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House passes defense spending bill with Alabama delegation support

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On Friday, the annual defense policy bill overwhelmingly passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 375 to 34. It now moves to the U.S. Senate...

Senate GOP shies from fight over Medicare

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Congressional Democrats are warning that Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump are gunning for Medicare - and they are rubbing their hands in...

Online effort: Draft Perry O. Hooper Jr. for US Senate

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With Sen. Jeff Sessions's appointment to U.S. Attorney General by President-elect Donald Trump, Alabamians are scrambling to make a case for themselves, and others, to...

Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren call research bill gift to drug...

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Two of the Senate's most liberal lawmakers are assailing a $6.3 billion medical research bill as a gift to drug companies, even as Republican...

Luther Strange throws hat in ring to replace Jeff Sessions

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Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has thrown his hat into the ring to replace Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate after he vacates the...

Senate trade-off: More Barack Obama judges, Donald Trump gets nominees

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Republicans are gleeful over Democratic-engineered rule changes that will make it easier for President-elect Donald Trump to get his Cabinet nominees through the Senate....

Jeff Sessions replacement — who will Robert Bentley choose?

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Pending acceptance of the position and a Senate confirmation hearing, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is poised become the United States' next Attorney General in President-Elect...

This week in the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate: Nov. 14-17,...

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Congress returns to Washington D.C. this week in the wake of one of the most historic elections in U.S. history for a lame duck...

Republicans keep control of the U.S. Senate as Democrats fall short

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Republicans held onto their slim Senate majority, a stinging blow to Democrats in a night full of them. Democrats had been nearly certain of...

Richard Shelby wins re-election, 6th term in US Senate

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Alabama U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby won re-election to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night, besting Democratic challenger Ron Crumpton in what turned out to be a decisive...

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