US Senate

Democrats say Trump endangers security, Trump denies

Democratic US lawmakers leading the impeachment case against Republican President Donald Trump say the president must be removed from office to protect national security and preserve the country’s system of government.

January 20, 2020
January 20, 2020

Trump to offer first detailed impeachment defense as pivotal week begins

After refusing to cooperate with the Democratic Party-led impeachment probe in the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump is set to offer his first comprehensive defense, before his trial begins in earnest in the Senate.

January 19, 2020
January 19, 2020

Democrats say Trump endangers security, Trump denies

Democratic US lawmakers leading the impeachment case against Republican President Donald Trump say the president must be removed from office to protect national security and preserve the country’s system of government.

December 23, 2018
December 23, 2018

US govt shutdown likely to drag on past Christmas

A partial US government shutdown is almost certain to drag through the Christmas holiday after the Senate adjourned without breaking an impasse over President Donald Trump’s demand for more funds for a border wall.

December 5, 2018
December 5, 2018

Zero doubt Saudi crown prince directed the killing

Two key US Republican senators said yesterday after a briefing by the CIA's director they have "zero" doubt Saudi Arabia's crown prince directed the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. CIA director Gina Haspel has agreed to brief a "small group" of US lawmakers about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the

January 20, 2018
January 20, 2018

US govt shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats

The world’s most powerful government shuts down today after President Donald Trump and the US Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies, highlighting America’s deep political divisions.

December 2, 2017
December 2, 2017

Senate approves major tax cuts in victory for Trump

The US Senate narrowly approves a tax overhaul, moving Republicans and President Donald Trump a big step closer to their goal of slashing taxes for businesses and the rich while offering everyday Americans a mixed bag of changes.

June 16, 2017
June 16, 2017

US Senate votes near unanimously for Russia, Iran sanctions

The US Senate votes nearly unanimously for legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and force President Donald Trump to get Congress' approval before easing any existing sanctions on Russia.

June 21, 2016
June 21, 2016

Senate rejects gun-control measures after Orlando shooting

The US Senate rejects four measures restricting gun sales after the massacre in an Orlando nightclub, dealing a bitter setback to advocates who have failed to get even modest gun curbs through Congress despite repeated mass shootings.