• Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:10:52
    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.
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  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:51:47
    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 10:43:32
    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.
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  • Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:29:16
    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.
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  • Fri, 01 Dec 2017 07:01:24
    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.
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  • Wed, 02 Aug 2017 07:04:07
    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.
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  • Mon, 12 Jun 2017 01:00:00
    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.
  • Wed, 03 May 2017 07:34:55
    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.
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  • Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:53:11
    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.
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  • Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:16:50
    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.
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  • Sat, 04 Feb 2017 12:24:35
    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.
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  • Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:04:42
    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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  • Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:45:50
    Trump's State pick OK'd by panel, goes to full Senate vote
    WASHINGTON - A US Senate panel on Monday greenlighted President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, former ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson, clearing the way for a confirmation vote by the full chamber.
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  • Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:09:28
    US bill calls for military exchanges with Taiwan
    In a move that could produce breakthroughs in Washington-Taipei military relations, the US Senate adopted a conference report of the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that allows high-level Pentagon officials to visit Taiwan.
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  • Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:22:10
    Shutdown likely averted as US Democrats end funding blockade
    US Senate Democrats on Friday dropped their objections to a short-term federal spending bill, all but assuring the government does not slip into a shutdown over a fight about health benefits for coalminers.
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