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Congress passes military package without bans on funding abortion, sex change surgeries

Dec 14, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a compromise version of the National Defense Authorization Act, one without House amendments. Read more

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama, speaks to reporters on his way to a closed-door lunch meeting with Senate Republicans at the U.S. Capitol Nov. 7, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Senate Democrats plan to bypass Sen. Tuberville’s pro-life blockade on military promotions

Nov 10, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Sen. Jack Reed introduced a resolution last week to temporarily change Senate rules to allow the military promotions to be... Read more

Sen. Joe Manchin.

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, a centrist Catholic, won’t seek reelection

Nov 9, 2023

By Matt McDonald

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin’s decision to leave the U.S. Senate may hurt the Democrats’ chances of keeping it in 2024.  Read more

U.S. Sen. Kyrtsen Sinema, D-Arizona, speaks at a news conference after the Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act at the Capitol Building on Nov.29, 2022 in Washington, D.C.

Kyrsten Sinema exits the Democratic Party. What difference will it make? 

Dec 9, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona announced on Friday that she is leaving the Democratic Party. Read more

Democrat Senate nominee from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan speaks at a townhall-style debate hosted by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum of Fox News at The Fives on Nov. 1, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. Ryan will face Republican nominee J.D. Vance in the general election on Nov. 8.

Democrat Tim Ryan calls for some abortion limits as Ohio Senate race tightens

Nov 3, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Ryan said Monday that he supported some restrictions on late-term abortions despite having voted consistently in favor of abortion, including... Read more

Aug. 17 rally in support of the Hyde amendment in Raleigh, North Carolina

Senate committee proposes rollback of pro-life policies

Oct 18, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A Senate committee introduced nine budget bills on Monday that would roll back several pro-life provisions, allowing for domestic funding... Read more

Archbishop Paul Coakley, chair of the USCCB domestic justice and human development committee, preaching during Mass in the cathedral in 2021.

USCCB ‘grateful’ for passage of infrastructure bill, urges no funding of abortions

Aug 12, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on Tuesday offered some praise of the U.S. Senate’s passage of a $1.2... Read more

Senate passes legislation restricting imports from Uyghur forced labor

Jul 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

A bipartisan bill to prohibit goods made by enslaved Uyghurs from entering the United States passed the Senate on Wednesday,... Read more

Senate pro-life chair criticizes proposed ACA abortion billing rule

Jul 1, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The chair of the Senate pro-life caucus on Tuesday criticized a proposed loosening of safeguards against taxpayer funding of abortion... Read more

Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH, July 18-21, 2016. Credit: Addie Mena / CNA.

Senate votes to acquit Trump for second time

Feb 13, 2021

Former President Donald Trump has once again been acquitted by the Senate in an impeachment trial.   Read more

Sen. Joe Manchin . Credit: Vasilis Asvestas/Shutterstock

As Senate dynamic shifts, pro-lifers examine Manchin’s record

Jan 25, 2021

As Democrats last week took effective control of the Senate, pro-life leaders turned their attention to the record of one... Read more

What pro-lifers can expect from a divided House and Senate

Nov 21, 2020

By Matt Hadro

With nearly all U.S. House and Senate races decided, Congress will be sharply divided the next two years—possibly undermining the... Read more

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.

Senate races lean Republican, with bills on abortion and religious freedom on the horizon

Nov 4, 2020

Republicans looked on track Wednesday morning to keep control of the Senate, offsetting a loss in Colorado with a gain... Read more

Members and guests on the floor of the House during a joint session of Congress.

Pro-life policies and border funding fuel Congressional budget deadlock

Sep 17, 2019

By Matt Hadro

With the end-of-the-month deadline for Congress to pass legislation to fund the federal government fast approaching, lawmakers remain at odds... Read more

President Donald Trump with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House in March 2018.

Despite human rights concerns, Senate fails to stop Saudi arms sale

Jul 30, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The Senate on Monday failed to override President Trump’s veto of their attempts to block over $8 billion in arms... Read more

U.S. Capitol, Senate side, public domain.

Senate fails to advance bill to ban federal abortion funding

Jan 18, 2019

In a procedural vote on Thursday, the Republican-led U.S. Senate failed to advance a bill that would prohibit taxpayer funding... Read more

Beto O'Rourke campaigns in Texas.

Texas Senate race sparks debate in pro-life community  

Nov 5, 2018

After a pro-life leader said she is voting for a pro-choice Senate candidate because she believes he will best advance... Read more

Senate vote to prevent filibuster on 20-week abortion ban fails

Jan 29, 2018

By Courtney Mares

A procedural vote on a Senate bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks failed on the evening of Jan. 29,... Read more

Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana governor Mike Pence.

Pence casts tiebreaking vote as Senate advances pro-life measure

Mar 30, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote in the Senate Thursday to advance a measure allowing states to once... Read more

U.S. Capitol, Senate side, public domain.

Senate bill would move women's health funding away from Planned Parenthood

Feb 4, 2017

A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would re-allocate women’s health care funding away from controversial abortion provider Planned... Read more