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Buried deep within the massive Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 , which was signed into law by President Obama on 17 January 2014, lies a provision, reportedly sponsored by Senator Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, that requires the Secretary of ... (more)
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., left, accompanied by the committee's ranking Republican Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa.
Monday night, 29 Democratic senators and 2 Independents took to the Senate floor for a 15-hour talkathon on climate change .
The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the CIA today of criminal activity in improperly searching a computer network set up for lawmakers investigating allegations that the agency used torture in terror investigations during the Bush administration.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein , the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, publicly accused the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Tuesday of spying on certain members of Congress and destroying hundreds of documents relating to the Agency's use of torture.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. talks to reporters as she leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, after saying that the CIA's improper search of a stand-alone computer network established for Congress has been referred to the Justice Department.
Fans of Peter Scwheizer's book Throw Them All Out will not be shocked to read an article in the latest Bloomberg Businessweek about Comcast lobbying efforts.
U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., left, checks her phone during a meeting of the Senate Climate Action Task Force prior to taking to the Senate Floor all night to urge action on climate change, March 10, 2014.
"When we build a soapstone stove we build it like a brick house, from the bottom up," said David Kuhfahl from HearthStone.
Senate Democrats triggered the " nuclear option " to effectively eliminate the filibuster for executive and judicial nominations last year.
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill's patent troll bill, introduced last week, could be even more devastating to the country's patent system than those measures already introduced, one law professor says.
President Barack Obama, surrounded by members of Congress, signs the farm bill, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich.
The debate over patent lawsuit reform reached a fever pitch in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, with Kayak Software Corp. deputy general counsel Benjamin Berman singling out patent-holding company Intellectual Ventures Management LLC as a problem that Congress needs to fix.