David Welna appears in the following:
Saturday, March 15, 2014
The dust is still settling on Capitol Hill after California Democrat Dianne Feinstein fired a verbal bazooka at the Central Intelligence Agency Tuesday morning from the Senate floor.
The Senate Intelligence Committee's chairwoman — normally a stalwart of Washington's spooks — essentially accused the spy agency of illegally and ...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Friday, March 07, 2014
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
All this week, Majority Leader Harry Reid declared over and over on the Senate floor that there's a downside to the recovering economy.
"It's true," he said. "The rich are getting a lot richer, and the poor are getting poorer."
That observation may not be surprising, coming from a Democrat. ...
Sunday, January 05, 2014
The Senate gets back to work Monday after a two-week holiday break. Just as Majority Leader Harry Reid promised, the first piece of legislation getting a vote will be a three-month extension of the long-term unemployment benefits that ran out a week ago for 1.3 million jobless Americans.
Though the ...
Sunday, December 22, 2013
In the two-year, $2 trillion budget deal that cleared the Senate last week, one item, worth just one-sixth of 1 percent of that total, was the reason many senators said they voted against it.
That item would produce some $6 billion in savings by shaving a percentage point off annual ...
Saturday, December 14, 2013
After pulling two consecutive all-nighters, a bleary-eyed Senate is taking a breather on Saturday.
The fractious 48-hour session that ended Friday was fallout from a decision that the chamber's ruling Democrats made last month to move stalled nominees.
This week's session was the first since Democrats detonated the "nuclear ...
Thursday, December 05, 2013
For the past three years, there's been a shortfall in the payroll taxes collected for Social Security. And as more baby boomers join the ranks of the 57 million people already receiving benefits, that deficit is bound to keep growing.
At the same time, the overall share of wages being ...
Friday, November 29, 2013
Unless Congress acts quickly, taking mass transit to work is about to get more expensive for some people.
For the past four years, public transportation users and people who drive their cars to work and pay for parking have been able set aside up to $245 a month in wages ...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
For the third time this year, the Democrats who run the Senate are threatening to change that chamber's rules on the Republican minority's most potent weapon: the filibuster. They say the GOP's obstruction of President Obama's nominations leaves them no other choice.
Democrats say that this time, they're ready to ...
Monday, November 11, 2013
Midterm elections are still a year off, but the scramble to gain a political edge at the polls is already well underway on Capitol Hill.
Bills are brought up and votes taken not so much in hopes they will prevail, but rather to send a political message. In the Senate, ...