Senate Republicans

U.S. Senate Republicans pan Democrats on crime, say they’ll introduce their own bill

BY: - September 16, 2022

WASHINGTON — A small group of U.S. Senate Republicans sought to draw attention to U.S. crime rates Wednesday, saying they plan to introduce a bill that would direct more resources to state and local police departments as well as require the Government Accountability Office to study the amount of time it takes crime labs to […]

Statehouse Republicans introduce congressional map heavily favoring GOP

BY: - November 16, 2021

Statehouse Republicans introduced a newly drawn map for Ohio’s districts in U.S. Congress Monday night that maintains a firm GOP majority. While amendments are possible, the map is poised to pass out of a Senate committee Tuesday with a full Senate session to follow, and House sessions planned for Wednesday and Thursday. Data behind the […]

U.S. Senate Republicans block a voting rights bill for the third time this year

BY: - November 4, 2021

Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday blocked another voting rights bill, this one named for Georgia civil rights icon John R. Lewis. On a 50-49 vote, the Senate declined to proceed to debate on the latest Democratic effort at a nationwide voting rights overhaul meant to stymie Republican-led state laws restricting voting access. It was […]

Provisions to address toxic ‘forever chemicals’ struck from must-pass defense bill

BY: - December 12, 2019

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats and environmental advocates suffered a stinging setback with the release of a defense policy bill this week that lacks key provisions to crack down on a widespread class of chemicals linked to serious health problems.  The must-pass legislation represented the lawmakers’ best hope this year for enacting a comprehensive set of […]