The Senate will soon vote on whether to call witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. This vote could be 50-50. If a tie occurs, Chief Justice John Roberts can cast a vote to break the tie, based on a… Read More »The Senate has actually tied in an impeachment trial – twice
The Department of Justice has notified three U.S. senators – Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., James Inhofe, R-Okla. and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. – that it is closing its investigation into insider trading allegations without any charges. The move to close these three investigations into… Read More »DOJ drops investigation into three senators for insider trading; Burr probe continues
In the wake of comments about the Christchurch massacre, members of the public have raised the question of whether a senator can be expelled from the Senate for making offensive statements. It is now well known that members of parliament… Read More »Can a senator be expelled from the federal parliament for offensive statements?
At a double-dissolution election, each state will elect 12 senators, while the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory will each elect two. Following the Turnbull government’s recent changes, Australia has new rules for electing senators. How will they work in practise?… Read More »Election explainer: how does the Senate count work?
Editor’s Note: The House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump and voted to notify the Senate. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, is known as a master of the Senate’s rules, and has been raising campaign donations with ads touting the power he would… Read More »Impeachment comes to the Senate – 5 questions answered
Several Republican senators have taken a “vow of silence” on the impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives. Maine Senator Susan Collins has described her position this way: “I am very likely to be a juror so to make a predetermined… Read More »Senators’ silence suggests they may be taking their impeachment trial duty seriously
Washington, D.C. — Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a senior Member of the Homeland Security Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the panel which oversees the regulation of nuclear reactors, today released a letter sent to the Nuclear… Read More »Markey: TSA Shrinks From Responsibility to Scan Cargo Placed on Passenger Planes
Washington, D.C. — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Caucus Chairman James E. Clyburn held a press stakeout this morning after the Democratic Caucus meeting to discuss the Republican budget that will be brought to the House floor today and… Read More »Pelosi Says Republican Budget ”Out of Whack”
TOKYO — Japanese government officials are denying Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has asked to address a joint session of Congress during a planned visit to Washington next month. An influential U.S. congressman has said that if Mr. Koizumi wants speak… Read More »Japan Says Prime Minister Did Not Ask to Address U.S. Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite the president’s call for Congress to send him an immigration bill he could sign, few lawmakers are ready to predict whether the House and Senate can come up with final legislation before November’s mid-term congressional elections.… Read More »Bush Immigration Proposals Face Uphill Battle in House of Representatives