A determined effort to curb or kill Senate filibusters failed on Jan. 25 when the Senate's two party leaders announced a "compromise."
Senate offices are getting buried under tens of thousands of letters and a huge coalition has managed to spur one million calls into the Capitol.
The U.S. Senate could not reach the two-thirds majority needed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The newly elected, slightly more Democratic U.S. Senate must tackle comprehensive filibuster reform or it will grind to a dead halt again.
Connecticut voters smacked down tea party Republican Linda McMahon on Election Day and chose Rep. Chris Murphy to be their new U.S. Senator.
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka came out with a blistering statement on the Senate's passage of the so-called "JOBS Act."
The U.S. Senate will vote on the Rebuild America Jobs Act, which would immediately create jobs by putting $59 billion into infrastructure repairs.
The big tax break of 2004 - which the then-sitting Congress and the Bush administration promised would bring jobs and revamp the economy - did little more than stuff $300 billion into the pockets of the rich.
Jobless workers took a day off from pounding the pavements to come to D.C. on Oct. 11 to lobby lawmakers for President Obama's American Jobs Act. It didn't work.
Many in Massachusetts were unhappy to see Republican Scott Brown win the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in 2010 - now they are throwing themselves into the campaign to elect Elizabeth Warren.