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United States Senate

Upper house of the United States Congress

The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which, along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—constitutes the legislature of the United States. The Senate chamber is located in the north wing of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

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President Trump and Senate Republicans are preparing to move quickly after the president names his nominee for the high court. CBS News chief congressional..
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President Trump held a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Tuesday night. Mr. Trump said Republicans have great "unity," except for a couple of Republican senators..
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The House approved a government spending bill Tuesday in hopes of averting a government shutdown that would rock the country in eight days in the midst of a..
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President Trump has set a date to announce his next Supreme Court nominee, and Republican Senate leaders say they have the votes to confirm her before Election..
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The Senate has enough time to confirm President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. Mitt Romney says that he wants to move ahead to fill the vacant seat...
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Democrats are accusing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of blatant hypocrisy after he pledged a Senate vote on President Donald Trump's nominee to fill..
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The Senate minority leader said that "we can't have business as usual when Republicans are destroying the institution."
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Trump has said he wants the Senate to vote on his nominee by Election Day, and prominent Republicans say they have the votes to confirm his pick.
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Romney's support for moving forward with the confirmation process provides crucial backing to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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Sen. Mitt Romney's backing means Republicans appear to have the support in the Senate to approve a Trump nominee to the Supreme Court.
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Senator Ted Cruz joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the Senate fight to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant Supreme Court seat with President Trump's forthcoming..
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The Senate was back in session Monday with leaders from both parties slamming each other over their response to Ginsburg's death. Republicans expect to have the..
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Thom Tillis, who has embraced President Trump’s plan to quickly replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, could become the deciding vote in the Senate.
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Senators Charles Grassley and Cory Gardner gave the president the votes he needs, but for the Senate to vote on his choice before the election will still be a..
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Trump's eventual Supreme Court nominee will receive a vote on the Senate floor. CBS News congressional..
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From Alaska to Maine to the Carolinas, Democratic strategists working on Senate campaigns described a spontaneous outpouring of donations the likes of which they..
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vows to hold a confirmation vote soon on President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Pete Buttigieg believes there may be immediate consequences for the LGBTQ community -- as well as people with preexisting conditions -- if President Trump..
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The political battle has already begun over the future of the Supreme Court. President Trump could name is nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg as soon as this..
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President Trump is planning to quickly nominate a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, reversing the stance Republicans took in 2016 when a..
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Senators are bracing for a fierce fight over who will fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court. CBS News chief congressional correspondent..
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Washington is gearing up for a political battle over filling the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Senate Majority..
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The Senate is preparing for a brutal fight just weeks ahead of the election as President Trump looks to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat left behind by the..
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President Trump wants a vote on his next Supreme Court nominee “without delay”: This is your morning tip sheet.
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The Democratic nominee, speaking in Philadelphia, said the Senate should wait until after the election to decide on the nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader..
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Sunday appealed to Senate Republicans asking them to 'follow your conscience' about filling a vacant Supreme Court..
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"To jam this nomination through the Senate is just an exercise in raw political power," Biden said in his remarks.
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A Trump campaign spokesman said picking Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor was Trump's prerogative, regardless of the timing.
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Lisa Murkowski of Alaska became the second Republican senator to say the Senate should not consider a nominee before the presidential election.
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Murkowski joins Sen. Collins of Maine as the only two Senate Republicans to explicitly reject the idea of voting on a nominee before the election.
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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker says Republican efforts to confirm a nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court "does a tremendous amount..
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CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reports on when to expect a vote on the next Supreme Court nominee.
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"60 Minutes" correspondent on the history of SCOTUS confirmation hearings, and Mitch McConnell's reversal over the principle of voting on high court picks during..
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“60 Minutes” correspondent John Dickerson looks at the history of Supreme Court confirmation battles, and at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's..
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The fate of the next Supreme Court nominee, yet unnamed, rests with a narrowly divided Senate with weeks before the presidential election. Here are some of the..
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is vowing to hold a vote on President Trump’s eventual Supreme Court nominee, despite blocking former President..
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Social conservatives and evangelical groups sprang into action after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, encouraging a speedy confirmation and rallying..
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Social conservatives and evangelical groups sprang into action after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, encouraging a speedy confirmation and rallying..
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Here are the top stories for Saturday, Sept. 19th: Court vacancy could roil possible election case; Trump to Senate: Vote 'without delay' on high court pick;..
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The Republican senator announced that she does "not believe that the Senate should vote on the nominee prior to the election"
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Democrats brace for a nomination fight ahead of the presidential election and look to build momentum for a Senate takeover.
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The political jockeying intensified on Saturday about what the Senate would do to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Republicans hold a narrow majority in the Senate, meaning they can only afford to lose a few votes in their push to confirm a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader..
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The president is likely to nominate a successor this coming week to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, but Senate Republicans are weighing whether..
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Justice Ginsburg’s death on Friday night plunged Washington into what is certain to be a fierce clash as liberals seek to stop President Trump and the..
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Most Americans didn't vote for Trump or the GOP Senate. The time has come to consider new states, more justices and 18-year Supreme Court term limits.
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Justice Ginsburg’s death on Friday night plunged Washington into what is certain to be a fierce clash as liberals seek to stop President Trump and the..
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The rules and partisan breakdown of the Senate make it possible for Republicans to swiftly confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Here’s how.
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The president is likely to nominate a successor this coming week to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, but Senate Republicans are weighing whether..
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Donald Trump has thrown down the gauntlet -- less than a day after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- making it clear he will try and ramrod her replacement..
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'The voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider,' Biden said.
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The majority leader pledged that President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ginsburg would receive a Senate vote, despite his 2016 move to block President..
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The Senate majority leader has said he would fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court shortly before an election.
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A New York Times/Siena College survey showed Joe Biden leading President Trump by wide margins in Maine and Arizona, and effectively tied in North Carolina...
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A New York Times/Siena College survey showed Joe Biden leading President Trump by wide margins in Maine and Arizona, and effectively tied in North Carolina...
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A New York Times/Siena College survey showed Joe Biden leading President Trump by wide margins in Maine and Arizona, and effectively tied in North Carolina...
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Former FBI director James Comey has accepted an invitation from Senate Republicans to testify about the origins of what became special counsel Robert Mueller's..
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Federal officials have rolled out plans for how to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine to Americans free of charge, and top health officials were questioned about it..
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