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Democratic-controlled US Senate passes Republican bill to overturn Biden vaccine mandate

December 09, 2021 8:53 am

🔴Two Senate Democrats — Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana — joined 50 Republicans in voting for the bill.

US Senate approves temporary lift to debt ceiling, averting default

October 08, 2021 12:10 pm

The Senate voted 50-48 to pass the bill following weeks of partisan fighting. Earlier, 11 Republicans voted in favor of a procedural vote allowing the bill to proceed.

US Senate Democrats plan debt-limit vote, Biden hints filibuster could go

October 06, 2021 9:15 pm

Republicans for months have refused to help raise the self-imposed $28.4 trillion borrowing cap, instead trying to force Democrats to use a different parliamentary maneuver to do so in hopes of scoring political points with voters.

US Senate confirms Indian-American Seema Nanda as solicitor for labour department

July 19, 2021 8:46 am

A former CEO of the Democratic National Committee who also served in the Department of Labour during the Obama Administration, Nanda was confirmed by the Senate with 53-46 votes on Wednesday.

Kamala Harris casts her tie-breaking vote to confirm Kiran Ahuja as Office of Personnel Management head

June 23, 2021 12:24 pm

An American lawyer and activist, Ahuja, 49, is the first Indian-American to serve in this top position in the US government.

US Senate confirms Joe Biden appointee seen as Supreme Court contender

June 15, 2021 10:25 am

Joe Biden nominated Jackson, a Washington-based US district judge, to the DC Circuit to replace Attorney General Merrick Garland on the bench.

Kamala Harris, Jill Biden dress for history and unity at Congress speech

April 29, 2021 10:45 am

Harris, the child of immigrants from India and Jamaica, wore the suit by Gurung, an immigrant from Nepal who was born in Singapore, to listen to a speech in which President Joe Biden appealed for a shift in immigration policy

US House passes domestic violence bill, pushes issue to Senate; Biden praises move

March 18, 2021 9:13 am

President Joe Biden introduced the original Violence Against Women Act in June 1990 when serving as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9 trillion virus relief bill

March 06, 2021 11:16 pm

The bill provides direct payments of up to $1,400 for most Americans.

Senate works through night with virus aid on path to passage

March 06, 2021 7:53 pm

Biden's foremost legislative priority is aimed at battling the killer pandemic and nursing the economy back to health.

US SENATE VIDEOS

All the Senate's men empowering women, since 1991

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

From Anita Hill to Dr Christine Blasey Ford, the video spotlights the Senate’s strides in gender sensitivity and female representation.

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