Oct 08, 2021 03:36 PM IST
The breakthrough -- which temporarily defers the crisis by adding another $480 billion to the allowable debt total -- came with an estimated 11 days to go until the country would no longer have been able to borrow money or pay off loans for the first time in its history.
- Aug 10, 2021 10:08 PM IST
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said repeatedly that her chamber will not take up either bill until she has both in hand, meaning that months of work remain before Tuesday's measure would go to Biden's desk to be signed into law.
- Aug 02, 2021 10:55 PM IST
The legislation, if enacted, would be the largest US infrastructure investment in decades.
- Apr 12, 2021 07:53 AM IST
The company said in a letter sent to senators, seen by Reuters, that Chief Compliance Officer Kyle Andeer will be available to testify at an April 21 hearing held by part of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
- Feb 14, 2021 10:49 PM IST
Trump's acquittal raises questions about what's next for the 74-year-old former president, the Republican Party and President Joe Biden. Although Trump's acquittal by the Senate was a near certainty, the verdict must have come as a relief to the former president.
- Feb 05, 2021 06:39 PM IST
By moving on a fast track, the goal for Democrats is to have COVID relief approved by March, when extra unemployment assistance and other pandemic aid expires.
- Jan 22, 2021 10:29 PM IST
The vote was an overwhelming 90-2 in the 100-member chamber, far more than the simple majority needed.
- Jan 03, 2021 10:35 PM IST
A smaller Democratic majority and the still-raging coronavirus pandemic could make it trickier for Pelosi, 80, to lock down her re-election to that post, although Pelosi and her lieutenants say they are confident she will succeed.
- Jan 01, 2021 10:25 PM IST
Senators are expected to cast the first of two procedural votes aimed at overriding Trump's veto, after the House of Representatives successfully voted to overturn it on Monday.
- Dec 14, 2020 06:14 PM IST
Each of Georgia's 159 counties must offer at least one location for early voting during business hours, with many in metro Atlanta offering multiple locations, extended hours and weekend voting.
- Nov 06, 2020 12:45 PM IST
At this critical point, the Federal Reserve has a crucial role to play to meet liquidity needs
- Nov 04, 2020 07:20 PM IST
In the more closely-watched Senate showdown, Democrats drew first blood when Colorado's former governor John Hickenlooper, a 68-year-old businessman and geologist, handily defeated one-term Senator Cory Gardner to pick up a seat.
- May 05, 2020 11:10 PM IST
Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, defended his decision to block the nation's top infectious disease expert from appearing before the House, saying he was being set up by Democrats who hate him and want to win back the White House in November's presidential election.
- Jan 22, 2019 12:03 PM IST
Daughter of an Indian mother and a Jamaican father, Kamala Devi Harris, a Democrat, has announced her candidature for the US President in 2020.
- Feb 09, 2018 10:08 AM IST
The upper chamber of Congress struggled to overcome roadblocks to passing a government funding bill and budget plan when a conservative senator objected to a swift vote, and leadership opted to close up shop and then reopen at 12:01 am (0501 GMT).
- Jan 11, 2018 08:33 AM IST
The Senate Banking Committee will take testimony from Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Christopher Giancarlo and Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton in early February, the source said.
- Nov 09, 2016 10:24 AM IST
Harris, 51, who defeated fellow Democrat Loretta Sanchez, is also the sixth black individual to be elected to the US Senate. US President Barack Obama was the fifth black elected Senator.
- Jun 21, 2016 08:12 AM IST
"Brexit is going to dominate the market if it looks as if they are going to leave," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial. "If it looks like they're going to stay, Yellen will dominate the market.
- Jun 16, 2016 01:14 PM IST
An amendment titled "to authorise military-to-military exchanges with India" was agreed in the Senate by a voice vote as part of the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA)-2017, which Senate passed early this week by an overwhelming bipartisan support of 85-13 votes.
- May 27, 2016 01:50 PM IST
The amendment 'Defence and Security Cooperation with India' to National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2017 was moved in the Senate on Wednesday by Senator Mark Kirk.
- Feb 11, 2016 07:44 AM IST
The measure, which now must be reconciled with a similar House version that passed last month, would slap sanctions on any person or entity importing goods, technology or training related to weapons of mass destruction, or engaging in human rights abuses, US lawmakers said.
- Dec 14, 2014 08:16 AM IST
USD 1 trillion spending bill clears hurdle in US Senate
- Mar 15, 2014 02:54 PM IST
In this role, Arun M Kumar will lead the agency's efforts to assist and advocate for US companies in international markets.
- Dec 17, 2013 12:22 PM IST
Jeh Johnson, who was the Defense Department's general counsel during President Barack Obama's first term, will succeed Janet Napolitano.
- Oct 17, 2013 10:59 AM IST
US Senate and House leaders passed a bill to end the fiscal impasse late on Wednesday, hours before the government's borrowing authority was due to expire. The deal will fund the government until January 15 and raise the debt limit through to February 7.