U.S. Senate

The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress which, along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprises the legislature of the United States. The Senate chamber is located in the north wing of the Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C. The composition and powers of the Senate are established by Article One of the United States Constitution. The Senate is composed of senators, each of whom represents a single state in its entirety.
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  • Ministerial list: Senate gives Buhari five days to submit names
    The Punch

    Ministerial list: Senate gives Buhari five days to submit names

    …says it will proceed on two-month recess Friday Delay in forming cabinet not good for economy-LCCI Sunday Aborisade, John Ameh, Ifeanyi Onuba, Tunde Ajaja, Simon Utebor The Senate has given President Muhammadu Buhari till Friday to submit the list of ministerial nominees for screening, failure of which the red chamber will proceed on its two-month annual recess. In line with its annual calendar, the National Assembly is meant to go on its annual recess on July 26 and resume on September 26. Buhari, who won election in February and was sworn in on May 29, has continued to delay the submission of the ministerial list, arguing that he will need to take his time to appoint the people he knows. The

  • Reps tackle Senate over Edo Assembly crisis probe
    The Punch

    Reps tackle Senate over Edo Assembly crisis probe

    Leke Baiyewu the  House of Representatives  is   allegedly  not happy with the   decision of the Senate to set up a parallel probe into the   crisis in the Edo State House of Assembly. It was learnt that the  House, which  claims to have started the  move to resolve  the crisis,  is  gearing up for a  fight with the upper chamber of the National Assembly. As the   House on Wednesday adopted the report by its ad hoc committee set up to probe the crisis, following a fact-finding visit to the state, the panel constituted  by the Senate visited the state on the same day for the same purpose. The state Assembly was inaugurated  in   controversial circumstances on June 17 after  nine out of 24 members-elect 

  • US senator leaves DC hospital for rehab in Georgia
    WSB Radio

    US senator leaves DC hospital for rehab in Georgia

    MARIETTA, Ga. -  A U.S. senator who broke four ribs in a fall has left a Washington hospital and will get physical rehabilitation back in Georgia. Johnny Isakson's office says the 74-year-old Republican was discharged Saturday from George Washington University Hospital and would be admitted to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. Isakson fell in his Washington apartment July 16. The statement from spokeswoman Amanda Maddox says symptoms of his Parkinson's disease could lengthen his recovery. She says he's in good spirits and determined to recover so he can return to representing Georgians in the Senate. The statement quotes Isakson as saying, "I'm on the mend and looking forward to fully

  • Governors must be accountable to maintain unity with Senate
    The Standard

    Governors must be accountable to maintain unity with Senate

    George Kegoro 21st Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT +0300 This week, the Council of Governors will convene a conference in Nakuru apocalyptically-themed, “The Future of Devolution.” The conference is the second public outreach the Council is undertaking, in two weeks. The first outreach last week was a consultative meeting in Nairobi, at which nearly all the 47 county governments were represented, and also attended by some members of the Senate, among them Kipchumba Murkomen, James Orengo, and Ledama ole Kina as well as a large number members of the county assemblies from around the country. The context of these meetings is the impasse over revenue sharing between the two levels of governments, which has

  • Another military veteran joins Kentucky US Senate race
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    Another military veteran joins Kentucky US Senate race

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Mike Broihier, a political newcomer with a broad resume as a Marine officer, farmer and small-town newspaperman, ventured into a high-stakes Senate race as the latest military-tested candidate aiming to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell next year in Kentucky. Broihier acknowledged Thursday that his campaign starts with a virtual blank slate, needing to build name recognition and a campaign fund to compete with an establishment-backed rival in his own party. Former fighter pilot Amy McGrath entered the race last week to a rocky start while showing immediate fundraising prowess. Both Democrats rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps.

  • Murder capital - Senate backs St Andrew South SOE extension to counter rising crime in police division
    Jamaica Gleaner

    Murder capital - Senate backs St Andrew South SOE extension to counter rising crime in police division

    A total of 402 murders and 441 shooting incidents were recorded in the last 30 months across the communities that fall within the St Andrew South Police Division, government Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has revealed. Johnson Smith, the leader of government business in the Senate, said the figures meant that the division had the second highest aggregate count of murders and shootings in Jamaica between January 1, 2017, and July 2 this year. Turning to 2019, the data reveal that the St Andrew South Police Division recorded 94 murders and 98 shootings, the highest for both categories across the 19 police divisions islandwide. “The division accounted for 14 per cent of all murders and 15 per cent

  • Claim of 'coded' racism prompts calls for more inclusivity in Washington's Capitol
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    Claim of 'coded' racism prompts calls for more inclusivity in Washington's Capitol

    In the month since Washington state Sen. Mona Das, a first-term Democrat from Kent, made headlines for comments about racism and sexism in the Senate Democratic Caucus, she has been calling her colleagues to apologize that her words “were as strong as they were.” However, Das, who's Indian American, says she doesn't regret her comments because it's prompting a broader discussion of race and equity in the Washington state Legislature. “I believe that this has opened a conversation that has been an elephant in the room for a really long time and now we're having these conversations honestly, authentically, deeply and coming from a place of love,” Das said in a recent interview. Last month, at a

  • Paperwork filed for Royce West U.S. Senate campaign ahead of Monday announcement
    The Texas Tribune

    Paperwork filed for Royce West U.S. Senate campaign ahead of Monday announcement

    The Democratic field seeking to challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, keeps growing. State Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, appears to be in for the U.S. Senate race. He has an announcement planned for Monday in Dallas, but on Friday, paperwork was filed with the Federal Election Commission establishing a "Royce West for U.S. Senate" campaign and declaring him a Democratic candidate for the seat. Moments later, his name showed up as a U.S. Senate candidate on the Democratic fundraising site Act Blue. West didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment. Neither did the campaign's treasurer, Barbara Radnofksy. The assistant treasurer is listed as Mike Collier, the 2018 Democratic nominee

  • KTAR 92.3 Phoenix

    Senator urges federal agencies to wrap up duck boat probes

    BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri says everyone affected by last year's duck boat tragedy on Table Rock Lake near Branson “deserves answers,” and he is urging federal agencies to wrap up their investigations. The Republican senator released a statement on Friday marking the one-year anniversary of the accident that killed 17 people . He says the U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board have had “more than enough time” to finish investigating and issue recommendations and new safety measures. Ripley Entertainment, the operator of the duck boat, says in a statement that it is “deeply committed” to supporting families impacted by the accident. It has settled or

  • American August: Trump should have the Senate cancel August recess to reinforce immigration laws
    Conservative Review

    American August: Trump should have the Senate cancel August recess to reinforce immigration laws

    Congress is in session for parts of 11 months of the year. It's time to add the twelfth month to the calendar: Abolish the August recess and dedicate that month exclusively to the needs of all American citizens in securing the border and ending alien crime in this country. One month out of 12 is not too much to ask; nor is finally fulfilling forsaken promises to the American people on the border and actually enforcing existing law. How could Congress in good conscience go on recess for August while one million illegal immigrants, with many violent criminals among them, are coming to our border, endangering Americans, fleecing our communities, exposing us to health risks, and empowering drug cartels, human smugglers, and sex trafficking?

  • Lancashire Telegraph

    Facebook defends Libra digital currency in US Senate grilling

    The chief of Facebook's new digital currency has said it understands “loud and clear” that people do not want financial details connected to their social media data. David Marcus was grilled by US senators who expressed concern about Facebook's planned cryptocurrency Libra, which will be run by a number of firms including Mastercard, Visa and PayPal. Facebook will incorporate the currency into its digital wallet called Calibra, while other companies will be able to use Libra in their own apps.

  • Senate summons security team over Matungu killings
    The Standard

    Senate summons security team over Matungu killings

    Nathan Ochunge 19th Jul 2019 16:49:52 GMT +0300 A Senate committee has summoned the Western regional security team to explain why they skipped the committee's sittings in Kakamega County. The Senate Committee on National Security, Defence and Foreign Relations held sittings in Governor Wycliffe Oparanya's office. The regional security team, led by Regional Commissioner Anne Ng'etich, Regional Police Commander Rashid Yakubu, County Commissioner Pauline Dola and County Police Commander Bernard Muli were expected to give a report over recent spate of killings. The committee wanted to be briefed on the status of security in Kilingili market in Vihiga County where six guards were killed in one night.

  • What Enes Kanter Plans To Do So He Can Travel To Toronto Next Season
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    What Enes Kanter Plans To Do So He Can Travel To Toronto Next Season

    Boston Celtics big man Enes Kanter plans to meet with U.S. Senator Ed Markey to find a solution for traveling to Toronto next season so he can play against the Raptors in Canada when the Celtics go up there. Kanter's passport is currently suspended by Turkey for his criticism of the government. The Celtics and Raptors are in the same division, so they'll play each other multiple times in 2019-20. It's really unfortunate what Enes Kanter is going through right now with the Turkish government. Hopefully, Senator Ed Markey will be able to help the newest member of the Celtics. Kanter signed a two-year, $9.7 million deal with Boston. The 27-year-old split time last season with the New York Knicks

  • John Hickenlooper for Senate? It could still happen — if he wants it, observers say
    Denver Post

    John Hickenlooper for Senate? It could still happen — if he wants it, observers say

    When John Hickenlooper tweets about his presidential aspirations, a torrent of replies follow that all say the same thing: forget the White House. “You are not doing yourself, or Coloradans, any favors by staying in this race any longer,” Katina Harrison replied to a photo Hickenlooper posted on Twitter announcing he had landed in New Hampshire, home of the nation's first Democratic primary. National political observers believe Democrats have one of their best chances to regain partisan control of the Senate in 2020. All eyes are on Colorado — a swing state where unaffiliated voters have aligned in recent elections more with the political left — as one of a handful of states that will determine whether Republicans keep their edge in the upper legislative chamber.