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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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Top Senate Democrat says he is worried Trump will 'bumble' into war

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Thursday he was worried that President Donald Trump may "bumble" into a war with Iran and he said there needed to be an open debate and a congressional..
Reuters - Published

Donald Trump picks army veteran Mark Esper as defence secretary; US President tweets, says he'll do a 'fantastic job'

President Donald Trump picks army veteran Mark Esper for new Defense Secretary, who is currently serving as the Army Secretary. Esper spent more than a decade in the Army, including serving in the..
Firstpost - Published

Videos for United States Senate

'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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

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,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

'Awful’ photo of drowned migrants sparks outrage [Video]'Awful’ photo of drowned migrants sparks outrage

A harrowing photo of a man and his young daughter who drowned on the U.S.-Mexico border has brought global attention to the dangers for a wave of mostly Latin American migrants traveling north, with..

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GOP Leaders Say House Spending Bill Won't Pass Senate [Video]GOP Leaders Say House Spending Bill Won't Pass Senate

Politico reports Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday passed a $4.5 billion spending measure that provides more protections for migrants and less enforcement funding than was requested by the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:57Published

US House Approves $4.5 Billion Aid Package For Migrants At US-Mexico Border [Video]US House Approves $4.5 Billion Aid Package For Migrants At US-Mexico Border

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $4.5 billion aid package for the surge of migrants coming in. The package includes new standards for migrants in custody after reports of overcrowded..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

9/11 responders say McConnell will extend victim fund [Video]9/11 responders say McConnell will extend victim fund

John Feal, who heads a group lobbying Congress to authorize a compensation fund for 9/11 responders, says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has committed to holding a vote before the August recess..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

U.S. House passes $4.5 billion border aid bill [Video]U.S. House passes $4.5 billion border aid bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a $4.5 billion aid package to address the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, including new standards for migrants in custody after reports of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:15Published

Senate Hears Case For Putting Limits On How Technology Manipulates Society [Video]Senate Hears Case For Putting Limits On How Technology Manipulates Society

According to a report by Gizmodo, on Tuesday, at a preliminary Senate hearing on potentially placing legislative limits on the persuasiveness of technology—a diplomatic way of saying the addiction..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Will Mike Pompeo Leave His Cabinet Position In Trump Admin To Run For Senate? [Video]Will Mike Pompeo Leave His Cabinet Position In Trump Admin To Run For Senate?

Will Mike Pompeo Leave His Cabinet Position In Trump Admin To Run For Senate?

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Oregon's governor sends police to find AWOL GOP senators [Video]Oregon's governor sends police to find AWOL GOP senators

Oregon's Democratic governor dispatched the state police on Thursday to bring back to the legislature Senate Republicans who left the Capitol in order to scuttle a vote on climate change legislation...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

AOC Slams Joe Biden [Video]AOC Slams Joe Biden

Joe Biden is still taking heat for his recent "segregationists" remarks. Biden recently pointed to his work with segregationists in the Senate as evidence of his effective approach to political..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

In another rebuke to Trump, Senate votes to block Saudi arms sale [Video]In another rebuke to Trump, Senate votes to block Saudi arms sale

US Senate rejects Trump's plan to bypass Congress to complete $8bn in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other countries.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

Chuck Shumer Is Worried Trump May 'Bumble' Into War With Iran [Video]Chuck Shumer Is Worried Trump May 'Bumble' Into War With Iran

On Thursday Chuck Shumer, the top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said he was worried that President Donald Trump may “bumble” into a war with Ira. Reuters reports that Shumer said there needed to be..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Schumer worries Trump will 'bumble' into war [Video]Schumer worries Trump will 'bumble' into war

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Thursday he was worried that President Donald Trump may "bumble" into a war with Iran and he said there needed to be an open debate and a congressional..

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Alabama's Roy Moore Launches 2020 Senate Bid [Video]Alabama's Roy Moore Launches 2020 Senate Bid

On Thursday Alabama Republican Roy Moore said he would run again for the seat next year, defying his party’s leadership. Moore lost his 2017 U.S. Senate bid by allegations of decades-old sexual..

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Alabama Republican Roy Moore Will Run For Senate In 2020 [Video]Alabama Republican Roy Moore Will Run For Senate In 2020

Alabama Republican Roy Moore was going to run for Senate in 2017 but faced a few obstacles. He was deterred by allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct involving teenage girls. According to..

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Senate Rejects Saudi Arms Sales Deal Presented By Trump [Video]Senate Rejects Saudi Arms Sales Deal Presented By Trump

The U.S. Senate recently voted to block the sale of billions of dollars in military sales. The sales were mainly to Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and other countries. This rejected Donald..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Mexico Signs USMCA Trade Deal Presented By Trump Administration [Video]Mexico Signs USMCA Trade Deal Presented By Trump Administration

Mexico ratified the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) this week. According to Reuters, the deal replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Mexican President Andres Manuel..

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Joe Biden Faces Criticism For Remarks About Civility With White Supremacists [Video]Joe Biden Faces Criticism For Remarks About Civility With White Supremacists

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, former Vice President Joe Biden came under sharp criticism for remarks he made this week about his time working civilly alongside segregationists serving..

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U.S. Congress-White House Have Not Yet Come To Terms On A Budget [Video]U.S. Congress-White House Have Not Yet Come To Terms On A Budget

On Wednesday negotiations between the Trump administration and bipartisan leaders of the U.S. Congress failed to produce a deal on the overall levels of federal spending for the fiscal year starting on..

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House holds hearing on slavery reparations [Video]House holds hearing on slavery reparations

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing on reparations for slavery.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:10Published

Senate Panel Approves $4.6 Billion In Aid For Migrant Surge At U.S.-Mexico Border [Video]Senate Panel Approves $4.6 Billion In Aid For Migrant Surge At U.S.-Mexico Border

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved 4.6 billion-dollars in largely humanitarian aid to address an ongoing surge of migrants at the United..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:54Published

New York Mayor Demands Presidential Rival Biden Apologize Over Civility Comment [Video]New York Mayor Demands Presidential Rival Biden Apologize Over Civility Comment

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called on his Democratic presidential rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, to apologize for comments he made on Tuesday..

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Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Set To Resign [Video]Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Set To Resign

According to Reuters, the acting Secretary of Defense will leave the post ahead of his Senate confirmation. Instead of taking the helm at the Defense Department, acting Defense Secretary Patrick..

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Australian government boosts Senate numbers ahead of tax cut bill

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will need to secure just three votes in the country's upper house to pass legislation after election results on Wednesday showed his government picked up four..
Reuters - Published

Brazil Senate blocks Bolsonaro move to ease gun carrying

Brazil's Senate on Tuesday overturned a decree signed last month by right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro that drastically expanded the number of people allowed to carry weapons in public.
Reuters - Published

Top US lawmakers move legislation in Senate to bring India at par with country's NATO allies for sale of high-tech military items

Two top US lawmakers have moved legislation in the Senate, seeking key amendment in the country's Arms Control Export Act to bring India at par with the US' NATO allies - Israel, Australia, New..
Firstpost - Published

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