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.
The second most powerful Republican in the U.S. Senate on Thursday said that a Democratic plan on drug pricing would not survive in the Republican-dominated chamber, calling it "heavy-handed." Reuters - Published
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) went on the offensive against Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as soon as a Senate seat opened up in May. According to Politico, Paul reignited a years-long feud between their families and..
A U.S. House of Representative panel wants to investigate Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. They claim she might have used her office to benefit a shipping company owned by her family. According to..
Senator Cory Booker urged the audience at the Congressional Black Caucus Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. to push for action on gun control because he says more Americans die in gun violence..
More than 100 chief executives of some of the nation's most well-known companies on Thursday called on the U.S. Senate to take action to tackle gun violence, including expanding background checks and..
Democrats will hold a single debate for 10 U.S. presidential contenders on Thursday but the spotlight will likely be on frontrunner Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, whose support rose more than that of..
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive New York Democrat, says "kids are dying" and that Republican members of Congress must do something on guns, including taking up House-passed legislation on..
After a series of mass shootings there is renewed pressure for Congress to enact strict gun control laws. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the key to any legislation. McConnell finds himself..
President Donald Trump said on Thursday he supports meaningful background checks for gun buyers, but he told reporters that those responsible for recent mass shootings were mentally ill and the United..
Speaker Nancy Pelosi attacked Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell on Wednesday, saying that "Moscow Mitch" is the self-described grim reaper of legislation, including that which addresses election..
U.S. President Donald Trump is still mulling over who should replace spy chief Dan Coats, who is resigning. But in the meantime, he has picked Joseph Maguire as acting national intelligence director...
More than 200 mayors sent a plea to congress to call the Senate back early to consider new gun legislation. According to Reuters, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell rejected the plea. This comes..
A string of recent mass shootings killed 36 people in California, Texas and Ohio. The shootings have sparked renewed calls for Congress to pass legislation to prevent gun violence. Democrats want the..
A U.S. Senate panel on Thursday approved $250 million in additional federal grants to states and local jurisdictions to improve the security of their voting systems in the run-up to 2020 elections and.. Reuters - Published
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is inviting state residents to apply online to fill outgoing Senator Johnny Isakson's seat. Greg Bluestein, a political reporter with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,.. CBS News - Published
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski testified before the House Judiciary Committee. While he was grilled by lawmakers, Lewandowski posted a possible campaign website as he considers a.. CBS News - Published
The U.S. Senate approved businessman John Rakolta on Tuesday as ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, making the long-time Republican donor the first political appointee ever to hold the position. Reuters - Published
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed Democrats for using "poorly sourced allegations" against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns joins Elaine.. CBS News - Published
In the post-debate spin room, Senator Elizabeth Warren discussed her performance on the stage and her healthcare plan -- and said the two Democrats challenging each for the other senate seat in.. CBS News - Published
U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Friday asked a government watchdog to look into the Trump administration's decision to launch an antitrust probe into four automakers.. Reuters - Published
More than 100 chief executives of some of the nation's most well-known companies on Thursday called on the U.S. Senate to take action to tackle gun violence, including expanding background checks and.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. House on Wednesday was slated to begin voting on three bills to block offshore oil and gas drilling off Florida and the Pacific coast and in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, but the.. Reuters - Published
President Donald Trump says there are "a lot of things under discussion," on background gun checks, including some things that will never happen and other things that might. "It's really 'Gun Sense,'.. USATODAY.com - Published
Two Senate seats will be up for grabs in Georgia in 2020, and Mr. Ossoff, who narrowly lost a congressional race two years ago, is the highest-profile Democrat to enter the ring so far. NYTimes.com - Published
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is usually unflappable when speaking to reporters, but she became visibly angry Tuesday when discussing gun violence legislation that she said is being held up by.. USATODAY.com - Published
Italy's new government won a confidence vote in the upper house Senate on Tuesday following a stormy debate, with the far-right accusing Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of betraying voters by shunning.. Reuters - Published
Congressional Democrats are urging President Trump to take action on gun control, at the same time as they widen an impeachment investigation. Democratic leaders want the president to get Senate.. CBS News - Published
Democratic lawmakers are demanding Republicans take up the already-passed House gun control bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, however, says he won't make a move on guns without Donald.. CBS News - Published
Democrats are pressing President Donald Trump to intervene with Senate Republicans and demand passage of a bipartisan bill to expand background checks for gun purchases. (Sept. 9)
USATODAY.com - Published
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday he expects the Senate will pass a stop-gap government funding bill before the end of September, to prevent any lapse in funding when the fiscal.. Reuters - Published
Democratic Congressman Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts says he's still weighing a Senate run. CBS News 2020 campaign reporter Nicole Sganga asked Kennedy when he might make a decision during an event.. CBS News - Published
Democrats are trying to flip both U.S. Senate seats in Georgia next year. Greg Bluestein, a political reporter for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, joins "Red and Blue" to discuss how the state is.. CBS News - Published
Brazil's Senate constitutional affairs committee on Wednesday approved by a vote of 18-7 a bill that would overhaul the social security system and save the federal government some 1 trillion reais.. Reuters - Published
“Well, we’re in a discussion about what to do on the gun issue in the wake of these horrendous shootings,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told conservative radio talk show host.. USATODAY.com - Published
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he expected to hear next week from the White House whether the Trump administration wants to move ahead with legislation to address gun.. Reuters - Published
West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin announced on Tuesday that he is going to remain in the Senate, after considering a run at the governor's office. He's served in the Senate for nearly a decade as one.. CBS News - Published