Recent News Headlines : Senate Confirmation Hearings

SENATORS BLOCK TRUMP RECESS APPOINTMENTS, HEAD HOME FROM WASHINGTON


The U.S. Senate adjourned Thursday leaving Donald Trump deprived of any major legislative victory heading into summer break, with lawmakers also blocking t... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 3

MITCH MCCONNELL'S SUPER PAC RAISES, SPENDS, BIG FOR ALABAMA SENATE RACE


In the 2016 election cycle, Senate Majority PAC took in 93 million and spent 74 million on political advertising... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 61

TRUMP TELLS SENATE TO PASS HEALTH BILL NOW OR HE'LL HALT INSURER FUNDS TO LET 'OBAMACARE IMPLODE'


The White House stepped up demands Sunday that the Senate resume efforts to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, suggesting... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 257

PASS HEALTH BILL NOW OR ELSE


White House to Senate Pass health bill now or else... READ MORE

30th July, 2017 0

DONALD TRUMP CALLS FOR SENATE CHECKS AND BALANCES TO BE SCRAPPED FOR SECOND TIME IN 24 HOURS


Donald Trump has called for a change in Senate rules to remove key checks and balances... READ MORE

30th July, 2017 3401

GOP SENATORS 'LOOK LIKE FOOLS' OVER HEALTH CARE LOSS


President Trump GOP senators 'look like fools' over health care loss... READ MORE

30th July, 2017 8347

'TIME TO MOVE ON' FROM HEALTH CARE, SENATE GOP LEADER SAYS


Senate Democrats were joined in opposition by three Republicans -- Maine's Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Arizona's John McCain... READ MORE

29th July, 2017 0

AFTER DRAMATIC HEALTH DEFEAT, TRUMP AND REPUBLICANS TURN TO THE NEXT QUESTION


McConnell put the health bill on hold and announced that the Senate would move onto other legislation next week... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 237

WHERE TRUMP WENT WRONG ON HEALTHCARE


On Friday morning Mr Trump tweeted about doing away with the legislative filibuster in the Senate, which requires 60 votes for the passage of major bills... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 747

DONALD TRUMP V JEFF SESSIONS: LESSONS IN LOYALTY


But as the former Alabama senator is demonstrating, he's not necessarily Donald Trump's hard-ass ... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 225

'THEY LET THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DOWN'


Republican obamacare repeal bill fails in u.s. senate... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 199

US SENATE REJECTS PARTIAL OBAMACARE REPEAL


Republicans have 52 seats in the 100-seat Senate, but their efforts failed as three Republicans, Senators John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, turned to Democrats... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 0

US SENATE REJECTS MEASURE TO PARTLY REPEAL AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, DEALING GOP LEADERS A MAJOR SETBACK


Senate Republicans, however, framed the bill as just a vehicle to keep alive their ACA repeal efforts... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 664

REPUBLICAN FINGER-POINTING BEGINS AFTER LATE-NIGHT DEFEAT OF OBAMACARE REPEAL BILL


This is clearly a disappointing moment, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 2083

US HEALTHCARE: SENATE 'SKINNY REPEAL' BILL FAILS


The latest attempt to repeal the Obama-era healthcare act has failed after a dramatic night in the US Senate... READ MORE

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US SENATE GOP SEEKS ASSURANCES HOUSE WON'T MAKE HEALTH BILL LAW[1]


The convoluted developments played out as a divided Senate debated legislation to repeal and replace Democrat Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 0

US LAWMAKERS REACH DEAL FOR SENATE RUSSIA SANCTIONS VOTE


The House voted 419-3 on Tuesday to impose new sanctions on Moscow and force Trump to obtain lawmakers' approval before easing any punitive measures on Russia... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 0

HEAD OF SENATE PANEL SAYS NEAR DEAL ON RUSSIA, IRAN SANCTIONS VOTE


Republican Senator Bob Corker told reporters he expected an agreement would be announced as soon as Wednesday evening... READ MORE

26th July, 2017 37

'DO THE RIGHT THING' AND REPEAL OBAMACARE


Trump to Republicans 'Do the right thing' and repeal Obamacare... READ MORE

25th July, 2017 567

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE APPROVES FBI DIRECTOR NOMINATION


WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of President Donald Trump's pick to head the FBI... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 2

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE APPROVES FBI DIRECTOR NOMINATION


The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of President Donald Trump's pick to head the FBI... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 0

TRUMP CAMPAIGN INNER CIRCLE CALLED BEFORE SENATE COMMITTEES


The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing will review a law that oversees the registration of foreign agents... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 3

SENIOR TRUMP CAMPAIGN FIGURES CALLED BEFORE SENATE COMMITTEES


A lawyer for Mr Trump's powerful son-in-law and adviser said Jared Kushner will speak to the Senate intelligence committee on Monday... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 0

TRUMP CAMPAIGN INNER CIRCLE CALLED BEFORE SENATE COMMITTEES


The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing will review a law that oversees the registration of foreign agents... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 0

SENATE COMMITTEES SEEK TESTIMONY NEXT WEEK FROM TRUMP JR., MANAFORT AND KUSHNER


Adam Schiff, says the committee is contacting participants in the Trump Jr. meeting... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 0

TRUMP CAMPAIGN INNER CIRCLE CALLED BEFORE SENATE COMMITTEES


The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing will review a law that oversees the registration of foreign agents... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 1

JARED KUSHNER, DONALD TRUMP JR. TO TESTIFY IN SENATE COMMITTEES AMID RUSSIA INVESTIGATION


Donald Trump Jr. and former campaign manager Paul Manafort are scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Wednesday... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 13

RUSSIAN LAWYER WHO MET TRUMP JR. READY TO TESTIFY IN SENATE, 'CLARIFY SITUATION BEHIND MASS HYSTERIA'


The Russian lawyer who met with President Donald Trump's eldest son during the 2016 election campaign said she's ready to testify before the U.S. Senate an... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 0

SENATE INTEL PANEL WANTS TO INTERVIEW EVERYONE AT TRUMP JR.'S RUSSIA MEETING


Senator Mark Warner, the panel's Democratic vice chairman, also said the committee wanted to see everyone who had been at the meeting... READ MORE

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Trending News Headlines : Senate Confirmation Hearings

SESSIONS MET WITH RUSSIAN ENVOY TWICE LAST YEAR, ENCOUNTERS HE LATER DID NOT DISCLOSE


Sessions's membership on the Armed Services Committee would have made him a priority for the Russian ambassador... READ MORE

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SESSIONS DID NOT DISCLOSE CONTACT WITH RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR, JUSTICE DEPT. SAYS


Says Sessions responded late Wednesday and denied discussing campaign-related matters with Russian officials... READ MORE

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TRUMP: EX-ADVISER FLYNN SHOULD SEEK IMMUNITY IN RUSSIA PROBE


Trump would not comment further when asked about Flynn during a White House meeting with U.S. manufacturers... READ MORE

2nd April, 2017 14542

JOHN MCCAIN IS CALMING WORLD LEADERS IN THE TRUMP ERA


As head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. John McCain is telling world leaders America still has their back... READ MORE

9th March, 2017 14450

EDUCATION NOMINEE BETSY DEVOS WINS SENATE CONFIRMATION VOTE


The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's controversial nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, by the slenderest possible margin... READ MORE

8th February, 2017 14122

WHY SENATORS WON'T JOIN TRUMP INAUGURATION BOYCOTT


Being part of a smaller chamber gives senators, rightly or wrongly, a sense of being something special... READ MORE

20th January, 2017 6824

SECRETARY OF STATE PICK TILLERSON EXPRESSED INTEREST IN IRAN DEALS IN 2016


Such business ties are possible following the lifting of sanctions under the nuclear deal negotiated by Iran, the Obama administration and five other world powers... READ MORE

11th January, 2017 6640

BAD NEWS FOR THE TRUMP-RUSSIA TINFOIL-HAT BRIGADE


What is your assessment of why the Russian government had a clear preference for President Trump? Franken asked... READ MORE

6th May, 2017 6150

DONALD TRUMP ATTRACTS SOME BIG-MONEY SUPPORTERS


Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has relied heavily on lots of passionate small-dollar donors -- and some 56 million of own money -- to fuel his campaign... READ MORE

17th October, 2016 5447

US POLICY IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF SENATOR WHO SAYS GOD, NOT PEOPLE, CHANGES THE CLIMATE


Senator Inhofe previously chaired the Environment committee between 2003 and 2008, when he yielded the position to California Democrat Barbara Boxer... READ MORE

12th November, 2014 4888

TRUMP'S PICK FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL IS SHADOWED BY RACE AND HISTORY


Sen. Jeff Sessions is a conservative stalwart and a lightning rod for civil rights activists... READ MORE

26th December, 2016 4482

SENATE GIVES LIMITED RESOURCES TO RUSSIA ELECTION-MEDDLING PROBE


A special Senate committee's 1970s investigation into Watergate-era surveillance practices tapped 133 staffers... READ MORE

25th April, 2017 4453

JEFF SESSIONS APPROVED BY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AFTER ANOTHER BITTER HEARING


Boente, a longtime Justice Department lawyer nominated by President Barack Obama for his U.S. attorney's job, rescinded Yates's directive not to defend Trump's immigration order... READ MORE

1st February, 2017 3991

SESSIONS WON'T TESTIFY AT CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET HEARINGS BUT AT SENATE INTELLIGENCE HEARING INSTEAD


Sessions wrote to the two chairmen that he would testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday instead... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 2434

COMEY AGREES TO TESTIFY BEFORE SENATE INTEL COMMITTEE


Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify before the Senate intelligence committee after Memorial Day... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 2126

TOP SENATE DEMOCRAT SAYS UNLIKELY TRUMP COURT PICK CAN CLEAR PROCEDURAL HURDLE


It's highly, highly unlikely that he'll get to 60, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on NBC's Meet the Press... READ MORE

2nd April, 2017 2037

OBAMA AND REPUBLICAN LEADER PLEDGE TO WORK TOGETHER


Share this page President Barack Obama is to ask Congress for 6... READ MORE

6th November, 2014 1628

US SENATE REJECTS TERROR LIST GUN SALE RESTRICTIONS


The US Senate has rejected plans to tighten gun controls, including the restriction of weapons sales to people on terrorism watch lists... READ MORE

21st June, 2016 1561

OUTCOME IS LIKELY TO BE A MORE CONSERVATIVE AMERICA


But watch Louisiana and Georgia where third-party candidates could force run-offs, possibly delaying a final Senate verdict for one or even two months... READ MORE

6th November, 2014 1514

A LOOK AT KEY RACES IN EVERY STATE


Updated November 7, 2016 1 10 pm Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton... READ MORE

8th November, 2016 1294

SENATE GOP'S BIGGEST TRUMP CRITIC TO LEAD CONGRESS'S MOST PUBLIC RUSSIAN HACKING INVESTIGATION


Lindsey O. Graham, right, to lead a new subcommittee focused on cyber threats and allegations of Russian hacking in connection with the 2016 election... READ MORE

6th January, 2017 1164

JEFF SESSIONS SPOKE WITH RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR DURING CAMPAIGN, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS


New U.S. attorney general spoke with Russians during campaign, Justice Department says... READ MORE

3rd March, 2017 1065

SENATORS ASK IF WELLS FARGO WILL RESCIND $125 MILLION PAY PACKAGE FOR EXECUTIVE WHO OVERSAW FRAUD


Wells Fargo has already fired more than 5,000 employees in the fraud, but so far the company has laid the blame at the feet of low-level workers... READ MORE

16th September, 2016 946

TRUMP URGED TO HAND OVER ANY TAPES


Meanwhile, President Trump has said he could announce a replacement for Mr Comey later this week... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 906

SENATE'S RUSSIA PROBE CHURNS ON AS HOUSE PANEL'S INVESTIGATION STALLS


Burr also pointedly stated the Senate committee would not be asking the House to play any role in our investigation... READ MORE

30th March, 2017 901

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MOVES TO KEEP FULL CIA 'TORTURE' REPORT SECRET


The White House made the move in response to requests by Sen. Richard Burr, the Senate Intelligence Committee's current Republican chairman, officials said... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 888

SESSIONS'S RECUSAL DOES LITTLE TO QUELL PARTISAN FERVOR OVER RUSSIA


Democrats called for the attorney general to offer a public, under-oath explanation, while the president tweeted pictures of them with Russian officials... READ MORE

4th March, 2017 854

JEFF SESSIONS' MEETINGS WITH RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR A BLOW FOR DONALD TRUMP'S NEW GLOW


As Trump's attorney-general, Sessions presides over the Justice Department and the FBI which is investigating the Trump campaign's links with Moscow... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 795

NANCY PELOSI DEMANDS ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS RESIGN AFTER 'LYING UNDER OATH'


One of the leading Democratic Party politicians in Washington has said under-fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath and must resign ... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 770

TRUMP'S ATTORNEY GENERAL PICK VOWS TO STAY OUT OF POSSIBLE CLINTON INVESTIGATIONS


Protestors from CodePink, including co-founder Medea Benjamin take part in a demonstration during the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing for attorney general-designate Jeff Sessions... READ MORE

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