Jul 28, 2021 10:42 PM IST
For days, Senators and the White House have worked to salvage the bipartisan deal, a key part of President Joe Biden's agenda.
- May 19, 2021 09:20 PM IST
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.
- Feb 11, 2021 07:42 AM IST
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.
- Nov 04, 2020 04:37 PM IST
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.
- Mar 26, 2020 04:43 PM IST
This episode of Business Insight dissects the details of the historic stimulus package.
- Mar 24, 2020 07:55 AM IST
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.
- Jan 23, 2020 08:15 AM IST
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.
- Jan 22, 2020 08:05 AM IST
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.
- Jan 16, 2020 08:40 AM IST
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.
- Jan 14, 2020 10:45 AM IST
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.
- Jan 01, 2020 09:49 AM IST
"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.
- Dec 20, 2019 10:20 AM IST
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.
- Dec 20, 2019 08:45 AM IST
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.
- Oct 18, 2019 01:04 PM IST
It addresses the backlog in family and employment green cards, which is unattended have estimated timelines for completion ranging between 10-150 years
- Nov 29, 2017 09:33 AM IST
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.
- Aug 04, 2017 09:43 AM IST
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.
- May 10, 2017 12:28 PM IST
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.
- Dec 28, 2016 08:25 AM IST
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.
- Nov 25, 2016 12:28 PM IST
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".
- Nov 10, 2016 08:28 AM IST
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.
- May 07, 2016 12:08 PM IST
Dilma Rousseff is accused of illegally manipulating government budget accounts.
- Sep 30, 2015 09:34 PM IST
The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would avoid a government shutdown.
- Aug 22, 2015 01:23 PM IST
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 yearsâ€”3.1 percent in the second quarter. Of the other PIIGSâ€”Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Greeceâ€”only Ireland is growing faster.
- Jul 31, 2015 01:50 PM IST
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.
- Feb 24, 2015 03:51 PM IST
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.