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U.S. Senate set to confirm ex-lobbyist Bernhardt as Interior chief

The U.S. Senate is set to confirm former energy lobbyist David Bernhardt as the next Interior Secretary on Thursday, even as coastal state senators from both parties raise concerns about his plans to..
Reuters India - Published

John Abizaid named US' new envoy to Saudi Arabia

[USA], Apr 11 (ANI): The US Senate on Wednesday (local time) voted to confirm John Abizaid as the new ambassador to Saudi Arabia, a position that was lying vacant since 2017.
Sify - Published

Facebook, Google accused of anti-conservative bias at U.S. Senate hearing

Republican senators on Wednesday said Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc discriminate against conservative viewpoints and suppress free speech, suggesting anti-trust action could be a..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. Senate panel approves Trump's pick for Interior Department

A key Senate committee approved U.S. President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Interior on Thursday, putting former energy lobbyist David Bernhardt closer to becoming the permanent head..
Reuters India - Published

Republicans push easing U.S. Senate rules to help Trump nominations

Republicans in the U.S. Senate will attempt to alter its rules next week in order to accelerate the confirmation of President Donald Trump's nominees for some judgeships and sub-Cabinet level positions..
Reuters India - Published

Republicans defeat Green New Deal in U.S. Senate vote Democrats call a stunt

U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday defeated the "Green New Deal" resolution that called for tackling climate change by moving the United States off fossil fuels, while Democrats said the vote was a..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. Senate Republican wants a special counsel to investigate Trump probe

A leading Senate Republican said on Monday he would ask Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to probe whether U.S. law enforcement officials made missteps in their investigation..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. Senate panel to first grill FAA, then Boeing after fatal crashes

A U.S. Senate panel plans a hearing on March 27 on aviation safety after two fatal Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft crashes since October, and said it will also schedule a future hearing with Boeing and other..
Reuters India - Published

Boeing, FAA officials called to testify in U.S. Senate on 737 MAX plane crashes

Boeing Co faced growing pressure in Washington on Wednesday with U.S. lawmakers calling for executives to testify about two crashed 737 MAX jets even as the world's biggest planemaker works to overcome..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. Senate panel hearing set for March 27 with FAA after fatal crashes

A U.S. Senate panel plans a hearing on March 27 on aviation safety after two fatal Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft crashes since October, and said it will also schedule a future hearing with Boeing and other..
Reuters India - Published

Key U.S. Senate panel split on Trump-Russia collusion - sources

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, known as perhaps Congress' most bipartisan panel, is split along party lines over whether Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 U.S...
Reuters India - Published

Trump vows veto after bipartisan US Senate rejects border wall emergency

12 Republicans joined Democrats to vote to end Trump's border emergency declaration.
DNA - Published Also reported by •FirstpostReuters India

US Senate Republicans vote against Donald Trump emergency declaration in stunning rebuke, setting up veto showdown

In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats Thursday to block the national emergency that US President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with..
Firstpost - Published

US Senate set to pass bill ending Donald Trump's border emergency; president expected to veto move

The US Senate was poised on Thursday to pass a proposal to terminate President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the southern border, defying his threat to veto the measure and heavy..
Firstpost - Published

Defying Donald Trump, US Senate passes resolution to end military support for Saudi-led war in Yemen

Republican Senator Mike Lee concurred, saying Saudi Arabia "is not an ally that deserves our support or our military intervention"
Firstpost - Published

Defying Donald Trump's foreign policy, US Senate votes to end American support for Saudi Arabia-led Yemen war

Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled chamber approved on Wednesday a historic curtailment of presidential war powers that directs Trump "to remove the United States Armed Forces from hostilities..
Firstpost - Published

US Senate confirms Indian-American Neomi Rao for federal judgeship position replacing Brett Kavanaugh


Firstpost - Published

US Senate defies Trump, votes to end support for Yemen war

Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled US Senate approved on Wednesday a historic curtailment of presidential war powers to end support for the bloody Saudi-led war effort in Yemen.
DNA - Published

US Senate confirms Indian-American Neomi Rao as judge of appeals court

[USA], Mar 14 (ANI): Indian American Neomi Rao, who was under scrutiny for her previous writings on sexual assault will now be judge on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, US Senate confirmed on
Sify - Published

US Senate confirms White House official Neomi Rao to replace Brett Kavanaugh for high profile appeals court

The US Senate on Wednesday confirmed Donald Trump's nominee Neomi Rao to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court, despite concerns about her past writings on sexual assault.
Firstpost - Published

United States: Legislative Proposals On Capital Formation - Mayer Brown

Last week, the US Senate Banking Committee held a hearing on legislation introduced in the prior session of Congress relating to capital formation in order to assess whether any would garner
Mondaq - Published

US Senate set to reject Donald Trump's emergency declaration, Democrats likely to have votes to block President's proposal

Trump, who has promised to issue his first veto if the Senate approves the resolution, declared an emergency last month in a bid to fund a wall along the border without congressional approval.
Firstpost - Published

After Congress, Republican-led US Senate set to reject Trump's emergency declaration on border wall

With Senator Rand Paul this weekend becoming the fourth Republican on board, the resolution of disapproval is now likely to be sent to Trump's desk.
DNA - Published

Marriott CEO to testify before U.S. Senate panel on data breach

Marriott International Inc Chief executive Arne Sorenson will testify before a U.S. Senate panel Thursday about a hacking incident it reported in December that exposed the records of up to 500 million..
Reuters India - Published

Democrats may have votes to block Trump's border emergency in U.S. Senate

Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he would vote in favor of a resolution to end President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border emergency declaration, according to a media report, likely giving..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. Senate weighs blocking Trump's border emergency gambit

Congressional efforts to end President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border emergency declaration - an attempt by him to fund a border wall without approval from Congress - intensified on Thursday with..
Reuters India - Published

US Senate confirms William Barr as attorney-general; Democrats question how he will handle Mueller investigation

William Barr served as attorney general before, under President George HW Bush, and Republicans said he's the perfect pick to take the helm again.
Firstpost - Published

Donald Trump to declare 'national emergency' to build US -Mexico border wall after Congress swats him down: All you need to know

US president Donald Trump has decided to invoke the power of his bully pulpit to declare a national emergency that will allow him to build his promised US-Mexico border wall after the US Senate okayed..
Firstpost - Published

U.S. Senate passes border security bill, sends to House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to avert another partial government shutdown with bipartisan spending legislation that funds new barriers for part of the..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

US Senate approves William Barr as attorney general

[USA], Feb 15 (ANI): The US Senate on Thursday (local time) voted to confirm William Barr as the nation's next attorney general, putting him in charge of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry
Sify - Published

U.S. Senate panel delays vote on nominee to lead immigration agency

The U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee postponed a vote on Wednesday on whether to approve Ronald Vitiello, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement..
Reuters India - Published

US Senate may confirm Trump attorney general pick as soon as Wednesday

The Senate on Tuesday voted 55-44, largely along party lines, to advance his nomination in a strong sign that the Republican-controlled chamber will confirm him this week.
Zee News - Published Also reported by •FirstpostReuters India

U.S. Senate proposal would block Saudi path to atomic weapon in nuclear deal

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators from both parties introduced a resolution on Tuesday requiring that any deal to share U.S
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Trump attorney general pick Barr advances in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr, moved closer to confirmation on Tuesday after the U.S. Senate voted to advance his nomination despite Democrats'..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

'They don't understand who black people are': Kamala Harris hits out at critics

Harris, 54, became the first Indian American and the second black woman to serve in the US Senate when she took office in 2017
DNA - Published

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly to run for U.S. Senate

Retired U.S. astronaut Mark Kelly, whose wife former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was wounded in a 2011 mass shooting, plans to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Arizona, he said in a video posted to..
Reuters India - Published

Husband of former U.S. Congresswoman Giffords to run for U.S. Senate in Arizona

Retired U.S. astronaut Mark Kelly, whose wife former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was wounded in a 2011 mass shooting, plans to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Arizona, he said in a video posted to..
Reuters India - Published

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