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United States Senate: Upper house of the United States Congress
The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress which, along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprises the legislature of the United States. The Senate chamber is located in the north wing of the Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C.

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Government-dominated Senate committee rejects evidence, pushes to dump 'flawed' medevac laws

Labor, the Greens and Centre Alliance each submitted dissenting reports opposed to the medevac repeal bill.
SBS - Published

U.S. Democrats Pelosi, Schumer call agreement with Turkey to pause Syria assault a 'sham'

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday called an agreement between the United States and Turkey on a pause in Ankara's offensive in northeastern Syria a..
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Videos for United States Senate

Trump uses expletive to describe impeachment probe [Video]Trump uses expletive to describe impeachment probe

U.S. President Donald Trump described the impeachment probe launched by democrats in Congress as a "bullshit impeachment." Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Trump Nominates Pompeo Deputy John Sullivan New Ambassador To Russia [Video]Trump Nominates Pompeo Deputy John Sullivan New Ambassador To Russia

Sullivan has been the No. 2 at the State Department since early on in the Trump administration, serving briefly as acting secretary last spring when the president fired Rex Tillerson. If confirmed by..

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U.S. Republicans chastise Trump over Syria pullout [Video]U.S. Republicans chastise Trump over Syria pullout

U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to pull American troops from northern Syria ahead of a Turkish military incursion has provoked a rare rebuke from leading members of his own Republican party. Zachary..

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Senate Democrat Accuses GOP Of 'Blind Partisan Loyalty' [Video]Senate Democrat Accuses GOP Of 'Blind Partisan Loyalty'

Politico reports Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy slammed Republicans on Sunday. Murphy accused them of being more loyal to President Donald Trump than the country. The accusation comes amid a House..

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Khashoggi's fiancee awaits answers a year on [Video]Khashoggi's fiancee awaits answers a year on

At a memorial marking a year since journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder shocked the world, his fiancee, Cengiz Hatice, still has more questions than answers. Lucy Fielder reports.

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'I thought I would become Jamal's wife. Instead I became the last witness before a murder' - Khashoggi's fiancee [Video]'I thought I would become Jamal's wife. Instead I became the last witness before a murder' - Khashoggi's fiancee

One year after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, his fiancee Hatice Cengiz remembers the day her life changed. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Beto Languishes At Bottom Of Pack [Video]Beto Languishes At Bottom Of Pack

Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Joe Biden are the top three candidates of the 2020 Democratic race. Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke, however, has languished in obscurity for months. According to..

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McConnell Gets Behind Impeachment Trial [Video]McConnell Gets Behind Impeachment Trial

Donald Trump raged about the impeachment inquiry he faces in Congress and the Republican senate leaders. Many in the Senate say they would have “no choice” but to allow a trial if the House decides..

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Buy healthcare, fade tech in current political climate -Tocqueville [Video]Buy healthcare, fade tech in current political climate -Tocqueville

Tocqueville Asset Management's Paul Kleinschmidt is looking for buying opportunities in the healthcare sector amid all the political headlines, but he finds the regulatory overhang facing big tech..

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Biden Makes Push For Latin Vote [Video]Biden Makes Push For Latin Vote

Joe Biden is working behind-the-scenes to win the Latino vote. A handful of the members of The Congressional Hispanic Caucus may endorse Biden. According to Politico, members of the CHC have tried to..

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Trump Lawyer: POTUS Has Enough Legal Firepower, Thank You Very Much [Video]Trump Lawyer: POTUS Has Enough Legal Firepower, Thank You Very Much

President Donald Trump has no plans to beef up his personal or presidential legal team. According to Reuters, such a move would be to respond to the fast-moving U.S. House of Representatives..

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Eugene Scalia Approved By Senate For Labor Secretary [Video]Eugene Scalia Approved By Senate For Labor Secretary

The Senate approved Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary in a vote 53-44. According to Politico, Scalia is the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Eugene was chosen by President Donald..

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Marijuana Legislation To Get Traction In The Senate [Video]Marijuana Legislation To Get Traction In The Senate

The Senate is poised to take up legislation to boost the nation’s booming cannabis industry. The backers of the bill are selling it as a bill that is more about banking than marijuana. Congress..

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House Passes Bill Allowing Banks To Work With Cannabis Companies [Video]House Passes Bill Allowing Banks To Work With Cannabis Companies

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance legislation regarding banks and cannabis companies. The law would allow banks to provide services to cannabis companies in states where it is legal...

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Trump calls for transparency on whistleblower complaint [Video]Trump calls for transparency on whistleblower complaint

U.S. President Donald Trump in New York City on Wednesday said has told House Republicans he supports 'transparency' on whistleblower information, but demands transparency from Democrats as well. Rough..

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Schumer says Ukraine call transcript "damaging" [Video]Schumer says Ukraine call transcript "damaging"

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer said Wednesday the contents of the document on the call between President Trump and Ukraine's president was "far more damaging" than he'd expected. He added that he..

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Schumer calls on Congress to get whistleblower complaint [Video]Schumer calls on Congress to get whistleblower complaint

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on the Senate floor Tuesday said he would call on the Senate later today to start the process to get the whistleblower complaint to be provided to the Senate and..

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Schumer demands IG report on whistleblower to Congress [Video]Schumer demands IG report on whistleblower to Congress

Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer called on all Republicans to endorse a resoluation calling for the whistleblower report to be immediately transmitted to the Congress. Rough Cut (no reporter..

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Chuck Schumer Writes Letter To Mitch McConnell [Video]Chuck Schumer Writes Letter To Mitch McConnell

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer outlined a plan for how he wants Republicans to investigate a whistleblower complaint. According to CNN, Schumer sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch..

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Rand Paul Tries To Derail Liz Cheney's Senate Ambitions [Video]Rand Paul Tries To Derail Liz Cheney's Senate Ambitions

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) went on the offensive against Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as soon as a Senate seat opened up in May. According to Politico, Paul reignited a years-long feud between their families and..

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U.S. Senators Call On FDA To Ban E-Cigarettes Immediately [Video]U.S. Senators Call On FDA To Ban E-Cigarettes Immediately

U.S. senators have urged the Food and Drug Administration to immediately remove all e-cigarettes from the market. The bipartisan group has called for the ban until it can be proven the products are..

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Nadler threatens to hold Lewandowski in contempt [Video]Nadler threatens to hold Lewandowski in contempt

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler threatened to hold President Trump's ex-campaign chief Corey Lewandowski in contempt after his tight-lipped testimony before the House Judiciary..

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Activists push U.S. Congress to pass Hong Kong bill [Video]Activists push U.S. Congress to pass Hong Kong bill

Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that such a move would be..

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US House panel To Investigate Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao [Video]US House panel To Investigate Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

A U.S. House of Representative panel wants to investigate Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. They claim she might have used her office to benefit a shipping company owned by her family. According to..

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Top U.S. Senate Republican seeks stronger resolution on Syria

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he would like the Senate to pass a resolution on Syria that is stronger than the measure approved a day earlier by the U.S. House of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations chairman hopes Hong Kong bill will move soon

Senator Jim Risch, the Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Tuesday he hoped that the full Senate would vote soon on legislation that would require the State..
Reuters - Published

Mexican Senate approves mid-term vote recall for presidency

Mexico's Senate on Tuesday approved a controversial constitutional change that would give the public a chance to vote again to either retain or remove a president halfway through their six-year term.
Reuters - Published

Trump to meet U.S. lawmakers on Syria at White House on Wednesday: sources

The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives committees that oversee foreign affairs and the military are to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Senator McConnell to meet with Trump administration to discuss Syria

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday expressed grave concern about the U.S. response to Turkey's incursion in Syria, and said he will meet with officials in President Donald Trump's..
Reuters - Published

Poland's PiS leader sees bills delayed in upper house of parliament

Poland's nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party expects delays to its legislative agenda, PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said on Monday, after the party lost its majority in the upper house of..
Reuters - Published

Brazil pension reform to clear Congress by October 22: senator

President Jair Bolsonaro's government is confident it will win final Congressional approval for its pension overhaul by Oct. 22 now that lawmakers have agreed on how to share surplus oil revenues, his..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Senate to hold final pension reform vote October 22: senator

Brazil's Senate will hold the second and final vote on pension reform on Oct. 22, party leaders agreed on Tuesday, according to Senator Antonio Anastasia of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party.
Reuters - Published

Russian propaganda increased after 2016 U.S. election: Senate committee

The Senate committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election said on Tuesday that the Kremlin's best-known propaganda arm increased its activity after that vote, adding to concerns..
Reuters - Published

CBD Melbourne: Libs back to the Senate races

Malcolm Turnbull elicited extensive laughter when, denying backroom deals influenced the Liberal Party’s affairs, proclaimed four years ago: “we are not run by factions”.
The Age - Published

U.S. Republicans join Democrats to blast Trump's Syria withdrawal

In a rare show of bipartisanship, the top lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate on Monday condemned President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern..
Reuters - Published

Top two lawmakers blast Trump's move to withdraw U.S. troops from northeast Syria

The top lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate on Monday condemned the decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria, which critics fear could..
Reuters - Published

‘Level of uncertainty’: Regional migrant push probed in Senate inquiry

A Senate inquiry is examining the potential challenges facing migrants through new regional visa pathways encouraging them to settle in rural areas.
SBS - Published

Brazil senate approves pension reform in first-round vote after savings hit

Brazil's Senate on Wednesday approved a landmark pension reform bill in a first round of voting, in a relief for far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, although senators voted down an amendment in a move..
Reuters - Published

U.S. spy officials were forthcoming in testimony: Senate panel chair

The top U.S. spy official and the inspector general for intelligence agencies "were extremely forthcoming" in closed-door testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday on a..
Reuters - Published

Senate committee calls for fresh investigation into Pyne, Bishop's post-politics jobs

A Labor-chaired Senate committee has recommended an investigation into former ministers Christopher Pyne and Julie Bishop's post-politics jobs be reopened.
SBS - Published

Schumer calls for Senate intelligence panel to probe Trump's handling of Ukraine

The U.S. Senate intelligence panel should probe President Donald Trump's handling of Ukraine, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told reporters on Wednesday following the release of a memo..
Reuters - Published

Expansion of Australia’s working holiday visa scheme faces Senate hurdle

The government is in talks with 13 countries to expand its working holiday visa program and increase the cap for other countries.
SBS - Published

Senate calls for whistleblower complaint to be sent to intelligence panels

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved a resolution calling on the Ukraine whistleblower complaint to be submitted to the Senate and House of Representatives intelligence committees.
Reuters - Published

Schumer to Trump on whistleblower: We need the complaint

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate, Chuck Schumer, on Tuesday said that President Donald Trump's recent promise to release the transcript of a phone call believed to be at the heart of a whistleblower..
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U.S. Senate intelligence committee leaders expected to get whistleblower briefing: aide

Acting U.S. Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire and Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson are expected to brief the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee this..
Reuters - Published

Senate Democratic leader calls on Republicans to subpoena Trump whistleblower complaint

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday called on Senate Republicans to issue a subpoena for a whistleblower complaint from an unidentified U.S. government official and demand a..
Reuters - Published

Cormann stops short of full defence of Liu

Government Senate leader Mathias Cormann has told parliament Victorian MP Gladys Liu was elected because a majority of voters preferred the Liberals to Labor.
SBS - Published

'You’re not trying hard enough. Sorry,' Greta Thunberg tells US Congress

The 16-year-old climate activist was one of several youth activists who spoke at a Senate climate crisis task force.
SBS - Published

U.S. Senate leader McConnell wants consequences on Iran for Saudi oil attack

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blamed Iran on Monday for the weekend attack on a Saudi Arabian oil facility and called for an international response.
Reuters - Published

Inquiry backs plan for lifetime ban on asylum seeker boat arrivals

A Senate committee has recommended the passing of a federal government bill that would permanently ban asylum seeker boat arrivals from entering Australia.
SBS - Published

Doctors backed majority of medevac transfer refusals

The Senate has ordered the government to table the full report of the Independent Health Assessment Panel.
SBS - Published

Italian coalition wins vote in Senate letting it take office

Italy's new government won a confidence vote in the upper house Senate on Tuesday following a stormy debate, with the far-right accusing Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of betraying voters by shunning..
Reuters - Published

Senate set to have even split of men and women for first time

The filling of a casual vacancy by Liberal Sarah Henderson will make history, achieving equal numbers of men and women in the Senate.
SBS - Published

Senate votes to set up federal anti-corruption body

The Greens have won a vote in the Senate to establish a federal anti-corruption body with the support of Labor and crossbench senators.
SBS - Published

Brazil Senate committee approves pension system overhaul

Brazil's Senate constitutional affairs committee on Wednesday approved by a vote of 18-7 a bill that would overhaul the social security system and save the federal government some 1 trillion reais..
Reuters - Published

Pyne, Bishop to face inquiry into new jobs

A Senate committee will probe two former ministers, Christopher Pyne and Julie Bishop, about their compliance with rules on post-politics jobs.
SBS - Published

Senate race heads back to the future

The race for the Senate spot being vacated by New York-bound former communications minister Mitch Fifield is currently occupying much of the Liberal Party’s time.
The Age - Published

CBD Melbourne: Peter Hendy has his eye on Arthur Sinodinos' Senate spot

The race for the Senate spot being vacated by New York-bound former communications minister Mitch Fifield is occupying much of the Liberal Party’s time.
The Age - Published

Jacqui Lambie warns coalition against fast-tracking Medevac repeal bill

Senate crossbencher Jacqui Lambie has warned the Morrison government against trying to fast-track a vote on repealing refugee medical transfer laws.
SBS - Published

Italy's PD, 5-Star to resume government talks at 1600 GMT: PD Senate chief

Italy's opposition Democratic Party (PD) and the ruling 5-Star Movement will meet at 1600 GMT to resume talks on the formation of a possible new government, PD Senate chief Andrea Marcucci said on..
Reuters - Published

Italy's PD Senate Chief sees progress on government deal with 5-Star

Government talks between the ruling 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) have made progress, PD Senate leader Andrea Marcucci said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Italy's PD senate leader says 'there are no vetoes' on Conte as PM

Italy's Democratic Party (PD) has no vetoes on outgoing prime minister Giuseppe Conte leading a government backed by it and the 5-Star Movement, PD Senate leader Andrea Marcucci said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Government fails to prove claim that asylum seekers are exploiting medevac bill

Home Affairs has not provided a Senate committee with evidence that asylum seekers are using self-harm as a way to be transferred to Australia.
SBS - Published

Doctors urge government to retain Medevac laws at senate inquiry

A Senate committee is examining medical evacuation laws for refugees being held offshore, while Labor targets unlawful migration by air.
SBS - Published

Refugee 'medevac' laws under microscope

A Senate committee is examining medical evacuation laws for refugees being held offshore, while Labor targets unlawful migration by air.
SBS - Published

Ex-Nauru nurse urges Senate to block government's Medevac repeal

A former mental health nurse says the Medevac legislation is vital to ensuring refugees and asylum seekers receive the medical care they require.
SBS - Published

Fears fewer migrants will report family violence over deportation fears

The Law Council of Australia has warned a Senate committee that laws making it easier to deport foreign criminals will have adverse effects for migrant women.
SBS - Published

Lawyers concerned over proposed visa laws

The Law Council of Australia has warned a Senate committee that laws making it easier to deport foreign criminals are too harsh.
SBS - Published

Senate Democratic leader urges Israel to reverse ban on lawmakers' visit

Israeli officials should reverse their decision to block a visit by two U.S. Democratic lawmakers -- Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar -- who have been critical of the country, U.S. Senate..
Reuters - Published

Senate leader: Any violent crackdown in Hong Kong would be 'completely unacceptable'

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned China on Monday that any violent crackdown on protests in Hong Kong would be "completely unacceptable," while Trump administration officials urged..
Reuters - Published

Italian Senate called to set debate on Salvini's election bid

Right-wing League leader Matteo Salvini's drive for early elections in Italy hit a road bump on Monday with parliamentary party leaders failing to decide when the Senate should debate his no-confidence..
Reuters - Published

Italy's PD says president to decide on government crisis, Salvini must quit as minister

Italy's center-left Democratic Party (PD) is open to discuss various solutions to the current government crisis and the way forward will be set by the head of state Sergio Mattarella, PD Senate Leader..
Reuters - Published

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