US Senate: News

25 Apr 2024

Donald Trump

Arizona House votes to overturn near-total complete ban on abortions

The Arizona House has voted in favor of a proposal aimed at overturning the state's nearly complete ban on abortions.

24 Apr 2024


US Senate passes bill forcing ByteDance to sell TikTok

The US Senate has passed a bill that could force ByteDance, the China-based parent company of TikTok, to relinquish its ownership of the popular social media platform.

24 Apr 2024


US Senate passes bill requiring ByteDance to sell TikTok: Report

The US Senate has passed a bill requiring ByteDance—the parent company of TikTok—to sell the popular social media platform or risk being removed from app stores.

22 Apr 2024

Benjamin Netanyahu

22 killed as Israel strikes Rafah; protesters demand Netanyahu's replacement

At least 22 Palestinians, including 18 children, were killed in an Israeli strike on Rafah overnight, health officials said on Sunday.

01 Feb 2024

Mark Zuckerberg

'Sorry for everything': Zuckerberg to families at US Senate hearing

During a US Senate hearing, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg issued an apology to families, affected by the negative consequences of social media on children.

07 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi accepts invite to address US Congress 2nd time

PM Narendra Modi has accepted the invitation of United States (US) House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to address a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives in Washington on June 22.

03 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi to address US Congress's joint session on June 22

PM Narendra Modi has been invited to address the joint meeting of the United States (US) Senate and the House of Representatives on June 22, the US congressional leaders said on Friday.

US averts default as Senate narrowly passes debt ceiling bill

The US Senate on Thursday narrowly approved a bill to suspend the country's borrowing limit days before it was due to default on its debt.

17 May 2023


OpenAI CEO Sam Altman urges for AI regulation before Senate 

The viral success of ChatGPT has made OpenAI CEO Sam Altman the face of the ongoing artificial intelligence (AI) revolution.

Who is Eric Garcetti, the new US envoy to India

The United States Senate voted 52-42 on Wednesday to elect President Joe Biden's loyalist Eric Garcetti as the US ambassador to India after the position remained vacant for 20 months.

US: Biden mulls stricter gun-control policy; background checks, safety must 

The United States (US) President Joe Biden is mulling bringing a more "proactive and strict gun-control policy" to the country, which has been marred by mass shootings and violence involving firearms, Reuters reported.

08 Mar 2023


US senator introduces bipartisan bill to ban TikTok nationwide

A new bipartisan Senate bill introduced on Tuesday has brought a TikTok ban in the US closer than it has ever been.

09 Nov 2022

US Congress

US midterm election results: Tight contest between Democrats, Republicans

The counting of votes for the US midterm elections got underway on Wednesday, which will in turn decide the composition of the US Congress — the federal legislature.

US Senate passes first gun control bill in 30 years

The United States Senate has passed the most significant gun legislation in nearly three decades.

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

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump

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

Dalai Lama

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

H-1B Visa

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

Donald Trump

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.

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

New York City

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.

04 Dec 2019

Donald Trump

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

Narendra Modi

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.

23 Dec 2018

Donald Trump

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

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.

07 Nov 2018

Donald Trump

#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

Donald Trump

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".

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

Pramila Jayapal

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

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump

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.

16 Feb 2018

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump

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.

18 Jul 2017

Donald Trump

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.

23 Jun 2017

Barack Obama

Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill in Senate, faces uncertain fate

Republicans in the US Senate have unveiled a bill proposing to replace Obamacare with a healthcare plan that cuts aid to the poor and ends tax on the wealthy.

16 Jun 2017

Vladimir Putin

US Senate passes bill preventing Trump from removing Russia sanctions

The US Senate has voted 97-2 to pass legislation proposing new sanctions on Russia.

02 May 2017

Donald Trump

US government shutdown averted after lawmakers reaches funding deal

A bipartisan agreement has been reached by Congressional negotiators on a crucial spending bill which will keep the US government running until September 30, preventing a shutdown.

28 Feb 2017

Donald Trump

US Senate confirms Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary in vote

The US Senate voted 72-27 in favour of confirming billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as US commerce secretary.

11 Sep 2016


Hillary Clinton looking to turn Texas 'blue'

Democrats have long dreamed of turning the deep 'red' Texas state 'blue'; they believe the Lone Star state's politics are shifting in their favor.