Stories tagged: senate
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to open the door for the top U.S. diplomat, Mike Pompeo, to leave his post to run for an open Senate seat in his …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
President Trump signed the Republican-held Senate’s temporary governmentwide spending bill that would keep federal agencies up and running through Dec. 20 and avert a government shutdown after midnight Thursday
Tue., Oct. 29, 2019
Democrats have introduced a resolution that authorizes the next phase of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
Fri., Oct. 25, 2019
One of them is a gregarious, backslapping Californian unwavering in his defense of President Donald Trump. The other is a reserved, calibrated Kentuckian who chooses his words about Trump with …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, a top ally of President Donald Trump, is introducing a resolution condemning the Democratic-controlled House for pursuing a “closed door, illegitimate impeachment inquiry.”
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has introduced a resolution denouncing Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria and prodding President Donald Trump to halt his withdrawal of U.S. troops from that part …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he would have “no choice” but to take up any House-approved impeachment articles against President Donald Trump.
Thu., Sept. 26, 2019
The Senate passed a temporary government-wide funding bill on Thursday that staves off the risk of a government shutdown through Nov. 21.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019
President Donald Trump’s Republican allies controlling the Senate are awarding him his full $5 billion request to build about 200 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019
President Donald Trump on Thursday poured cold water on prospects for a bipartisan compromise on gun legislation, even as Attorney General William Barr circulated a draft plan on Capitol Hill …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with lawmakers in Washington to discuss regulation of the tech industry, including the companies’ collection of users’ personal data on their platforms.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
A Republican-controlled Senate committee approved a Pentagon funding bill on Thursday, rejecting Democratic attempts to cut President Donald Trump’s border wall request and his moves to pay for the project …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
Senators pushing to require background checks for private gun sales made a fresh pitch to President Donald Trump on Wednesday amid continued gridlock over legislation to curb gun violence following …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019
Senate investigation finds no evidence of Democratic freshman’s claim of sexist or racist comments in closed-door meetings.
Mon., Sept. 9, 2019
Democrats controlling the House are proposing a government-wide temporary funding bill to prevent a federal shutdown at month’s end and to give the slow-moving Senate time to act on $1.4 …
Tue., Sept. 3, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans are waiting on the White House to chart a path forward on gun violence legislation
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
Facing health challenges, Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia said Wednesday he will retire at year’s end, a departure that sets up a rare election in November 2020 when both …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
President Donald Trump sought to reassure his supporters about the state of the U.S. economy despite the stock market volatility and told rallygoers in New Hampshire that their financial security …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants to consider background checks and other gun violence bills when lawmakers return.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence.
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019
If President Donald Trump is serious about strengthening gun laws in the wake of two mass shootings, he should demand that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put a House-passed bill …
Fri., Aug. 2, 2019
President Donald Trump on Friday signed a bipartisan debt increase and new set of spending limits that would help lock in spending increases for the Pentagon and elsewhere in the …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019
A hard-won budget and debt deal easily cleared the Senate on Thursday, powered by President Donald Trump’s endorsement and a bipartisan drive to cement recent spending increases for the Pentagon …
UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019
A Senate panel has advanced legislation that would suspend arms transfers to Saudi Arabia and impose sanctions on members of the royal family.
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019
Washington negotiators are closing in on a budget and debt deal that would stave off the chance of a government shutdown this fall and allow Congress to speed through legislation …
UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019
The House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.
Thu., June 27, 2019
The House passed a $4.6 billion emergency spending bill for the humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday, after Democratic leaders retreated from efforts to amend the legislation to add …
UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019
The Democratic-controlled House has voted to send President Donald Trump a bipartisan, Senate-drafted, $4.6 billion measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the southern border
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019
The GOP-held Senate OKs bipartisan $4.6 billion measure to deliver aid to the southern border before the government runs out of money to care for thousands of migrant families and …
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019
Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, spoke to the Senate intelligence committee for around three hours Wednesday