DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge plans to seek the Democratic nomination to run against U.S. Senator Charles Grassley.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa state senator and congressional candidate is being criticized by Republicans and Democrats after he said he supports executing immigrant felons who seek to re-enter the U.S. illegally after being deported.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U. S. Sen. Joni Ernst has retired from the Iowa Army National Guard.

A two-year federal budget deal is awaiting President Obama’s signature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson says he'll be stepping down from his post as CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State lawmaker Rob Hogg says he'll announce his Democratic bid for Senate during a three-day tour of the state this week.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Legislation that would make it harder for two energy projects to win eminent domain rights has passed another legislative hurdle in the Iowa Senate.

Senate panel approves Keystone bill despite veto threat

Jan 8, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a key Senate committee Thursday, setting up a floor debate next week as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on President Barack Obama to rescind his veto threat.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ben Sasse has been sworn into office as Nebraska's newest U.S. senator.

Lawmakers could begin voting Thursday on a spending bill to fund the government through next September.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Following her election to the U.S. Senate, Joni Ernst has resigned from the Iowa Senate and Gov. Terry Branstad has set a special election to fill her position.

Congress is returning for the lame duck session---the session before new lawmakers are seated.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin is apologizing for calling Republican Joni Ernst attractive, but "wrong for the state of Iowa."

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is visiting Iowa for U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst as her battle with Democrat Bruce Braley enters its final three weeks.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man running on the "Tax Wall Street Party" ticket has submitted signatures to try to qualify for Nebraska's U.S. Senate race.

Sen. Fischer talks about August work session, Senate priorities

Aug 7, 2014

Nebraska’s Congressional delegation has returned home for the August work session.

Fischer co-sponsors paid family leave measure

Jul 16, 2014

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer is co-sponsoring a bill that would give tax credits to employers who provide paid family leave.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley has $2.7 million in the bank for his general election campaign.

Ernst looks to clinch Iowa GOP Senate nomination

Jun 3, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Once a long-shot candidate, Joni Ernst has emerged as a front-runner in the crowded field of Iowa Republicans hoping to succeed U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican Ben Sasse plans to resign as Midland University's president at the end of the year regardless of whether he wins a seat in the U.S. Senate in November.

Sen. Fischer: VA Secretary should resign

May 21, 2014

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska says she doesn’t think VA Secretary Eric Shinseki has done enough in the wake of misconduct allegations.

Sasse, Domina win Senate primaries

May 13, 2014

Ben Sasse and Dave Domina will run for Nebraska’s open U.S. Senate seat.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican Shane Osborn's new television ad accuses his chief rival in the Nebraska Senate primary of supporting the 2010 federal health care law.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ben Sasse is handily winning the fundraising game in the Republican primary race for Nebraska's open U.S. Senate seat.

Sen. Fischer comments on State of the Union, farm bill

Jan 29, 2014

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska says she agrees with President Obama that Congress needs to take action on several initiatives this year.

Omaha attorney enters Senate race

Jan 22, 2014

An Omaha attorney is running for U.S. Senator Mike Johanns’ seat.

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska says she’s opposed to advancing a bill that would extend unemployment insurance benefits for three months.

Sen. Harkin discusses legislative priorities for 2014

Dec 19, 2013

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa says education and jobs will be among his priorities next year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha attorney David Domina is eyeing a bid for an open U.S. Senate seat in Nebraska.

U.S. Senator Charles Grassley to run for re-election

Sep 20, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley says he'll seek a seventh term in 2016.