Articles about US Senate
13 Jun 2021
US earmarks billions for chip production as COVID-19 hits Taiwan
The US Senate passed the Endless Frontier Act, funneling billions to bolster local chip manufacturing and technology sectors. The legislation aims to keep the US competitive with China, which is also pumping billions into its semiconductor research and manufacturing.
11 Feb 2021
US Senate begins Trump's impeachment trial
The US Senate began the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, on Wednesday with impeachment managers from the Democratic Party-controlled House of Representatives making a strong case.
29 Jan 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: GameStop controversy attracts government scrutiny, and more
The battle between working class Americans and Wall Street billionaires has garnered bipartisan support from both sides of the US Senate.
23 Jan 2021
Trump's impeachment trial in Senate to begin on February 8
The United States Senate would begin the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on February 8, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said.
28 Dec 2020
Trump signs law on Dalai Lama's succession, Beijing furious
During his last days at office, outgoing United States President Donald Trump has taken a decision that has left his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping miffed.
02 Oct 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: US Senate subpoenas CEOs of Google, Facebook, Twitter
Last night, the US Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously to issue subpoenas to the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter.
23 Jul 2020
Green Card waitlist over 195 years for Indians: US Senator
An Indian national hoping for a Green Card would have to wait for over 195 years, said a top United States Senator.
22 Apr 2020
Trump halts immigration for 60-days, will affect green card seekers
A day after he announced the plans to halt immigration into the United States "temporarily", President Donald Trump said there will be a ban on those seeking permanent residency for 60 days.
28 Mar 2020
We've entered recession, will be worse than 2009: IMF Chief
International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva on Friday said the world has entered into a recession, courtesy the coronavirus pandemic and she anticipates that the current global situation to be worse than 2009.
26 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: US records highest single-day fatalities; death toll crosses 1,000
The number of deaths due to coronavirus crossed 1,000 in the United States, which has quickly become one of the worst-hit nations in the outbreak.
19 Dec 2019
Democrat Tulsi Gabbard votes 'Present' on Trump impeachment; viciously trolled
Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard did not vote in favor of United States President Donald Trump's impeachment.
19 Dec 2019
#TrumpImpeachment: President Donald Trump impeached in historic US House vote
In a historic vote, the US House of Representatives voted to approve the impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to remove him from office on Wednesday.
04 Dec 2019
US Senator Kamala Harris drops out of 2020 Presidential race
United States Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday announced her withdrawal from the 2020 Presidential race.
07 Nov 2019
Best new shows, movies coming on Amazon Prime this November
Wondering what Amazon Prime is going to be streaming this month now that you are done watching The Office (again)?
28 Oct 2019
Before tomorrow's Kashmir visit, EU delegation meets PM Modi
Kashmir has been reeling under an unprecedented lockdown since August raising concerns among rights groups. The area has been off-limits for almost everyone from journalists to activists.
15 Feb 2019
Trump to sign funding deal; will declare national emergency anyway
On Thursday, the White House, in a press conference, announced that US President Donald Trump would sign a government funding bill to avert another government shutdown.
23 Dec 2018
Partial US government shutdown to last through Christmas
It seems like the partial US government shutdown is set to last through Christmas.
17 Dec 2018
Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as 'interference'
Saudi Arabia today slammed as "interference" US Senate resolutions over its war in Yemen and critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder, warning that the move could have repercussions on its strategic ties with Washington.
15 Dec 2018
#KhashoggiMurder: 'I know how to cut', Khashoggi killer heard saying
On Friday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that one of the killers of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying, "I know how to cut," in the audio tape of the killing sent by Turkey to the US and other countries.
02 Dec 2018
Yemen on brink of 'major catastrophe': UN aid chief Lowcock
UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned yesterday that Yemen was "on the brink of a major catastrophe," as the world body pushes for peace talks in the impoverished and war-wracked country.
07 Nov 2018
#USMidterms: Candidate, endorsed by Taylor Swift, loses to Trump ally
Former Gov. Phil Bredesen lost the crucial US Senate seat of Tennessee to Republican Marsha Blackburn despite being endorsed by pop star Taylor Swift.
17 Oct 2018
US Senator urges Trump to name China as 'currency manipulator'
Expressing concerns over China's currency actions, a top American Senator has urged US President Donald Trump to name Beijing as a "currency manipulator".
22 Sep 2018
US Senate committee postpones hearing on Kavanaugh assault case
A key US Senate committee has postponed its hearing on sexual assault allegation against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after his accuser Christine Blasey Ford declined the committee's request to testify before it.
03 Aug 2018
Beyond the squared circle: WWE stars who indulged in politics
Wrestlers venturing into other professions is not a rarity, but for them to get involved in politics is rather an unusual decision.
22 Apr 2018
20 Indian-Americans running for US Congress raise over $15.5 million
A record number of 20 Indian Americans are running for US Congressional elections this year.
12 Apr 2018
Paul Ryan, the US House Speaker will not seek re-election
Paul Ryan, the top Republican in the US House of Representatives, said he would not stand for another term and has decided to retire when his term ends, casting his party into a leadership fight ahead of crucial mid-term elections.
29 Mar 2018
Trump fires VA Secretary Shulkin, nominates WH doctor as replacement
US President Donald Trump today fired his Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and nominated White House physician, Admiral Ronny Jackson as his replacement.
20 Feb 2018
Is President Trump shifting gun control stance after Florida shooting?
Amid student-led protests demanding gun control reforms after the killing of 17 people in last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, US President Donald Trump hinted at a change in stance on gun restrictions.
16 Feb 2018
US Senate rejects immigration bills: Dreamers left in a lurch
What will happen to the "Dreamers?" The question on everyone's mind fails to be answered despite a week of rare open debate in the US Senate.
07 Nov 2017
Paradise Papers expose how Apple avoided billions in taxes!
The Paradise Papers revealed how Apple -the world's most profitable company- avoids billions in taxes using a secretive strategy.
03 Nov 2017
American Senate confirms Kenneth Juster as US Ambassador to India
The US Senate voted unanimously to confirm Kenneth Juster, 62, as the next American Ambassador to India.
08 Sep 2017
US Senate approves $15bn hurricane relief package, raises debt ceiling
The US Senate has passed a $15.25 billion relief package for Hurricane Harvey and Irma.
05 Aug 2017
Trump administration appoints 3 Indian-Americans to top govt. roles
The US Senate has confirmed three-Indian Americans for key posts in the government after they were nominated by President Donald Trump.
02 Aug 2017
US Senate confirms Christopher Wray as new FBI director
The US Senate has confirmed Christopher Wray as the new director of the FBI in a 92-5 vote.
31 Jul 2017
Putin responds to US sanctions, expels 755 American diplomatic staff
Russian President Vladimir Putin has retaliated against fresh US sanctions by announcing that 755 staff members must quit US diplomatic missions by September 1.
28 Jul 2017
US Senate passes Russia sanctions bill, will Trump veto it?
The US Senate has voted overwhelmingly in favour of constituting new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea.
28 Jul 2017
John McCain's revolt leads to Obamacare repeal bill failure
The latest attempt by the Republican-controlled US Senate to repeal the Obamacare healthcare program has failed.
26 Jul 2017
Defying Trump, US House votes to intensify sanctions on Russia
On July 26, the US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to impose fresh sanctions on Russia over Moscow's alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
18 Jul 2017
Republicans oppose healthcare bill: Is Trumpcare doomed?
Casting a shadow of uncertainty over Trump's proposed healthcare bill, two more Republican senators, Mike Lee and Jerry Moran have stated their opposition to it, leaving it without the required majority for passing.
01 Jul 2017
Repeal, then replace: Donald Trump on Obamacare replacement bill
US President Donald Trump has a new idea on the Republican Obamacare replacement bill that hasn't been able to garner consensus yet.