WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate approved legislation on Thursday to temporarily raise the federal government's $28.4 trillion debt limit and avoid the risk of a historic default this month, but put off until early December a decision on a longer-lasting remedy. | Video
WASHINGTON, Oct 7 U.S. Senate Democrats and
Republicans were expected to continue negotiating on Thursday to
avert a debt crisis after Democrats showed openness to a
Republican offer to allow an extension of the federal debt
ceiling into December.
When Haitian-born Mathieu Eugene walks in the Brooklyn neighborhood he represents on the New York City Council, other immigrants from the country approach him to express their grief.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Hours after the U.S. Senate approved a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint chock-full of investments in new domestic programs, fissures emerged between the moderate and liberal wings of the Democratic Party over the size and scope of the spending. | Video
WASHINGTON, Aug 11 Debate on a $3.5 trillion
spending blueprint for President Joe Biden's top priorities
entered a second day Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, where
lawmakers sparred over the need for massive spending to fight
climate change and poverty.
WASHINGTON, Aug 8 The U.S. Senate moved slowly
on Sunday toward passing a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure
bill, held back by one Republican lawmaker who opposed speeding
up a vote on the nation's biggest investment in roads and
bridges in decades.
WASHINGTON, Aug 8 The U.S. Senate will try to
move toward passage of a $1 trillion infrastructure bill on
Sunday, as Republicans struggle to heal a rift within their
ranks that has inhibited party efforts to amend the legislation.
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate voted to advance a $1 trillion infrastructure package on Saturday but remained on a slow path toward passage with two Republicans openly opposing behind-the-scenes efforts to wrap up work on one of President Joe Biden's top priorities. | Video
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, head of the largest U.S. labor organization and a key figure in Democratic politics who voiced concern about corporate power and a growing income gap between rich and poor, has died at age 72, the group said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Senate made gradual progress on Tuesday on a $1 trillion infrastructure investment bill to upgrade roads, bridges, mass transit and broadband services as the Democratic and Republican leaders squabbled over debate on amendments.