Stories tagged: senate
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 6:17 p.m.
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, 2:09 p.m.
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, 9 p.m.
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, 8:02 p.m.
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, 6:32 p.m.
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, 1:59 p.m.
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, 5:48 p.m.
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, 8:21 p.m.
Senate investigation finds no evidence of Democratic freshman’s claim of sexist or racist comments in closed-door meetings.
Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 3:03 p.m.
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, 6:39 p.m.
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, 4:38 p.m.
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, 9:45 p.m.
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, 11:02 p.m.
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, 5:12 p.m.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence.
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
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, 12:18 p.m.
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, 3:42 p.m.
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, 6:33 p.m.
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, 4:42 p.m.
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, 12:36 p.m.
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, 3:18 p.m.
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, 8:33 p.m.
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, 6:53 p.m.
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, 4:58 p.m.
Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, spoke to the Senate intelligence committee for around three hours Wednesday
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:39 p.m.
Directly challenging President Donald Trump’s use of executive power, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate are banding together to introduce more than a dozen resolutions aimed at blocking the Trump …
UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 4:26 p.m.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday discouraged Alabama Republican Roy Moore from running for U.S. Senate in 2020, saying that Moore cannot win and the “consequences will be devastating” for his …
Mon., May 20, 2019, 12:45 p.m.
The Senate’s top Republican is introducing legislation to raise the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21. The measure by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would cover not only tobacco …
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
The Senate intelligence committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr., calling him in to answer questions about his 2017 testimony
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
The White House is displaying new flexibility on giving disaster aid to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico as President Donald Trump’s GOP allies increasingly lose patience with a weekslong standoff over a …
Sun., April 7, 2019, 10:33 p.m.
Mitch McConnell says the Senate will be in the “personnel business” this year, but the majority leader’s focus on confirming President Donald Trump’s nominees is coming at the expense of …