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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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U.S. Senate leader McConnell wants consequences on Iran for Saudi oil attack

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blamed Iran on Monday for the weekend attack on a Saudi Arabian oil facility and called for an international response.
Reuters - Published

Italian coalition wins vote in Senate letting it take office

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..
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Nadler threatens to hold Lewandowski in contempt [Video]Nadler threatens to hold Lewandowski in contempt

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler threatened to hold President Trump's ex-campaign chief Corey Lewandowski in contempt after his tight-lipped testimony before the House Judiciary..

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Activists push U.S. Congress to pass Hong Kong bill [Video]Activists push U.S. Congress to pass Hong Kong bill

Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that such a move would be..

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US House panel To Investigate Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao [Video]US House panel To Investigate Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

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..

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Top Democrats press Trump on gun control [Video]Top Democrats press Trump on gun control

U.S. Democratic leaders told President Donald Trump on Sunday (September 15) that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales “will not get the job..

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Democrats To Trump: Gun Bill Must Include Background Checks [Video]Democrats To Trump: Gun Bill Must Include Background Checks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Democrats in Congress told Republican President Donald Trump on Sunday that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales “will..

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Losing more people to gun violence than war - Booker [Video]Losing more people to gun violence than war - Booker

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..

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CEOs call on U.S. Senate to tackle gun violence -reports [Video]CEOs call on U.S. Senate to tackle gun violence -reports

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..

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Democratic debate sets up Biden-Warren face-off [Video]Democratic debate sets up Biden-Warren face-off

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..

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Democrats press GOP for stricter gun laws [Video]Democrats press GOP for stricter gun laws

U.S. Democrats, looking to heighten their profile on gun control, moved forward on Tuesday with new measures aimed at curbing gun violence, while President Donald Trump also planned to meet with..

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Time for action on guns: AOC [Video]Time for action on guns: AOC

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..

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McConnell Says Senate Will Consider A Gun Bill [Video]McConnell Says Senate Will Consider A Gun Bill

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..

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Warren apologizes at Native American forum [Video]Warren apologizes at Native American forum

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday apologized at a Native American forum in Iowa for 'harm' she had caused after she claimed Native American heritage and faced..

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Trump blames mass shootings on mentally ill [Video]Trump blames mass shootings on mentally ill

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..

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'Moscow Mitch' is burying legislation: Pelosi [Video]'Moscow Mitch' is burying legislation: Pelosi

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..

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O'Rourke Lurches Back On Campaign Trail Amid Calls To Dropout [Video]O'Rourke Lurches Back On Campaign Trail Amid Calls To Dropout

A shooting in Beto O'Rourke's hometown has thrown his flailing presidential campaign back into the spotlight. O'Rourke is being praised for his response to the El Paso Mass Shooting that killed 22..

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Blagojevich spotted at prison as Trump mulls pardon [Video]Blagojevich spotted at prison as Trump mulls pardon

Rod Blagojevich, the imprisoned former Illinois governor, is keeping in shape with outside exercise at the federal prison in Colorado as President Trump considers a pardon. Priscilla Huff has more.

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Kamala Harris seeks campaign jolt in Iowa [Video]Kamala Harris seeks campaign jolt in Iowa

During a five-day bus tour across Iowa last week, 2020 White House contender Kamala Harris finally seemed to hit her stride. A Monmouth University poll released August 8 showed Harris third in the..

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2020 Democrats demand action on guns [Video]2020 Democrats demand action on guns

Democratic presidential contenders urged Congress on Saturday to take action to curb gun violence in the wake of mass shootings last weekend in Texas and Ohio that left 31 dead. Colette Luke has more.

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GOP Senator Pours Cold Water On Gun Legislation [Video]GOP Senator Pours Cold Water On Gun Legislation

Recent deadly mass shootings have revived discussions of stricter gun laws. President Trump revealed he's open to the idea of strict gun laws. But he faces firm opposition from his own party. On..

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Trump picks acting national intelligence chief [Video]Trump picks acting national intelligence chief

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...

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Harry Reid Suggests Democrats End Filibusters To Further Fight Against Climate Change [Video]Harry Reid Suggests Democrats End Filibusters To Further Fight Against Climate Change

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid recommends Democrats kill the filibuster. According to the Huffington Post, Reid said this move could help them further efforts against climate change. Reid..

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Mitch McConnell Rejects Mayors' Plea For Gun Legislation [Video]Mitch McConnell Rejects Mayors' Plea For Gun Legislation

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..

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U.S. Mass Shootings Ignite New Calls For Gun Legislation [Video]U.S. Mass Shootings Ignite New Calls For Gun Legislation

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..

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Background checks are common sense: Sen. Schumer [Video]Background checks are common sense: Sen. Schumer

Democrat Minority leader Senator Chuck Schumer and Republican Representative Peter King say closing the loopholes on background checks for the purchase of firearms is just common sense. Rough Cut (No..

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Puerto Rico High Court Will Decide Legitimacy Of New Governor [Video]Puerto Rico High Court Will Decide Legitimacy Of New Governor

The future of Pedro Pierluisi as Puerto Rico’s governor will be up to the U.S. territory’s supreme court, says Reuters. The decision comes after the island’s Senate declined to vote on his..

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Brazil Senate committee approves pension system overhaul

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

US Senator Bernie Sanders says 'deeply concerned' about situation in Kashmir

US Senator and Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders told a gathering of Muslims that he was "deeply concerned" about the situation in Kashmir and asked the US government to "speak out..
IndiaTimes - Published

Italy's PD, 5-Star to resume government talks at 1600 GMT: PD Senate chief

Italy's opposition Democratic Party (PD) and the ruling 5-Star Movement will meet at 1600 GMT to resume talks on the formation of a possible new government, PD Senate chief Andrea Marcucci said on..
Reuters - Published

Italy's PD Senate Chief sees progress on government deal with 5-Star

Government talks between the ruling 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) have made progress, PD Senate leader Andrea Marcucci said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Italy's PD senate leader says 'there are no vetoes' on Conte as PM

Italy's Democratic Party (PD) has no vetoes on outgoing prime minister Giuseppe Conte leading a government backed by it and the 5-Star Movement, PD Senate leader Andrea Marcucci said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

'Our people are emotional': Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi defends Senate Chairman who cancelled UAE visit

Qureshi first said that if the Senate Chairman has cancelled his trip considering the views of Pakistani people, later he said Pakistani people are emotional but they should not forget that the UAE has..
Firstpost - Published

University of Mumbai in troubled waters over its perspective plan 2020-21

In May this year, the varsity announced that for the first time, they will consider recommendations and suggestions from both teachers and students fraternity while opinions from the senate members are..
DNA - Published

Senate Democratic leader urges Israel to reverse ban on lawmakers' visit

Israeli officials should reverse their decision to block a visit by two U.S. Democratic lawmakers -- Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar -- who have been critical of the country, U.S. Senate..
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Senate leader: Any violent crackdown in Hong Kong would be 'completely unacceptable'

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned China on Monday that any violent crackdown on protests in Hong Kong would be "completely unacceptable," while Trump administration officials urged..
Reuters - Published

Italian Senate called to set debate on Salvini's election bid

Right-wing League leader Matteo Salvini's drive for early elections in Italy hit a road bump on Monday with parliamentary party leaders failing to decide when the Senate should debate his no-confidence..
Reuters - Published

Italy's PD says president to decide on government crisis, Salvini must quit as minister

Italy's center-left Democratic Party (PD) is open to discuss various solutions to the current government crisis and the way forward will be set by the head of state Sergio Mattarella, PD Senate Leader..
Reuters - Published

Italy's League presents no confidence motion in government

Italy's ruling League party said on Friday it will present a no confidence motion in the Senate to bring down the government and it hopes the country will go quickly to snap elections.
Reuters - Published

Brazil pension reform debate expected to widen in Senate

Brazil's Senate is expected to consider extending pension reform to states and municipal governments as it moves to vote on a bill overhauling the social security system, lawmakers said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's lower house approves pension overhaul to tackle budget gap

Brazil's lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved a far-reaching pension overhaul bill aimed at reducing a huge budget gap, with the central economic reform proposed by far-right President Jair..
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Italy government wins confidence vote on decree targeting migrant rescue ships

The Italian government on Monday won a confidence vote in the Senate on a decree targeting charities operating migrant rescue ships, in a victory for Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and his far-right..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Senate panel advances Saudi sanctions measure

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday backed legislation that would impose sanctions on the Saudi royal family and block some weapons sales, pushing back against President Donald..
Reuters - Published

Senate panel to vote next week on sanctions on Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline

A U.S. Senate committee is due to vote next week on a bill that would slap sanctions on companies and individuals involved in building the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany that..
Reuters - Published

House Democrats, GOP unite to repeal Obama health care tax

The so-called "Cadillac tax" never went into effect, since lawmakers kept delaying it. Wednesday's 419-6 vote increases chances that the Senate will follow the House, going for full repeal.
DNA - Published

Great news for Indian techies: US House passes bill removing country cap on Green Card

The bill, however, has to be passed by the Senate, wherein the Republicans enjoy a majority, before it can be signed into law by President Donald Trump.
DNA - Published

Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers Saudi rights bill

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Republican chairman, Senator Jim Risch, introduced legislation on Wednesday punishing Saudi Arabia over human rights and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed..
Reuters - Published

Nigeria's president may name cabinet nominees this week: senate leader

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari could name his cabinet nominees as soon as this week, the senate president said on Wednesday, a move that could end more than a month without ministers.
Reuters - Published

Australia senate backs $110 billion tax cut plan to boost economy

Australia's upper house Senate passed on Thursday A$158 billion ($110 billion) worth of tax cuts over the next decade, the centrepiece of the conservative government's plan to boost an economy that is..
Reuters - Published

US Senate passes legislative provision to give India Nato ally-like status

The amendment provides for increased US-India defence cooperation in the Indian Ocean in the areas of humanitarian assistance, counterterrorism, counter-piracy and maritime security. The bill would be..
IndiaTimes - Published

Senate defeats measure to restrain Trump on Iran

The U.S. Senate on Friday defeated legislation that would have barred President Donald Trump from launching an attack on Iran without first obtaining the approval of Congress, except in self-defense.
Reuters - Published

Worst of yellow vest economic impact in France yet to come: Senate

The worst of the impact on the French economy of the yellow-vest protests, which rocked city centers across France last winter, is yet to come, a report said, predicting a wave of bankruptcies among..
Reuters - Published

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

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..
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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

Senate confirms ex-Air Force General Stilwell as top diplomat for East Asia

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed former Air Force General David Stilwell to be the State Department's top diplomat for East Asia, a post that had remained unfilled for more than two years despite..
Reuters - Published

Brazilian Senate committee shuns Bolsonaro's decree easing guns law

A Senate committee on Wednesday rejected Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's decree that significantly loosened laws banning the ability of citizens to carry guns.
Reuters - Published

Mexico Senate should ratify USMCA trade deal next week: president

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he expected Mexico's Senate to ratify next week a new North American trade deal known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Reuters - Published

Democrats remain a divided house on impeaching President Donald Trump as Senate numbers favour Republicans

Robert S Mueller III provided enough ammo to the Democrats for launching a blitzkrieg on President Donald Trump.
Firstpost - Published

Colombian high court rules FARC peace law must be sanctioned

A Colombian high court on Wednesday called on President Ivan Duque to sanction a law that implements peace agreement with demobilized FARC rebels, after upholding a Senate vote that rejected his..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro averts crisis as Senate backs his move to cut ministries

Brazil's Senate on Tuesday voted to approve right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's decree to revamp the executive branch, averting a potential crisis that had sown doubt about his ability to obtain the..
Reuters - Published

Argentine activists try again with new bill to legalize abortion

The Argentine lower house presented a bill on Tuesday to legalize abortion less than a year after the Senate rejected similar legislation, backed by a persistent groundswell of support from the..
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Smooth confirmation seen for Trump nominee to be ambassador to Mexico

U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Mexico had a smooth U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, and looked likely to easily win confirmation to a post that could be important..
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Spain's Sanchez nominates Catalans to chair Congress and Senate

Spain's acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday proposed two Catalan lawmakers as parliamentary speakers, giving an early sense of the prominent role the politically volatile region is likely to..
Reuters - Published

'Bring it on' - Philippines' drug war commander invites probes into killings

The top enforcer of a brutal war on drugs in the Philippines on Friday dared prosecutors to go after him for the deaths of thousands of people, after activists warned that his election to the Senate..
Reuters - Published

Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy; no exceptions for rape, incest cases

Missouri's Republican-led Senate has now passed a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Senators approved the legislation 24-10 early Thursday with just hours left before a Friday deadline..
Firstpost - Published

Spanish PM: Catalonia veto of new Senate chief would undermine dialogue

Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez warned on Wednesday that the likely rejection by Catalan pro-independence parties of his Catalan nominee for chairman of Spain's Senate would undermine dialogue and..
Reuters - Published

Alabama senate passes toughest abortion ban bill in US, gives no exceptions to cases of rape or incest

The ACLU, promised to file a lawsuit to block its implementation, although the abortion bill's backers have expressly said they want to bring the case to the SC
Firstpost - Published

U.S. Senate Republicans: Trump to give immigration speech in coming days

Republican U.S. Senators John Cornyn and John Barrasso said Tuesday that President Donald Trump will give a speech on immigration as soon as later this week.
Reuters - Published

Donald Trump Jr subpoenaed by Senate intelligence committee for backing out of two interviews on Russia investigation

Senator Richard Burr outlined the events at a GOP caucus luncheon after weathering fierce criticism for the subpoena of Trump Jr
Firstpost - Published

Philippines gives thumbs up to Duterte as loyalists dominate mid-term vote

Allies of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have dominated a mid-term Senate election according to unofficial results on Tuesday, indicating growing support for the maverick leader and broad public..
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Duterte set to strengthen rule as loyalists lead Philippine Senate vote

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's allies held the top spots as unofficial results of a mid-term Senate election trickled in on Monday, signaling broad public backing for the maverick leader.
Reuters - Published

Colombian Senate asks high court to rule on FARC peace vote

Colombian lawmakers on Thursday said they will ask a high court to rule on the legality of a Senate vote this week on whether to make changes to a special tribunal tasked with trying former rebels and..
Reuters - Published

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