Senate

Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
June 14, 2018 - 7:51 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Senate has advanced a bill already passed by the House that would prohibit abortions based on a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome, but it is not clear when or if it will come up for a vote in the full Senate. Currently in the state, abortion is...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
June 13, 2018 - 7:35 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Over the strenuous objections of some Democrats, the state Senate has approved controversial legislation that could change the way congressional maps are drawn up — and the way Pennsylvania judges are elected. The bill proposes amendments to the Pennsylvania...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
June 12, 2018 - 9:00 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — As state lawmakers consider legislation on a new procedure for drawing up congressional maps, the Pennsylvania Senate has added language to change judicial elections that one Democrat calls a "poison pill." The legislation comes after a bitter battle over new maps...
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Capitol Dome at dawn in Washington
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File
June 04, 2018 - 9:48 am
By Lisa Mascaro, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — This was supposed to be the quiet time on Capitol Hill, but Congress returns to work Monday facing a showdown in the House over immigration while Senate Republicans are trying to stop an all-out trade war after President Donald Trump...
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Tony Romeo-KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
May 22, 2018 - 12:09 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state Senate is considering legislation that would create a program to allow anonymous reporting of school safety threats. A scheduled vote Tuesday was postponed until next month because some senators want more time to review the bill. The fast-tracked, bi-...
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Dreamstime
Ian Bush
May 16, 2018 - 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON (KYW Newsradio) — A measure that would overturn the repeal of net neutrality has passed in the Senate, with three Republicans joining the entire Democratic caucus. While the House is likely to give it the thumbs-down, that might not matter much to its supporters in Congress. "We're going...
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The Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo to be the next Secretary of State.
Pool via CNN
April 26, 2018 - 4:34 pm
By Lauren Fox, Deirdre Walsh and Laura Koran (CNN) -- Mike Pompeo was sworn in as the 70th US secretary of state Thursday, after the Senate voted to confirm him, 57-42, installing the former CIA Director as the nation's top diplomat at a time when several high stakes negotiations are underway...
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The Senate voted to change longstanding rules to allow newborns onto the Senate floor during votes.
CNN
April 19, 2018 - 3:56 pm
By Saba Hamedy, CNN (CNN) -- Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth made history on Thursday as she became the first senator to cast a vote on the Senate floor with her newborn by her side. Senate lawmakers narrowly voted, 50 to 49, to confirm GOP Rep. James Bridenstine to be the next NASA administrator...
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Pennsylvania Capitol
Tony Romeo
April 18, 2018 - 4:55 pm
The Pennsylvania Senate has passed a bill that would, for the first time, make repeated convictions for DUI a felony offense. The bill, approved overwhelmingly by the Senate, is sponsored by suburban Philadelphia Republican John Rafferty. “Pennsylvania is still one of only four states that does not...
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