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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—comprises 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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Former Arizona state Senate staffer wins $1 million discrimination lawsuit

The lawsuit referenced then-Senate minority leader and current Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, one of Arizona's highest ranking Democrats.
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Vote on 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund to be held Tuesday

Sen. Rand Paul blocked the Senate from voting to reauthorize the fund this week
CBS News - Published

Videos for United States Senate

House Passes Legislation To Raise Minimum Wage To $15 [Video]House Passes Legislation To Raise Minimum Wage To $15

The House has passed legislation to gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, says Politico. “All of America is going to be advantaged,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said...

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Who Will Regulate Facebook Crypto Currency? [Video]Who Will Regulate Facebook Crypto Currency?

Business Insider reports that David Marcus, head of Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra, testified in front of the Senate on Thursday. Marcus stated that the Libra Association will oversee Libra and be..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Senate Republican McConnell Speaks Out About Donald Trump's Comments [Video]Senate Republican McConnell Speaks Out About Donald Trump's Comments

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke to the media after the Republican Party caucus lunch. According to Reuters, the meeting took place at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. McConnell spoke..

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‘About time we lowered the temperature’: McConnell [Video]‘About time we lowered the temperature’: McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday public debate should be on ideas, not personal attacks, in his first public remarks on a controversy touched off by President Donald..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:30Published

Beto Fundraising Freefall [Video]Beto Fundraising Freefall

Beto O'Rourke fundraising fell to $3.6 million in second quarter. That's a startlingly small sum for a candidate whose presidential campaign once appeared unstoppable. O'Rourke raised massive amounts..

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GOP mostly silent as Trump intensifies 'squad' assault [Video]GOP mostly silent as Trump intensifies 'squad' assault

The Republican leadership largely remains silent about President Donald Trump's amplified attacks on four minority Democratic congresswomen. Roger Fortuna reports.

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House approves funding for 9/11 responders [Video]House approves funding for 9/11 responders

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation to permanently compensate first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center who have been suffering from cancers..

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Mitch McConnell's Ancestors Owned Slaves [Video]Mitch McConnell's Ancestors Owned Slaves

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently spoke out against reparations for descendants of slaves. He said people currently living aren’t responsible for “something that happened 150 years..

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Accusations against Epstein 'horrendous': McConnell [Video]Accusations against Epstein 'horrendous': McConnell

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday called sex trafficking allegations against uber-wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein "horrendous," but did not weigh in on whether Labor..

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Top Dems demand Acosta resign over Epstein deal [Video]Top Dems demand Acosta resign over Epstein deal

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for President Donald Trump's Labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, to resign amid renewed concerns over his handling of sex abuse charges involving wealthy U.S...

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Acosta should resign or be fired: Schumer [Video]Acosta should resign or be fired: Schumer

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer told fellow lawmakers Tuesday that Labor secretary Alex Acosta should resign for his role in the controversial plea deal he struck with millionaire Jeffrey Epstein..

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Rapinoe accepts Schumer invitation, will not go to White House [Video]Rapinoe accepts Schumer invitation, will not go to White House

Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan reiterate they are not interested in visiting the White House after their World Cup win, Rapinoe accepts an invitation by Chuck Schumer.

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McConnell waves the flag for controversial Nike shoe [Video]McConnell waves the flag for controversial Nike shoe

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said he hoped Nike would reverse its decision to recall its Betsy Ross flag shoe after former NFL quarterback and Nike pitchman Colin Kaepernick..

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McConnell waves the fllag for controversial Nike shoe [Video]McConnell waves the fllag for controversial Nike shoe

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said he hoped Nike would reverse its decision to recall its Betsy Ross flag shoe after former NFL quarterback and Nike pitchman Colin Kaepernick..

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GOP Senator Warns: Do Not Underestimate Biden [Video]GOP Senator Warns: Do Not Underestimate Biden

According to Politico, GOP Senator Lindsey Graham has some advice for Joe Biden. Graham thinks Biden needs to "up his game" after underperforming at last week's Democratic presidential debate. Graham..

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Kamala Harris dances in rainbow sequins at Pride parade [Video]Kamala Harris dances in rainbow sequins at Pride parade

U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris danced alongside her husband to celebrate the LGBTQ community at San Francisco's Pride parade. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Unlike Justice Roberts, Trump Appointee Kavanaugh Delivers For Conservatives [Video]Unlike Justice Roberts, Trump Appointee Kavanaugh Delivers For Conservatives

President Donald Trump’s appointee Brett Kavanaugh consistently delivered during his first term as a justice for conservatives who had hoped he would move the U.S. Supreme Court further to the right..

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Harris confronts Biden on race record in debate [Video]Harris confronts Biden on race record in debate

Senator Kamala Harris clashed with former Vice President Joe Biden over issues of race relations and inequality in the U.S. during a second debate, hosted by NBC News, between democratic candidates for..

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U.S. House Democrats Give Up Fight Over Migrant Safeguards In Border Bill [Video]U.S. House Democrats Give Up Fight Over Migrant Safeguards In Border Bill

According to a report by Reuters, Democratic House leaders backed down to President Donald Trump, passing a 4.6 billion-dollar aid package to address a migrant surge at the US Mexico border without..

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Republican senators still AWOL in Oregon Capitol [Video]Republican senators still AWOL in Oregon Capitol

Groups of farmers, loggers and truckers rallied outside the Oregon Capitol building in Salem on Thursday in support of Republican senators who walked out of the Senate last week, to prevent a vote on..

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Congress Passes $4.6 Billion Emergency Funding Bill, Waits For Trump Approval [Video]Congress Passes $4.6 Billion Emergency Funding Bill, Waits For Trump Approval

The Senate passed a $4.6 billion emergency funding bill for border security and increased migrant detention center conditions. According to Business Insider, the House of Representatives have also..

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House Expected To Vote On Senate Border Bill Sans Amendments [Video]House Expected To Vote On Senate Border Bill Sans Amendments

Democratic Representative Henry Cuellar said on Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote Thursday on a Senate-passed border aid bill without any amendments. According to Reuters,..

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'It's not a game': AOC on migrant deaths [Video]'It's not a game': AOC on migrant deaths

Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday said it's not "a game" for migrants fleeing "horrifying" situations and defended her decision to dismiss the Senate's aid measure, saying..

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Senate Passes Border Bill [Video]Senate Passes Border Bill

Reuters reports the U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a $4.6 billion bill to address the increase in migrants crossing the US-Mexico border. On May 1st, Trump requested funding for programs that house,..

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Senate Approves $4.6 Billion Border Aid Bill [Video]Senate Approves $4.6 Billion Border Aid Bill

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, the US Senate approved a bill that would grant 4.6 billion dollars for border aid in an attempt to stem illegal migration across the country's southern..

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House to Vote on Raising Federal Minimum Wage to $15

The bill would more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25, which has not risen since 2009. But its prospects are dim in the Senate.
NYTimes.com - Published

Families fight for 9/11 victims' compensation fund as Senate delays

Another 9/11 first responder, former New York City firefighter Kevin Nolan, has died as families push for Congress to renew funding for the victims' compensation fund. CBSN New York's Jessica Layton..
CBS News - Published

Senate honors legendary Capitol Hill staffer Bertie Bowman

Despite the partisan divisions in Washington, we found one man working in Congress who has the support of both Republicans and Democrats. Bertie Bowman started working on Capitol Hill during WWII and..
CBS News - Published

A Kentucky farmer, ex-Marine wants to challenge Mitch McConnell in 2020 US Senate race

Democrat Michael "Mike" Broihier enters the 2020 U.S. Senate primary contest trumpeting a "no labels" message to Kentucky voters.
USATODAY.com - Published

Dem Senate candidates beat some presidential hopefuls in fundraising

Former astronaut running for Arizona seat raises more than a number of Democratic presidential contenders
CBS News - Published

Trump calls for inquiry into Google's work with China

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would investigate whether Alphabet Inc's Google supports the Chinese government, following accusations that a company official refuted..
Reuters - Published

'Poison of America': Bill on slavery reparations gains backing from Sen. Chuck Schumer

Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday he will support a bill proposed by Sen. Cory Booker in the Senate to set up a commission to study reparations.
USATODAY.com - Published

McConnell says Trump 'is not a racist'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump is "not a racist" after Trump tweeted over the weekend that four congresswomen of color should return to their native countries. All..
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U.S. Senate Republican McConnell says debate should not be about personal attacks

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday public debate should be on ideas, not personal attacks, in his first public remarks on a controversy touched off by President Donald..
Reuters - Published

Mitch McConnell declines to single out Trump over racist tweets; says 'all of us' should tone down rhetoric

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell joined most other Republicans on Capitol Hill Tuesday in refusing to single out Trump's behavior and rhetoric as racist.
USATODAY.com - Published

Senate holds confirmation hearing for DoD's Mark Esper

Esper could be confirmed to his new role as early as Thursday
CBS News - Published

Why are you running for president? Drumbeat grows for some 2020 Democrats to shift sights

Steve Bullock, John Hickenlooper and Beto O’Rourke bids for the White House have failed to gain steam. They are still seen by party leaders as strong candidates to take on incumbent Senate..
USATODAY.com - Published

How Joe Biden Became the Democrats’ Anti-Busing Crusader

With a school desegregation lawsuit roiling Delaware in the 1970s, Mr. Biden led an effort in the Senate to end court-ordered busing.
NYTimes.com - Published

Durbin says potential ICE raids stoking fear in immigrant communities

Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss potential ICE raids across the country, targeting thousands of undocumented immigrant families
CBS News - Published

Mitch McConnell Says He and Obama Are Both the 'Descendants of Slave Owners'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says his family’s history of slave ownership doesn’t change his opposition to reparations.
USATODAY.com - Published

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