Rep. Adam Schiff announces Senate run
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is running for U.S. Senate in California in 2024.
Rep. Katie Porter to run for U.S. Senate in 2024
Democratic Rep. Katie Porter of California said Tuesday she will seek the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a fellow Democrat and the oldest member of the chamber.
U.S. senator finds rampant sexual abuse of women in prisons from California to NY
U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff said that his investigation into the federal prison system demonstrates that the BOP is "failing systemically to prevent, detect, and address sexual abuse of prisoners by its own employees."
Senate abortion bill: Democrats' effort to secure Roe v. Wade fails vote
The Senate has failed to pass a vote in an effort toward enshrining Roe v. Wade abortion access into federal law.
Senate to vote next week on protecting abortion rights
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calls the abortion rights vote "one of the most important" saying in part "it deals with one of the most difficult decisions a woman has to make in her life.”
Senate Republican filibuster blocks Democrats' voting rights bill
Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights groups argue is vital for protecting democracy has been blocked by a Republican filibuster.
Senate presses ahead with voting rights debate: Here's what the legislation would do
The Senate on Tuesday is set to debate legislation that combines the two major voting bills, the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
U.S. Senate committee confirms Mayor Garcetti's ambassadorial nomination
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmed the nomination of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be U.S. ambassador to India, but the nomination next needs to be confirmed by a majority of the U.S. Senate.
What is the filibuster? Senate rules and calls for change explained
The Senate filibuster is a long-standing practice used to delay or prevent a vote. It can only be stopped if 60 senators vote to end debate in a procedure called “cloture.”
Debt ceiling: Deal reached with GOP on short-term fix, Schumer says
A debt ceiling deal that would temporarily raise the limit through December has been reached with Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said.
Biles: FBI turned ‘blind eye’ to reports of gymnasts’ abuse
The FBI made “fundamental” errors in investigating sexual abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar and did not treat the case with the “utmost seriousness,” the Justice Department’s inspector general said Wednesday.
Senate’s $3.5T budget: What you need to know
Congressional democrats hope to pass a $3.5 trillion budget this fall aimed at improving housing, education, climate change and other initiatives.
‘Investment in American families’: Biden outlines $3.5T infrastructure spending plan
President Biden announced his immediate plans to help bolster American families feeling “the pinch” after Senate Democrats approved a budget resolution that will pave the way for a $3.5 trillion spending package.
Senate unveils $1T bipartisan infrastructure bill after weekend session
Senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, made up of some 2,700 pages following a rare weekend session.
Senate convenes in rare weekend session to debate infrastructure bill
The Senate convened for a rare weekend session to continue debate on the bill that will greatly expand spending on roads, bridges and mass transit if passed.
Amid threats to Congress members, House to vote on new security measure
Democrats say the bill will be crucial to try to reconcile the trauma that many still feel after the Capitol siege. U.S. Capitol Police also say threats to members of Congress have more than doubled this year.
COVID-19 relief bill: Democrats strike deal on jobless benefits after logjam
Senate leaders and moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin have struck a deal over emergency jobless benefits, breaking a nine-hour logjam that had stalled the party’s showpiece $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.
House passes budget resolution for $1.9T coronavirus relief after Senate's marathon session
The vote was 219-209 to adopt the budget framework that the Senate approved early Friday morning thanks to a tie-breaking vote cast by Vice President Kamala Harris.
Senate confirms Austin as US’ first Black secretary of defense
With minimal objection, the Senate voted 93-2 in favor of confirming retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense.