Latest United States Senate News

New England senators seek help to avoid energy disruptions

Nov. 29, 2022 16:12 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Senators from Connecticut, Vermont and Maine called on the Biden administration Tuesday to bring together federal, state and regional officials to find ways to prevent possible energy disruptions this winter across New England. The senators, three Democrats...

Senate to vote on landmark bill to protect same-sex marriage

Nov. 29, 2022 15:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote Tuesday on bipartisan legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages, moving Congress closer to passing the landmark bill and ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law. The expected passage of the legislation with...

North Carolina board certifies general election results

Nov. 29, 2022 14:18 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's State Board of Elections certified the results of the November general election on Tuesday after an extensive canvassing process designed to ensure the votes have been tabulated correctly. The five-member panel tasked with overseeing statewide...

Biden tells GOP his hopes, gets stiff response from McCarthy

Nov. 29, 2022 14:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday he hopes both parties' lawmakers can work together to keep the government open, boost spending for Ukraine and avert a crippling rail strike. But the Republicans' pick to be the next House speaker shrugged off the sunny talk, serving notice that...

Senate set to vote on bill protecting same-sex marriages

Nov. 28, 2022 22:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set to vote Tuesday on legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages, putting Congress one step closer to passing the landmark bill and ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law. Senate Democrats are moving quickly, while...

Georgia runoff: Early voting for Warnock-Walker round 2

Nov. 28, 2022 20:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In-person early voting for the last U.S. Senate seat is underway statewide in Georgia's runoff, with Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock working to get the jump on Republican challenger Herschel Walker who is putting less emphasis on advance balloting. After winning a...

Biden calls on Congress to head off potential rail strike

Nov. 28, 2022 19:37 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday asked Congress to intervene and block a railroad strike before next month’s deadline in the stalled contract talks, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers would take up legislation this week to impose the deal that unions agreed to in...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Nov. 28, 2022 14:28 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 23 The Washington Post on regaining trust in the ethics of the U.S. Supreme Court Once again, the Supreme Court is finding its ethics under scrutiny. Last week, Justice Clarence Thomas...

Pennsylvania campaign wildcard Fetterman turns to governing

Nov. 28, 2022 09:20 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When John Fetterman goes to Washington in January as one of the Senate's new members, he'll bring along an irreverent style from Pennsylvania that extends from his own personal dress code — super casual — to hanging marijuana flags outside his current office in the...

Democrats kept the Senate this year, but 2024 may be harder

Nov. 28, 2022 07:19 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats celebrating a successful effort to keep control of the U.S. Senate this year will soon confront a 2024 campaign that could prove more challenging. The party enters the next cycle defending 23 seats, including two held by independents who caucus with...