Senate

Democrats Maintain Power in the Senate following Midterm Elections

Democrats Maintain Power in the Senate following Midterm Elections

With the win of Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada, Democrats will maintain power in the Senate.

‘Disgraceful’: Senate Democrats Block Effort to Ban Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood

‘Disgraceful’: Senate Democrats Block Effort to Ban Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood

The U.S. Senate this week refused to block taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers when a joint resolution supported by pro-life groups failed to pass.

Senate Committee Passes Bill That Would Force Women to Register for Draft

Senate Committee Passes Bill That Would Force Women to Register for Draft

On Tuesday, a Senate committee passed an annual defense bill with a landmark amendment that would force women to register with Selective Service and be eligible to be drafted into war.

20 Progressive Faith Leaders Call for the Abolition of the Senate Filibuster

20 Progressive Faith Leaders Call for the Abolition of the Senate Filibuster

At least 20 progressive religious leaders have joined with the Poor People's Campaign in calling for the abolition of the U.S. Senate filibuster.