United States Senate http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23278/all en U.S. Postal Service looks to new Congress for rescue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/us-postal-service-looks-new-congress-rescue <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>* Postal Service says it loses $25 million each day</p> <p>* Outcome for legislation uncertain in new Congress</p> <p>By Elvina Nawaguna</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress that expired this week might have steered the nation away from the "fiscal cliff" of potentially devastating tax hikes and spending cuts, but it did not do much to save the U.S. Postal Service from its own fast-approaching cliff.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/us-postal-service-looks-new-congress-rescue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Candidate Position Congress Government Internal Revenue Service John E. Potter Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics Quotation Tom Carper Trade unions in the United States United States United States Congress United States Postal Service United States Senate Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:56:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731152 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. gun task force to meet this week with entertainment industry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/us-gun-task-force-meet-week-entertainment-industry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden is slated to meet with representatives from the entertainment industry this week to discuss the role that movies and video games play in gun violence in America, the White House said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The task force is meeting with a wide range of groups, including victims of gun violence and gun owners, as Biden works on recommendations on how to respond to a mass shooting last month in Newtown, Connecticut, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters.</p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Joe Biden Politics Technology United States Senate Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:45:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731759 at http://www.globalpost.com Speedy U.S. Senate confirmation seen for Kerry, maybe Tuesday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/speedy-us-senate-confirmation-seen-kerry-maybe-tuesday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on John Kerry's confirmation as President Barack Obama's secretary of state early next week, clearing the way for a quick vote by the full Senate, Senator Robert Menendez said on Thursday.</p> <p>Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat who is next in line to chair the Foreign Relations Committee if Kerry is confirmed, said the panel had scheduled a business meeting on Tuesday during which it could vote the nomination.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/speedy-us-senate-confirmation-seen-kerry-maybe-tuesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bob Menendez John Kerry United States Senate Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:00:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739053 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-U.S. Senate changes its rules to ease gridlock http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-us-senate-changes-its-rules-ease-gridlock <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Far short of what many reformers sought</p> <p>* Obama welcomes revisions</p> <p>* Sixty votes still needed to end filibuster (Adds Obama statement)</p> <p>By Thomas Ferraro</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The Democratic-led U.S. Senate changed its rules on Thursday in a bid to ease partisan gridlock blamed for turning the chamber into a legislative graveyard.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-us-senate-changes-its-rules-ease-gridlock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Parliamentary procedure Politics of the United States Social Issues United States Senate Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 02:00:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739171 at http://www.globalpost.com Feinstein encourages Hillary Clinton to run for US president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/feinstein-encourages-hillary-clinton-run-us-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - One of the most prominent women in the Democratic Party on Sunday encouraged outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to mount a White House run in 2016 to try to become the first woman president.</p> <p>"I am a fan," California Senator Dianne Feinstein said on CNN's "State of the Union" program. "I would love it if she would run."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/feinstein-encourages-hillary-clinton-run-us-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Political parties in the United States Politics Politics of the United States United States Senate Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 20:30:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740242 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-U.S. Senate committee postpones vote on Hagel confirmation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-us-senate-committee-delays-vote-hagel-confirmation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Republicans want information on finances, speeches</p> <p>* No official word on reason for delay (Adds more comments)</p> <p>By Patricia Zengerle</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The Senate Armed Services Committee delayed a vote on Chuck Hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense, the panel's chairman said on Wednesday, amid Republican demands for more information from President Barack Obama's nominee.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-us-senate-committee-delays-vote-hagel-confirmation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel International Republican Institute Politics of the United States United States Senate Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:16:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748213 at http://www.globalpost.com Crabby US senators pay off Super Bowl wager http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/crabby-us-senators-pay-super-bowl-wager <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Senator Dianne Feinstein may have started a cross-country food feud with lawmakers from crab-crazed Maryland on Thursday when she honored a Super Bowl bet with "real crab" from her native California.</p> <p>Feinstein and fellow Democratic California Senator Barbara Boxer paid their friendly wager with a feast of Dungeness crab, Napa Valley wine, sourdough bread and some California cheeses after their San Francisco 49ers lost to the Baltimore Ravens in Sunday's American football championship game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/crabby-us-senators-pay-super-bowl-wager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maryland Southern United States United States Senate AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:15:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749470 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Senate panel vote on CIA nominee Brennan will be delayed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-senate-panel-vote-cia-nominee-brennan-will-be-delayed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Political sparring over Brennan becoming public</p> <p>* Feinstein says Brennan will be "capable CIA director"</p> <p>* Republicans threaten to put "hold" on nomination (Adds confirmation of delay, threats from senators to "hold" nomination)</p> <p>By Mark Hosenball</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee will delay a vote on the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA director at least until the last week in February, committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-senate-panel-vote-cia-nominee-brennan-will-be-delayed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dianne Feinstein Entertainment Environment Government Health John Brennan Politics United States Senate War Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:30:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755136 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Senate Republicans block vote on confirming Hagel as defense chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/blank-headline-received-6 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted narrowly on Thursday to block a vote on confirmation of President Barack Obama's choice of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, planning another vote for Feb. 26 - when it is expected to pass.</p> <p>The tally was 58-40, with almost every Republican voting no, falling short of the 60 needed to pass a motion in the 100-seat chamber to stop debate and allow a vote by the full Senate on confirming the former Republican senator to the post.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/blank-headline-received-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chuck Hagel International Republican Institute United States Senate Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:16:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5756138 at http://www.globalpost.com Democrat Lautenberg to retire from US Senate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/democrat-lautenberg-retire-us-senate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Jersey Democrat Frank Lautenberg, the oldest member of the US Senate, announced Thursday he will not seek re-election in 2014, leaving the door open for other state political heavyweights.</p> <p>There had been broad speculation that popular and charismatic Newark Mayor Cory Booker would challenge the 89-year-old Lautenberg for the Democratic Senate nomination if the lawmaker had opted to seek a sixth term.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/democrat-lautenberg-retire-us-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Frank Lautenberg Frank Lautenberg Saxby Chambliss United States Senate AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:16:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756145 at http://www.globalpost.com In separating gun-control bills, Democrats reveal strategy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/separating-gun-control-bills-democrats-reveal-strategy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Proposals broken into four bills to improve odds for some</p> <p>* Strategy suggests ban on assault weapons unlikely to pass</p> <p>* Senate committee to vote as early as Thursday</p> <p>By Thomas Ferraro</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats in the U.S. Senate have spread his gun-control proposals across four bills in an effort to get at least some of the less controversial measures - such as expanded background checks for gun buyers - passed into law.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/separating-gun-control-bills-democrats-reveal-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Politics of the United States United States Senate Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 23:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5767884 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate intelligence panel OKs Brennan CIA nomination http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/update-1-us-senate-intelligence-panel-oks-brennan-cia-nominatio <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(New throughout)</p> <p>By Mark Hosenball and Patricia Zengerle</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - The Senate Intelligence Committee voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to approve John Brennan as President Barack Obama's new CIA director, after the committee resolved a dispute with the White House over access to classified legal opinions on the targeted killings of U.S. citizens overseas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/update-1-us-senate-intelligence-panel-oks-brennan-cia-nominatio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Political parties in the United States Politics Politics of the United States United States Senate War Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 00:00:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774458 at http://www.globalpost.com Democrats seek U.S. Senate vote to confirm Brennan as CIA head http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/democrats-seek-us-senate-vote-confirm-brennan-cia-head <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's Democratic leadership signaled that, despite a snowstorm in the Washington area, they would try to hold a final vote by the full Senate on Wednesday to confirm White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as director of the CIA.</p> <p>"Roll call votes in relation to the Brennan nomination are possible this afternoon," said a statement issued by the office of Senator Richard Durbin, the Senate's second-ranking Democrat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/democrats-seek-us-senate-vote-confirm-brennan-cia-head" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health John Brennan Nuclear option Politics United States Congress United States Senate War Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:15:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5775284 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama pick for Interior head faces hearing; agency under fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/obama-pick-interior-head-faces-hearing-agency-under-fire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Agency ripe for fraud and abuse, auditor says</p> <p>* Officials reluctant to sanction drillers-review</p> <p>By Patrick Rucker</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - Outdoor retail executive Sally Jewell, President Barack Obama's pick to lead the U.S. Interior Department, will face her first big public test Thursday in a Senate confirmation hearing as the agency faces criticism of its management of oil and gas lands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/obama-pick-interior-head-faces-hearing-agency-under-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Environment of the United States Health Labor Land management Law Politics United States Senate Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:00:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5775480 at http://www.globalpost.com Senator to speak 'as long as it takes' over CIA pick http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/senator-speak-long-it-takes-over-cia-pick <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Republican senator seeking to block President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the CIA is vowing to speak as long as it takes to do so, citing concern about drone strikes on US soil.</p> <p>In a remarkable display highlighting the partisan rift in Washington, Rand Paul led a more than 12-hour filibuster of John Brennan's appointment after the White House refused to unequivocally rule out drone strikes on US soil.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/senator-speak-long-it-takes-over-cia-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Parliamentary procedure Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues United States Senate War AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 06:00:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775748 at http://www.globalpost.com