Taylor Swift asks Tennessee senator to support Equality Act

Politics 06/01/19, 11:08

Taylor Swift says she's kicking off Pride Month by asking Tennessee's Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander to protect LGBTQ rights and support the Equality Act. The pop star, who lives in Tennessee, posted a letter on social media early Saturday that she supported the House's recent passage of the Equality Act, ...

GOP, Dems team up to address ‘surprise medical bills’

Politics 05/23/19, 13:49

Plunging ahead despite paralyzing partisanship in the nation's capital, senior lawmakers of both parties Thursday proposed legislation to tackle "surprise medical bills" and other concerns, from prescription drug costs to uneven vaccination rates. The draft bill from Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., echoes a time when health care ...

12 GOP senators join Dems to block Trump border declaration

Politics 03/14/19, 16:47

Twelve Republican senators sided with Democrats Thursday and voted to block President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency on the southwest border. Trump has vowed to veto the Democratic measure, which the House passed last month in a bid to stymie Trump's efforts to spend billions of extra dollars on a ...

Source: GOP Sen. Roberts of Kansas won’t seek re-election

Politics 01/04/19, 12:24

Longtime Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas will not seek re-election in 2020, ending a decades-long career in Congress and setting up an intense political scramble to replace him. A person with knowledge of the 82-year-old senator's decision told The Associated Press that Roberts will make the announcement Friday. The person ...

US senator says China, US ‘competitors but not adversaries’

World 11/01/18, 07:03

China and America are "competitors but not adversaries," U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday, despite a spiraling trade war and other tensions that have pushed relations to their lowest point in years. The upbeat message at their meeting in Beijing came amid concerns that the U.S.-China ...

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