Western States Senators Coax Trump's Support for Historic Public Lands LegislationLawmakers have reached bipartisan agreement on an election-year deal to double spending on a popular conservation program and devote nearly $2 billion a year to improve and maintain national parks.
Senate Approves Coronavirus Relief Bill Ensuring Paid LeaveThe Senate on Wednesday approved a coronavirus relief bill passed by the House last week that provides free testing and paid leave for certain workers as the White House solidifies plans for an even larger package to address the fallout of the pandemic.
'Right Matters!' California Rep. Schiff Ends 2nd Day of Opening Arguments With Appeal to GOP SenatorsRep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who is leading the prosecution against the president, ended the day with a plea to senators that “right matters.”
Pelosi Says She Will 'Soon' Transmit Impeachment To SenateHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she will “soon” transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, but warned that Senate Republicans are rushing to acquittal without a fair trial.
U.S. Senate Passes Bill Making It Easier to Kill Sea LionsSupporters say the bill will give wildlife managers greater flexibility in controlling California sea lions that dramatically increased from about 30,000 in the 1960s to about 300,000 under the 1972 Marine Mammal Protection Act.
Senator Dianne Feinstein Wins ReelectionAt her election party Tuesday night at the Presidio Officers Club, Senator Dianne Feinstein told a cheering crowd of supporters, "This is the greatest honor in my life."
Kavanaugh Sworn to High Court After Rancorous Confirmation, ProtestsBrett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday evening as the 114th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, after a wrenching debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament that shattered the Senate and ushered in an acrimonious new level of polarization,
Senate Near Kavanaugh Approval After Epic StruggleDemocrats and demonstrators vented rage and resistance but the Senate rolled toward approving Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination Saturday.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein Wins California PrimaryU.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has won first place in the California primary, easily moving to the general election as she seeks a fifth full term.
Sen. Duckworth, Newborn Baby Make History On Senate FloorSen. Tammy Duckworth voted on the Senate floor on Thursday with her newborn baby daughter Maile cradled in her arms. Her appearance comes just one day after the Senate voted to allow the babies of its members into the tradition-bound chamber.
'Dreamers' Left In Limbo As Senate Rejects Immigration BillsThe Senate left hundreds of thousands of "Dreamer" immigrants in limbo Thursday, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation's border security.
As Government Shutdown Begins, Blame Game Revs UpThe Republican-controlled Congress scheduled an unusual weekend session to begin considering a three-week version of a short-term spending measure and Pres. Trump tweeted that Democrats "wanted to give me a nice present" to mark the start of his second year in office.
Government Shuts Down After Senate Negotiations Fizzle; Trump Calls Democrats 'Losers'The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, marring the one-year anniversary of Pres. Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction.
Senate Commerce Leader Confronts Apple About iPhone SlowdownThe chairman of the U.S. Senate's commerce committee wants Apple to lift the veil on its once-secret slowdown of older iPhones.
U.S. Senate Reveals 'Harassment Settlement Data' – $1.5 Million Paid Over 20 YearsThe Senate quietly released a bare-bones report showing that nearly $1.5 million in taxpayer money has been spent over the past two decades to cover claims against lawmakers and other Senate offices.