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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, with the House of Representatives being the lower chamber. Together they compose the national bicameral legislature of the United States.

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Bipartisan group agrees on infrastructure deal [Video]

Bipartisan group agrees on infrastructure deal

A bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators said on Thursday it had reached agreement on a framework for a proposed infrastructure spending bill that would not include any tax increases. Bryan Wood reports.

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Senate Hopeful Mocks Gun-Toting Opponent [Video]

Senate Hopeful Mocks Gun-Toting Opponent

In a campaign ad, Democrat Lucas Kunce is going all-out for an open Senate seat against one opponent, Republican Mark McCloskey.

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Demings Launches Senate Run [Video]

Demings Launches Senate Run

Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) has announced her bid to take down Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio in 2022.

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Fox News downplays, largely ignores Senate insurrection report [Video]

Fox News downplays, largely ignores Senate insurrection report

CNN’s Oliver Darcy breaks down Fox News’ reluctance to cover the Senate’s report on the January 6 Capitol insurrection.

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US Senate report outlines security failures during Capitol breach [Video]

US Senate report outlines security failures during Capitol breach

The January 6 riot was marred by government, military, and law enforcement missteps, the Senate report says.

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U.S. Senate passes bill to address China tech threat [Video]

U.S. Senate passes bill to address China tech threat

The U.S. Senate voted 68-32 on Tuesday to approve a sweeping package of legislation intended to boost the country's ability to compete with Chinese technology. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.

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'It's disgusting': Partner of fallen Capitol officer on Trump's comments [Video]

'It's disgusting': Partner of fallen Capitol officer on Trump's comments

Sandra Garza, longtime partner of fallen Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, reacts to a Senate report that reveals previously unknown details about the security breakdowns ahead of the January 6 US..

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Officer Fanone still has questions after Jan 6th report [Video]

Officer Fanone still has questions after Jan 6th report

DC Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone and CNN’s Jake Tapper discuss the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6th and the Senate report about that day.

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Report: Capitol Police did not heed riot warnings [Video]

Report: Capitol Police did not heed riot warnings

A bipartisan U.S. Senate report said Capitol Police did not take seriously warnings of potential violence ahead of the deadly riot on January 6. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Keilar presses Democrat: Why didn't report call it an insurrection? [Video]

Keilar presses Democrat: Why didn't report call it an insurrection?

CNN’s Brianna Keilar asks Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI), who chairs one of the committees behind a new Senate January 6 report, why the report on the security breaches during the Capitol riot did not call..

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Avlon: This should be an easy win for the Senate, but no [Video]

Avlon: This should be an easy win for the Senate, but no

CNN’s John Avlon says the effort by the Senate to try and pass several large bills, including the US Innovation and Competition Act aimed at China, shows that the Republican Party is more comfortable..

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Senate sergeant-at-arms: We need a vaccine for disinformation [Video]

Senate sergeant-at-arms: We need a vaccine for disinformation

In an exclusive interview, Pamela Brown speaks with Karen Gibson, who in March was appointed the Senate sergeant-at-arms. Gibson says political rhetoric factors into the anger some Americans feel..

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Manchin to oppose voting rights bill pushed by Dems [Video]

Manchin to oppose voting rights bill pushed by Dems

[NFA] West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, a crucial swing vote in the U.S. Senate, announced on Sunday he intends to oppose a sweeping voting rights bill backed by the majority of his fellow..

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Granholm: Infrastructure talks must be done 'soon' [Video]

Granholm: Infrastructure talks must be done 'soon'

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that “the clock is ticking” on infrastructure negotiations with Senate Republicans.

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Biden rejects new GOP infrastructure offer [Video]

Biden rejects new GOP infrastructure offer

[NFA] U.S. President Joe Biden shot down a new proposal from the main Republican negotiator on infrastructure, Senator Shelley Moore Capito, that increased spending by about $50 billion over their last..

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What concerns the Senate sergeant-at-arms? It's not another mob [Video]

What concerns the Senate sergeant-at-arms? It's not another mob

In a CNN exclusive interview, Pamela Brown speaks with Karen Gibson, the Senate sergeant-at-arms. The retired lieutenant general was appointed in March after the previous sergeant-at-arms resigned as..

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Manchin on McConnell: It was wrong what he did [Video]

Manchin on McConnell: It was wrong what he did

CNN’s Manu Raju asks Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) if his opinion on the Senate filibuster will ever change.

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Senate committees to release a report on security failures at Capitol riot [Video]

Senate committees to release a report on security failures at Capitol riot

Two Senate committees plan to release a flurry of recommendations in a thorough 100-page-plus report about what went wrong on January 6, but they will stop short of examining former President Donald..

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DC officer Fanone: This isn't the country I want to turn over to my children [Video]

DC officer Fanone: This isn't the country I want to turn over to my children

DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone, who defended the Capitol on January 6, speaks out after Senate GOP blocked a bipartisan commission to investigate the Capitol insurrection.

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DeSantis signs bill banning transgender athletes from playing on certain teams into law [Video]

DeSantis signs bill banning transgender athletes from playing on certain teams into law

Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 1028 into law on Tuesday morning, which bans trans-female athletes in public high school or college from playing in women’s sports.

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Avlon: Blocked January 6 commission a gut punch to democracy [Video]

Avlon: Blocked January 6 commission a gut punch to democracy

US could do to defend democracy in the wake of Republican senators blocked the bipartisan January 6 commission to investigate the Capitol attack, CNN’s John Avlon says its time to make changes to the..

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GOP Senators Block January 6 Commission That Would Investigate Capitol Riot [Video]

GOP Senators Block January 6 Commission That Would Investigate Capitol Riot

The vote of 54 to 35 in favor of legislation that would form the commission fell short of the 60 Senate votes needed to ensure its passage

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Sen. Capito holds out hope for infrastructure deal [Video]

Sen. Capito holds out hope for infrastructure deal

The White House and Senate Republicans are still several hundred million dollars apart on a deal to improve U.S. roads, bridges, and other projects. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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US House backs commission on deadly Capitol siege - but it's uncertain it will pass Senate

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Senate committee approves China strategic competition bill; backs enhanced security ties with India

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Rachel Levine becomes first openly transgender federal official confirmed by Senate

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Senator Marco Rubio Says We Need to I.D. UFO Flying Over Military Bases

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Marco Rubio Says Miami Beach Looks Unsafe, Still Wants Spring Breakers

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Senate passes Biden's $1.9trn coronavirus relief plan after all-night debate

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Trump attacks 'unsmiling political hack' McConnell

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Former US president Donald Trump has warned Republicans that they "will not win again" if they continue to back Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell.
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Stacey Plaskett Calls Trump 'Evil,' Says He Deserves Criminal Punishment

Stacey Plaskett -- one of the House impeachment managers for Donald Trump's Senate trial -- clearly isn't pleased with his acquittal, but she thinks he'll face worse punishment ahead. The Virgin..
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Trump Acquitted During Second Impeachment Trial, McConnell Blasts Him

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Trump's impeachment an 'unjust witch hunt', Senate trial told

Donald Trump's impeachment trial is an "unjust, unconstitutional witch hunt", politically motivated and "divorced from fact", the hearing has been told.
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Enough of the 'loony lies': Pro-Trump politician branded Republican Party 'cancer'

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