Two Senate Democrats have indicated they would possibly cut a deal with Republicans regarding White House plans to rescind Title 42 immigration restrictions.
Durbin told The Hill that the situation involving Thomas' wife "really creates an obvious conflict" for him on cases related to the Capitol insurrection.
GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson was too lenient her sentencing in child pornography cases.
The Democratic senator said Republicans' attacks on Jackson hearings were "unfair, unrelenting and beneath the dignity" of the Senate.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin advised Senator Ted Cruz to "play by the rules" as his questioning time expired on Wednesday.
Two Republican senators claimed that Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson referred to President George W. Bush as a "war criminal."
Some Republican senators have already pointed to parts of her record as evidence of her being "soft on crime."
This week Josh Hawley claimed Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson has been soft on child sex offenders.
The Arkansas Republican held up multiple Justice Department nominees over U.S. marshal's legal bills. Democrats said his position made no sense.
An inmate at a high-security Colorado prison died in an altercation Monday, the third inmate death at a federal prison in one month.
The federal prison system has faced COVID-19 outbreaks, deaths, dozens of inmate escapes within the past two years as well as staff shortages.
Durbin referred to the firm Cyber Ninjas, which conducted the recent "audit" in Arizona, as "the Ninja Turtles" while dismissing GOP claims of massive fraud.
The Senate Majority Whip described the pressure that Trump allegedly placed on ex-Acting AG Jeffrey Rosen as "very real" and "very specific."
Former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of the panel's investigation into efforts by Trump and his allies to interfere in the 2020 election results.
The Fox News host made the claim while responding to criticism from Senator Dick Durbin, who called her and colleague Tucker Carslon "anti-vaxx quacks."
"Durbin and hacks like [Dr. Anthony] Fauci persist in pretending that anyone who has questions is somehow a right-wing ideologue, and that's a lie," Tucker Carlson said on Monday.
The House will vote on two specific pieces of immigration reform—a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and protections for farm workers—in separate bills this week.
"If enough members in the Senate agree, we'll change the rules," the Senate Majority Whip said.
Republican senators want to schedule hearings for the Cuomo administration's alleged withholding of the number of nursing home COVID-19 deaths.
Just over two decades ago, a dozen senators were already serving in the Senate during former President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial.
If the increase is successful, it would mark the first increase in the federal minimum wage in 12 years.
"Democrats do not get to score political points in an unprecedented act of political theater on one hand while also trying to claim the mantle of good government on the other," Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wrote to incoming chairman Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).
However, Democrats face several procedural hurdles to successfully pass the measure into law without GOP assistance.
Majority Whip Dick Durbin said Biden's COVID relief package is "really important" in part because of the money that's allocated for vaccinations.
"Further attempts to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 Presidential election are contrary to the clearly expressed will of the American people," the group of Republican, Democratic and independent lawmakers said.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell again rejected a plan backed by Democrats and President Donald Trump to bump up the latest round of stimulus checks for Americans to $2,000 on Thursday, as the Senate works through the new year.
"If the last two years of the Obama administration were any indication, they'll freeze them out," Durbin said during an interview with Politico. "Hope springs eternal, but I believe in history."
"The to-do list for the Senate Judiciary Committee is long, and of critical importance to the future progress of our country," Senator Dick Durbin said Monday.
"History has its eyes on us," Booker said on ABC News. "How are we going to operate?"
The day before a New York teenager died, an appellate court blocked a state ban on fruity flavored nicotine products that attract teenage and young adult buyers.