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Senate advances same-sex marriage bill amid religious freedom concerns

Nov 16, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The “Respect for Marriage Act,” if ultimately signed into law by President Joe Biden, would repeal the Defense of Marriage... Read more

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US Senate's vote on radical abortion bill: Here's what to know

May 11, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday on whether to move forward with what pro-life leaders describe as “The Abortion on Demand... Read more

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Analysis: Pro-lifers will have to fight hidden abortion funding battles in the Senate

Jan 7, 2021

By Matt Hadro

With Democrats projected to win Tuesday’s Senate races in Georgia, the political landscape for pro-lifers is now clear—they will be... Read more

Alex Padilla, who has been designated to fill California's vacant US Senate seat, speaks at the 2019 state Democratic Convention. Credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

New California senator backed by pro-abortion, pro-LGBT groups

Dec 23, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The new California senator who will fill the seat vacated by Kamala Harris has been endorsed by pro-abortion and pro-LGBT... Read more

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Senators condemn Chinese 'genocide' against Uyghurs

Oct 28, 2020

A bipartisan group of senators introduced a resolution on Monday to declare China’s actions against the Uyghur population as genocide.   Read more

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Senators urge FDA to label abortion pill 'imminent threat to public health'

Sep 2, 2020

Nearly two dozen senators are urging the Trump administration to remove the abortion pill from the market as advocates for... Read more

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Bishops back school choice funding bill

Jul 28, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has offered its support for a new school funding bill, as Catholic schools... Read more

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Consensus builds for family-centered coronavirus relief

Jul 20, 2020

As Congress considers another coronavirus relief package, members from both parties are highlighting the need to include assistance for working... Read more

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Senate fails to pass coronavirus stimulus bill

Mar 23, 2020

The Senate on Monday failed for the second straight day to advance consideration of a stimulus package to respond to... Read more

Senator Lindsey Graham speaks at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington, D.C., Sept. 8, 2015.

Senators reportedly blocked Armenian genocide resolutions at White House request

Nov 25, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Congressional resolutions recognizing the Armenian genocide were reportedly blocked by Republican senators at the direction of the White House.  Read more

Trump asked to oppose funding amendment undermining Mexico City Policy

Nov 22, 2019

A group of pro-life leaders, including the US bishops’ pro-life chair, wrote Thursday to President Donald Trump urging him to... Read more

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Senate bill could blacklist pro-life groups for aid funding

Oct 31, 2019

By Matt Hadro

A pro-life group is warning Senators that a proposed government funding bill could “blacklist” pro-life groups while funding promoters of... Read more

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Abortion funding fight looms over Senate appropriations process

Oct 11, 2019

By Matt Hadro

When the Senate returns for business on Oct. 15, it will have little more than a month to pass legislation... Read more

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Protests as US Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh hearings begin

Sep 4, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh began Tuesday. Before Kavanaugh could utter a word, Senate Democrats repeatedly interrupted the... Read more