WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday he would not again help Democrats extend the government's borrowing authority, raising fresh doubts about how Congress will avert a federal default when a temporary patch expires in December.
Republican senators blocked a bill Monday night to keep the government operating and suspend the debt limit to avoid a default, but Democrats aiming to avert a shutdown are likely to try again.
The state Assembly committee in charge of the impeachment investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo is wrapping up work that is expected to lead to an impeachment vote by the full Assembly in early September.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has tested positive for the coronavirus, the first senator to disclose a breakthrough infection after being vaccinated.
Senate Republicans negotiating a $1 trillion infrastructure bill with Democrats said Wednesday they have reached agreement on major outstanding issues.
A recurring clash between the government's top infectious disease doctor and a U.S. senator has erupted again on Capitol Hill, with each accus…
The Senate has unanimously passed a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, to commemorate the end of slavery in the US.
The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday that aims to boost U.S. technology in the face of growing international competition, most notably from China.
Sen. Ed Markey, long overshadowed by his fellow Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren, has been making legislative waves since winning reelection in November. Local experts say his primary win against Joe Kennedy III has given the senator a new zeal. There are lots of comparisons between Ed Markey and the more famous Bernie Sanders.
The late Sen. James Mills personified a long-gone era of cordiality and bipartisanship in the California state Senate, columnist Dan Walters says.
President Biden's attorney general nominee, Merrick Garland, likely won't be confirmed until at least next week. Republican Sen. Tom Cotton is…
Seven Republican senators joined with Democrats in voting to convict and declare former President Donald Trump guilty at the conclusion of his second impeachment trial.
Attorneys for Donald Trump wrapped up their defense in his impeachment trial, arguing he didn’t incite the Jan. 6 rally crowd to riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Prosecutors unveiled chilling new security video in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Wednesday, showing gripping scenes of how close the rioters were to the country’s leaders.
Senators in Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial have deemed it constitutional and agreed to consider the case, even as most Republicans voted against proceeding.
The Senate has rejected a Republican attempt to dismiss Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial, allowing the case to move forward but also foreshadowing that there may not be enough votes to convict him.
Three new Democratic senators have been sworn in to office by Vice President Kamala Harris. That means their party now has control of the White House and Congress for the first time in a decade.
Kamala Harris was sworn in Wednesday as the 46th Vice President of the United States, becoming the first woman to ever hold that position. The…