U.S. Senate

VERIFY: Top questions about the coronavirus stimulus checks answered

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The CARES Act includes a provision that gives Americans one-time direct payments. Here's what we know about those rebates.Read more

Another attempt to move ahead on virus aid package snags

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Congress has run into more roadblocks trying to complete a nearly $2 trillion economic rescue package.Read more

McConnell's plan includes payments to Americans as $1T economic rescue takes shape

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's sweeping coronavirus response plan includes direct payments of $1,200 per person, $2,400 per couple.Read more


Senate passes $8.3B emergency fund to fight coronavirus

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Thursday's sweeping vote sends the bill to the White House for President Donald Trump's signature.Read more

Hands-free driving ban passes Senate

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A bill that would ban the use of handheld devices while driving has passed in the Indiana Senate.Read more

Trump expected to be acquitted in impeachment trial Wednesday

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It will bring an end to the saga that began with a phone call to Ukraine's president more than six months ago.Read more

VERIFY: Why senators running against the president can vote in the impeachment trial

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A viewer asked why senators running for president can vote on impeaching their opponent.Read more

Trump acquittal now likely Wednesday; Senate nixes witnesses

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The Senate narrowly rejected Democratic demands to summon witnesses for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial late Friday, all but ensuring Trump's acquittal in...Read more

'Bogus' Ukraine theory led to Trump's abuse, Dems tell trial

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Two new polls find a clear majority of Americans — Democrat and Republican — want to hear from direct witnesses. They also want impartial senators.Read more


Proposed Senate impeachment rules suggest GOP desire for quick trial

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Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's proposed rules, which will be voted on Tuesday, could include 12-hour days that last past midnight.Read more

Indiana lawmaker seeking end of state's US Senate primaries

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A state senator is pushing for the elimination of Indiana’s primary elections for U.S. Senate and proposing that political parties select candidates at conventions.Read more