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May 16, 2018
A rally in support of net neutrality outside the Capitol in Washington, Feb. 27, 2018. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Senate approves bipartisan resolution to restore FCC net neutrality rules
May 16, 2018 - 4:20pm
April 19, 2018
Sen. Tammy Duckworth arrives on Capitol Hill with her 10-day-old daughter, Maile, in Washington, April 19, 2018. Daughter in hand, Duckworth came to the Senate floor to vote no on the confirmation of Rep. James Bridenstine (R-Okla.) as the new head of NASA. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Duckworth's newborn daughter becomes first baby permitted on Senate floor
April 19, 2018 - 3:09pm
March 23, 2018
U.S. Sen. John Thune speaks to a crowd in 2017 at Dakotafest in Mitchell, S.D. Forum News Service file photo
Conservation Reserve Program improvements may be part of new farm bill, SD senator says
March 23, 2018 - 6:26pm
February 28, 2018
Joe Arpaio waves after speaking during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 21, 2016. Bloomberg p[hoto by Andrew Harrer
In Arizona, Joe Arpaio's Senate bid tests the strength of Trumpism
February 28, 2018 - 5:08pm
February 15, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, leaves the Senate chamber on Thursday. The Senate blocked a bipartisan proposal to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation after President Donald Trump's administration threatened a veto of the plan he said would create a "giant amnesty." MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Zach Gibson
Immigration bills fail in Senate, casting doubt on whether Congress can resolve fate of 'dreamers'
February 15, 2018 - 3:45pm
February 14, 2018
President Donald Trump meets with lawmakers to discuss trade policy, at the White House in Washington, Feb. 13, 2018. Trump announced on Wednesday that he would oppose immigration bills that “fail to deliver for the American people;” a month ago, he told lawmakers that he would sign any immigration bill that Congress sends him. (Tom Brenner/ The New York Times Copyright 2018)
Bipartisan immigration proposal emerges from Senate
February 14, 2018 - 8:28pm
February 13, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk (left) fields a reporter's question Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at a pre-session briefing. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka looks on. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Path is clear to Lt. Gov. Fischbach's Senate seating, but lawmakers say a challenge could be coming
February 13, 2018 - 6:24pm
January 23, 2018
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., is set to become the first senator to give birth while in office.   Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer
Tammy Duckworth set to become first U.S. Senator to give birth while in office
January 23, 2018 - 5:03pm
January 19, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) heads to the Senate floor after a meeting with fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. Senate Democrats on Friday night blocked passage of a month-long stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded, leaving only a few hours to find a path forward before much of the government was set to shut down after midnight. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Funding for government lapses as short-term spending bill stalls in the Senate
January 19, 2018 - 10:06pm
January 18, 2018
With a government shutdown looming, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan prepares for his press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Must credit: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
House approves bill to keep government open as Senate Democrats threaten to block it
January 18, 2018 - 9:10pm
January 9, 2018
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 25, 2017. Feinstein unilaterally released a transcript of the committee’s interview with one of the founders of the firm that produced a dossier outlining Russians effort to aid the Trump campaign, on Jan. 9, 2018. (Pete Marovich/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Dianne Feinstein releases Senate testimony of Fusion GPS founder, research firm behind the Trump-Russia dossier
January 9, 2018 - 1:25pm
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Minnesota state senators listen Monday to local requests for state bonding funds.
Bonding committee hears 'the ask': Willmar area officials request funds for roads, college maintenance projects
January 9, 2018 - 5:46am
December 19, 2017
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., listens during a news conference after a GOP conference meeting at the Capitol on Tuesday. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer
Last-minute Senate snag slightly delays passage of GOP tax plan
December 19, 2017 - 5:26pm
December 13, 2017
Tom Cherveny / Tribune file photo 
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith holds the pheasant she shot while joining Rep. Collin Peterson during the 2016 Governor's Pheasant Opener hosted by Montevideo. Peterson applauded the appointment of Smith to the U.S. Senate representing Minnesota, crediting her with being "a good shot."
Smith praised by Minnesota delegation members
December 13, 2017 - 10:07pm
Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, is accompanied by his wife, Louise, at an Election Night gathering of his supporters in Birmingham, Ala., on Dec. 12, 2017. Jones, a former prosecutor who mounted a seemingly quixotic campaign in the face of Republican dominance here, defeated his scandal-scarred opponent, Roy Moore, after a brutal campaign marked by accusations of sexual abuse and child molestation against the Republican. (Bob Miller/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Democrats call for halt to GOP tax bill until Jones is seated in the Senate
December 13, 2017 - 5:10pm
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