U.S. Senate

President Donald Trump leaves the podium after speaking about the partial government shutdown, immigration and border security in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
January 22, 2019 - 6:59 am
UPDATED: 10:04 a.m. By Jill Colvin and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to reopen the government, sweetened with immigration provisions that are aimed at mollifying Democrats but that have alienated some conservatives, is headed for Senate action,...
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks accompanied by House Republican Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of La., during a news conference on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Washington.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
January 16, 2019 - 9:41 am
By Lisa Mascaro, Catherine Lucey and Jill Colvin, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down the next deadline to pay federal workers, the White House shifted tactics, trying to bypass House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to negotiate with rank-and-file lawmakers even as President Donald Trump dug in...
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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., center, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., push back on President Donald Trump's demand for funding to build a wall on the US-Mexico border.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
January 04, 2019 - 7:53 am
By Matthew Daly, Catherine Lucey and Jill Colvin, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — On their first day in the majority, House Democrats have passed a plan to re-open the government without funding President Donald Trump's promised border wall. The largely party-line votes Thursday night came after...
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From left, Lauren Underwood D-IL, Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Ilhan Omar D-MN, during the swearing-in ceremony of Congressional Black Caucus members of the 116th Congress at The Warner Theatre in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.
Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo
January 03, 2019 - 1:06 pm
By Lisa Mascaro, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate gaveled into session Thursday swathed in history, returning the first woman to the speaker's office and ushering in a diverse class of Democratic freshman lawmakers ready to confront President Donald Trump in a...
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The United States Capitol
December 20, 2018 - 8:43 am
By Elana Schor, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has unanimously approved bipartisan legislation that would make lynching a federal crime. The effort was led by two Democratic senators who are potential presidential contenders in 2020, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of...
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In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Arizona Republican senatorial candidate Martha McSally, speaks with voters, at Chase's diner in Chandler, Ariz.
Matt York/AP Photo, File
December 18, 2018 - 12:17 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's governor on Tuesday appointed U.S. Rep. Martha McSally to replace Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that belonged to the late John McCain, sending the GOP congresswoman back to Washington just a month after she lost a tight race for the state's other spot in the Senate. McSally, a...
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Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith calls on her family members to identify themselves as she celebrates her runoff win over Democrat Mike Espy in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.
AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis
November 28, 2018 - 8:11 am
By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith returns to Washington as a solidly loyal Trump supporter after the president stumped for her in what was a divisive runoff marked by racial turmoil over a video-recorded remark Hyde-Smith made...
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President Donald Trump and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., wave to supporters after arriving for a rally in Tupelo, Miss., Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.
AP Photo/Thomas Graning
November 27, 2018 - 8:45 am
By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi voters are deciding the last U.S. Senate race of the midterms, choosing between a white Republican Senate appointee backed by President Donald Trump and a black Democrat who was agriculture secretary when Bill Clinton was...
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Appointed U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., answers a question while Democrat Mike Espy, left, listens during their televised Mississippi U.S. Senate debate in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.
AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, Pool
November 26, 2018 - 10:32 am
By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump is stumping in Mississippi on Monday for a Republican Senate appointee who wants voters to focus on her unwavering support for him, and not the racial questions that have made Tuesday's runoff election a much...
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Palm Beach County Supervisor Of Elections Susan Bucher, right, talks to an employee at the Supervisor of Elections office during a recount, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
November 16, 2018 - 8:29 am
By Gary Fineout and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by...
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