Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said President Obama doesn’t have the authority to “go it alone” on changing sentencing policies by making more non-violent drug offenders eligible for clemency.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) applauded a court ruling requiring the Obama administration to release its redacted legal justification for killing a U.S. citizen in Yemen, but said he wants some lawmakers to be able to read the whole report.
Sen. John Boozman underwent heart surgery Tuesday at an Arkansas hospital.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said President Obama must hold Syrian President Bashar Assad accountable for his “barbaric” acts amid reports that he is still using chemical weapons against his own people.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said Monday that the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) rule allowing congressional staffers to receive employer-subsidized healthcare was a “stunning disregard for the law.”
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) called on Congress to help college students who now have more than $1 trillion in debt.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday urged the Food and Drug Administration to backtrack on a proposed rule requiring breweries to inspect spent grain used for cattle feed.
In a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, Schumer said the regulation would reduce breweries' profits and waste grain.
Sen. Dean Heller said the people who came armed to Bundy’s ranch were "patriots."
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said he would push for the provision expiring in September.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said Friday that he wants the Senate to debate and pass legislation to raise the federal minimum wage when lawmakers return on April 28.
“When the Senate returns to Washington in late April, we should debate and pass legislation to raise the minimum wage,” Levin said said. “It is indisputable that increasing the minimum wage would reduce poverty.”