U.S. Senate

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

Trump signs bill to end government shutdown

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Overnight and into Friday at least five Republican senators had been calling Trump, urging him to reopen the government.Read more

Senate rejects rival plans for ending shutdown, talks start

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A splintered Senate swatted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown on Thursday, but the twin setbacks prompted...Read more

Senators ask FDA to update rules on certain pot products

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Oregon's two senators on Tuesday urged the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to update federal regulations to permit interstate commerce of food products...Read more


Trump says he needs to deal with Dem leaders to end shutdown

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Trump met reporters at the White House before leaving for staff meetings at Camp David as the shutdown headed into its third week and said, "I think we're going to have...Read more

Government unlikely to get fully back to business for days

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The federal government is expected to remain partially closed past Christmas Day in a protracted standoff over President Donald Trump's demand for funding a border wall...Read more