

    In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats Thursday to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in Congress strained to exert their power in new ways.

  • Donald Trump Mar 15, 2019

    Senate Rejects Trump Border Emergency as Republicans Defect

    In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats Thursday to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in Congress strained to exert their power in new ways.

  • Donald Trump Mar 4, 2019

    Senate Seems to Have Votes to Reject Trump's Wall Move

    Opponents of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border appear to have enough Senate votes to reject his move, now that Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky has said he can’t go along with the White House. The House has voted to derail the action, and if the Senate follows later this month, the measure would...

  • Donald Trump Mar 1, 2019

    Trump Border Emergency Foes in Senate Close on Needed Votes

    Senate opponents of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border moved within a hair Thursday of having enough votes to prevail, and one Republican suggested he could face a rejection by the GOP-led chamber if he doesn’t change course. Trump’s move would “turn a border crisis into a constitutional crisis,” veteran Sen. Lamar Alexander said...

  • Donald Trump Feb 27, 2019

    House OKs Democrats' Bill Blocking Trump Emergency on Wall

    House Democrats have ignored a veto threat and passed legislation that would stymie President Donald Trump’s bid for billions of extra dollars for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The move has escalated a clash over whether he has abused his powers to advance the signature pledge of his 2016 campaign. The House’s 245-182 vote Tuesday to block Trump’s national emergency declaration...

  • Donald Trump Jan 21, 2019

    Democrats Don't Buy Trump's Shutdown-Ending Compromise

    In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall. But while Trump cast the move as a “common-sense compromise,” Democrats were quick to dismiss it as a “non-starter.” Hoping to put...

  • Donald Trump Dec 23, 2018

    Partial Government Shutdown Likely to Extend Past Christmas

    The federal government was expected to remain partially shut down past Christmas as the standoff deepened Saturday over President Donald Trump’s demand for funds to build a border wall with Mexico. With Trump’s insistence on $5 billion for the wall and negotiations with Democrats in Congress far from a breakthrough, even a temporary measure to keep the government running while...

  • Donald Trump Oct 29, 2018

    House Democrats Promise Action on LGBTQ Rights Bill

    Just weeks ahead of a midterm election they hope will deliver them a majority, House Democrats are promising to prioritize anti-discrimination legislation that would for the first time establish widespread equal rights protections for LGBTQ individuals. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently said she would introduce the Equality Act as one of her first orders of business if Democrats retake the...

  • Donald Trump Oct 11, 2018

    Senate Vote on Health Care Likely Fodder for Both Parties

    Days after ending a turbulent Supreme Court confirmation fight, the Senate turned back to health care — with a battle squarely aimed at coloring next month’s crucial elections for control of Congress. In a return to its characteristically more unruffled mode of work, the Senate on Wednesday rejected a Democratic attempt to stop President Donald Trump from expanding access to...

  • Donald Trump Oct 7, 2018

    How They Did It: The Republicans' Campaign to Save Kavanaugh

    Mitch McConnell walked onto the Senate floor for the big vote to save Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination with a secret: He didn’t know how it would turn out. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. The Senate majority leader is often seen as a masterful tactician. But he was watching and waiting like the rest of the nation to see if...

  • Donald Trump Oct 7, 2018

    Protests Erupt as Mike Pence Calls for Vote on Kavanaugh

    Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly called for order as protesters yelled from the galleries during the Senate confirmation vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

  • Donald Trump Oct 6, 2018

    Bucking Party, Murkowski Charts Her Own Path on Kavanaugh

    Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the lone Republican who voted against advancing Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, has carved out a path as a fiercely independent senator known for bucking her party. But she didn’t look especially happy about it Friday. Murkowski suggested she will oppose President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee this weekend after she became the only GOP senator...

  • Donald Trump Oct 5, 2018

    Feinstein, Schumer Argue Against Kavanaugh Nomination

    Top Democrats Sen. Dianne Feinstein, of California, and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., read off a list of grievances against Republican senators for their actions in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court just moments before the Senate voted to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination. The two cited withheld documents, Kavanaugh’s temperament during his hearing and sexual assault allegations as...

  • NBC News Oct 4, 2018

    Tension Rises on Capitol Hill as Kavanaugh Vote Approaches

    Tensions on Capitol Hill are rising as senators prepare for a vote on embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, NBC News reported. Multiple senators, including Sen. Susan Collins, who was helped back to her office by Capitol Police after a committee hearing on Wednesday, have been spotted with police escorts in recent days. Hallways have been briefly closed off, even...

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