Passport backlog surges to 2.2M as applicants wait up to 24 weeks, senator says

The passport application backlog has surged to 2.2 million as a security procedure’s “operational issues” add several weeks to wait times, according to Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla. BLINKEN: AMERICANS CAN…

GOP senator says China won’t ever behave in ‘rational’ fashion, slams liberal groups for wishful thinking

Tennessee Republican Sen. Bill Hagerty criticized the liberal groups that called on the Biden administration to soften its stance on China, saying the U.S. adversary will not behave in a…

Mike Gravel, former US senator from Alaska, dead at 91

Mike Gravel, a former U.S. senator from Alaska who read the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record and confronted Barack Obama about nuclear weapons during a later presidential run, has…

Bitcoin owner Senator Lummis supports cryptocurrency regulations: ‘I want a level playing field’

Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R- Wyo., says she would support regulations for digital assets as long as ‘they’re very simple rules, easy to understand and they’re not overly restrictive because we…

David Bossie: Radical Dems attack Manchin – GOP should be ready to welcome West Virginia senator

The answer to the question about who’s really in control of the Democrat Party is coming to a head. Is it President Joe Biden or Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Rashida Tlaib,…

Progressives lash out at Manchin after senator opposes Dems election bill, ending filibuster

Progressives in and out of Congress are lashing out at Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia after the Democrat wrote Sunday that he will oppose his party’s sweeping elections bill…

Border crisis: GOP senator introduces bill allowing local police to enforce immigration laws

EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Tommy Tuberville, a first-term Republican senator from Alabama, is introducing a bill to give state and local law enforcement more jurisdiction over illegal immigration cases, as the crisis at the southern border continues…

McConnell says no GOP senator will back Biden’s $4 trillion infrastructure plan

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Monday that he did not expect any Republican senator to support President Biden’s push for a $4 trillion spending package on infrastructure and…

Tim Scott: What to know about Republican senator giving rebuttal to Biden address

Sen. Tim Scott will deliver the Republican response to President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday evening. Scott is the junior senator from South Carolina and a rising…

Alaska Airlines bans Senator Lora Reinbold for violating mask rules

Alaska Airlines has banned a state senator for refusing to comply with face mask rules during travel. Over the weekend, a spokesperson for Alaska Airlines confirmed that Sen. Lora Reinbold,…