U.S. Senate

New York News
12:30 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Regional Congressional Democrats React To Republican Gains

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The results of Tuesday’s national elections mean both the U.S. House and Senate will be controlled by Republicans when the new Congress is seated in January.  What does that mean for many of the Democratically-leaning districts in the Northeast? WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley gathered some thoughts from some of the region’s representatives.

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WAMC News
10:03 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

GOP Gets 4th Senate Seat; Runoff In Louisiana

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have picked up four of the six seats they need for a Senate majority, while Louisiana's hard-fought Senate race is headed to a runoff.

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WAMC News
7:44 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

GOP Picks Up West Virginia U.S. Senate Seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have picked up the first of six additional Senate seats they will need in order to be in the majority when the new Congress convenes in January.

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New England News
12:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

U.S. Senate Democrats Hold All-Night Session On Climate Change

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Members of the U.S. Senate stayed up all last night to talk about climate change and the need for action.

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New England News
4:33 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

Understanding Filibusters

Donald Ritchie presenting his lecture “Why in the World Does the Senate Put Up with Filibusters?” at Williams College.
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While Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz’s recent 21-hour talk on the Senate floor wasn’t a filibuster, the parliamentary procedure is certainly a unique part of our nation’s political workings.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Senator Patrick Leahy Discusses Washington Issues

Senator Patrick Leahy
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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.

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New England News
5:46 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

GOP Rep. Winslow enters race for Mass. Senate

Massachusetts State Representative Daniel Winslow

BOSTON (AP) — Republican State Rep. Daniel Winslow has officially entered the race for the U.S. Senate.

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.

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New England News
2:28 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Former Sen. Brown joins board of paper company

Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown

BOSTON (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has joined the board of directors of Kadant Inc., a Westford-based paper company.

Brown said he looked forward to "contributing to the future direction" of the company.

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.

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New England News
9:30 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

GOP ex-MA Lt. Gov. Healey opts out of US Senate race

Former Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor and state Republican Party chair Kerry Healey.
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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.

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.

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WAMC News
7:59 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Congress passes $50.5B Superstorm Sandy aid bill

Damage caused by Hurricane Sandy
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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