US Senate Headlines

  • House tax panel cancels hearing on shutdown impact on tax season

    The U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee has canceled a hearing it had scheduled for Thursday on the impact of the partial government shutdown on the Internal Revenue Service and the 2019 tax season, a committee spokesman said on Wednesday.

    U.S.
  • Senate Democrats question offshore drilling work amid shutdown

    U.S. Senate Democrats are questioning the legal basis of the Trump administration's move to continue work on its five-year offshore drilling plan during the partial federal government shutdown.

    U.S.
  • House Oversight chief Cummings vows to obtain Cohen testimony

    Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chairman of the powerful U.S. House Oversight Committee, said on Wednesday that his panel would take steps to get testimony from Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney to Republican President Donald Trump.

    U.S.
  • Trump wants to do alternative to State of the Union address

    President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would do an alternative event to the traditional State of the Union address before the U.S. Congress after House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent him a letter that her chamber would not sign off on the annual speech during the partial government shutdown.

    U.S.
  • Trump wants to do alternative to State of the Union address

    President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would do an alternative event to the traditional State of the Union address before the U.S. Congress after House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent him a letter that her chamber would not sign off on the annual speech during the partial government shutdown.

    IN
  • Pelosi tells Trump no State of Union speech until shutdown ends

    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told President Donald Trump on Wednesday that he may not deliver a State of the Union speech in the chamber of the House of Representatives until the 33-day-old partial government shutdown has ended.

    IN
  • House Speaker Pelosi blocks Trump speech until government reopens

    U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday informed President Donald Trump that he will not be allowed to deliver an annual State of the Union address in the House chamber until a partial government shutdown ends.

    U.S.
  • Former Trump attorney Cohen postponing testimony to Congress

    President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen is postponing his scheduled Feb. 7 testimony to Congress due to threats against his family from Trump, his adviser said on Wednesday.

    IN
  • Former Trump attorney Cohen postponing testimony to Congress

    President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen is postponing his scheduled Feb. 7 testimony to Congress due to threats against his family from Trump, his adviser said on Wednesday.

    U.S.
  • Factbox: Impact on U.S. government widens on 33rd day of shutdown

    The longest U.S. government shutdown in history reached its 33rd day on Wednesday with most of the 800,000 employees who have been furloughed or are working without pay poised to miss their second paychecks.

    U.S.
  • Daring Pelosi, Trump says he 'looks forward' to addressing Congress

    President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he looks forward to delivering a State of the Union address before the U.S. Congress as scheduled on Jan. 29 in the chamber of the House of Representatives despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's request that he delay it due to the government shutdown.

    U.S.
  • House Democrats to discuss additional border security funds: Hoyer

    Representative Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Wednesday that House Democrats would be discussing "substantial sums of additional money" for border security as a partial government shutdown stretches into its 33rd day.

    U.S.
  • No. 3 House Democrat floats possible $5.7 billion in border funding

    The No. 3 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday raised the possibility of approving $5.7 billion in funding to secure the U.S. border though various means but not by building a wall.

    U.S.
  • White House adviser plays down U.S. credit risk over shutdown

    White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said on Wednesday he did not see any risk of a credit downgrade for the United States amid the partial government shutdown because the country's overall economy remained strong.

    U.S.
  • How Supreme Court could shape 2020 presidential race

    The Supreme Court's future is poised to turn into a defining battle in the 2020 presidential election, as justices consider taking up cases that touch some of the nation's most sensitive political divides. With President Donald Trump's two appointments locking in a 5-4 majority for conservatives on the court and the court's two oldest members being among its four liberals, fears about its makeup -- and potentially backlash over its decisions -- are likely to become flashpoints for Trump and...

    WPLG
  • Shutdown enters 33rd day with no breakthrough in sight as U.S. Senate sets votes

    There was no sign of quick relief for 800,000 federal workers going without pay because of the partial government shutdown as the U.S. Senate scheduled votes on competing proposals to end the month-long impasse that both faced long odds.

    IN
  • Shutdown enters 33rd day with no breakthrough in sight as Senate sets votes

    There was no sign of quick relief for 800,000 federal workers going without pay because of the partial government shutdown as the U.S. Senate scheduled votes on competing proposals to end the month-long impasse that both faced long odds.

    U.S.
  • White House plans to send 50 judicial nominees to new Congress

    The White House on Tuesday night announced its intention to renominate 50 judicial nominees, rekindling a battle between Republicans, who hope to capitalize on their record-breaking judicial success from the last Congress, and Democrats, who have lashed out at some of President Donald Trump's more controversial nominees. The names were put forward again on Tuesday because their nominations weren't acted upon before the end of the last congressional session. The new nominations come as key...

    WPLG