US Senate

US Senate passes landmark gun bill, bipartisan safer communities act to prevent violence

The $13 billion measure would toughen background checks for the youngest gun buyers, keep firearms from more domestic violence offenders and help states put in place red flag laws.

published on : 24th June 2022

US Senate approves resolution probing Putin for war crimes

The resolution calls for the US and others to seek investigations of Putin and his regime at the International Criminal Court and International Court of Justice for potential war crimes.

published on : 16th March 2022

US misjudged Ukraine's will to fight Russia, officials admit

Two weeks into its invasion, Russia has failed to win control of Ukraine's airspace or subdue the capital of Kyiv or other major cities.

published on : 11th March 2022

US Senate approves resolution for Ukraine, warning Russia

Action in the Senate came after President Joe Biden said the U.S. has 'every indication' of a potential Russian attack on Ukraine in a matter of days.

published on : 18th February 2022

US averts government shutdown one day ahead of deadline

With the clock ticking down to the 11:59 pm Friday deadline, the Senate voted by 69 to 28 to keep the lights on until February 18 with a resolution that had already advanced from the House.

published on : 3rd December 2021

Parliamentary Panel on IT chaired by Tharoor may call Facebook whistleblowers to India

"Testimony in person by witnesses from abroad requires the Speaker's consent. This is being sought," Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said.

published on : 1st November 2021

US Democrat Ron Wyden unveils proposed tax plan on super-rich Americans

The tax is the latest attempt by Biden's Democratic Party to raise revenue to fund his massive social spending proposal, which will likely cost around USD 2 trillion.

published on : 27th October 2021

US Democrats' bid to bring immigration reforms blocked in Senate

The Democrats hoped the immigration changes would cover Dreamers brought to the US as children, people affected by conflicts or natural disasters in their home countries.

published on : 21st September 2021

How they did it: The Republicans' campaign to save Brett Kavanaugh

This account of how Republicans brought Kavanaugh back from the brink is based on roughly a dozen interviews with administration officials, senators, aides and others.

published on : 6th October 2018

Key senator Susan Collins backs Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Collins said allegations that Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted a fellow teenager nearly four decades ago were unproven.

published on : 6th October 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg avoids revealing own personal information in US Senate hearing

Of the hundreds of questions thrown at Zuckerberg, none appeared to flummox the Facebook founder more than Senator Dick Durbin's pointed query about where he slept the previous evening.

published on : 11th April 2018

Will ensure fair elections take place in India, says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in US Senate hearing

Zuckerberg said he was sorry that Facebook was being used for circulating fake news and was becoming a tool for foreign interference in elections. 

published on : 11th April 2018

US house passes Stop-gap bill to avert government shutdown 

With the federal government set to run out of money Friday at midnight -- the eve of the one-year anniversary of Trump's inauguration, the bill cleared the House with a 230-197 vote.

published on : 19th January 2018

US Senate passes Republican tax legislation on narrow party-line vote 

President Donald Trump cheered the lawmakers on, eager to claim his first major legislative victory.

published on : 20th December 2017