Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill

House must act to avert a government shutdown Friday night.  The Senate passed a bill extending on Thursday extending one of two continuing resolutions the government has been…

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Protesters Disrupt Senate Hearing on Israel 

Secretary of state was about to testify. As Secretary of State Antony Blinken was about to begin his testimony at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing Tuesday, a number…

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President Sends War Powers Notification to Congress

His action follows strikes in Iraq and Syria.  President Joe Biden sent a letter to House Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana and Senate Pro Tempore Patty Murray of…

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Senate Committee Okays Higher Defense Funding than House

Negotiations between congressional chambers are ahead. The Senate Appropriations Committee narrowly voted to set 2024 defense funding at a higher number than that proposed by the House. The funding…

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Vice President Swears in Senate President Pro Tempore

Senator Murray becomes the first woman to ever hold the role. Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the Senate on the first day of the 118th Congress, where…

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