U.S. Senate http://wamc.org en U.S. Senate Democrats Hold All-Night Session On Climate Change http://wamc.org/post/us-senate-democrats-hold-all-night-session-climate-change <p></p><p></p><p>Members of the U.S. Senate stayed up all last night to talk about climate change and the need for action. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 85721 at http://wamc.org U.S. Senate Democrats Hold All-Night Session On Climate Change Understanding Filibusters http://wamc.org/post/understanding-filibusters <p></p><p>While Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz&rsquo;s recent 21-hour talk on the Senate floor wasn&rsquo;t a filibuster, the parliamentary procedure is certainly a unique part of our nation&rsquo;s political workings.</p> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 20:33:57 +0000 Jim Levulis 74465 at http://wamc.org Understanding Filibusters Senator Patrick Leahy Discusses Washington Issues http://wamc.org/post/senator-patrick-leahy-discusses-washington-issues <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont’s senior U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy met with reporters from the region at his office in Montpelier Friday morning to talk about issues facing Congress. Fri, 24 May 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 65526 at http://wamc.org Senator Patrick Leahy Discusses Washington Issues GOP Rep. Winslow enters race for Mass. Senate http://wamc.org/post/gop-rep-winslow-enters-race-mass-senate <p>BOSTON (AP) — Republican State Rep. Daniel Winslow has officially entered the race for the U.S. Senate.<br><br>Winslow said in letter to supporters and GOP activists on Thursday that he would be a candidate in the special election to fill the seat formerly held by Secretary of State John Kerry.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:46:59 +0000 Associated Press 57399 at http://wamc.org GOP Rep. Winslow enters race for Mass. Senate Former Sen. Brown joins board of paper company http://wamc.org/post/former-sen-brown-joins-board-paper-company <p>BOSTON (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has joined the board of directors of Kadant Inc., a Westford-based paper company.<br><br>Brown said he looked forward to "contributing to the future direction" of the company.<br><br>Kadant president Jonathan Painter said the company welcomed the chance to draw on Brown's "wealth of experience on local, state, national and international issues." The company describes itself as a leading supplier to the global pulp and paper industry. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:28:58 +0000 Associated Press 57310 at http://wamc.org Former Sen. Brown joins board of paper company GOP ex-MA Lt. Gov. Healey opts out of US Senate race http://wamc.org/post/gop-ex-ma-lt-gov-healey-opts-out-us-senate-race <p>BOSTON (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey has joined a growing list of Republicans who've ruled out running in a special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the departure of former Sen. John Kerry.<br><br>Healey said Monday she was grateful for the advice of those who urged her to get into the race but said she's decided against it.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 02:30:00 +0000 Associated Press 57191 at http://wamc.org GOP ex-MA Lt. Gov. Healey opts out of US Senate race Congress passes $50.5B Superstorm Sandy aid bill http://wamc.org/post/congress-passes-505b-superstorm-sandy-aid-bill <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims to President Barack Obama for his signature.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:59:41 +0000 Associated Press 56705 at http://wamc.org Congress passes $50.5B Superstorm Sandy aid bill Sen. Warren "disappointed" in filibuster changes http://wamc.org/post/sen-warren-disappointed-filibuster-changes <p>BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's disappointed Senate leaders weren't able to come up with tougher changes to the filibuster rule that allows minority parties to bottle up legislation.<br><br>The Massachusetts Democrat had vowed to join with other Democrats to limit use of the filibuster — a move she said would help break gridlock in Washington by curbing the ability of Republicans to block votes.</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 01:02:21 +0000 Associated Press 56472 at http://wamc.org Sen. Warren "disappointed" in filibuster changes Warren over Brown in MA http://wamc.org/post/warren-over-brown-ma <p>Massachusetts made history Tuesday by electing its first woman to the US senate. WAMC Paul Tuthill reports. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:50:11 +0000 Paul Tuthill 51510 at http://wamc.org Warren over Brown in MA