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Senate to vote Tuesday on final passage of same-sex marriage bill

The Senate is set to vote Tuesday on final passage of a bipartisan bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage. → Read More

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Rick Scott will challenge Mitch McConnell for Senate Republican leader

Sen. Rick Scott of Florida will challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his powerful post after the Republicans failed to win back the majority despite a favorable political environment. → Read More

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Democrats predict an 'extremely busy' lame duck. Here's what's on the agenda

A packed legislative to-do list awaits Congress when it returns to session after the midterms -- and Democrats, who currently control both chambers, will face a ticking clock to enact key priorities if Republicans win back the House or manage to flip the Senate in the upcoming elections. → Read More

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Democrats predict an 'extremely busy' lame duck. Here's what's on the agenda

A packed legislative to-do list awaits Congress when it returns to session after the midterms -- and Democrats, who currently control both chambers, will face a ticking clock to enact key priorities if Republicans win back the House or manage to flip the Senate in the upcoming elections. → Read More

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Senate approves government funding extension to avert shutdown

The Senate voted on Thursday to approve a short-term government funding extension that would prevent a shutdown at the end of the week. The bill was approved on a bipartisan basis with a vote of 72 to 25. → Read More

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Senate panel deadlocks on archivist nominee in party-line vote

President Joe Biden's nominee to run the National Archives, who came under GOP scrutiny after the FBI's search for government records at former President Donald Trump's Florida home, deadlocked in a party-line committee vote Wednesday. → Read More

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Senate approves treaty to combat climate crisis

The Senate ratified an international climate treaty to phase out hydrofluorocarbons -- potent greenhouse gases used in air conditioning and refrigeration. → Read More

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Biden renews call for Congress to pass bill aimed at targeting dark money in campaigns

President Joe Biden on Tuesday renewed his push for Congress to approve a bill aimed at targeting dark money in political campaigns, though the legislation is expected to fail this week due to Republican opposition. → Read More

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Republicans signal early support for $12 billion in Ukraine aid while other Biden priorities expected to drop from funding bill

Republican senators signaled tentative support for additional Ukraine aid that the Biden administration has requested following a classified briefing on Monday night, though senators are expected to nix other top White House priorities from the upcoming stop-gap bill to keep the government open. → Read More

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Senate to punt on same-sex marriage vote until after midterms as GOP asks for more time

The Senate will punt on a vote over same-sex marriage legislation until after the November midterm elections as negotiators ask for more time to lock down support -- a move that could make it more likely the bill will ultimately pass the chamber. → Read More

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Backers of same-sex marriage legislation hopeful they'll pick up the needed GOP votes

Several Republican senators said Tuesday they had not made decisions about whether they will vote in favor of a bill codifying same-sex marriage, but three supporters of the legislation were upbeat they would find enough GOP votes to overcome a filibuster and eventually pass the bill. → Read More

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Schumer pushes bill to boost domestic chip production though key Republican casts doubt

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is pushing to move forward with a $52 billion bill to boost domestic semiconductor production to address the chip shortage, according to a source familiar with the matter, but key Republicans who would be needed to advance the plan are pumping the brakes. → Read More

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In response to Trump, senators agree to clarify vice president's role overseeing certification

Senators from both parties have reached an agreement to clarify that the vice president only has a ceremonial role in overseeing the certification of the electoral results, according to two Senate sources, the first legislative response to former President Donald Trump's pressure campaign to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. → Read More

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Lindsey Graham moving to quash subpoena from Georgia grand jury investigating Trump

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is aiming to quash a subpoena for his testimony before an Atlanta-area special grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. → Read More

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Lindsey Graham moving to quash subpoena from Georgia grand jury investigating Trump

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is aiming to quash a subpoena for his testimony before an Atlanta-area special grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. → Read More

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McConnell issues major warning to Dems: GOP will walk away from China competition bill if they push party-line economic plan

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell has issued a major warning to Democrats: Republicans won't agree to a bill to bolster US competitiveness with China if Democrats continue to pursue an economic agenda they are trying to pass along straight party lines this summer. → Read More

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Senate will take critical vote to advance bipartisan gun bill toward final passage

The Senate is poised to take a critical vote on Thursday to advance a major bipartisan gun safety bill toward final passage. The vote is expected to succeed with Republican support, putting the legislation on a path to pass the Senate as soon as this week. → Read More

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Rand Paul refuses to meet with federal judge whose son was killed

Sen. Rand Paul refused to speak Thursday with a federal judge whose son was shot by a man who ambushed their New Jersey home almost two years. → Read More

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Republican senators slow to embrace gun framework

The vast majority of Republican senators were slow Monday to embrace the announced gun safety framework, telling CNN they want more details before saying where they stand. → Read More

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GOP concerns remain key obstacle in congressional gun talks

Lawmakers are beginning to see the contours of a gun deal taking shape in the US Senate even as both sides admit there is far more work to do to convince lawmakers to get behind a narrow package that will be far less robust than Democrats had hoped for and a heavy lift for Republicans from red states, where any changes to gun laws can be met with stiff resistance. → Read More