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'Born-alive' amendment fails again in the Senate

Feb 5, 2021

On Thursday evening, the Senate rejected a measure requiring care for babies who survive abortion attempts.  Read more

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Senate pro-life chair: Down syndrome abortions are ‘eugenics’

Jan 30, 2021

By Matt Hadro

In an interview with CNA this week, the Senate Pro-Life Caucus chair talked about new legislation to ban abortions on the... Read more

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Senators speak out for the unborn on the day before the March for Life

Jan 28, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

The day before the March for Life, several senators emphasized protecting the human dignity of the unborn.   In remarks... Read more

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Senate to vote on 2 pro-life laws

Feb 13, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The Senate will soon vote on two key pieces of pro-life legislation to protect infants surviving abortions and unborn children... Read more

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Senate confirms pro-life lawyer as federal judge

Dec 4, 2019

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Sarah Pitlyk, a Catholic lawyer and former special counsel at the Thomas More Society, a legal... Read more

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Senators introduce bill requiring states to report abortion figures

Oct 4, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The Ensuring Accurate and Complete Abortion Data Reporting Act of 2019 would make certain Medicaid family planning funds to states... Read more

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Senate votes to fund UN population fund and confirm Scalia as Labor Secretary

Sep 26, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The Senate on Thursday passed a temporary extension of government funding ahead of the Sept. 30 deadline, but with an... Read more

Trump nominee for Attorney General William Barr during confirmation hearings ahead of his first term in the role in 1991.

AG Nominee Barr clears committee ahead of final Senate vote

Feb 7, 2019

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-10 along party lines to advance attorney general nominee William Barr to the full Senate... Read more

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Farm Bill to pass without expanded SNAP work requirements

Nov 30, 2018

By JD Flynn

Congress looks set to pass a compromise version of the Farm Bill, which would reauthorize billions in government funds for... Read more

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Senate moves to end U.S. support of Yemeni conflict

Nov 29, 2018

The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday in favor of a procedural motion to advance a resolution that could end U.S. involvement... Read more