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# Senate

Last year
Raphael Warnock wins Georgia election runoff, giving Democrats an outright US Senate majority
There will be divided government, however, with Republicans having narrowly flipped House control.
Uvalde school where mass shooting took place to be demolished
Meanwhile US senators have reached an agreement on a bipartisan gun violence bill.
Democrats’ effort to secure US abortion access in law blocked by Republicans
The almost party-line count promises to be the first of several efforts in Congress to preserve the nearly 50-year-old court ruling.
Biden's push to save voting rights agenda appears doomed as key US senator opposes changes
Biden argues that the national voting rights bills are vital to preserving US democracy.
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Biden and Democrats prevail as US senate approves Covid relief bill
The 1.9 trillion dollar package was approved by a 50-49 vote along party lines.
McConnell says Trump 'practically, morally responsible' for provoking Capitol riots - but voted to acquit him
The five-day trial concluded last night as expected – with most Republicans declaring Trump not guilty.
Trump lawyers wrap up case after three hours, call impeachment unconstitutional 'vengeance'
US President Joe Biden has said he’s “anxious” to see how Republicans will vote.
Senators are posing questions to both legal teams
Democratic impeachment managers rested their case yesterday after two days
Biden "anxious" to see how Republicans will vote tomorrow
Senate votes to continue with impeachment trial as Democrats to outline case against Trump
Securing a conviction is highly unlikely, as the Democrats would need 17 Republican senators to vote with them to make a two-thirds majority.
Impeachment case against Donald Trump opens with video of Capitol violence
A vote on whether it is constitutionally permissible to prosecute Trump will take place later tonight.
Trump's second impeachment trial to begin today
The trial is set to begin at 6pm Irish time.
Lawyers leave Trump's impeachment team ahead of trial
Donald Trump had wanted the lawyers to continue his baseless claims of mass election fraud.
All but five Senate Republicans vote against holding Donald Trump impeachment trial
The trial’s first procedural vote, a 55-45 tally against dismissing the impeachment, suggests Trump still has GOP support.
Impeachment case of Donald Trump moves closer as House delivers charge
Arguments in the Senate trial will begin on the week of 8 February.
Former astronaut takes Senate seat previously held by John McCain
Mark Kelly is the husband of former Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
Here's what you need to know about the US Senate and House post-election
The Democrats look unlikely to flip the Senate, as some had predicted.
US Senate race tightens as Republicans hold off Democrat challengers
Republicans have held onto seats in South Carolina, Texas, Kansas and Iowa.
Trump hails 'momentous day' as Amy Coney Barrett sworn in to the US Supreme Court
Democrats were unable to stop the confirmation of Trump’s third justice on the court.
Trump's Supreme Court nominee refuses to commit to recusing herself from election cases
Amy Coney Barrett is facing senators’ questions for the first time at a confirmation hearing.
Trump's Supreme Court nominee to tell US senators that judges should not decide policy
Amy Coney Barrett will be quizzed by senators tomorrow, weeks out from the US election.
US Senate and White House reach agreement on $2 trillion Covid-19 rescue package
The deal will see a sweep of new measures to provide Americans with healthcare and business supports.
Senate approves limiting power of Donald Trump to attack Iran
The bi-partisan vote was a rare exertion of authority from Congress.
Trump fires officials who testified against him during impeachment trial
The US president was acquitted of all charges in his Senate impeachment trial this week.
Impeachment trial: Democrats and White House lawyers wrap up cases as closing arguments heard
The Senate is to vote at 4pm (9pm Irish time) tomorrow.
Trump set to be acquitted if senators block further witnesses in impeachment trial
If senators vote not to hear from any more witnesses, Trump could be acquitted by the end of the day.
The thorn in Trump's side, the TV evangelist and the celebrity lawyer: Who's who in the impeachment trial
The impeachment trial is under way. Here’s who we’re going to be seeing a lot of in the coming weeks.
US Senate leader backs down on proposed impeachment trial rules after backlash
Donald Trump has denounced the proceedings as “a total hoax”.
Donald Trump's lawyers ask for his immediate acquittal, as impeachment trial to begin today
The US President will be at the economic forum in Davos, Switzerland when his trial begins.
Explainer: Here's what you need to know as Trump's impeachment trial gets under way
A phone call to the Ukrainian president and some withheld funding sparked a chain of events leading to the US Senate floor this week.
Donald Trump has been impeached by House of Representatives in historic vote
The Republican-dominated Senate will now open a trial expected in January and is all but certain to acquit the president.
US Senate fails to block sale of $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia
Trump issued a trio of veteos to attempt to push through the sale.
Row breaks out in Alabama senate over 'foetal heartbeat' abortion law
If Alabama’s new laws are challenged, pro-life politicians are hoping it will eventually be brought before the Supreme Court.
Donald Trump Jr subpoenaed to testify before Senate panel in Russia probe
It was the first known legal summons issued to a member of the president’s family.
Some US Republicans side with Democrats to block Trump declaring a border emergency
Trump tweeted “VETO” this evening in response to the vote.
Police investigating nooses found by Mississippi Capitol before US Senate runoff
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety says the nooses were accompanied by handwritten signs referring to today’s election.
Making history: The fresh faces en route to Washington DC
The youngest-ever woman and Mike Pence’s brother are among those to win seats in Congress.
Mitt Romney, who Trump branded a 'stone cold loser', wins Senate seat
The former presidential nominee lost out to Barack Obama in 2012.
'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today
Will Trump’s divisive rhetoric win the day, or is there a Democrat resurgence looming?
Senators back Brett Kavanaugh, paving way for Supreme Court confirmation
Donald Trump’s controversial nominee is likely to be confirmed to the court this weekend.
Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault to testify on Thursday
Kavanaugh is Donald Trump’s nominee the US Supreme Court – but he has to be voted in by the Senate.
Trump's Supreme Court pick grilled on abortion laws and emails about Mueller investigation
Democrats have been grilling the judge Trump has selected – but he’s likely to be approved by the Republican-controlled Senate.