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Senate Democrats drop proposal to penalize companies for not providing $15 minimum wage

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Senate Democrats decided Sunday to abandon an alternative proposal to penalize companies for not providing a $ 15 minimum wage to their employees, the latest indication that boosting the federal minimum wage in thi...

Senate parliamentarian rules against including minimum wage in Covid relief bill

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The Senate parliamentarian has ruled against including the increase in the minimum wage in the Covid relief bill, an aide familiar with the process and two sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell CNN. Th...

Senate confirms Jennifer Granholm as energy secretary

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The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Joe Biden's nominee for energy secretary, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm. The final vote was 64-35. This story is breaking and will be updated.

Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy considers Senate bid against Marco Rubio

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Florida Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy is seriously considering a run against Republican Sen. Marco Rubio in 2022, launching a listening tour on issues including the pandemic, "managing misinformation," fighting c...

Senate confirms Tom Vilsack to serve again as agriculture secretary

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The Senate confirmed Tom Vilsack as President Joe Biden's agriculture secretary, sending the former Iowa governor to the same Cabinet position he served for the entirety of the Obama administration. The vote was 92...

All eyes on Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough as she reviews minimum wage provision in Covid relief bill

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A little known but powerful Senate official is being thrust into the spotlight this week as Democrats are eager to see whether an increase to the federal minimum wage will be kept in President Joe Biden's Covid reli...

David Perdue decides against Georgia Senate run a week after filing election paperwork

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Washington Former Sen. David Perdue has decided against becoming a candidate in the 2022 Georgia US Senate race a week after filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. "After much prayer and reflection, B...

Ivanka Trump tells Marco Rubio she won’t challenge him for Florida Senate seat

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Ivanka Trump has no plans as of late to run for the US Senate -- at least not in Florida. A representative for Ivanka Trump told CNN she spoke with Sen. Marco Rubio and that Trump has no plans to challenge the Flori...

David Perdue files paperwork to run in 2022 Georgia US Senate race

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Former Sen. David Perdue of Georgia filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Monday evening to be a 2022 US Senate candidate, the first step in a potential comeback bid after a bruising loss in a runo...

Decoding Donald Trump’s statement on his Senate acquittal

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In the wake of the Senate's decision Saturday to acquit Donald Trump of a charge of incitement of the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, the former President released a celebratory -- and, at times, cryptic -...

Why Democrats blinked in the Senate impeachment trial

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On Saturday morning, Democrats appeared to score a coup: Winning a surprise vote on calling witnesses in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. On Saturday afternoon, Democrats agreed to end the tri...

Inside the Senate: Sketches from a dramatic Day 5 of the Trump impeachment trial

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Washington Senators voted on a surprise move by the House managers on Saturday to allow for witnesses in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. That created a long recess in which senators mingled as...

Mississippi Senate votes to ban transgender athletes from women’s sports

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The Mississippi Senate voted Thursday to ban transgender athletes from competing on women's sports teams in the state's high schools and universities. The sponsor of the bill, Republican Senator Angela Hill, told he...

Inside the Senate: Sketches of lawmakers watching videos from Trump counsel on Day 4 of the impeachment trial

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Former President Donald Trump's lawyers showed the Senate multiple videos of Democratic politicians saying they would "fight" to argue that Trump's rhetoric on January 6 did not incite the rioters who attacked the C...

Senate hits fast-forward on impeachment

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This week's impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump was historic for many reasons -- including its length. With the defense wrapping its arguments on Friday, senators say it's very likely this impeachment...

Biden weighs in on Trump’s impeachment trial saying the Senate has ‘a very important job’

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President Joe Biden weighed in on his predecessor's ongoing impeachment trial on Thursday while meeting with a bipartisan group of senators gathered to talk infrastructure but said he's focused on his own job and th...

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