Latest United States Senate News

Senate holds a test vote on border bill as Democrats seek to underscore Republican resistance

May. 23, 2024 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are trying for a second time to push ahead with a bill to clamp down the number of migrants allowed to claim asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought on Thursday to underscore Republican resistance to the proposal. ...

Florida Sen. Rick Scott, a close Trump ally, joins race to succeed Mitch McConnell as GOP leader

May. 22, 2024 20:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Sen. Rick Scott said Wednesday that he will run for Senate Republican leader when Mitch McConnell steps down from the post, becoming the third Republican in the race. South Dakota Sen. John Thune, the current No. 2 Republican in the Senate, and Texas Sen....

Senate report finds parts made with China's forced labor in cars by BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and VW

May. 20, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Volkswagen have bought parts made by a Chinese company sanctioned under a 2021 law for using forced labor, a Senate inquiry found, prompting lawmakers to call for stricter enforcement. The automakers responded to the Senate report,...

Potential signature fraud in Michigan threatens to disrupt congressional races

May. 17, 2024 14:56 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Fraudulent signatures could upend Michigan's congressional races this year as each declared GOP U.S. Senate candidate faces new calls to investigate their attempts to get on the August primary ballot and a Democratic U.S. House candidate appears likely to fall short. ...

West Virginia GOP Senate president, doctor who opposed drawing back vaccine laws ousted in election

May. 15, 2024 21:58 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va (AP) — West Virginia voters ousted the Republican state Senate president on Tuesday, as well as a doctor who drew fire for breaking with his party over school vaccination policy. They were among at least eight incumbent GOP legislators who lost in the state's...

Senators urge $32 billion in emergency spending on AI after finishing yearlong review

May. 15, 2024 17:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of four senators led by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is recommending that Congress spend at least $32 billion over the next three years to develop artificial intelligence and place safeguards around it, writing in a report released Wednesday that the U.S....

Senate primaries set up a marquee race in Maryland and a likely Republican flip in West Virginia

May. 15, 2024 15:00 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republican voters advanced strong Senate contenders in Maryland and West Virginia on Tuesday, giving the GOP a big boost in its push to claim control of Congress' upper chamber. Former Gov. Larry Hogan claimed the Republican nomination in what will be a...

From Hogan to a Trumpier Senate: Takeways from Tuesday's primaries

May. 15, 2024 09:10 AM EDT

The presidential primary may be decided, but election season marches on. Voters in several states, including Maryland and West Virginia, chose nominees Tuesday in critical races that could decide the balance of power on Capitol Hill next year. Here are some takeaways...

Why AP called Maryland's Senate primaries for Alsobrooks and Hogan: Race calls explained

May. 14, 2024 23:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press declared Democrat Angela Alsobrooks and Republican former Gov. Larry Hogan the winners in their primaries for the U.S. Senate in Maryland on Tuesday. The race is expected to be competitive in November, when Hogan will try to become the first...

Glenn Elliott wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in West Virginia primary election

May. 14, 2024 22:54 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Glenn Elliott wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in West Virginia primary election.