US Senate confirms Becerra as health secretary, Burns to head CIA
The Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed Xavier Becerra, California's attorney general, to be US secretary of health, the first Latino to head the department now leading the nation's Covid-19 fight.
US Senate meets under tight security after new extremist threat
Armed US National Guard troops patrolled the US Capitol on Thursday after officials warned of a new attack plot by extremists, but the feared show of force by those still...
Trump impeachment based on 'cold facts,' trial hears
The historic second impeachment trial of Donald Trump opened in the US Senate on Tuesday, with prosecutors vowing to win a conviction based on the "cold, hard facts"
$2 trillion rescue package passes US Senate, heads to House
The US Senate unanimously passed the nation's largest-ever rescue package late Wednesday, a $2 trillion lifeline to suffering Americans, critically depleted hospitals and an economy all ravaged by a rapidly spreading coronavirus crisis.
US Senate passes Hong Kong rights bill, angering China
The US Senate unanimously adopted legislation Tuesday supporting "human rights and democracy" in Hong Kong and threatening to revoke its special economic status, angering China which promptly summoned a US diplomat and threatened countermeasures.
US Senate unanimously passes bill backing human rights in Hong Kong
The US Senate unanimously adopted legislation Tuesday supporting "human rights and democracy" in Hong Kong and threatening to revoke its special economic status, signaling anger with Beijing...
US Senate to vote on blocking Saudi arms sales
The US Senate will vote Thursday on whether to block $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies, a lawmaker said...
Crunch time as US Senate braces for health care vote
Trump has spent weeks cajoling, strong-arming and warning Republicans to get on board with his effort to overhaul his successor's health care reforms, but several are skeptical about how the new plan could affect millions of Americans.
US Senate clashes over Trump Supreme Court pick
The Senate began formal debate on Judge Neil Gorsuch, as opposition Democrats insisted they have the necessary votes to defeat his nomination through use of a filibuster -- a procedure that essentially prevents a vote with endless debate.