U.S. Senate

Bill making animal cruelty a federal felony heads to President Trump's desk

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Animal cruelty soon could become a federal felony should President Donald Trump sign newly passed legislation into law.Read more

Rep. Joe Kennedy formally announces US Senate campaign

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U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III formally declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Saturday.Read more

Senators: Bill on 9/11 victims fund to be voted on next week

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The Senate will vote Tuesday on a bipartisan bill to ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money, Senate Majority Leader...Read more


Roy Moore running for Senate despite discouragement from GOP

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Alabama Republican Roy Moore, a former judge who defiantly opposed gay marriage and defended the public display of the Ten Commandments, has jumped into the race for a U...Read more

Republican senators 'open' to boosting aid to Puerto Rico after relief bill stalls

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Sen. Mitch McConnell says he'd like to see an aid package passed by Memorial Day.Read more

Indiana Sen. Birch Bayh, author of Title IX law, dies at age 91

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Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who wrote the landmark federal Title IX law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, has died. He was 91.Read more

Bill seeks to stop USDA from killing kittens

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Lawmakers plan to introduce legislation today to stop the U.S. Department of Agriculture from continuing deadly experiments on kittens.Read more

Senate seems to have votes to reject Trump's wall move

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Opponents of President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border appear to have enough Senate votes to reject his move, now that Republican...Read more

Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly makes Democratic bid for Senate seat

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Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a failed assassination...Read more


Indiana senators work on bill to crack down on fertility fraud

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Indiana state senators are at the Statehouse working on Senate Bill 174. Some of them call the Dr. Donald Cline case even more sad because they just learned that more...Read more

Bill would withhold pay from president, Congress during shutdown

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Three lawmakers introduced legislation Tuesday that would keep their fellow congressmen and other high-ranking government officials from getting paid during a government...Read more