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# us-senate - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

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.

# us-senate - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

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 - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

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.

# us-senate - Monday 17 December, 2018

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.

# us-senate - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

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.

# us-senate - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

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.

# us-senate - Sunday 7 October, 2018

'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 - Saturday 6 October, 2018

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.

# us-senate - Thursday 4 October, 2018

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.

# us-senate - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'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.

# us-senate - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

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.

# us-senate - Thursday 17 May, 2018

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.

# us-senate - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Ten-day-old baby becomes first-ever baby on the floor during a session of the US Senate Aww

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 - Friday 23 March, 2018

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 - Thursday 15 February, 2018

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.

# us-senate - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

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.

# us-senate - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Longest-serving US congressman announces retirement amidst sexual assault allegations

John Conyers has also endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to replace him in office.

# us-senate - Thursday 30 November, 2017

'I'm not going to name names...': Trump targets Ireland in tax reform speech

He described how Apple, among other companies, were keeping billions of dollars offshore.

# us-senate - Thursday 11 June, 2015

LISTEN: US politician calls unmarried presidential candidate a "bro with no ho"

Senator Lindsey Graham has no children and has never been married.

# us-senate - Monday 1 June, 2015

The NSA can't listen to people's phone calls - for now

Intelligence officials have warned the development could jeopardise Americans’ safety.

# us-senate - Friday 12 December, 2014

UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture

“It is now time to take action.”

# us-senate - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

The CIA misled the White House and used ineffective, brutal interrogations

Note: Some readers may be upset by the graphic descriptions used in the report.

# us-senate - Thursday 31 July, 2014

CIA chief apologises to US Senate intelligence committee for agents hacking its computers

The agency’s director had previously dismissed allegations of CIA spying on committee investigators.

# us-senate - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Why neither Ireland nor USA wants to question tax haven

Official Ireland does not like inconvenient truths – which is why Trinity professor Jim Stewart’s spot-on research makes it defensive.

# us-senate - Sunday 8 September, 2013

US senators release graphic videos of Syrian chemical weapons victims

The videos were released overnight as the Obama administration embarks on a media blitz to press the case for intervention in the coming days.

# us-senate - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Column: Is Ireland actually a tax haven?

The consequence of tax avoidance and evasion by multinationals and wealthy individuals is higher income taxes for the rest of society, writes Dr Tom McDonnell who says Ireland is certainly not a haven for the average taxpayer.

# us-senate - Friday 28 June, 2013

Tánaiste: US Senate vote brings immigration reform a step closer

Eamon Gilmore has welcomed the US Senate’s support for comprehensive immigration reform as the proposed law now goes to the House of Representatives.

# us-senate - Thursday 27 June, 2013

US Senate passes comprehensive immigration reform bill

Shouts of ‘Yes we did!’ came from the public galleries after the vote to approve the legislation was announced.

# us-senate - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Column: What immigration reform will mean to undocumented Irish in the US

Limerick-born immigration lawyer Caro Kinsella explains what the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill, being discussed by US government now, will mean for undocumented Irish people living in America.

# us-senate - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Immigration reform passes crucial hurdle in US Senate

It is hoped the Senate will pass the bill, which provides a 13-year pathway to citizenship for the more than 11 million living illegally in the United States, by the July 4 break.

Immigration reform set to pass first hurdle in US Senate - so what's in it?

Here’s a quick guide to the proposals which will face their first vote among the 100-member Senate this evening.

# us-senate - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Poll: Should Ireland be tougher on multi-national companies when it comes to tax? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland be tougher on multi-national companies when it comes to tax?

Apple, which employs 4,000 people in Ireland, pays a tax rate of less than two per cent in Ireland.

# us-senate - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Ireland is Apple's 'Holy Grail of tax avoidance'

The firm pays just two per cent tax on profits in Ireland but has denied using any “tax gimmicks”.

# us-senate - Monday 20 May, 2013

Blow to hopes of illegal Irish as immigration officers slam bill

The union representing immigration service employees say proposals to reform US immigration ‘will damage public safety’.

# us-senate - Thursday 11 April, 2013

US Senate agrees to debate landmark gun law

The law contains an expansion of background checks for gun purchases at firearm shows and on the internet but not between relatives and friends.

# us-senate - Friday 4 January, 2013

New US Congress sworn in ahead of tough spending talks

Curbing the US’s runaway national debt, and reforming immigration law, are points on the 113th Congress’s agenda.

# us-senate - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

US Senate strikes deal on 'Fiscal Cliff', two hours after deadline

The new budget package can’t take effect just yet – because the House of Representatives didn’t wait around.

# us-senate - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Ted Kennedy's son says he won't run for US Senate seat

The Massachusetts seat, left vacant by the departure of Secretary of State nominee John Kerry, has been the subject of much speculation with Ben Affleck even mentioned as a possible candidate.

# us-senate - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

'Legitimate rape' controversy costs election for Senate hopeful Legitimate Rape This post contains videos

'Legitimate rape' controversy costs election for Senate hopeful

Todd Akin caused international furore when he said the female body could repel a pregnancy after a “legitimate rape”.

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