Recent News Headlines : Senate Confirmation Hearings

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 2088

SENATE PANEL CHAIRMAN SAYS FLYNN HAS NOT RESPONDED TO SUBPOENA


Correcting his earlier statement, the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee said Thursday that ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn hasn'... READ MORE

19th May, 2017 0

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

COMEY LOOKED TO EXPAND PROBE BEFORE TRUMP FIRED HIM


WATCH Schumer 'deeply troubling pattern from the Trump administration' Comey lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike... READ MORE

11th May, 2017 234

GOP LOOKS TO REBOOT, PUSH HEALTH CARE BILL THROUGH SENATE AS DEMOCRATS NAME NAMES


No one expects a new bill to be written quickly, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has started a process for producing one... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 0

FORMER TRUMP ADVISER CALLS RUSSIA PROBE 'COMICALLY FAKE'


A former foreign policy adviser to US president Donald Trump has branded a congressional probe into possible interference by Russia in last year's American election... READ MORE

6th May, 2017 0

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

HEALTH CARE SCORE IS REPUBLICANS 1, AMERICANS 0


There is little support for repealing the Affordable Care Act and even less for the American Health Care Act passed by the House... READ MORE

6th May, 2017 13511

SENATE REPUBLICANS LOOK TO REWRITE HEALTH BILL AFTER NARROW WIN IN THE HOUSE


Before the failure of the House bill in March, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had talked of taking it up and passing it in a week... READ MORE

6th May, 2017 2

WALL STREET VS. WORKERS, AS FINANCIAL INDUSTRY LOBBIES TO REPEAL LOW-COST RETIREMENT PLANS


For example, the Investment Company Institute, which represents the mutual fund industry, slammed the proposed regulations to allow state-based savings plans in a 2016 letter to regulators... READ MORE

3rd May, 2017 342

US CONGRESS AVERTS SHUTDOWN, PASSING STOPGAP SPENDING BILL


After weeks of tense negotiations over federal spending, the measure sailed through the House and Senate just hours before a midnight deadline... READ MORE

28th April, 2017 0

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

SENATORS ORDER REVIEW OF 'VERY DISTURBING' UNITED INCIDENT


We are writing about the forcible removal of a passenger from United Express Flight 3411 from Chicago-O'Hare to Louisville on April 9, the letters said... READ MORE

12th April, 2017 130

GORSUCH HEADS FOR SUPREME COURT CONFIRMATION AS SENATE REWRITES VOTING RULES


The Senate change, affecting how many votes a nominee needs for confirmation, will apply to all future Supreme Court candidates... READ MORE

7th April, 2017 66

NEIL GORSUCH SET TO ASCEND TO THE US SUPREME COURT


Republicans unilaterally rewrite Senate rules to allow president's nominee Neil Gorsuch to ascend to the Supreme Court... READ MORE

7th April, 2017 1600

U.S. SENATE VOTES TO 'GO NUCLEAR,' CLEARING THE WAY FOR TRUMP'S HIGH COURT PICK


The U.S. Senate has voted to 'go nuclear' and eliminate the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees, clearing way for President Donald Trump's pick, Neil Gorsuch... READ MORE

6th April, 2017 617

DEMOCRATS BLOCK DONALD TRUMP'S SUPREME COURT NOMINEE


Mr McConnell prepared to make procedural manoeuvres to lower the vote threshold to advance Mr Gorsuch's nomination... READ MORE

6th April, 2017 0

DONALD TRUMP'S 'LOOMING' IMPEACHMENT STOPS ME VOTING FOR HIS SUPREME COURT PICK, SENATOR SAYS


Mr Blumenthal referred in passing to what happened in 1974 when the House Judiciary Committee recommended Articles of Impeachment in regard to President Richard Nixon... READ MORE

6th April, 2017 10777

DEMOCRAT'S 15-HOUR SPEECH OVER, GOP-LED SENATE SET TO VOTE GORSUCH IN, ENSURING POLARIZATION


The coming rules change is known on Capitol Hill as the nuclear option because of the potential repercussions for the Senate and the court... READ MORE

6th April, 2017 0

SENATOR ENDS 15-HOUR SPEECH OPPOSING TRUMP'S COURT PICK


But they kept the three-fifths threshold in place for Supreme Court nominees... READ MORE

5th April, 2017 0

SENATOR ENDS 15-HOUR SPEECH OPPOSING TRUMP'S COURT PICK


But they kept the three-fifths threshold in place for Supreme Court nominees... READ MORE

5th April, 2017 0

DEMOCRATS HAVE VOTES TO BLOCK GORSUCH TEMPORARILY FROM U.S. SUPREME COURT


Coons's opposition will prevent Republicans from reaching the 60 votes they need to move Gorsuch over procedural hurdles to a final Senate vote... READ MORE

3rd April, 2017 388

DEMS CLAIM NEARLY ENOUGH VOTES TO BLOCK GORSUCH -- FOR NOW


Judge Gorsuch's views were difficult to discern because he refused to answer questions, even basic questions that had been answered by previous nominees, Feinstein said... READ MORE

3rd April, 2017 274

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

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

PARAGUAY RIOTERS STORM CONGRESS AFTER SENATE AMENDS CONSTITUTION


Opponents of the move included Senate President Roberto Acevedo of the opposition Authentic Radical Liberal Party... READ MORE

1st April, 2017 78

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

SENATE INTEL CHIEF, UNLIKE HOUSE COUNTERPART, VOWS RUSSIA PROBE COOPERATION


Pledging cooperation, the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee said Wednesday they would steer clear of politics in their panel... READ MORE

30th March, 2017 0

WHITE HOUSE DROPS HUMAN RIGHTS CONDITIONS FOR SALE OF FIGHTER JETS TO BAHRAIN


But Mr Corker praised the move and said the caveats would have been unprecedented and counter-productive for security and human rights... READ MORE

30th March, 2017 0

U.S. SENATE VOTES TO ADMIT MONTENEGRO INTO NATO


WASHINGTON - Montenegro is set to become NATO's newest member after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to ratify the tiny Balkan nation's entry into the alliance... READ MORE

29th March, 2017 0

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

2nd March, 2017 72590

SENATE BEGINS OBAMACARE REPEAL PROCESS WITH ALL-NIGHT VOTING MARATHON


Republicans are using a procedural tactic known as budget reconciliation to prevent Senate Democrats from being able to block an Obamacare repeal... READ MORE

12th January, 2017 55107

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

2nd March, 2017 29651

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 REPUBLICANS CAN'T PUT EVERYTHING THEY WANT IN THEIR HEALTH CARE BILL


Republicans have only 52 Senate seats and Senate Democrats are expected to remain unified in opposition to the bill.... READ MORE

24th March, 2017 10897

BETSY DEVOS HAS JUST BEEN CONFIRMED AS TRUMP'S EDUCATION SECRETARY THANKS TO MIKE PENCE


Betsy DeVos has been voted in as education secretary after Vice President Mike Pence cast a rare, tie-breaking vote on the Senate floor... READ MORE

8th February, 2017 10109

ANGER AT TRUMP'S NOMINEES TURNS POLITICS INTO A GAME OF TELEPHONE


The communications network handling millions of calls dates back to 1897, when the Senate first adopted the telephone... READ MORE

6th February, 2017 7356

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

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

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

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

TRUMP URGES REPUBLICANS TO 'GO NUCLEAR' TO DEFEND HIGH COURT PICK


If confirmed, Gorsuch would reinstate the Supreme Court's conservative majority, in place for decades until Justice Antonin Scalia's death last Feb. 13... READ MORE

2nd February, 2017 1580

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

SENATE VOTES TO REVERSE OBAMA-ERA COAL RULE, SENDS TO TRUMP


And the House voted and sent to the Senate the repeal of a rule limiting methane emissions from the oil and gas industry... READ MORE

3rd February, 2017 988

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

'PAYBACK': AFTER REPUBLICANS SILENCE ELIZABETH WARREN, DEMOCRATS MIGHT BE IN FOR 'PARLIAMENTARY WARFARE'


After less than 30 minutes of further debate, she was interrupted again by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 940

DEMOCRATS WANT 9/11-STYLE SPECIAL COMMISSION TO PROBE RUSSIA


Republicans also kept control of the Senate and House of Representatives by larger-than-expected margins... READ MORE

10th January, 2017 894

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

10th January, 2017 749

SENATE CONFIRMS JEFF SESSIONS FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL


This week has featured overnight, round-the-clock Senate sessions as GOP leaders are grinding through a thicket of controversial picks... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 709


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