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US SENATE NEWS

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.

Fight over witnesses could delay Trump trial conclusion

February 13, 2021 10:12 pm

A lastminute fight over calling witnesses threatened to slow the speedy conclusion of Donald Trumps historic impeachment trial Saturday as the Senate moved closer to a vote whether the former president incited the horrific attack at the Capitol.

Former British Governor-General of India finds mention during Trump's impeachment proceedings

February 10, 2021 9:57 pm

Trump is the first president in the American history to be impeached twice.

Senate confirms Biden 1st Cabinet pick as Democrats control

January 21, 2021 1:11 pm

Senators worked into the evening and overcame some Republican opposition to approve his first Cabinet member, in what's traditionally a show of good faith on Inauguration Day to confirm at least some nominees for a new president's administration.

Senate OKs Trump pick for FCC, adding hurdle to Biden plans

December 09, 2020 11:16 am

Democratic lawmakers, and Biden, also have supported limiting the liability protections of online platforms. But they believe it's solely up to Congress, not the FCC, to make changes.

Congressman Ro Khanna among potential contenders to fill Senate seat being vacated by Kamala Harris

November 13, 2020 11:21 am

According to a recent poll by University of Southern California, 14 per cent want a Latino as the next Senator. But 29 per cent of those interviewed want someone having experience in Washington.

Bipartisan support in US grows for India against Chinese aggression

August 01, 2020 10:46 am

In the last few weeks, dozens of lawmakers, across the aisle, both on the floor of the House of Representatives and the Senate and outside the Capitol have praised India of standing strong against the Chinese efforts to grab Indian territories.

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.