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US Senate approves aid package for Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan

US Senate passes $95 billion aid package, sending it on to US Pres. Joe Biden for final approval.

US Senate approves aid package for Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan

Senate dismisses impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary

In February, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Alejandro Mayorkas, but the Senate voted to dismiss both articles of impeachment and end the trial.

Senate dismisses impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary

Mitch McConnell to step down as GOP leader

Senate Minority Leader announces he will step down as GOP leader in November but will continue to serve in the US Senate.

Mitch McConnell to step down as GOP leader

Senate passes $95 billion Israel, Ukraine aid bill

Bill likely dead due to opposition from Republicans the House of Representatives as parties continue to clash over aid to Israel and Ukraine and the southern border.

Senate passes $95 billion Israel, Ukraine aid bill

Senate approves promotion of Israel aid bill

Senate sets the stage for final passage of a $95.34 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, though there are doubts it will pass the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

Senate approves promotion of Israel aid bill

Israel aid included in Senate's new budget proposal

US Senators release $118 billion package that includes, among other things, $14 billion in military aid to Israel.

Israel aid included in Senate's new budget proposal

Senate rejects Sanders' anti-Israel resolution

The resolution would have forced an investigation into human rights abuses in the Israel-Hamas war.

Senate rejects Sanders' anti-Israel resolution

Additional charges:

Sen. Menendez charged with accepting bribes from Qatar

Federal prosecutors unveil superseding indictment against New Jersey Democrat, allege he accepted gifts from Qatar.

Sen. Menendez charged with accepting bribes from Qatar

Senate fails to pass Israel aid package

Senate Republicans block aid for Israel and Ukraine amid dispute about border security policy.

Senate fails to pass Israel aid package

Chuck Schumer to US Senate:

'US Jews feel abandoned by friends and allies'

In emotional 40-minute speech before the Senate, Majority Leader calls out antisemitic dog whistles, support for Hamas from the left.

'US Jews feel abandoned by friends and allies'

Senators say Israel should be given time to defeat Hamas

Republican and Democrat Senators attend event to move forward with legislation celebration US-Israel relationship.

Senators say Israel should be given time to defeat Hamas

Senate Democrats block bill providing aid to Israel

The bill passed the House last week, but Democrats are opposed to it since it does not include Ukraine aid as well.

Senate Democrats block bill providing aid to Israel

Senate confirms Jack Lew's appointment as US Amb. to Israel

New US Ambassador to Israel confirmed in aftermath of Hamas massacre.

Senate confirms Jack Lew's appointment as US Amb. to Israel

Muderer! Genocide! Anti-Israel activists shout at Antony Blinken

Anti-Israel activists interrupt US Secretary of State's remarks before Senate 6 times, screeching that he has blood on his hands.

Muderer! Genocide! Anti-Israel activists shout at Antony Blinken

Senate passes resolution denouncing antisemitism at universities

Bipartisan resolution pushes leaders, administrators and faculty to voice their opposition to antisemitism on campus.

Senate passes resolution denouncing antisemitism at universities

Sen. Schumer:

'Resolution supporting Israel - within days'

Senate Majority Leader says the Senate will seek within days to pass a resolution supporting Israel amid war with Hamas.

'Resolution supporting Israel - within days'

Mitt Romney announces he won't seek reelection

Utah Republican calls for "new generation of leaders" as he announces he will not run in 2024.

Mitt Romney announces he won't seek reelection

After second freeze up:

McConnell sidesteps questions about his health

Senate Republican leader says "August was a busy and productive month" as Congress physician indicates he didn't suffer a stroke or seizure.

McConnell sidesteps questions about his health

McConnell 'plans to serve his full term', his office says

The clarification follows concerns over the Senate Republican Leader's help after he froze midsentence during a press conference.

McConnell 'plans to serve his full term', his office says

Watch:

Sen. McConnell freezes during news conference

Senate Minority Leader stops talking for about 19 seconds before returning to the podium a few minutes later.

Sen. McConnell freezes during news conference

Dozens of senators urge Israel's entry into visa waiver program

65 senators urge Israel’s entry into the Visa Waiver Program by end of September.

Dozens of senators urge Israel's entry into visa waiver program

Senate approves debt ceiling legislation

The legislation now goes to President Joe Biden, who is expected to sign it and avert a debt default.

Senate approves debt ceiling legislation

Senators to propose bill to ban TikTok

Senate Intelligence Committee Chair to submit bill blocking foreign-owned technology that poses a national security threat.

Senators to propose bill to ban TikTok

Netanyahu tells Senators tighter cooperation against Iran needed

PM meets bi-partisan delegation from Abraham Accords Congressional Caucus which is visiting Israel.

Netanyahu tells Senators tighter cooperation against Iran needed

Mitch McConnell blames Trump for midterm disappointment

Senate Minority Leader says Republicans had a "candidate quality issue" which led to their failure to win a Senate majority.

Mitch McConnell blames Trump for midterm disappointment

Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema leaves Democratic Party

Sinema announces she will register as an independent, casting doubt on Democratic control of the Senate.

Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema leaves Democratic Party

Schumer reelected as Senate Democratic leader

The election comes after Democrats secured a Senate majority.

Schumer reelected as Senate Democratic leader

Why only a modest Republican midterm victory?

To do better, the Republican party must upgrade the quality of its message management and the clarity and consistency of its messages.Op-ed.

Why only a modest Republican midterm victory?

GOP candidate: I want to be a 'werewolf - not vampire'

The Republican candidate for Senate and former NFL star promises to take the State of Georgia to the 'Promised Land.'

GOP candidate: I want to be a 'werewolf - not vampire'

Victory for Biden

Democrats to keep control of the Senate

Catherine Cortez Masto's win in Nevada gives Democrats the 50 seats they need for an effective majority.

Democrats to keep control of the Senate

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach:

'The man running for Senate is not Dr. Oz'

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach says his longtime friend Mehmet Oz’s Senate run is ‘tragedy for the Jewish people’

'The man running for Senate is not Dr. Oz'

Sens. call for Russia to be on state sponsors of terrorism list

Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal to introduce legislation to add Russia to list that includes Iran, North Korea, Cuba and Syria.

Sens. call for Russia to be on state sponsors of terrorism list

Ukrainian first lady:

'These are Russia's 'Hunger Games', I am asking for weapons'

Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska appeals to US lawmakers to provide more help to her country as it struggles against Russian invasion.

'These are Russia's 'Hunger Games', I am asking for weapons'

Senate passes federal gun safety legislation

Senate approves bipartisan bill to address gun violence that amounts to the first major federal gun safety legislation in decades.

Senate passes federal gun safety legislation

US envoy:

'Prospects for deal with Iran are tenuous at best'

Special Envoy Rob Malley tells lawmakers US is ready to tighten sanctions on Iran if efforts to revive the 2015 deal fail.

'Prospects for deal with Iran are tenuous at best'

Senate passes motion against removal of IRGC from terror list

Non-binding motion prohibiting Biden from removing IRGC from list of foreign terrorist organizations approved 62-33.

Senate passes motion against removal of IRGC from terror list

Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the Supreme Court’s first Black female justice.

Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

'Freedom to worship only when there is freedom from fear'

Orthodox Union applauds passage of bipartisan Pray Safe Act establishing clearinghouse on safety and security for faith-based organizations.

'Freedom to worship only when there is freedom from fear'

Senate to confirm Biden's Supreme Court nominee

Senate to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black, female Supreme Court justice.

Senate to confirm Biden's Supreme Court nominee

Unanimous:

Senate confirms Deborah Lipstadt as antisemitism monitor

In unanimous vote, Deborah Lipstadt becomes first US anti-Semitism monitor to have the role of ambassador.

Senate confirms Deborah Lipstadt as antisemitism monitor

US Jewish org:

Permanent daylight savings time a threat to morning prayer

Senate's bill to make daylight savings time permanent would have "fundamental" impact on scheduling morning prayers.

Permanent daylight savings time a threat to morning prayer

US Senate votes to end Daylight Savings Time

US may end practice of moving clock forward in spring and back in fall, after Senate votes unanimously to end DST.

US Senate votes to end Daylight Savings Time

Senate condemns Putin as a war criminal

US Senate unanimously passes resolution condemning Russian President as a war criminal.

Senate condemns Putin as a war criminal

Senate approves Iron Dome funding for Israel

US Senate approves spending package which includes defense aid for Israel. The bill will now go to Biden, who will sign it.

Senate approves Iron Dome funding for Israel

Senators challenge Biden on sending Polish jets to Ukraine

Bipartisan group of senators slam Biden’s hesitancy to support sending Polish MiG fighter jets to Ukraine.

Senators challenge Biden on sending Polish jets to Ukraine

Ohio Senate hopeful suspends campaign, backs Trump's candidate

Bernie Moreno has suspended his run for Senator of Ohio, pledging to back any candidate endorsed for the position by Donald Trump.

Ohio Senate hopeful suspends campaign, backs Trump's candidate

Medical experts give 'second opinion' on COVID at US Senate

Senator Ron Johnson invites group of top medical experts to give different perspective on pandemic response at US Senate.

Medical experts give 'second opinion' on COVID at US Senate

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid dies at 82

Reid served as Majority Leader from 2006 to 2014. He had been battling pancreatic cancer.

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid dies at 82

Sen. Paul again blocks Iron Dome funding

Kentucky Senator blocks vote on Iron Dome funding bill on the grounds that there is a need to find a financial source.

Sen. Paul again blocks Iron Dome funding

US Senate backs missile sale to Saudi Arabia

Senate votes 62 to 25 against resolution that would have prohibited sale of 280 advanced air-to-air missiles to Saudi Arabia.

US Senate backs missile sale to Saudi Arabia

Josh Mandel is running for Senate - and leading the field

Josh Mandel is running for Senate again — this time as a far-right leader who promotes ‘Judeo-Christian’ values.

Josh Mandel is running for Senate - and leading the field

Senate confirms Thomas Nides as Ambassador to Israel

Vote comes a day after Republican Senator blocked an attempt to approve Nides.

Senate confirms Thomas Nides as Ambassador to Israel

GOP Senator blocks attempt to approve Israel ambassador

Republican Senator Josh Hawley blocks attempt to approve Tom Nides after attempt to confirm him by unanimous consent.

GOP Senator blocks attempt to approve Israel ambassador

TikTok executive: We're not sharing info with Chinese government

TikTok’s head of public policy for the Americas testifies before Senate subcommittee amid concerns over company's handling of data.

TikTok executive: We're not sharing info with Chinese government

US Senate approves bill raising debt limit by $480 billion

Bill will also need to pass the House before being transferred to President Joe Biden.

US Senate approves bill raising debt limit by $480 billion

Watch: Facebook whisteblower testifies before US Senate

The Senate is receiving testimony from a former Facebook employee divulging information on the social media giant's practices.

Watch: Facebook whisteblower testifies before US Senate

NFL great backed by Trump: 'Politicians lying to you'

NFL Hall of Famer, Herschel Walker - backed by former President Trump — announces his run for U.S. Senate.

NFL great backed by Trump: 'Politicians lying to you'

Senator Ted Cruz blocks bill watering down US support for Israel

After significant last minute changes to legislation intended to formalize approval of Abraham Accords, Cruz drops support, blocks bill.

Senator Ted Cruz blocks bill watering down US support for Israel

Watch: Senate passes bill making Juneteenth a national holiday

The US Senate voted unanimously to make Juneteenth, which celebrates the emancipation of black slaves, a national holiday.

Watch: Senate passes bill making Juneteenth a national holiday

US Senate passes resolution condemning surge in anti-Semitism

Resolution, co-sponsored by 74 senators, also urges the US to continue combating anti-Semitism internationally.

US Senate passes resolution condemning surge in anti-Semitism