Joseph Weber, Two Republican senators announced legislation Tuesday that could effectively cut legal immigration in half, marking a shift in the debate as President Trump focuses more on curbing illegal immigration. The bill by Sens. Tom Cotton, Arkansas, and David Perdue, Georgia, would reduce the number of green cards issued annually from 1 million to
Erika Haas, New Hampshire Governor and Democratic candidate for Senate, Maggie Hassan, will return more than $30,000 in campaign donations from employees at a Boston-based law firm allegedly involved in a straw donor scheme. An investigation by the Boston Globe and the Center for Responsive Politics found the firm’s partners received bonuses that matched their
Supporters of a popular energy savings bill and the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline say they will keep trying to force Senate action on the measures, even after they were defeated amid partisan gridlock in the Senate. The energy legislation would tighten efficiency guidelines for new federal buildings and provide tax incentives to make homes
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in an abrupt election-year shift in strategy, opened the possibility on Tuesday of allowing a vote on congressional approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline. “I’m open to anything that will move energy efficiency,” Reid, a long-time foe of the project, told reporters. He was referring to a bill
In a move cheered by Republicans nationwide, former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown on Friday declared he wants to “to stop complaining and get involved again” by formally joining the race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Brown’s decision gives the GOP a top-tier contender who, win or lose come November, helps his party’s national
Heading into the 2014 Senate elections, Republicans need to net 6 seats to regain control of the US Senate. Incumbent Democrat Mary Jeanne Shaheen from New Hampshire is poised to be a top target. The Incumbent: Democrat Jeanne Shaheen Senator Shaheen first won election in 2008 with a 6.5 point win over Republican John E.