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# US Senate

This year
US Senate gives final approval to debt ceiling deal
The package negotiated between Mr Biden and Mr McCarthy leaves neither Republicans nor Democrats fully pleased with the outcome.
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.
Georgia's runoff senate vote is a high stakes test for Biden
Joe Biden has said the senate seat is ‘critical’ for the Democrats.
US Senate passes landmark bill to protect same-sex marriage
‘Love is love, and Americans should have the right to marry the person they love,’ said Biden after the vote.
US Senate passes key legislation aimed at tackling climate change
US Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote after an all-night session.
US senators announce limited deal on gun violence measures
Recent mass shootings have renewed calls for stricter gun control.
Thousands expected at rallies across US to demand gun control
Protesters have been motivated by a fresh surge in mass shootings, from Uvalde, Texas, to Buffalo, New York.
US Republicans block contentious Senate abortion rights vote
All 50 Republicans and one of the 50 Democrats voted not to consider the legislation.
US Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court
Jackson is the first Black woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court.
Under pressure Biden set to gamble on voting rights reform in US Senate
Biden flew to Atlanta for a major speech urging reforms that will decide whether the country chooses ‘democracy over autocracy’.
All time
Five things we've learned from the Facebook whistleblower
Frances Haugen has called for the social media giant to be regulated.
Democrats fight to save Biden’s trillion-dollar infrastructure plan
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin refused to vote in favour of Biden’s plan.
Two more Biden cabinet nominees confirmed, but another pick faces mounting opposition
While Biden’s key nominees like secretary of state and and defence have been confirmed, his cabinet remains less than half full.
Explainer: Here's what you need to know ahead of Trump's impeachment trial
The proceedings are scheduled to begin tomorrow, just over a month since the deadly riot at the US Capitol.
Donald Trump has refused to testify at his impeachment trial
Donald Trump’s legal team are expected to argue that the US Senate cannot impeach the ex-president as he is no longer in office.
Article of impeachment against Donald Trump to be brought to US Senate on Monday
A charge of incitement of insurrection is being brought against the former president.
Democrats take control of Senate as Jon Ossoff secures victory in second Georgia race
“It is with humility that I thank the people of Georgia for electing me to serve you in the United States Senate,” Ossoff said.
Facebook and Twitter defend handling of US election misinformation in heated Senate hearing
The companies have been criticised for their handling of political content recently.
Battle for US Senate to continue until Georgia run-offs in January
Republicans won a seat in Alaska today, meaning neither party can assume a majority until the Georgia run-offs.
US Senate leader says Trump ‘100% within his rights’ to fight presidential election results
The president’s allies have been reluctant to congratulate Joe Biden on his projected win.
Final makeup of US Senate to be settled in January as second Georgia race heads to run-off
Two Senate races in the battleground state did not meet the required results to declare a victor.
Democrats' odds on regaining control of US Senate take another blow as Susan Collins holds Maine seat
The Democrats appear to have fallen short of the three to four seat gains they needed.
The fight for a US Senate majority is on - here are the 7 key states to watch
A third of the US Senate seats are up for grabs – here’s some interesting races to watch.
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.
Late-night hearing sees Republicans block witness requests on first day of Trump impeachment trial
A 13-hour hearing saw Republicans push back attempts by Democrats to amend the procedures for the trial.
US Senate angers China after it unanimously passes bill supporting democracy in Hong Kong
A measure banning the sale of tear gas, rubber bullets and other equipment that have been used by security forces was also approved.
Saudi Arabia denounces US Senate vote over war in Yemen as 'blatant interference'
The US Senate separately held Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for Khashoggi’s killing.
Republican who said she would attend 'public hanging' and suppress liberal votes wins US senate vote
Cindy Hyde-Smith’s remarks were interpreted as alluding to Mississippi’s history of racist violence.
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.
'Very, very good': Trump welcomes Kavanaugh's appointment to Supreme Court
Kavanaugh was sworn in as a justice yesterday in Washington after a fraught nomination that sparked protests.
US Senate confirms Kavanaugh to Supreme Court after divisive fight
The Senate voted 50-48 to approve Kavanaugh in a major win for Trump.
US Senate poised to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh later today
If Kavanaugh is confirmed, Trump will have succeeded in having his two picks seated on the court.
War of words in Washington after FBI probe finds 'no hint of misconduct' against Kavanaugh
A final vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination to the US Supreme Court is expected to take place on Saturday.
'He has not told the truth': Ex-classmate of Brett Kavanaugh contradicts his claims about his drinking habits
It comes days after the FBI opened a probe into allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.
Twitter's Jack Dorsey tells US Senate that platform does not operate on basis of 'political ideology'
It comes after Donald Trump accused technology firms of “censorship” and suppressing conservative voices.
Controversial candidate involved in torture in the past confirmed as new CIA director
Yesterday Haspel’s nomination was approved by the US Senate Intelligence Committee.
Ten-day-old baby becomes first-ever baby on the floor during a session of the US Senate
Tammy Duckworth’s vote was her first appearance in the Senate since giving birth.
US Senate passes huge $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert another government shutdown
The bill will now go to the White House for Donald Trump’s signature.
US Senate rejects immigration bills following White House veto threat
The Senate rejected both a bipartisan immigration plan and a more restrictive proposal by Trump.
Senator accused of sexual misconduct to make statement as female colleagues demand resignation
A number of his Democrat colleagues have said he should step down as soon as possible.