Fed-up parents in Senate push for ban of social media for kids
A group of senators is considering legislation banning social media for children under 13 years old amid growing concerns from parents about the negative impact of social media on children's mental health and well-being.
After calls to resign, Dianne Feinstein seeks Judiciary replacement
Recuperating U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California asked Wednesday to be temporarily replaced on the Judiciary Committee, shortly after two House Democrats called on her to resign after her extended absence from Washington.
Rep. Barbara Lee officially launches U.S. Senate campaign
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) officially announced on Tuesday she's running to replace U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. Lee spoke to KTVU in the first TV interview of her campaign.
Sen. John Fetterman's case highlights common stroke, depression link
Pennsylvania Democratic Senator John Fetterman is seeking treatment for severe depression months after having a stroke. Fetterman last year had the most common kind of stroke, caused by clots that block a blood vessel to the brain.
Sen. John Fetterman checks into hospital, cites clinical depression
U.S. Senator John Fetterman checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Wednesday night to receive treatment for clinical depression, according to his office.
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.”
Senator Kyrsten Sinema censured by Arizona Democratic Party over filibuster stance
Senator Kyrsten Sinema has been censured by the Arizona Democratic party over her opposition to change or eliminate the Senate's filibuster rule. There was a recent attempt to change the filibuster rule in an effort to get a voting rights bill passed.
Southwest CEO tests positive for COVID-19 after Senate testimony
Several major airline executives sat next to one another in the hearing, and did not wear masks during testimony
Senate passes stopgap funding bill, avoiding shutdown
The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill Thursday that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.
Biden dives into high-stakes negotiations over Build Back Better infrastructure plan
President Joe Biden appears determined to strike agreement with two wavering Democratic senators over his big $3.5 trillion government overhaul.
Senate GOP blocks borrowing bill aimed at averting government shutdown
It’s all making for a tumultuous moment for Biden and his party, with consequences certain to shape his presidency and the lawmakers' own political futures.
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.
White House officially withdraws Neera Tanden nomination for budget chief from Senate
The White House on Thursday officially withdrew the nomination of Neera Tanden to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget from the U.S. Senate.
Senate confirms veteran diplomat William Burns as CIA director
Without opposition, the Senate confirmed veteran diplomat William Burns as CIA director on Thursday, giving him control of the nation's premier spy agency as the U.S. government confronts threats from China, Russia, Iran and elsewhere.
Biden: Americans to begin receiving $1,400 stimulus checks this month
"When we took office 45 days ago, I promised the American people that help was on the way," Biden said. "Today, I can say we have taken one more giant step forward in delivering on that promise."
Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill
An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums.
Senate GOP forces reading of 600-page COVID-19 relief bill aloud to delay vote
Senate Democrats looking to push the $.19 trillion COVID-19 relief bill through the upper chamber likely face mountains of GOP amendments and other delays that could take days to plow through.
Senate confirms Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador
The Senate has confirmed President Joe Biden’s choice to lead U.S. diplomacy at the United Nations on Tuesday.
Different votes, same message: Schumer, McConnell speak after Senate’s acquittal and condemn Trump
One voted to acquit, one voted to convict - but then they both took to the podium Saturday and condemned Trump’s rhetoric and actions leading up to the Jan. 6 riot.
Senate sets confirmation hearing date for Merrick Garland, Biden's pick for attorney general
The Senate Judiciary Committee has set a confirmation hearing for Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s nominee for attorney general.