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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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Former host of The Daily Show turned 9/11 first responder advocate blasted Sen.Rand Paul after he blocked a vote to permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victims..
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The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by October 2025, a big win for workers and..
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The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by October 2025, a big win for workers and..
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The bill would more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25, which has not risen since 2009. But its prospects are dim in the Senate.
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Another 9/11 first responder, former New York City firefighter Kevin Nolan, has died as families push for Congress to renew funding for the victims' compensation..
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Despite the partisan divisions in Washington, we found one man working in Congress who has the support of both Republicans and Democrats. Bertie Bowman started..
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Democrat Michael "Mike" Broihier enters the 2020 U.S. Senate primary contest trumpeting a "no labels" message to Kentucky voters.
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The news comes after US Senators urged the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission to assess the dangers of the FaceApp programme, claiming that users’ personal..
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with US President Donald trump. Congress is heading for a showdown with US President Donald Trump after the House voted on..
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Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has called for an investigation into FaceApp, which alters users'...
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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..
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The U.S. House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt on Wednesday, escalating a..
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Former astronaut running for Arizona seat raises more than a number of Democratic presidential contenders
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General News Facebook received a grilling in their Senate hearing yesterday with Sherrod Brown, the banking committee’s highest-ranking Democrat, claiming he..
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Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills on Tuesday to keep tight restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, amid concern about..
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Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills on Tuesday to keep tight restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, amid concern about..
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would investigate whether Alphabet Inc's Google supports the Chinese government, following..
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Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday he will support a bill proposed by Sen. Cory Booker in the Senate to set up a commission to study reparations.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump is "not a racist" after Trump tweeted over the weekend that four congresswomen of color should..
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U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday public debate should be on ideas, not personal attacks, in his first public remarks on a..
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The Senate majority leader defended the president's controversial tweets targeting four congresswomen
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Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell joined most other Republicans on Capitol Hill Tuesday in refusing to single out Trump's behavior and rhetoric as racist.
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U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday public debate should be on ideas, not personal attacks, in his first public remarks on a..
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The tech giant's Libra digital currency is attacked by senators who say the company is not trusted.
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General News Bitcoin Suisse, the Swiss crypto broker, has applied for banking and securities dealer licenses from Switzerland’s finance regulator, joining..
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Esper could be confirmed to his new role as early as Thursday
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Senate Republicans reportedly have yet another “sense of urgency” to do something about the fact that their standard-bearer, the monster in the Oval Office,..
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Steve Bullock, John Hickenlooper and Beto O’Rourke bids for the White House have failed to gain steam. They are still seen by party leaders as strong..
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With a school desegregation lawsuit roiling Delaware in the 1970s, Mr. Biden led an effort in the Senate to end court-ordered busing.
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The strains of almost eighteen years of continuous war, Obama’s massive budget cuts, and a tide of damaging politics have eroded critical parts of our..
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Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss potential ICE raids across the country, targeting thousands of undocumented..
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says his family’s history of slave ownership doesn’t change his opposition to reparations.
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Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan, Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, and..
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Vice President Mike Pence and a group of Senate Republicans toured a border facility in Texas amid concerns over conditions at such centers.
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Bill Hagerty is running to replace Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who is retiring at the end of his term
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A similar amendment in the Senate failed to get sufficient votes to pass
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The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation to permanently compensate first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade..
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The bill now heads to the Senate -- Mitch McConnell said he would put the bill on the floor for a vote in August
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta was nominated by Donald Trump to be Labor Secretary Feb. 16, 2017, and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 27, 2017.
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The bill's introduction comes on the heels of reports of overcrowded, unsanitary conditions in border detention facilities. And on Sunday, ICE is expected to..
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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.
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Democrat Amy McGrath explains how she plains to put a wedge between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump.
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The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Republican chairman, Senator Jim Risch, introduced legislation on Wednesday punishing Saudi Arabia over human..
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The haul breaks multiple records including the most money ever raised in a single day by a Senate campaign
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The fund-raising haul was the most ever in the first 24 hours of a Senate campaign. Mr. McConnell is a formidable fund-raiser as well, who spent more than $30..
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The chance to replace Sen. Mitch McConnell in Washington, D.C. has big money flowing into candidate Amy McGrath's campaign.
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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..
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US President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday threatened he would veto a massive defense bill being considered by the House of Representatives, saying..
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Even if Democrats win the White House and the Senate in 2020, effectively combating climate change might require the elimination of the Senate filibuster.
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Trump's remarks come after a day full of them from all sides over Amy McGrath's entry into the race against Mitch McConnell for his Senate seat.
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Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer says Megan Rapinoe has accepted an invite for the World Cup champions to visit Congress.
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