US Senate

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Funding bill to avoid US shutdown wins Senate support after vaccine standoff
Bill gained enough Senate votes late on Thursday after failed bid to defund vaccine mandate

Maanvi Singh and Adam Gabbatt and agencies

03, Dec, 2021 @12:51 PM

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House votes to fund government amid shutdown threats by Senate Republicans – as it happened
House leaders settle on stopgap measure to extend funding until mid-February – follow all the latest news

Maanvi Singh (now) and Lauren Aratani (earlier)

03, Dec, 2021 @1:04 AM

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Republican senator blocks gun control law in wake of Michigan shooting
Democrat Chris Murphy had sought unanimous supporter for new background checks and expanded 10-day review of purchases

Maya Yang

02, Dec, 2021 @10:52 PM

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Republicans threaten government shutdown to undermine vaccine mandates
Rightwingers in House urge Senate colleagues to stand in the way of funding bill unless it meets demands

Adam Gabbatt

02, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Trump chief of staff Meadows to cooperate with Capitol attack panel – as it happened
Mark Meadows providing records and agreeing to initial interview – get the latest politics news

Maanvi Singh (now) and Vivian Ho (earlier)

01, Dec, 2021 @12:51 AM

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Ties that bind: Missouri Senate candidate hopes Trump notices neckwear
Congressman Billy Long seeks Trump’s endorsement for ‘the guy that was with you from day one. I mean, look at this tie’

Martin Pengelly in New York

29, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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How Manchin and Sinema’s status as Senate holdouts is proving lucrative
The Democratic senators have received a flood of money from conservative donors, leading some to raise concerns of corruption

David Smith in Washington

28, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Joe Lieberman on Biden, Trump and centrism: ‘It’s a strategy for making democracy work’
The Democratic ex-senator preaches a deeply unfashionable gospel of compromise in a country paralysed by division

David Smith in Washington

24, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Biden pushes back against progressive criticism over renominating Powell as Fed chair – as it happened
‘We need stability and independence,’ says president – follow all the latest news

Abené Clayton (now), Gloria Oladipo and Joan E Greve (earlier)

23, Nov, 2021 @1:27 AM

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‘Corporate’ Senate Democrats imperil the Build Back Better plan, says Tlaib
House progressive warns such Democrats are influenced by donors who ‘don’t have the best interests of the American people in mind’

Martin Pengelly in New York

22, Nov, 2021 @1:39 PM

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House passes Biden’s $1.75tn Build Back Better plan after months of negotiations – as it happened
House predictably voted mostly along party lines for the legislation, which focuses on programs ranging from education to healthcare

Vivian Ho now and Joanna Walters earlier

19, Nov, 2021 @10:09 PM

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US legislation banning ‘forever chemicals’ far from certain as Senate fight looms
Despite mounting evidence of the chemicals’ toxicity, a similar bill that passed the House was filibustered in the Senate

Tom Perkins

19, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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