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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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."
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.
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 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.
A coalition of top technology and Internet giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, today called on the US Senate for "meaningful changes" to curb surveillance powers and for more transparency on government data requests.
The top Republican in Congress on Thursday said it was time to address US immigration reform but warned President Barack Obama would "poison the well" if he acts unilaterally after the Republicans' election victory.