US Senate

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Congress ‘absolutely’ can impose ethics reform on supreme court, senator says
Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse insists legislature has power to make justices follow ethics code but ‘It is not going to be easy’

Martin Pengelly in New York

28, May, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Harlan Crow refuses to cooperate with Democrats’ inquiry on Clarence Thomas
The rightwing billionaire declined a request to provide a list of gifts he had given to the supreme court justice

Martin Pengelly

23, May, 2023 @8:34 PM

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Republican John Kennedy: southern plain-talk or Foghorn Leghorn shtick?
The Louisiana senator, once a Democrat, trots out folksy, at times racist lines in an exaggerated accent – but is it a put-on?

Drew Hawkins in New Orleans

23, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Democrats fight to expand a ‘broken and illegitimate’ supreme court
As the US’s highest court is pummeled by divisive rulings and ethical scandals, Democrats think they have a solution: add four seats to counter a rightward tilt

David Smith in Washington

21, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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House speaker McCarthy says ‘I see the path’ to debt ceiling deal with Democrats – as it happened
Republican gives positive remarks to reporters as 11 Democratic senators sign letter to Biden urging him to use 14th amendment to avoid default

Chris Stein (now) and Maya Yang (earlier)

18, May, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Dianne Feinstein: oldest serving senator says she ‘hasn’t been gone’ despite absence
The 89-year-old legislator insisted she had been working when questioned by reporters on Tuesday after being gone for three months

Maanvi Singh and Abené Clayton

17, May, 2023 @1:30 AM

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Silicon Valley Bank’s former CEO tells Senate he is ‘truly sorry’ for collapse
Greg Becker tells banking committee that takeover of SVB was ‘personally and professionally devastating’

Guardian staff and wires

16, May, 2023 @2:50 PM

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Schumer decries Republican senator’s ‘revolting’ remarks on white nationalists
Senate majority leader speaks after Tommy Tuberville of Alabama appeared to defend white nationalists in US military

Martin Pengelly in New York

11, May, 2023 @6:29 PM

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Ilhan Omar and Bernie Sanders to introduce free school meals legislation
The proposed bill would offer three meals and a snack to all students regardless of income

David Smith in Washington

11, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Proud Boys leader and three others convicted of seditious conspiracy for January 6 attack – as it happened
Enrique Tarrio’s conviction follows seven-day jury deliberation

Maya Yang

04, May, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Senate Democrats highlight ‘terrible choice’ of Republicans’ debt ceiling plan
Republican proposal mocked as ‘Default on America Act’ at hearing drawing attention to potential cuts to key programs

Joan E Greve in Washington

04, May, 2023 @6:28 PM

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Bernie Sanders unveils plan for $17-an-hour US minimum wage
‘In the richest country in the history of the world, nobody should be forced to work for starvation wages,’ Vermont senator says

Chris Stein in Washington

04, May, 2023 @6:15 PM

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