Mass shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead raises pressure on US politicians to take action over the ubiquity of firearms — but also brings the grim expectation of little or no change.
Senate falls far short in its effort toward enshrining Roe v Wade abortion access as federal law, blocked by a Republican filibuster in a blunt display of America's partisan divide over landmark court decision.
Senate will vote on legislation to codify abortion rights into law on Wednesday in reaction to leaked draft decision indicating Supreme Court is poised to overturn its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, says Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Confirmation hearings are set begin for President Biden's choice for the highest US court - Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
US President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a "war criminal" over his actions in Ukraine but the White House later clarified that there is a process for such a formal determination.
Family of Martin Luther King Jr. criticises President Biden and Congress for failing to pass voting rights bills, saying passage of legislations could protect voters from racial discrimination.
President Biden's Democratic Party defeats Senate bid to impose immediate sanctions on a Russian pipeline to Germany, fearing setting back diplomacy to prevent Moscow from invading Ukraine.
The House backed the 'Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act' by an overwhelming 428-1, but it must also pass the Senate and be signed by President Biden to become law.
US Senate passes a stopgap spending bill that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through February 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates.
US Senators voted along party lines, with Republicans backing the measure and Democrats opposing it, underscoring the deep divide over how the country should deal with an influx of Afghans that follower the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The measure would provide a massive injection of federal money for a range of public works programs, from roads and bridges to broadband internet access, drinking water and more.
The nation’s capital has a larger population than Wyoming or Vermont, and its estimated 712,000 residents pay federal taxes, vote for president and serve in the armed forces, but they have no voting representation in Congress.
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