A U.S. Senate subcommittee voted to more than double funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program to $25 million for the coming year.
Former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold announced he will run for his former Senate seat in 2016.
Republican senators pledged on Thursday to try to toughen a bill giving Congress the power to review a nuclear agreement with Iran, raising the possibility of a partisan battle that could complicate the measure’s chances of passing.
A candidate for the student Senate at Stanford University filed a complaint after she was asked how her Jewish faith would inform her decisions.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz opted out of running for one of Florida’s U.S. Senate seats.
Any nuclear agreement signed with President Barack Obama could end when he leaves office, a letter to Iran’s leaders signed by 47 Republican senators threatened.
Senator Robert Menendez, co-sponsor of legislation that would tighten sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, said on Tuesday he and other Democratic senators would not back passage of the bill until after March 24 and only if there is no framework agreement with Tehran.
Democratic U.S. senators introduced a resolution on Monday opposing more sanctions on Iran unless nuclear talks fail or Tehran breaks an agreement, countering a push for tougher sanctions backed by Republicans that President Barack Obama has pledged to veto.
Senator Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat, said on Thursday she will not seek re-election in 2016.