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US Senate passes $2 trillion bill for 'strange and evil' coronavirus crisis

The US Senate on Wednesday unanimously backed a $2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment.

Mar 26, 2020, 12:53 PM IST

US Senate passes USD 2 trillion bill for 'strange and evil' coronavirus crisis

After bitter negotiations, the deeply divided Senate came together on Wednesday and passed the bill by a 96-0 vote, which sent the massive stimulus package to the House of Representatives for a vote on Friday.

Mar 26, 2020, 11:00 AM IST

President Donald Trump's impeachment: What happens next?

Democratic lawmakers, who represent the House majority, voted along party lines on Dec. 18 to impeach Trump over his dealings with Ukraine.

Jan 16, 2020, 10:58 AM IST

US House sends President Donald Trump impeachment articles to Senate

Seven newly-appointed House managers, who will present the case against Trump at the upcoming Senate trial, then walked across the Capitol to deliver the charges to the Republican-led upper chamber.

Jan 16, 2020, 07:05 AM IST

US Democrats seek high-profile trial for President Donald Trump in Senate

A day after the U.S. House of Representatives impeached Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would not yet formally hand off impeachment to the Senate until she got a sense of how Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell would manage the trial.

Dec 20, 2019, 06:33 AM IST

Deshhit: US lawmakers move legislation to give India NATO ally status

Two top American lawmakers have moved a legislation in the Senate, seeking key amendment in the country’s Arms Control Export Act to bring India at par with the US’ NATO allies– Israel, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea – when it comes to sale of high-tech military items.

Jun 17, 2019, 20:46 PM IST

US Senate may confirm Trump attorney general pick as soon as Wednesday

The Senate on Tuesday voted 55-44, largely along party lines, to advance his nomination in a strong sign that the Republican-controlled chamber will confirm him this week.

Feb 13, 2019, 12:36 PM IST

UN gender agency hails record-breaking number of women in new US Congress

The first Muslim women, Rashida Tlaib, Democrat and Ilhan Omar, Democrat, hailing from Michigan and Minnesota, respectively, also made history and celebrated victory on Tuesday night.

Nov 09, 2018, 14:06 PM IST

In big test for Donald Trump presidency, mid-term elections in US today

The mid-term polls are held every four years in the United States. 

Nov 06, 2018, 08:23 AM IST

Donald Trump apologises to Kavanaugh family for their 'terrible suffering'

Brett Kavanaugh has been recently appointed as the US Supreme Court Justice. 

Oct 09, 2018, 10:53 AM IST

Senate panel backs Donald Trump's court pick, Republican Senator Jeff Flake seeks FBI probe

Flake`s intervention means a final Senate vote on the nomination could be delayed for up to a week so that the possible FBI investigation can be completed.

Sep 28, 2018, 23:46 PM IST

Russian hackers targeted US Senate, think tanks: Microsoft

Microsoft Corp said that hackers linked to Russia`s government sought to launch cyber attacks on US political groups, warning that Moscow is broadening attacks ahead of November`s congressional elections.

Aug 22, 2018, 06:40 AM IST

China using debt to control policies of countries like Pakistan: US senators

As many as 16 senators have expressed their strong reservations about IMF possibly giving bailout packages which could then be used to repay China.

Aug 10, 2018, 18:51 PM IST

US senate candidate ends lawsuit over 'fake Indian' sign

Shiva Ayyadurai is running as an independent, anti-establishment candidate, in the 2018 election for the Senate from Massachusetts. 

May 18, 2018, 18:07 PM IST

Donald Trump White House continues to see high profile departures

HR McMaster was the second top-level firing in March.

Mar 23, 2018, 07:29 AM IST

Donald Trump fires HR McMaster, names hawkish John Bolton US national security adviser

US foreign policy could be headed for an even more volatile time under John Bolton.

Mar 23, 2018, 06:56 AM IST

'India can't abruptly give up Russian arms': Scramble in the US to prevent Russia sanctions from affecting US-India relationship

Provisions of a recent US law to impose sanctions on Russia have also put India squarely on the path to US sanctions.

Mar 16, 2018, 08:14 AM IST

China lashes out at US over bill promoting Taiwan ties

China lodged an official protest with the United States today, saying it was "strongly dissatisfied" after the US Senate passed a bill promoting relations with self-governing Taiwan.

Mar 01, 2018, 16:48 PM IST

Donald Trump takes first concrete step towards 2020 re-election, names Brad Parscale as campaign chief

That he was going to attempt to return to the White House is no surprise. But Parscale's appointment as campaign chief indicates how heavily the campaign will rely on social media.

Feb 28, 2018, 07:12 AM IST

US Senate rejects Trump immigration plan, leaves 1.8 million 'dreamers' in limbo

The US Senate rejected a series of bills to protect "Dreamer" immigrants on Thursday.

Feb 16, 2018, 05:59 AM IST