US Senate panel approves giving Obama `fast-track` trade power

 A US Senate panel voted late Wednesday to give President Barack Obama authority to "fast-track" a massive Pacific trade accord, adding a provision opposed by the White House that addresses currency manipulation.

US Senate planning Iran vote despite Barack Obama warning

 Republican US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday criticized the landmark deal on Iran`s nuclear program, confirming that lawmakers opposed to the pact planned a formal response to the agreement.

Resolution for Diwali stamp introduced in US Senate

Two influential American lawmakers have introduced a resolution in the US Senate calling on the US Postal Service to issue a postal stamp to commemorate the festival of Diwal.

US Senate threatens Iran with new sanctions

 The US Senate voted unanimously Thursday supporting a non-binding measure to slap new economic sanctions on Iran should it violate terms of any nuclear deal it reaches with world powers.

US Senate to vote on nuclear Iran bill after talks deadline

A US Senate committee will vote April 14 on a bipartisan measure requiring President Barack Obama to submit any international nuclear deal with Iran for congressional review, the legislation`s authors said Thursday.

US Senate strikes homeland security deal, deadline looms

US Senate leaders struck a deal Wednesday to avert an ugly shutdown and fund homeland security operations through September, but it remained unclear whether lawmakers will agree to the plan before Friday`s deadline.

US Senate resolution honours Malala, Satyarthi

Washington: The US Senate has unanimously passed a resolution recognising Nobel laureates Kaliash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai as "symbols of peace" for their efforts to end the scourge of child slavery and advance education for all children.

US Senate confirms Indian-American Amit Priyavadan Mehta as a federal judge

 Indian-American Amit Priyavadan Mehta has been confirmed by the US Senate as a federal judge in the District of Columbia, becoming the first Asian Pacific American to occupy this important position.

US Senate confirms Indian-American Mehta as a federal judge

Washington: Indian-American Amit Priyavadan Mehta has been confirmed by the US Senate as a federal judge in the District of Columbia, becoming the first Asian Pacific American to occupy this important position.

US terrorism insurance bill killed by objections in Senate

A bill to extend an expiring federal terrorism insurance program effectively died on Tuesday when the US Senate failed to reach an agreement to hold a vote before Congress wraps up its business for the year.

Majority of Americans say torture justified: Poll

A majority of Americans believe that torture of suspected terrorists is justified, a new poll reported Tuesday, just days after a scathing report into the CIA`s brutal treatment of detainees in the wake of the September, 11, 2001 attacks.

US Senate approves Vivek Murthy as new surgeon general

The US Senate confirmed the long-delayed nomination of Dr Vivek Murthy for surgeon general on Monday, as Democrats pushed to approve some of President Barack Obama`s stalled choices for government posts before Republicans take power in Congress next year.

US Senate passes bill to avoid government shutdown

The US Senate approved a temporary extension of federal funding Saturday afternoon, saving the government from shutting down again.

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.

Resolution in US Senate to honour Satyarthi, Malala

In acknowledgement of their efforts to end the financial exploitation of children and to ensure the right of all children to an education, a US Senate resolution has been introduced to recognise Nobel laureates Kaliash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai as "symbols of peace."

CIA torture brutal and ineffective: US Senate report
CIA torture brutal and ineffective: US Senate report

The CIA`s torture of Al-Qaeda suspects was far more brutal than acknowledged and did not produce useful intelligence, a damning and long-delayed US Senate report said Tuesday.

Fears of backlash as US to release CIA torture report
Fears of backlash as US to release CIA torture report

The US Senate will release a long-delayed report Tuesday into the CIA`s brutal interrogation of Al-Qaeda suspects after the 2001 attacks, as American embassies went on heightened alert amid fears of a backlash.

Republican win in runoff US Senate vote boosts majority

US Senator Mary Landrieu, one of the last standing elected Deep South Democrats, lost her bid Saturday for re-election in Louisiana, further clinching Republicans` dominance in the Senate following mid-term elections last month.

US Congress skeptical of Iran nuclear talks extension

US House and Senate members reacted coolly Monday to an extension of international negotiations over US House and Senate with skeptical lawmakers demanding Congress "tighten the economic vice on Tehran" through new sanctions.

Takata defends actions over faulty airbags

A senior Takata executive defended the embattled Japanese auto parts firm's actions today before a US Senate panel investigating an airbag fault tied to several deaths and hundreds of injuries.