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  • US Senate ready to move forward on $1 trillion infrastructure bill Jul 28, 2021 10:42 PM IST

    US Senate ready to move forward on $1 trillion infrastructure bill

    For days, Senators and the White House have worked to salvage the bipartisan deal, a key part of President Joe Biden's agenda.

  • Senate weighs investing $120 billion in science to counter China May 19, 2021 09:20 PM IST

    Senate weighs investing $120 billion in science to counter China

    The Senate voted 86-11 on Monday to advance the bill past a procedural hurdle, with Democrats and Republicans united in support, and a vote to approve, along with a tranche of related China bills, is expected this month.

  • US Senate begins impeachment trial, Democrats make their case against Donald Trump Feb 11, 2021 07:42 AM IST

    US Senate begins impeachment trial, Democrats make their case against Donald Trump

    Led by Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin, a battery of his party colleagues from the House of Representatives alleged that Trump incited his supporters for violence on January 6 as they stormed the Capitol Hill wherein Congressmen and Senators were performing their constitutional duty of counting and certification of the November 3rd presidential election results.

  • Balance of power little changed, US Congress faces new fight on budget, coronavirus Nov 04, 2020 04:37 PM IST

    Balance of power little changed, US Congress faces new fight on budget, coronavirus

    With the White House race yet to be called and the fundamental balance of power in the two chambers unchanged by Tuesday's voting, neither party heads into the final weeks of the year with a momentum boost.

  • Watch: Business Insight | Decoding Senate's $2 trillion stimulus package Mar 26, 2020 04:43 PM IST

    Watch: Business Insight | Decoding Senate's $2 trillion stimulus package

    This episode of Business Insight dissects the details of the historic stimulus package.

  • $2 trillion coronavirus aid package stalls in US Senate Mar 24, 2020 07:55 AM IST

    $2 trillion coronavirus aid package stalls in US Senate

    A 49-46 vote left the $2 trillion measure short of the 60 votes needed to advance, as the chamber remained deadlocked for a second day. Only one Democrat, Senator Doug Jones, voted with Republicans to advance the bill.

  • Democrats present case against President Donald Trump in Senate impeachment trial Jan 23, 2020 08:15 AM IST

    Democrats present case against President Donald Trump in Senate impeachment trial

    Knowing that they are unlikely to succeed in ousting Trump from the White House as Republicans enjoy a 53-47 majority in the 100-membered Senate, the managers of the House, wherein Democrats enjoy a majority, had their arguments on the Senate floor with an eye on the November elections.

  • Senate kicks off debate in Donald Trump impeachment trial Jan 22, 2020 08:05 AM IST

    Senate kicks off debate in Donald Trump impeachment trial

    The Republican McConnell proposed a set of ground rules that would place strict restrictions on witnesses and evidence for the first stage and move the trial quickly ahead, saying he would summarily block any Democratic attempts to change his rules.

  • Donald Trump impeachment articles delivered to Senate Jan 16, 2020 08:40 AM IST

    Donald Trump impeachment articles delivered to Senate

    Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed the articles, which charge Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, before they were ceremonially walked through the Capitol to the Republican-controlled Senate.

  • US Senate to begin impeachment trial against Donald Trump on January 21 Jan 14, 2020 10:45 AM IST

    US Senate to begin impeachment trial against Donald Trump on January 21

    The 435-member House of Representatives, where Democrats enjoy a majority, last month charged Trump with “high crimes and misdemeanours" and impeached in vote that was based on bitter political divide.

  • Donald Trump says happy to have a trial in the Senate, but he does not really care Jan 01, 2020 09:49 AM IST

    Donald Trump says happy to have a trial in the Senate, but he does not really care

    "I don't really care. It doesn't matter. As far as I'm concerned I'd be very happy with a trial because we did nothing wrong," the Republican president told reporters at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, reiterating that he considered his impeachment a hoax.

  • Donald Trump seeks rapid exoneration in Senate after impeachment Dec 20, 2019 10:20 AM IST

    Donald Trump seeks rapid exoneration in Senate after impeachment

    A bitter fight looms over the coming trial, expected to begin as early as the second week of January, with Senate leaders already drawing battle lines over the evidence that will be allowed.

  • Donald Trump is not king, aides should testify in Senate impeachment trial, 2020 Democrats say Dec 20, 2019 08:45 AM IST

    Donald Trump is not king, aides should testify in Senate impeachment trial, 2020 Democrats say

    The day after the House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump, many of the seven contenders taking part in the debate acknowledged the American public is split over the move, with Republicans largely opposing it and Democrats favoring it. But they said it is a fundamental question of right and wrong.

  • New US bill seeks to double number of annual green cards each year: Report Oct 18, 2019 01:04 PM IST

    New US bill seeks to double number of annual green cards each year: Report

    It addresses the backlog in family and employment green cards, which is unattended have estimated timelines for completion ranging between 10-150 years

  • Same-sex marriage bill clears Australia's Senate Nov 29, 2017 09:33 AM IST

    Same-sex marriage bill clears Australia's Senate

    Australians overwhelmingly endorsed legalising same-sex marriage in a postal survey run by the national statistics agency and the bill easily passed the Senate by 43 votes to 12.

  • Senate confirms 3 Indian-Americans to key US government's positions Aug 04, 2017 09:43 AM IST

    Senate confirms 3 Indian-Americans to key US government's positions

    The Senate confirmed Neil Chaterjee as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Vishal Amin as Intellectual Property (IP) Enforcement Coordinator in the Trump administration.

  • US Senate confirms Scott Gottlieb FDA commissioner May 10, 2017 12:28 PM IST

    US Senate confirms Scott Gottlieb FDA commissioner

    Gottlieb, a physician and former deputy FDA commissioner during the George W. Bush administration, is seen as competent and knowledgeable. But critics worry about his ties to the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Pakistan rejects call to demonetise 5,000-rupee note Dec 28, 2016 08:25 AM IST

    Pakistan rejects call to demonetise 5,000-rupee note

    Pakistan's government has dismissed a recommendation from the upper house of parliament to scrap the 5,000 rupee (USD 48) bank note to cut the flow of illicit money and reduce the size of the informal economy.

  • Donald Trump deserves to be given a chance: Jeffrey Archer Nov 25, 2016 12:28 PM IST

    Donald Trump deserves to be given a chance: Jeffrey Archer

    Responding to a query whether he wanted his 'Clifton Chronicles' to be made into films, the 'Kane and Abel' author said, "I had given seven options of films in last five years, but no films (were made). No matter who you are, you need a little bit of luck." Archer said he didn't think that he "would be coming to Bollywood".

  • Trump,US Cong will agree on some issues,long-term questions loom Nov 10, 2016 08:28 AM IST

    Trump,US Cong will agree on some issues,long-term questions loom

    A president whose party controls both the Senate and House of Representatives can generally count on getting things done fairly quickly, and Trump likely will not be an exception, despite starting with unusual handicaps.

  • Brazil Senate committee recommends Rousseff impeachment May 07, 2016 12:08 PM IST

    Brazil Senate committee recommends Rousseff impeachment

    Dilma Rousseff is accused of illegally manipulating government budget accounts.

  • US Senate approves legislation to avoid government shutdown Sep 30, 2015 09:34 PM IST

    US Senate approves legislation to avoid government shutdown

    The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would avoid a government shutdown.

  • Spain: Once-desperate member of PIIGS comes back Aug 22, 2015 01:23 PM IST

    Spain: Once-desperate member of PIIGS comes back

    The country, which represents the "S" in "PIIGS," a term coined as a catch-all for Europe's most troubled economies, is growing at its fastest pace in seven years—3.1 percent in the second quarter. Of the other PIIGS—Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Greece—only Ireland is growing faster.

  • Obama urges supporters to lobby for Iran deal Jul 31, 2015 01:50 PM IST

    Obama urges supporters to lobby for Iran deal

    US President Barack Obama on Thursday told groups that support the Iran nuclear deal to make their voices heard to Congress to counter the millions of dollars in lobbying by those who want to derail the agreement.

  • Yellen faces Senate grilling on Fed rate policy Feb 24, 2015 03:51 PM IST

    Yellen faces Senate grilling on Fed rate policy

    Yellen will likely give away little in her prepared testimony for the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, and the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday.

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