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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 Courtplayer

'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

Senate unanimously 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 response 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 Senateplayer

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, an internal poll shows

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 Senateplayer

All-time NFL great in Senate bid: 'Kid from small town in Georgia'

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'player

Senator Ted Cruz blocks bill watering down US support for Israel, giving millions to PA

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.

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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

Senate Republicans block commission to probe Capitol riots

Senators vote 54-35 on House-passed bill to form a commission to probe January 6 attack, falling short of majority needed.

Senate Republicans block commission to probe Capitol riots

Republicans seek congressional approval before Iran deal

Measure in the Senate would require Biden administration to obtain congressional approval before inking a deal with Iran.

Republicans seek congressional approval before Iran deal

Trump: McConnell needs to be fired

In an interview this week, Trump said that the GOP Senate Minority leader has "not done a great job" and should be "change(d)."

Trump: McConnell needs to be fired

Bipartisan support for the No-Hate act

Senator Richard Blumenthal: "Hate crimes are so insidious because they’re intended to harm and terrorize an entire community"

Bipartisan support for the No-Hate act

Senate confirms Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary

Haaland will be the first Native American Cabinet secretary.

Senate confirms Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary

Senate confirms Merrick Garland as attorney general

US Senate votes to confirm attorney general nominee Merrick Garland in a 70-30 vote.

Senate confirms Merrick Garland as attorney general

Senate committee votes to advance Garland's nomination for A-G

Senate Judiciary Committee advances Merrick Garland's nomination to serve as Biden’s attorney general.

Senate committee votes to advance Garland's nomination for A-G

Trump impeachment lawyer talks about 'water bottle sensation'

David Schoen, who represented Donald Trump at his second impeachment trial, says that he didn't mean to go viral, but is glad he did.

Trump impeachment lawyer talks about 'water bottle sensation'

Pelosi blasts ‘cowardly Republicans’ after Trump acquitted

House Speaker blasts Senate Republicans as cowards after the acquittal of former Trump in his impeachment trial.

Pelosi blasts ‘cowardly Republicans’ after Trump acquittedplayer

Senate clears Trump of impeachment charges

Senate clears former US Pres. Donald Trump of charges that he incited a mob to attack US Capitol.

Senate clears Trump of impeachment chargesplayer

Senate votes that Trump impeachment trial is constitutional

Senate votes 56-44 to move ahead with the impeachment trial of former President.

Senate votes that Trump impeachment trial is constitutional

Why did Trump's lawyer hold his head while drinking water?

Watch: Did the Jewish lawyer recite the blessing before drinking water?

Why did Trump's lawyer hold his head while drinking water?player

US Senate votes to keep US embassy in Jerusalem

Senate votes 97-3 on amendment that sets aside funding to maintain the Jerusalem embassy.

US Senate votes to keep US embassy in Jerusalem

Marjorie Greene: Lockdown causing suicide, depression

Controversial Rep. Marjorie Greene of Georgia slams "blue state bailout budget" for increased mental issues as kids sent home from school.

Marjorie Greene: Lockdown causing suicide, depressionplayer