US Senate tussles over spending bill as shutdown looms

The US Senate convened a special session on Saturday amid deep divisions over a USD 1.1 trillion spending bill that lawmakers must pass to avert a government shutdown.

Deadline drama as US Senate bickers over spending bill

 US senators clashed Friday over a $1.1 trillion federal spending bill, forcing lawmakers to approve an extension of funds to avoid a government shutdown as Republicans delayed a final vote on the must-pass legislation.

US lawmakers close to deal to end 14-day-old shutdown

As the US inched closer to an unprecedented debt default, US lawmakers on Tuesday held a flurry of negotiations and expressed optimism over a potential deal that could end the government shutdown, raise the debt ceiling and avert a crisis that may trigger a global economic turmoil.

Obama to meet with lawmakers on shutdown Wednesday

A White House official says President Barack Obama has invited congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday for a meeting on the government shutdown.

Syria crisis: US Senate vote on military strike delayed

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday postponed the vote of Senate Panel on US military strike against Syria.

US Senate gun bill would expand background checks

Gun control legislation that US Senate will debate next month will include an expansion of federal background checks for firearms buyers, Majority Leader Harry Reid said.

Harry Reid slams Romney’s bipartisanship pledge as ‘laughable’

Republican Mitt Romney bipartisanship promise was dubbed as ‘fantasy’ and ‘laughable’.

Bill moved to strip US aid to Pak, Egypt, Libya

An American Senator has moved a Congressional amendment to strip all US aid to Pakistan, Egypt and Libya, totalling about USD 4 billion per annum.

Now, Team USA 2014 uniforms to be made in US

The US Olympic Committee will be changing its policy so as to make the now China-made Team USA’s uniforms in the country itself in 2014.

`Burn China-made US Olympic uniform`

The US uniforms for the Olympics are made in China, causing members of Congress to fume.

Top US Senator opposes mosque near Ground Zero

US Senator Harry Reid has opposed the construction of a mosque near 9/11 site.

Iran is `festering sore`: US Senate leader

The top US senator on Thursday branded Iran a "festering sore in the world" as he vowed to move quickly on a package of tough US economic sanctions to punish Tehran`s nuclear defiance.

Reid should resign over ‘negro’ remarks: Republican chief

The Republican Party chairman on Sunday accused Democrats of applying a double standard by accepting Senator Harry Reid`s apology for racial remarks about Barack Obama instead of demanding Reid`s ouster as majority leader.

Top Obama ally says sorry after `negro` remarks

Top US Senator Harry Reid has apologised for racially loaded comments about President Barack Obama`s appeal to voters during the 2008 presidential campaign.