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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, in Washington, D.C.

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Ex-NXT member Storer to vacate Senate seat

Senator Tim Storer will not re-contest the South Australian federal seat he occupied as a former NXT candidate since the 2018 dual citizenship saga.
SBS - Published

Clive Palmer set to seek Senate seat

Rather than contest a lower house seat, as he previously held, businessman Clive Palmer will instead target the Senate at the May 18 federal election.
SBS - Published

Videos for United States Senate

Senate Leader Calls For Raising Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21 [Video]Senate Leader Calls For Raising Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21

According to Reuters, U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said that he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Top Democrats Say Mueller Report Undercuts Barr Claims On Trump Obstruction [Video]Top Democrats Say Mueller Report Undercuts Barr Claims On Trump Obstruction

According to Reuters, two top Democrats in Congress said that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report undercuts claims by Attorney General William Barr that President Donald Trump did not obstruct..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Looks To Raise Minimum Age To Buy Tobacco Products [Video]Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Looks To Raise Minimum Age To Buy Tobacco Products

U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell plans to introduce new legislation. According to Reuters, he wants to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21. This would include..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

The Digital Equity Act [Video]The Digital Equity Act

According to Broadcasting & Cable, A trio of Senate Democrats have launched the latest legislative effort to close the digital divide, this one aimed at funding state and community group efforts. Sens...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:54Published

Top Congressional Democrats Call For Mueller To Testify [Video]Top Congressional Democrats Call For Mueller To Testify

The top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate called on Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify publicly about his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Trump Vetoes Resolution to Withdraw from Yemen War [Video]Trump Vetoes Resolution to Withdraw from Yemen War

The resolution passed the House and Senate, but it may not have enough support for Congress to override the president's veto.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

'He was South Carolina': Biden on 'Fritz' Hollings [Video]'He was South Carolina': Biden on 'Fritz' Hollings

Former Vice President Joe Biden eulogized the late South Carolina politician Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings at his funeral on Tuesday in Charleston, and said it was 'Fritz' who endorsed a young Biden for U.S...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Interior Department Opens Investigation Into David Bernhardt [Video]Interior Department Opens Investigation Into David Bernhardt

The investigation is looking into complaints alleging conflicts of interest and other violations.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Tax Day Brings Extra Challenges For Pot Businesses [Video]Tax Day Brings Extra Challenges For Pot Businesses

Paying federal taxes can be a pain for any business, but federal restrictions on marijuana make it much harder for cannabis businesses.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:57Published

Booker tries to jump start presidential campaign [Video]Booker tries to jump start presidential campaign

U.S. Senator Cory Booker launched a two-week national tour on Saturday with a rally in his adopted hometown of Newark, New Jersey, aiming to put momentum behind a presidential campaign stuck in the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:15Published

U.S. Senators Introduce Bill To Ban Social Media Companies From Tricking Users [Video]U.S. Senators Introduce Bill To Ban Social Media Companies From Tricking Users

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, two US Senators introduced a bill to ban online social media companies from tricking consumers into giving up their personal information. The bill,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Mitch McConnell: 'It's Long Past Due' for Immigration Talks [Video]Mitch McConnell: 'It's Long Past Due' for Immigration Talks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is calling on Congress to address immigration issues with bipartisan legislation.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

Manchin Endorses Susan Collins [Video]Manchin Endorses Susan Collins

On Thursday, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin endorsed GOP Sen. Susan Collins for reelection. Manchin is a moderate West Virginia senator. He offered to campaign for the vulnerable Maine incumbent. It’s..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Senate Confirms David Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior [Video]Senate Confirms David Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior

Bernhardt has been with the Interior Department since he became its deputy secretary in 2017.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Ohio Governor Signs 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill Into Law [Video]Ohio Governor Signs 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill Into Law

​The "Heartbeat Bill" effectively outlaws abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is usually about six weeks into a pregnancy.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Senate Reintroduces Bill on Pre-Existing Condition Coverage [Video]Senate Reintroduces Bill on Pre-Existing Condition Coverage

​The bill would retain certain Affordable Care Act protections even if the act were overturned.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Primary Clash Brewing In Texas [Video]Primary Clash Brewing In Texas

Politico reports that Democrats are closer than they’ve been in decades to winning statewide in Texas. A clash between two of the party's top prospects could blow their shot. Two Democrats are..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

DRC: Protests erupt as ruling party fail to win senate seat [Video]DRC: Protests erupt as ruling party fail to win senate seat

Allies of the DRC's former leader claim victory in gubernatorial elections, upsetting balance of fragile coalition.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill Headed to Ohio Governor's Desk [Video]'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill Headed to Ohio Governor's Desk

​The "Heartbeat Bill" effectively outlaws abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is usually about six weeks into a pregnancy.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Democrats Try to End Trump's Travel Ban [Video]Democrats Try to End Trump's Travel Ban

Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday to shut down the president's executive order and prevent future ones.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:34Published

Trump's Fed Picks Draw Political Fire [Video]Trump's Fed Picks Draw Political Fire

On Tuesday a political feud over President Donald Trump’s picks for the U.S. Federal Reserve Board broke into an open brawl even before the nominations of Herman Cain, a former restaurant chain..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Barr says U.S. intel spied on Trump's 2016 campaign [Video]Barr says U.S. intel spied on Trump's 2016 campaign

Attorney General William Barr said on Wednesday he would look into whether U.S. agencies illegally spied on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, but acknowledged under sharp questioning by lawmakers..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Net Neutrality Bill Not Expected To Pass in the Senate [Video]Net Neutrality Bill Not Expected To Pass in the Senate

If put into law, it would block internet providers from interfering with internet speeds and blocking content and data speeds.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

Barr To Review How Trump-Russia Probe Started [Video]Barr To Review How Trump-Russia Probe Started

AG William Barr says he wants to create a team to look into the matter.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

 

U.S. Senate leader McConnell still weighing response to Saudi journalist's death

U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he was still trying to determine the best way to respond to the October murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate, but..
Reuters - Published

Democratic House Votes to Restore Net Neutrality - But There’s a Long Road Ahead

democratic house votes to restore net neutrality - but there’s a long road ahead
by Adam Yardley - The US House of Representatives has voted to bring the Obama-era Net Neutrality rules back into law following months of speculation. However, with the bill set to undergo further..
One News Page Staff - Published

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