Post Politics: Senate Republicans


Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/28/2014

Sen. John Boozman expected to make full recovery

Senator leaves hospital to monitor tornado recovery efforts while his surgeon says he’s doing “doing amazingly well” after emergency heart surgery.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate Republicans

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 04/24/2014

John Boozman moved out of intensive care following heart surgery

The senator from Arkansas continues recovery from emergency heart surgery.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:09 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate, Senate Republicans

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 04/24/2014

22 Senate Republicans express ‘grave concerns’ on deportation review

Letter comes as administration reconsiders what to do about deportations.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:37 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Immigration, Senate Republicans

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Sen. John Boozman suffered ‘acute aortic dissection’

The senator from Arkansas underwent emergency heart surgery on Tuesday.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:00 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate Republicans

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 04/22/2014

John Boozman has emergency heart surgery

The junior senator from Arkansas has held the seat since 2011.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:31 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate, Senate Republicans

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 04/22/2014

38 GOP lawmakers join Ron Johnson’s Obamacare lawsuit

Legislators including Ted Cruz, John McCain and Marsha Blackburn sign on after conservative groups urge Republicans to sign a friend-of-the-court brief.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:16 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House Republicans, Obamacare, Senate Republicans

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Marco Rubio announces staff changes sure to fuel 2016 talk

His chief of staff will shift to run the senator’s PAC, a move that will fuel talk about Rubio’s political future.

By Ed O'Keefe and Robert Costa  |  03:37 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Senate, Senate Republicans

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Angus King suggests he may caucus with GOP if it retakes Senate

Maine’s independent senator has always left open the door of switching allegiances in the interest of his state.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Cory Booker, Tim Scott team up for the first time

The two African American members of the U.S. Senate came to the chamber under similar circumstances but are on opposite ends of the political spectrum.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House, House Democrats, House Republicans, Senate, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 04/03/2014

House votes to repeal Obamacare work rule

Responding to concerns of business and workers, proposal repeals law’s definition of “full time” as 30 hours a week or more.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:06 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House, House Democrats, House Republicans, Obamacare, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 03/13/2014

McCain: ‘Don’t call yourself Reagan Republicans’ if you oppose Senate Ukraine aid deal

Senator blasts fellow Republicans who oppose a Senate aid package for Ukraine.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:16 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate, Senate Republicans, Ukraine

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Harry Reid accuses Republicans of using Ukraine aid as bargaining chip

American campaign politics are now holding up U.S. foreign policy as Democrats and Republicans feud over new IRS rules on political groups.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:32 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House, House Republicans, Senate, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 03/05/2014

McCain, Rubio agree with Clinton’s Putin-Hitler comparisons

But one of them believes Clinton still deserves blame for the deterioration of the U.S.-Russian relationship.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:29 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Campaign 2016, Hillary Clinton, Senate Republicans

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 02/28/2014

More members respond to inquiries about shutdown pay

More lawmakers respond and reach out after The Post first published data Thursday.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:18 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Government Shutdown, House Democrats, House Republicans, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Bob Corker: Obama’s GOP outreach ‘was optics,’ Senate in ‘death spiral’

Senator who’s long sought to cut deals with Democrats now says he won’t waste his time talking to the president.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:24 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, President Obama, Senate Republicans

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Boehner on tax reform: ‘Blah, blah, blah blah’

The speaker says a tax reform proposal released this week is a good start -- but he doesn’t want to get into details.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:48 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House Republicans, Senate Republicans, tax reform

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Ted Cruz: GOP needs to ‘think bigger than Keystone’

In speech Monday, senator plans to begin shifting focus to topics other than the health-care law by focusing on energy policy.

By Ed O'Keefe and Juliet Eilperin  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Campaign 2016, Senate, Senate Republicans

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Cruz: Obama, Reid ‘dancing’ over GOP’s immigration push

Senator says that new focus on immigration could upset GOP chances of retaking the U.S. Senate.

By Ed O'Keefe and Robert Costa  |  06:14 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House Republicans, Immigration, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 01/15/2014

House approves spending measure, sending it to the Senate

Agreement now heads to the Senate, which is expected to approve the deal by Saturday.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:23 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, budget, House, Senate, Senate Republicans

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Unemployment insurance extension struggles to find GOP support

Bipartisan proposal would cost $6.5 billion and most Republicans want a plan to pay for the extension.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:24 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans

Posted at 10:59 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Senate reaches deal on nominees, but delays vote on Janet Yellen

With recess fast-approaching, senators will confirm three more nominees, then go home.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:59 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Budget clears procedural hurdle in the Senate

Senate is expected to give final passage to the budget bill in the coming days.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:32 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, budget, Senate, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Glenn Close visiting Capitol Hill to advocate for mental health bill

The actress is joining a Hollywood campaign to pass new mental health legislation.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:49 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Guns, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Budget agreement poised to advance in the Senate

Several Republican senators signaled they’re likely to help the measure clear procedural hurdles, even if they ultimately vote against it.

By Ed O'Keefe and Paul Kane  |  02:48 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, budget, Senate Republicans

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Senate to begin debating budget Tuesday, cancels Saturday session

Word of a possible agreement came as senators showed up before sunrise early Friday to hold another in a series of confirmation votes.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:15 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Senate pulls an all-nighter to confirm Georgetown law professor to federal bench

The move comes as the chamber continues adjusting to new rules on confirmation votes.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:13 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Senate; Senate Republicans; Senate Democrats; 113th Congress

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Sen. Mark Kirk undergoes successful gall bladder surgery

Procedure comes less than a year after senator made an emotional return to the U.S. Senate.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:10 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 11/25/2013

What lawmakers are talking about over the Thanksgiving recess

Every time lawmakers head home, party leaders give them suggested talking points and ways to earn local news coverage. Here are the Thanksgiving Week tips from both parties.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:31 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House Democrats, House Republicans, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans

Posted at 10:50 PM ET, 11/23/2013

John Cornyn: Iran deal designed to ‘distract attention’ from health-care

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:50 PM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, iran, Senate Republicans

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Marco Rubio to vote against Janet Yellen as Fed chair

Florida senator one of at least five Republicans expected to vote against Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:39 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Senate, Senate Republicans

Posted at 07:42 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Support for ENDA grows in the Senate

The measure would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual preference or gender identity.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:42 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Flake to miss spending vote on Friday

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:37 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Congress, Senate Republicans

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Cruz, Corker clash on Senate floor

Clash between two Senate Republicans considered unprecedented by veteran observers.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:02 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Congress, Obamacare, Senate Republicans

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 09/24/2013

A bird’s eye view of Ted Cruz

A review of what reporters can see but the cameras can’t.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:40 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Congress, Obamacare, Senate Republicans

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Cruz: ‘There is a tendency in this town toward brinksmanship’

Republican senator spoke after Democrats objected to two procedural requests.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:35 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Congress, Obamacare, Senate Republicans

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 08/15/2013

GOP unveils its 'Rising Stars' program

Project is meant to attract more younger, minority voters.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:24 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, Republicans; House Republicans; Senate Republicans

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 07/16/2013

Transcript: Mike Enzi on Liz Cheney's move

The Wyoming senator speaks out about Liz Cheney's decision to challenge him next year.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:07 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Congress, Senate Republicans