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Stone-Manning nomination set to advance to U.S. Senate after emotions run...

In a contentious meeting that distilled a weeks-long fight, the U.S. Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee deadlocked, 10-10, along party lines, Thursday on...

U.S. Senate Republicans block advance of bipartisan infrastructure plan, but talks...

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats’ attempt to start debate on a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan was blocked by Republicans on a party-line vote Wednesday,...

Chuck Schumer: Congress should legalize weed on the federal level

WASHINGTON — The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate says decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level is a change that’s “long overdue,” and that...

Senate Democrats’ voting rights push stalls in the face of GOP...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans shut down efforts to open debate on a sweeping elections-reform and voting-rights bill brought to the Senate floor by...

Congress seals the deal on emergency relief after dispute over Fed...

WASHINGTON — A deal on a coronavirus relief package finally emerged on Sunday night, after members of Congress resolved a days-long impasse over a...

Senators urge federal funding for state distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON — More than a dozen U.S. Senate Democrats are urging congressional leaders to include “robust” funding in any coronavirus relief package for states...

Barrett nomination advances to the U.S. Senate floor with a GOP-only...

WASHINGTON — Republicans on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as...

U.S. Senate Democrats block GOP’S ‘weak’ police reform bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats blocked a GOP police reform bill Wednesday because, they said, it fails to adequately respond to police brutality against people...

Trump signs modest police reform order; defends ‘brave men and women...

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed a modest police reform order Tuesday in response to massive civil unrest over police brutality against people of color. The...

Civil rights groups urge Congress to combat police brutality

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of civil rights organizations have urged U.S. congressional leaders to quickly pass legislation to address police killings of black people following...

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