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 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.
Several major airline executives sat next to one another in the hearing, and did not wear masks during testimony
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.
President Joe Biden appears determined to strike agreement with two wavering Democratic senators over his big $3.5 trillion government overhaul.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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 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.
The Senate has confirmed President Joe Biden’s choice to lead U.S. diplomacy at the United Nations on Tuesday.
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.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has set a confirmation hearing for Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s nominee for attorney general.
The Senate has overwhelmingly voted to confirm President Joe Biden’s pick to oversee the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Janet Yellen has been confirmed as Biden’s treasury secretary in an overwhelming Senate vote, the first woman to hold the job in the department's 232-year history.
With minimal objection, the Senate voted 93-2 in favor of confirming retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense.
The Democratic-controlled Congress easily passed legislation Thursday required to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as President Joe Biden’s secretary of defense, brushing aside concerns that his retirement occurred inside the seven-year window that safeguards civilian leadership of the military.
President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in November was tempered by concerns that he would face Republican opposition in the Senate that could stymie him at every turn.