After laboring through the night on a mountain of amendments—nearly all from Republicans and rejected—bleary-eyed senators on Saturday approved the sprawling package on a 50-49 party-line vote.
GOP holds back Democrats, narrowing path to U.S. Senate control
Republicans fought to retain their Senate majority by turning back a surge of Democrats challenging allies of President Donald Trump, and the Democrats’ various paths to seizing control were growing more limited.Read More
Sen. Mike Braun indicated he would drop his objections, saying he wanted to “get this ugly day behind us.”
The bill affirms a 3% pay raise for U.S. troops and guides defense policy, cementing decisions about troop levels, new weapons systems and military readiness, personnel policy and other military goals.
Joe Biden appeared to have a clear advantage in being elected president Wednesday afternoon, but the failure to achieve a clear Democratic wave as projected left President Donald Trump’s critics deeply disappointed.
Overall, the Judicial Crisis Network, which was founded in 2005 to promote President George W. Bush’s nominees, said it would spend at least $10 million to support Barrett’s confirmation—roughly the same amount it spent to successfully advocate for Trump’s prior picks for the high court, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over a week before the presidential election.
Senate Republicans have swiftly fallen in line behind President Donald Trump’s push to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat. Trump, who will announce his nominee Saturday, is all but certain to have the votes to confirm his choice.
Sen. James Buck of Kokomo said delegates at a state party convention would select the best Senate candidates and that eliminating primary campaigns would make running for office less costly.
Young is out front nationally on a key anti-smoking platform: Raising the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21.
The current Indiana members of the House and Senate have served an average of 8.6 years on Capitol Hill, a number that will go down when Brooks leaves.
Indiana’s short-listed proposal—submitted by Purdue University and state officials—was one of 136 received by the USDA last year from 35 states. Relocating the two research divisions to Indiana could bring 570 federal jobs.
Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar will lie in state in the Indiana Statehouse Rotunda for 24 hours beginning at noon May 14.
The Indianapolis native served two terms as mayor, orchestrating the unification of the city and the outlying parts of Marion County. He went on to serve 36 years in the U.S. Senate.
Sen. Ron Wyden, the ranking Democrat on the committee, singled out Humalog, an insulin made by Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co, as a drug with unwarranted price hikes.
Facing a midnight deadline to avoid a partial government shutdown, President Trump tried to implicate congressional Democrats if there’s no deal over his demand for U.S.-Mexico border wall money.
Indiana Sen. Todd Young has launched a bid to become chairman of Senate Republicans’ campaign committee during the 2020 campaign, a cycle where the GOP will face a tougher electoral map.
Donnelly, who served one term, said he called Braun and will seek a smooth transition.
The appearance may win points with Democrats upset over Donnelly's embrace of some Trump priorities, such as building a border wall with Mexico.
The candidates—Joe Donnelly, Mike Braun and Lucy Brenton—were asked about foreign policy, climate change, sexual assault and immigration, but health care seemed to be the main topic Donnelly and Braun wanted to address.