U.S. Sen. Al Franken reported a net worth in the millions of dollars when the Senate released personal financial disclosure reports for its members this year. He wasn’t alone: Nearly half of lawmakers in the Congress, 48 percent, have an estimated net worth of more than $1 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Updated: August 10, 2013, - 05:58 PM
Liberal activists plan to use the break to press the congressmen on hot-button issues, but Erik Paulsen and John Kline...
Updated: August 07, 2013, - 08:23 PM
To secure his nomination, Democrats were forced to scramble to find enough votes to prevent a filibuster.
Updated: August 01, 2013, - 06:19 AM
Senate Democrats force a vote on whether he should permanently lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Updated: July 29, 2013, - 09:50 PM
But a White House veto threat looms for the bill, which would slash the federal government’s role in education.
Updated: July 19, 2013, - 10:44 PM
GOP succeeded in splitting off food stamp program from the bill.
Updated: July 12, 2013, - 12:20 AM
U.S. Rep. John Kline has banked $1.1 million to defend his south suburban congressional seat against national Democrats targeting him...
Updated: July 09, 2013, - 11:11 PM
But chances of brokering a bipartisan deal this year appear slim, insiders say.
Updated: July 04, 2013, - 09:29 PM
Nearly 200,000 Minnesota college students will see interest rates double on future federal loans after Congress and the White House failed to reach a compromise to keep the rates low before today’s deadline.
Updated: July 01, 2013, - 06:22 AM