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Actress urges Senate to pass stolen art bill

Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren tells Senate about the importance of restoring art stolen by Nazis to its rightful owners.JTA, 6/8/2016, 5:00 AM

Senators acknowledge Jewish Chamber of Commerce

Entrepreneurs, activists and journalists from New York, New Jersey and Maryland visit the Senate to celebrate Jewish Heritage Month., 5/27/2016, 7:00 PM

New bill allows 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

Senate approves legislation that would allow 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. White House threatens veto.Ben Ariel, 5/18/2016, 12:16 AM

MK: 'Where are those babbling about isolation?'

MK Boker calls on 'experts' to stop 'lying to the public' about international isolation, after 83 senators tell Obama to raise aid.Hezki Baruch, 4/25/2016, 8:05 PM

Senate demands aid to Israel be increased

Overwhelming 4/5 majority of senate sends joint letter to Obama, urging defense package be settled soon and raised from $3 billion a year.Ari Yashar, 4/25/2016, 3:22 PM

Senate bill eases path to claims stolen art

New bipartisan bill would give claimants seeking the return of Nazi-looted artworks more time.JTA, 4/11/2016, 2:55 AM

Senate unanimously approves North Korea sanctions

Senate approves tougher sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber activities.Ben Ariel, 2/11/2016, 3:12 AM

Senate backs crackdown on Hezbollah

Legislation by Rubio would force the administration to take a tougher line on Hezbollah and its supporters.Ben Ariel, 11/19/2015, 5:43 AM

Democrats Block Iran Legislation a Third Time

Senate Democrats block legislation meant to kill the Iran nuclear deal, ensuring Congress won't disapprove it at all.Ben Ariel, 9/18/2015, 3:13 AM

Democrats Save Iran Deal Again; 3rd Round Awaits

Democrats repeat last week's deal support, but will be tested again - by having to vote against Israel recognition and release of Americans.Nitsan Keidar, 9/16/2015, 9:09 AM

'The Senate Blinked When Confronted by Evil'

Senator Cotton strongly condemns Democratic foiling of anti-nuclear deal bill, after channeling Churchill in moving Senate floor speech.Ari Yashar, 9/11/2015, 2:51 PM

European Powers Urge US to Accept Iran Deal

British PM David Cameron, German PM Angela Merkel, and French President Francois Hollande insist nuclear deal is for the greater good.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/10/2015, 10:54 PM

US Senate to Vote on Iran Deal Thursday

Vote to be held at 3:45 pm EST; Republicans lash back ahead of expected Democratic victory.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/10/2015, 6:46 PM

Senate Majority Leader: Obama's Argument 'Absurd'

Mitch McConnell rejects President Obama's argument that rejecting the Iran nuclear deal means going to war.Elad Benari, 8/7/2015, 6:44 AM

Official: Senate Cannot Review IAEA Agreement

Iran's envoy to the IAEA says agreement between his country and the IAEA is secret and cannot be divulged to the Senate.Elad Benari, 8/2/2015, 6:00 AM

Senate Mulls Sanctions, While Deal Goes Before UN

US presses UN Security Council to adopt Iran deal facing pressure from Senators looking to impose new economic sanctions.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 7/16/2015, 9:15 AM

Corker: Senate Could Vote on Iran Bill on Thursday

Senator Bob sees an "overwhelming" vote to pass the Iran nuclear review bill as soon as Thursday.Elad Benari, 5/6/2015, 3:14 AM

Zarif: Anti-Nuclear 'Guru' Netanyahu Has 400 Nukes

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Zarif said Wednesday that Israel was the last country to criticize Iran's nuclear program.Moshe Cohen, 4/30/2015, 8:25 AM

Senate Rejects Tying of Sanctions with Terror

United States Senate rejects effort to tie sanctions relief for Iran with a verification that Tehran is not supporting acts of terrorism.Ben Ariel, 4/30/2015, 4:16 AM

Senate Rejects Toughened Legislation on Iran Deal

Amendment would require that any nuclear agreement with Iran be approved by 2/3 majority in Congress.Elad Benari, 4/29/2015, 6:15 AM

Senator Urges US to 'Walk Away' from Iran Talks

Republican Tom Cotton calls for new sanctions to stop 'negotiating out of weakness,' says talk extension shows Iran is 'calling the shots.'Ari Yashar, 4/1/2015, 10:25 AM

Senate Majority Leader: We're by Israel's Side

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, on a visit to Israel, said that both the Senate and the House backed Israel on the Iran issue.Yaakov Levi, 3/29/2015, 5:50 PM

Senate Votes to Make it Easier to Sanction Iran

Amendment to budget bill would establish a fund to cover the cost of imposing sanctions if Iran violates nuclear agreement.Elad Benari, 3/27/2015, 4:43 AM

Senate to Vote on Iran Sanctions if No Deal Made

Senate Majority Leader says the Senate will vote on a bill to toughen sanctions on Iran if negotiators miss this month's deadline.Elad Benari, 3/25/2015, 6:16 AM

Senators May Vote Next Week on Iran Legislation

Senate Foreign Relations Committee may act as soon as next week on a bill allowing Congress to approve or reject Iran deal.Elad Benari, 3/17/2015, 6:16 AM

US Senate Candidate Terror Ties Won't Go Away

There has been a very recent development that makes the issue of the candidate's connection to CAIR very relevant in his new campaign for the Senate. Benyamin Korn, 3/12/2015, 12:19 AM

Democrats Oppose Fast Tracking of Iran Bill

Sponsors of bill requiring Obama to submit nuclear deal for approval will vote against it if brought to a vote before March 24.Ben Ariel, 3/5/2015, 6:12 AM

Senate to Debate Iran Legislation Despite Veto

Senate to begin debate next week on bill that would require Obama to submit any final nuclear deal with Iran for Congress' approval.Elad Benari, 3/4/2015, 6:15 AM

Netanyahu: Support for Israel is Bipartisan

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets the bipartisan leadership of the Senate following Congress speech, thanks them for their support of Israel.Elad Benari, 3/4/2015, 12:42 AM

Netanyahu Invited to Meeting with Democrats

Senators Richard Durbin and Dianne Feinstein invite Israeli PM to meet with Democrats when he visits Washington for his Congress speech.Elad Benari, 2/24/2015, 6:13 AM

Senate Confirms Ashton Carter as Defense Secretary

By a vote of 93 to five, Senate confirms President Obama's nominee to replace Chuck Hagel.Ben Ariel, 2/13/2015, 1:14 AM

Senators May Boycott Netanyahu's Congress Speech

A group of Democratic Senators consider boycotting Netanyahu's speech in protest of Boehner's 'disregard for US protocol.'Cynthia Blank, 2/5/2015, 9:25 AM

Senators Plan to Push Ahead with Iran Sanctions

Senator Bob Corker says lawmakers plan to press ahead with Iran sanctions package, despite Obama's objection to the idea.Elad Benari, 1/15/2015, 6:14 AM

Senate Declares Israel a ‘Major Strategic Partner’

U.S. Senate unanimously adopts the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/20/2014, 12:55 AM

Senate Approves Obama's Plan to Arm Syrian Rebels

U.S. Senate approves plan to train and arm Syrian rebel groups to fight the “Islamic State”, a day after the House passed the measure.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/19/2014, 4:12 AM

U.S. Senate Candidate Uses Anti-Semitic Signs

Robert Ransdell, candidate in Kentucky, posts signs saying "With Jews We Lose".Ben Ariel, 9/19/2014, 3:14 AM

Senate Approves Additional Iron Dome Funding

Senate approves a $225 million bill to replenish the Iron Dome missile defense system. House approval expected as well.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/1/2014, 11:57 PM

Senate Passes Resolution Supporting Israel

Senate passes a resolution that states the its support of Israel’s right to defend itself from Hamas rocket attacks.Elad Benari, 7/31/2014, 4:43 AM

Senate Approves Funding Boost for Iron Dome

U.S. Senate panel approves a 50 percent funding boost for the Iron Dome anti-missile system.Elad Benari and AFP, 7/16/2014, 3:13 AM

Report: Deal Reached to Save Iraqi Jewish Archive

US State Dept. and Iraqi gov't reportedly reach last-minute agreement to keep thousands of Jewish documents in US - for now.Point of No Return, 5/15/2014, 11:16 AM

Senators Promise to Pursue 'Sanctions Against Iran

83 senators sent a letter to Obama, urge him to warn Iran that continuing the nuclear program will result in sanctions.Elad Benari, 3/19/2014, 5:44 AM

Success for Obama: No New Iran Sanctions

US President’s veto threat appears to work: several senators drop plans for new sanctions on Iran.Maayana Miskin, 1/30/2014, 3:05 PM

Bill Strips Funding of Schools Supporting BDS

New York State senate passes bill into law punishing schools that boycott Israel.Tova Dvorin, 1/29/2014, 4:39 PM

Senator: Can't Let Israel Determine About War

Senator Feinstein causes outrage after declaring that "we cannot let Israel determine when and where the United States goes to war."Elad Benari, 1/16/2014, 6:08 AM

Report: Benghazi Attack Could Have Been Prevented

Benghazi attacks could have been prevented by fixing "known security shortfalls," concludes Senate report.Elad Benari, 1/16/2014, 5:14 AM

New Iran Sanctions Bill Gains Support

A bill to slap new sanctions on Iran has gained support since December, but probably not enough to prevent Obama from vetoing it.Elad Benari, 1/8/2014, 4:45 AM

US Senate Slams Iran's Persecution of Bahais

Senate calls on Tehran to free jailed members of the Bahai faith; comes as lawmakers mull new sanctions.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 12/21/2013, 9:53 PM

Senate to Wait on New Iran Sanctions

A victory for Obama? Senate Banking Committee announces it will hold off on passing a new Iran sanctions bill.Elad Benari, 12/11/2013, 5:46 AM

Senate to Hold Off on Iran Sanctions

U.S. lawmakers will wait until after a briefing by Secretary of State John Kerry before deciding on new sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, 11/12/2013, 3:42 AM

Senate, House Approve Deal to End Shutdown

The short-term bill will end the partial government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.Elad Benari, 10/17/2013, 5:36 AM

House Passes Budget Offer

Shutdown getting closer: House approves a counterproposal to rein in ObamaCare and fund the government, then the Senate rejects it.Elad Benari, 10/1/2013, 4:46 AM

Senate Could Vote on Syria Next Week

Senate could vote on Syria strike as soon as next week if efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis fail.Elad Benari, 9/12/2013, 4:16 AM

Senate Vote on Syria Strike Delayed

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delays a procedural vote on a military strike in Syria, which was scheduled for Wednesday.Elad Benari, 9/10/2013, 4:13 AM

Senate Panel Votes in Favor of Syria Strike

Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes 10-7 in favor of using force in Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/4/2013, 11:22 PM

McCain Does Not Support Senate Resolution on Syria

Senator McCain says he does not support the latest Senate resolution on military force against Syria "in its current form."Elad Benari, Canada, 9/4/2013, 8:03 PM

Senate Committee May Vote Wednesday on Syria

Senators reportedly reach an agreement on a resolution for military force in Syria. Vote expected Wednesday.Elad Benari, 9/4/2013, 3:45 AM

Senate Confirms Power as UN Ambassador

More than 70 senators vote in favor of Samantha Power, who said in 2002 she would allocate aid to "Palestine" instead of Israel.Elad Benari, 8/2/2013, 3:15 AM