US Senate

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Pelosi puts anti-Trump Republican Kinzinger on US Capitol attack panel
Speaker asks Illinois representative to join Liz Cheney after minority leader withdrew support over rejection of Trump allies

Martin Pengelly in New York

25, Jul, 2021 @5:12 PM

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Most unvaccinated Americans unlikely to get shots, poll finds, as Delta spreads – as it happened
About 16% of unvaccinated Americans say they will get the shots, AP poll finds, while cases likely to accelerate through summer

Lois Beckett and Jessica Glenza

24, Jul, 2021 @12:28 AM

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‘If anybody is lying here, it is you’: Fauci turns tables on inquisitor Rand Paul
The senator bit off more than he could chew when he accused Biden’s top health adviser of lying about US-funded virus research

David Smith in Washington

20, Jul, 2021 @8:26 PM

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US democracy faces a momentous threat, says Joe Biden – but is he up for the fight?
The president’s speech in Philadelphia decried Republicans’ assault on voting rights but critics say it offered few answers, especially on Senate rules that let the minority to block reform

David Smith in Washington

17, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Democratic congresswoman arrested during voting rights protest at Capitol
Joyce Beatty, chair of Congressional Black Caucus, was calling on the Senate to pass a key election reform bill

Joan E Greve

15, Jul, 2021 @8:56 PM

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Biden heads to Capitol Hill to boost Democrats’ ‘human infrastructure’ plan
President joins Senate Democrats for lunch a day after Schumer announces agreement on spending proposal

Joan E Greve in Washington and agencies

14, Jul, 2021 @9:54 PM

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‘Have you no shame?’: Biden decries Republican attacks on voting rights
President condemns Trump’s ‘big lie’ about a stolen election but fails to mention filibuster in 20-minute Philadelphia speech

David Smith in Washington

13, Jul, 2021 @9:13 PM

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House Democrats tell Senate: exempt voting rights bill from filibuster
Filibuster exception would allow Democrats to push through their voting rights reform bill over unanimous Republican opposition

Hugo Lowell in Washington

13, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Bernie in Trumpworld: Sanders visits ‘imperative if democracy is to survive’
Vermont senator tells New York Times $2tn or $3tn will not be enough for new infrastructure package

Martin Pengelly in Washington

12, Jul, 2021 @11:19 AM

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Mike Gravel obituary
US senator for Alaska who read out the Pentagon Papers, an official study of the Vietnam war, to put them on the congressional record

Michael Carlson

06, Jul, 2021 @7:12 PM

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Biden’s Bureau of Land Management pick grilled over 30-year old protest
Tracy Stone-Manning faces Senate Republican opposition to her nomination who accuse her of collaborating with ‘eco-terrorists’

Mike Jordan

06, Jul, 2021 @6:18 PM

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Biden says failing infrastructure ‘a drain on our economy’ as he pushes bipartisan plan – as it happened
President speaks in Wisconsin as he aims to get infrastructure package through Congress – follow all the day’s politics news

Joan E Greve in Washington

30, Jun, 2021 @12:14 AM

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