Senate Democrats battle to pass $430 billion climate, drug bill

WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – The US Senate on Saturday began debating a Democratic bill to address key elements of President Joe Biden’s agenda – tackling climate change, lowering the costs of medication for the elderly and energy, while forcing corporations and the wealthy to pay more taxes. The debate began after the Senate voted … Read more

Key U.S. Senator Sinema agrees to $430 billion drug, energy bill

WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Democratic US Senator Kyrsten Sinema said on Thursday she agreed to “move forward” on a $430 billion drug pricing, energy and tax bill, subject to a Senate arbiter’s approval of the bill, which Democrats intend to pass over Republican objections. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said earlier on Thursday the … Read more

Trump-backed candidates prevail, while Kansas votes to preserve abortion rights

Aug 2 (Reuters) – Candidates backed by Donald Trump prevailed in multiple Republican primaries on Tuesday, while a statewide ballot initiative in Kansas that would have allowed new restrictions on abortion was soundly rejected. The results showed that the former president, and his false claims that the 2020 election was tainted by fraud, still hold … Read more

Biden weighs authority to declare abortion-related public health emergency

July 10 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden on Sunday said he has asked his administration to consider whether he has authority to declare an abortion-related public health emergency after the Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. The comments come after Biden on Friday signed an executive order to … Read more

Democratic women call on Biden, Congress to protect abortion rights

WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) – Leading Democratic women called on President Joe Biden and Congress on Sunday to protect abortion rights nationwide after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, in a ruling that has heightened political tensions between the federal government and states. Two Democratic progressives, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, … Read more

Trump favorite Oz wins U.S. Senate Republican primary, rival concedes

June 3 (Reuters) – Former hedge fund executive David McCormick conceded to wellness celebrity Mehmet Oz on Friday in the Republican primary race for a US Senate seat in Pennsylvania, following a recount and securing another Donald Trump-endorsed candidate in a critical midterm election. Oz, who will square off against Democrat John Fetterman in the … Read more

Defiant U.S. Senator Rand Paul stymies effort to pass $40 billion Ukraine aid bill

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget in Washington, US, April 26, 2022. Al Drago/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) – The top Democrat and Republican in the US Senate joined forces in a … Read more

Trump faces biggest test of his ‘king-maker’ clout since leaving White House

Former US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally to boost Ohio Republican candidates ahead of their May 3 primary election, at the county fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio, US April 23, 2022. REUTERS/Gaelen Morse/File Photo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register May 1 (Reuters) – The month of May brings Donald … Read more