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  • US Senate green-lights stop-gap deal to avert debt default Oct 08, 2021 03:36 PM IST

    US Senate green-lights stop-gap deal to avert debt default

    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.

  • US Senate passes bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill Aug 10, 2021 10:08 PM IST

    US Senate passes bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill

    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.

  • US Senate pushes ahead with $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill Aug 02, 2021 10:55 PM IST

    US Senate pushes ahead with $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill

    The legislation, if enacted, would be the largest US infrastructure investment in decades.

  • Apple agrees to testify before US Senate on app store antitrust concerns Apr 12, 2021 07:53 AM IST

    Apple agrees to testify before US Senate on app store antitrust concerns

    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.

  • What's next for Donald Trump, the Republican Party and Joe Biden? Feb 14, 2021 10:49 PM IST

    What's next for Donald Trump, the Republican Party and Joe Biden?

    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.

  • Kamala Harris casts tie-breaking vote as Senate approves budget bill Feb 05, 2021 06:39 PM IST

    Kamala Harris casts tie-breaking vote as Senate approves budget bill

    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.

  • US Senate confirms Lloyd Austin as first Black American chief of Pentagon Jan 22, 2021 10:29 PM IST

    US Senate confirms Lloyd Austin as first Black American chief of Pentagon

    The vote was an overwhelming 90-2 in the 100-member chamber, far more than the simple majority needed.

  • Narrower majorities set tricky course for new US Congress Jan 03, 2021 10:35 PM IST

    Narrower majorities set tricky course for new US Congress

    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.

  • Defying Trump, Republican-led US Senate presses ahead to override his veto Jan 01, 2021 10:25 PM IST

    Defying Trump, Republican-led US Senate presses ahead to override his veto

    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.

  • Early in-person voting begins in Georgia Senate runoffs Dec 14, 2020 06:14 PM IST

    Early in-person voting begins in Georgia Senate runoffs

    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.

  • US elections: Political uncertainty puts onus on Federal Reserve to be on standby Nov 06, 2020 12:45 PM IST

    US elections: Political uncertainty puts onus on Federal Reserve to be on standby

    At this critical point, the Federal Reserve has a crucial role to play to meet liquidity needs

  • Democrats, Republicans flip one seat each in Senate battle Nov 04, 2020 07:20 PM IST

    Democrats, Republicans flip one seat each in Senate battle

    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.

  • Anthony Fauci to testify before US Senate, not White House, on coronavirus response May 05, 2020 11:10 PM IST

    Anthony Fauci to testify before US Senate, not White House, on coronavirus response

    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.

  • Kamala Harris to run for US President in 2020: 10 things to know about her Jan 22, 2019 12:03 PM IST

    Kamala Harris to run for US President in 2020: 10 things to know about her

    Daughter of an Indian mother and a Jamaican father, Kamala Devi Harris, a Democrat, has announced her candidature for the US President in 2020.

  • Shutdown starts at midnight as US Senate adjourns with no spending bill Feb 09, 2018 10:08 AM IST

    Shutdown starts at midnight as US Senate adjourns with no spending bill

    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).

  • US Senate panel to discuss bitcoin with markets regulators: Source Jan 11, 2018 08:33 AM IST

    US Senate panel to discuss bitcoin with markets regulators: Source

    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.

  • Indian-American Kamala creates history, wins US Senate seat Nov 09, 2016 10:24 AM IST

    Indian-American Kamala creates history, wins US Senate seat

    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.

  • Brexit vote countdown could outweigh Yellen Jun 21, 2016 08:12 AM IST

    Brexit vote countdown could outweigh Yellen

    "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.

  • US Senate approves enhanced military cooperation with India Jun 16, 2016 01:14 PM IST

    US Senate approves enhanced military cooperation with India

    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.

  • US Senate to vote to bolster defence ties with India May 27, 2016 01:50 PM IST

    US Senate to vote to bolster defence ties with India

    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.

  • US Senate votes for expanded sanctions on North Korea Feb 11, 2016 07:44 AM IST

    US Senate votes for expanded sanctions on North Korea

    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.

  • USD 1 trillion spending bill clears hurdle in US Senate Dec 14, 2014 08:16 AM IST

    USD 1 trillion spending bill clears hurdle in US Senate

    USD 1 trillion spending bill clears hurdle in US Senate

  • Senate confirms Indian-American for key admin post Mar 15, 2014 02:54 PM IST

    Senate confirms Indian-American for key admin post

    In this role, Arun M Kumar will lead the agency's efforts to assist and advocate for US companies in international markets.

  • Senate confirms Johnson as US Homeland Security head Dec 17, 2013 12:22 PM IST

    Senate confirms Johnson as US Homeland Security head

    Jeh Johnson, who was the Defense Department's general counsel during President Barack Obama's first term, will succeed Janet Napolitano.

  • With debt deal done, are emerging markets set to soar? Oct 17, 2013 10:59 AM IST

    With debt deal done, are emerging markets set to soar?

    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.

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