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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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An anti-lynching bill that Sen. Rand Paul has held up in the Senate for several months led to a heated and passionate battle on the Senate floor Thursday.
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Republicans on two Senate committees moved to give their chairmen power to subpoena dozens of Obama administration and F.B.I. officials for the election-year..
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The Senate approved Michael Pack, an ally of Stephen K. Bannon’s, to run the agency in charge of the Voice of America. President Trump hopes he will dictate..
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A U.S. Senate committee on Thursday debated whether to support a bill that would shield universities from coronavirus-related lawsuits brought by students and..
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The U.S. Senate narrowly approved President Donald Trump's nominee to lead government broadcasting on Thursday, confirming conservative filmmaker Michael Pack..
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The legislation now heads to the president’s desk, just days before some businesses will run out of time to spend the loan money.
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Restaurants in particular had asked for changes that allow a larger portion of the forgivable loans to be spent on non-payroll expenses such as rent.
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Former Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein is defending appointing a special counsel to scrutinize ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. He testified at a Senate..
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Last fall, the GOP was favored to keep the Senate. Now, the coronavirus pandemic and George Floyd's death could boost Democrats' chance of seizing it.
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U.S. Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic resolution on Tuesday that would have condemned President Donald Trump for the use of gas and rubber bullets against..
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Senate Leaders debated dueling resolutions Tuesday. While both supported the peaceful protests in response to George Floyd's death, the Democrats also condemned..
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Brian D. Miller, the White House lawyer tapped to oversee the Treasury Department’s $500 billion fund, has said he would not be influenced by political..
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After widespread unrest, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham announces hearings into the death of George Floyd, the police use of force and the..
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U.S. Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic resolution on Tuesday that would have condemned President Donald Trump for the use of gas and rubber bullets against..
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A number of Senate Republicans on Monday criticized the president's rhetoric on protests demanding action after George Floyd's death in Minneapolis.
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Poland's upper house of parliament, the Senate, approved legislation late on Monday allowing a presidential election to be held using a mix of postal and..
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The Senate opened on Monday with leaders condemning the recent deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, black Americans, by police in Minnesota and Kentucky..
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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich addresses George Floyd death, criticizes President Donald Trump and Senate leader Mitch McConnell.
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Mr. Kobach’s polarizing presence in a race in a reliably Republican stronghold has party leaders worried that Kansas will become a high-stakes battleground for..
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A top Democrat said the House would likely weigh a federal chokehold ban as leaders in the House and Senate announced hearings on race and policing.
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Klobuchar was elected to the Senate in 2006 around the time that Derrick Chauvin was involved in the shooting that killed Wayne Reyes.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the latest cases of police brutality in Minneapolis and Louisville "absolutely horrendous," but he urged protesters..
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It remains unclear how the legislation will be reconciled with a similar proposal in the Senate.
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Republican U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is used to being in a tight spot in campaigns in the swing state of North Carolina, having come from behind in the polls six..
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