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US Senate fails to pass vote over huge stimulus package

US Senate fails to pass vote over huge stimulus package

🕔10:11, 23.Mar 2020

Washington, March 23 (IANS) The US Senate has failed to pass a key procedural vote to move forward with a huge stimulus package, thus throwing into doubt whether bipartisan agreement could quickly be found on the measure to provide relief to

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US Senate passes Bill to expand paid leave amid COVID-19

US Senate passes Bill to expand paid leave amid COVID-19

🕔07:16, 19.Mar 2020

Washington, March 19  The US Senate has approved a House-passed Bill to expand paid sick leave, enhance unemployment insurance, and ensure free testing in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The upper chamber on Wednesday approved the plan in a 90-8

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US Senate urges helping India develop capabilities as major defence partner

US Senate urges helping India develop capabilities as major defence partner

🕔11:58, 2.Jul 2019

New York, July 2  The US Senate has urged the government to “strengthen and enhance its major defence partnership with India” and help develop its capabilities. The proposals for enhancing defence and strategic ties between India and the United States

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US Senate confirms Indian American jurist as judge

US Senate confirms Indian American jurist as judge

🕔08:17, 15.Mar 2019

New York, March 15  The US Senate has confirmed the appointment of a controversial Indian American jurist, Neomi Rao, to an important judgeship that was vacated by an appointee to the Supreme Court. Her confirmation on Wednesday came after days

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US Senate votes to overturn Trump’s emergency declaration

US Senate votes to overturn Trump’s emergency declaration

🕔08:12, 15.Mar 2019

Washington, March 15 The US Senate has voted 59-41 in favour of blocking President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border. The move, coupled with a vote by the House of Representatives, dealt a blow to Trump’s

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US Senate confirms Jim Bridenstine as new NASA chief

US Senate confirms Jim Bridenstine as new NASA chief

🕔11:47, 20.Apr 2018

Washington, April 20  The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump-nominated Representative Jim Bridenstine to lead the US space agency. The Senate narrowly on Thursday voted 50-49 on partisan lines to confirm Bridenstine to serve as NASA’s 13th administrator. Bridenstine,

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US Senate passes Republican tax reform bill

US Senate passes Republican tax reform bill

🕔13:05, 2.Dec 2017

Washington, Dec 2  The US Senate on Saturday passed the Republican tax reform bill that incorporates a number of changes. The vote was split 51 to 49. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee voted no, joining all 48 Democrats, reports CNN.

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US Senate confirms commerce secretary

US Senate confirms commerce secretary

🕔09:39, 28.Feb 2017

Washington, Feb 28  The US Senate has confirmed billionaire banker and investor Wilbur Ross as President Donald Trump’s commerce secretary, media report said.In a 72-27 vote, Ross had a much easier time obtaining confirmation than many of his Cabinet colleagues

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US Senate lifts 40-year-old ban on oil exports

US Senate lifts 40-year-old ban on oil exports

🕔08:51, 19.Dec 2015

Washington, Dec 19  US Senate on Friday approved a government spending and tax breaks package that would pay for government operations through next September and lift a 40-year-old ban on US crude oil exports.The bipartisan legislation, which provides $1.15 trillion

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US Senate passes cybersecurity bill

US Senate passes cybersecurity bill

🕔10:36, 28.Oct 2015

Washington, Oct 28  The US Senate on Tuesday passed a bill aimed at promoting better cybersecurity information sharing between the private sector and the government.The Senate voted 74 to 21 to approve the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), despite concerns

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US Senate approves ‘fast-track’ trade bill

US Senate approves ‘fast-track’ trade bill

🕔13:02, 25.Jun 2015

Washington, June 25  The US Senate on Wednesday approved a so-called fast-track trade bill that empowers the president to negotiate trade deals, media reported on Thursday. The bill will now be sent to President Barack Obama for signing. The 60

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US Senate passes Iran nuclear review bill

US Senate passes Iran nuclear review bill

🕔11:53, 8.May 2015

Washington, May 8  The US Senate passed a bipartisan bill to allow Congress to review and potentially reject an international nuclear agreement with Iran. The bill was approved 98-1 on Thursday with Republican Tom Cotton being the only naysayer on

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Richard Rahul Verma confirmed as US envoy to India

Richard Rahul Verma confirmed as US envoy to India

🕔12:18, 10.Dec 2014

Washington, Dec 10  The US Senate has confirmed Richard Rahul Verma, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next American ambassador to India, making him the first Indian-American envoy in New Delhi. Verma, 46, a former key aide to then

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