Mark Warner

Bipartisan senators and Biden agree on $550B in infrastructure spending

BY: - July 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators say they have worked through the sticking points on a major infrastructure package, paving the way for a vote to begin debate as soon as Wednesday evening. That announcement came a week after Republicans blocked a test vote on the deal, with GOP senators opposed to beginning […]

Capitol

U.S. Senate Republicans block advance of bipartisan infrastructure plan, but talks continue

BY: - July 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats’ attempt to start debate on a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan was blocked by Republicans on a party-line vote Wednesday, as lawmakers hustled to wrap up negotiations over drafting that legislation. In the 49-51 test vote, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, (D-N.Y.), switched his vote to “no,” a procedural move that […]

Cyberattack on New Hampshire school district illustrates growing threat to states and localities

BY: - June 18, 2021

WASHINGTON — In October 2019, officials at a tiny western New Hampshire school district suddenly realized they had a problem on their hands. The Sunapee School District’s servers, documents and other internal information systems had been locked down by an outside entity demanding a ransom payment. A cyberattack, like the Colonial Pipeline one that spurred […]

Senators deadlock on major U.S. elections bill in committee vote

BY: - May 12, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Senate Rules Committee has deadlocked on a massive voting reforms bill on a 9-9 tie, meaning Majority Leader Chuck Schumer would have to use a Senate procedure to bring the legislation to the floor as he’s vowed to do. The failure of the final vote as well as a key manager’s amendment […]

Marco Rubio

Sen. Rubio ‘enthusiastically’ backs Trump intelligence pick despite Democrats’ warnings

BY: - May 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — Last summer, Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe withdrew from consideration to be the national intelligence director just days after President Trump nominated him for the job. Key Senate Republicans appeared reluctant to fully embrace the nominee — who has a reputation as a conservative firebrand in the U.S. House — and Ratcliffe faced […]

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Bipartisan Senate report urges White House to combat 2020 election interference

BY: - October 8, 2019

The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a report Tuesday calling on the Trump administration to take steps to combat foreign interference in the 2020 U.S. elections. The bipartisan recommendation was part of the committee’s new report detailing Russia’s attempts to use social media to sway the 2016 presidential election. The warning comes as […]