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.
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
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..
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..
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 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 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 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
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
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
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.. Reuters - Published
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
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 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 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'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 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.. Reuters - Published
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
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
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
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
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 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'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
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
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
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
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
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 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'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
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
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
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
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 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
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.. Reuters - Published
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.. Reuters - Published
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
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'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
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
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.. Reuters - Published
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 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