On October 30, the Republican–controlled Senate voted 64 to 35 to pass the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which began its life in the Republican-controlled House as H.R. 1314. The new budget increases spending by more than $100 billion, and will allow the nation’s national debt to reach $20 trillion.
Senator Rand Paul promised to do "all he can" to block the vote on the debt ceiling deal worked out by the White House and GOP leadership.
After a cache of documents detailing the drone war was leaked, a congressman is calling for greater congressional oversight of the program.
Department of Homeland Security leaders are lobbying the Senate to pass CISA, a bill that would give the fedreal government access to private data of Internet users.