Since introducing the Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1st, Senator Warren has received an outpouring of support from students and their families, colleges and universities, and independent groups.
A California senator on Thursday called on the country's top nuclear watchdog to complete all investigations surrounding the crippled San Onofre nuclear plant before the agency decides whether one of the reactors is safe to operate.
Out of great challenges come even greater opportunities to lead. The recent survey revealing 26,000 military members experienced unwanted sexual contact last year is one tragic example of this truth.
May 23 - Sen. Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, today introduced legislation to reauthorize and strengthen the Older Americans Act which supports Meals on Wheels and other critical programs for seniors.
It would sure be nice to know what exactly caused a fertilizer plant to explode in Texas last month, killing 14 people - especially given that 800,000 Americans live near similar facilities.
May 22 - Sen. Bernie Sanders today introduced legislation that would ban bankers from sitting on the boards of directors for 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks that regulate the financial industry.
U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., announced a "huge breakthrough" bill proposal with large bipartisan support on Wednesday to update the nation's chemical safety laws for the first time in decades.
Lawmakers long intent on increasing the regulation of genetically engineered food are turning to the farm bill as a potential vehicle for the effort.
Sen. Barbara Boxer took to the Senate floor and invoked the Oklahoma tornadoes in her speech on global warming.
Meet 10:00 am at the Department of Food and Agriculture at 1220 N Street, Sacramento, March at 11am to the State Capitol to lobby against Monsanto.
Not 24 hours after the tragic Oklahoma tornado, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Sen.
As people in Oklahoma heroically dealt with their tornado disaster, observers were busy pinning the blame for it on greedy mankind.
Washington Automakers came under harsh criticism for opposing a bill that would require rental car companies to park all recalled vehicles until they are repaired.
Federal agents and the state fire marshal have effectively barred a federal safety panel from the site of a Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people and injured about 200 others, hampering its investigation, the panel's chairman said.
TODAY'S THE DAY: Ernest Moniz officially becomes the 13th secretary of Energy today at 10 a.m. The Energy Department says no press will be allowed into the swearing-in ceremony, which is a "brief event for Department employees, but he'll be available to members of the media later in the day," the Energy Department said in a statement to POLITICO.
Either City Controller Wendy Greuel or Councilman Eric Garcetti will make history as the next mayor of Los Angeles: Greuel would be the city's first female mayor, while Garcetti would be the city's first Jewish mayor.