U.S. Senate

The heads of companies like Twitter, Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and Reddit want lawmakers to expand background checks and strengthen "red flag" laws.
Amid arrests, protesters send a message that they're paying attention ahead of a hearing on controversial appeals court nominee Steven Menashi.
The centrist Democrat held the governorship from 2005 to 2010 and had previously said he was unhappy in his role as senator.
The Georgia Republican says health "challenges" stemming from Parkinson's informed his decision.
The former governor will try to unseat Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, seen as a vulnerable GOPer in the 2020 race.
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said on CNN that the House Judiciary Committee’s investigations into President Donald Trump are a sign that impeachment proceedings have started.
As a bill for universal background checks languishes, the Senate majority leader has asked three GOP leaders to discuss solutions for gun violence.
The upper chamber adjourned last week for its annual August recess.
The Republicans’ failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act shows the power of a mobilized public, according to the Massachusetts senator.
The deal increases the debt ceiling and lowers the chances of a government shutdown later this year. But it does nothing to address rapidly rising deficits.
The Senate majority leader blocked two measures to ward off foreign meddling amid ongoing concerns over the threat of Russian interference.
Congress finally acted after months of emotional lobbying by first responders and victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Even an obviously racist refrain couldn't dislodge Republican fealty to Trump.
The bill is headed nowhere in the Senate, but it shows the muscle behind the Fight for $15.
Amy McGrath is running as a Democrat to oust Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the 2020 election.
The retired Marine lieutenant colonel and combat pilot previously challenged GOP Rep. Andy Barr in Kentucky's 6th District.
Hits keep on coming in battle between House Speaker and gutsy squad of freshmen congresswomen.
After disappearing for nine days, Oregon's Republican state senators returned to work.
Senators may block a key defense bill to force President Trump to get congressional approval for a war on Iran.
Justice Department and Bureau of Indian Affairs officials couldn't take a position on any of the Senate bills addressing this crisis.