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Disability Pay: Adding Insult to Injury

Our injured federal officers are humble, honorable Americans who sacrificed to serve our great nation. Yet certain members of the Senate opt to ignore the sacrifice of these men and women, and now attack their means to survive.

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Senate Confirms Comey As FBI Director

The Senate on Monday confirmed James Comey as the new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation by a 93 to 1 margin.

Immigration Bill Would Add 20,000 Border Patrol Agents

The U.S. Senate voted 67-27 Monday to add a security provision to bipartisan immigration legislation that would add 20,000 Border Patrol agents and provide funding for additional fencing and surveillance technology.

U.S. Senator Calls for Renewal of Body Armor Program

U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) called on Congress to reauthorize a program to help fund bulletproof vests for local police agencies. Coons said Congress let the program expire last summer.

Police Chiefs Blast Senate Gun Vote As a 'Disgrace'

An association of police chiefs called the U.S. Senate's rejection of gun-control legislation earlier this month "a disgrace" and blamed "the gun lobby" for blocking the measures.

U.S. Senate Rejects Gun-Control Legislation

A federal gun-control law that would have expanded background checks to cover gun shows and online purchases failed to pass in the U.S. Senate today.

Senate Gun Deal Would Expand Background Checks

U.S. Senators reached an agreement that would expand background checks for firearm purchases to limit access to weapons for criminals and the mentally ill.

Senators Urge Update of Privacy Laws for Police Drones

A budding commercial drone industry is poised to put mostly small, unmanned aircraft to countless uses, from monitoring crops to acting as lookouts for police SWAT teams.

Democrats Drop Assault Weapons Ban

Senate Democrats have dropped a proposed assault weapons ban in hopes of garnering broader support for banning high-capacity magazines. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she was disappointed.

Senate Committee Approves Assault Weapons Ban

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a renewed assault-weapons ban, advancing the measure to the Senate floor where it will face intense resistance from Republicans and other gun-rights supporters.