• Fri, 31 Aug 2018 01:00
    Even the Vietnamese have respect for McCain
    News that Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent a message of condolence to US Senate leaders and the family of John McCain on the death of the senator says so much about the high regard the Vietnamese have for McCain.
    your say
  • Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:35
    US Senate votes to reimpose ban on China's ZTE, shares plunge
    The US Senate defied President Donald Trump on Monday by voting to overrule his administration's deal with Chinese telecom firm ZTE and reimpose a ban on hi-tech chip sales to the company.
    business
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 10:29
    Senate panel approves CIA nominee Haspel despite torture background
    A key US Senate panel on Wednesday greenlighted the nomination of veteran covert operative Gina Haspel to become director of the Central Intelligence Agency, despite her involvement in the torture of Al-Qaeda detainees in the early 2000s.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:10
    US Senate passes funding bill in bid to end shutdown, House up next
    Washington - The US Senate passed a critical stopgap spending bill early Friday as congressional leaders scrambled to minimize the effects of a government shutdown that began after an hours-long delay forced Congress to miss a midnight deadline.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:51
    Shutdown starts at midnight as US Senate adjourns with no spending bill
    WASHINGTON: The US government on Thursday was assured of careening into a shutdown at midnight after the Senate adjourned with no vote on a measure to extend federal funding beyond the 12am deadline.
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  • Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:43
    US Senate confirms Jerome Powell as next Fed chairman
    The US Senate on Tuesday confirmed former investment banker Jerome Powell as head of the Federal Reserve, putting President Donald Trump's pick in a role of enormous influence over the world's largest economy.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:29
    US Democrats accept compromise to end government shutdown
    Washington - The US Senate on Monday reached a deal to reopen the federal government, with Democrats accepting a compromise spending bill to end days of partisan bickering that forced hundreds of thousands of government employees to stay home without pay.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 01 Dec 2017 07:01
    Dow surges above 24,000 as OPEC extends agreement
    The Dow surged above 24,000 for the first time Thursday as the US Senate moved towards approving a massive tax cut package, while oil prices edged higher on OPEC's decision to extend production limits.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 02 Aug 2017 07:04
    US Senate confirms Christopher Wray as FBI director
    WASHINGTON - The US Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Christopher Wray as the new director of the FBI on Tuesday, three months after President Donald Trump fired his predecessor James Comey.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 12 Jun 2017 01:00
    Comey vs Trump: It was like ‘High Noon’
    Sir, your reports and comments on the testimony of James Comey (the sacked FBI director) before the US Senate Intelligence Committee warm my heart.
    opinion
  • Wed, 03 May 2017 07:34
    US Senate confirms Jay Clayton as new SEC chief
    WASHINGTON - The US Senate on Tuesday confirmed attorney Jay Clayton as the new head of the Securities and Exchange Commission tasked with regulating Wall Street and America's financial sector.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:53
    Banker-financier Mnuchin sworn in as US Treasury chief
    WASHINGTON - The US Senate on Monday confirmed Wall Street banker Steven Mnuchin to be the next secretary of the US Treasury, overcoming fierce Democratic objection of yet another nominee to President Donald Trump's cabinet.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:16
    Jeff Sessions confirmed as US attorney general
    WASHINGTON - The US Senate confirmed Jeff Sessions as attorney general Wednesday, despite fierce debate about his civil rights record and Democratic concern over whether he serves as the nation's top law enforcement officer independent from President Donald Trump.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 04 Feb 2017 12:24
    Epic battle looms over Trump's Supreme Court pick
    WASHINGTON - Neil Gorsuch, nominated this week by President Donald Trump to fill a vacant seat on America's highest court, faces an epic confirmation battle in the US Senate.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:04
    Trump secretary of state pick Tillerson clears Senate hurdle
    WASHINGTON - The US Senate on Monday advanced the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be President Donald Trump's secretary of state, setting up a final confirmation vote for later this week.
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