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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. Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama, speaks during a hearing to examine the nomination of USAF General David Allvin for reappointment to the grade of general and to be Chief of Staff of the Air Force on Sept. 12, 2023 at Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Senate confirms military appointments, bypassing pro-life blockade by Tuberville

Sep 21, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Sen. Tommy Tuberville has blocked unanimous consent for seven months in protest of the Department of Defense’s pro-abortion policies.  Read more


Senate passes defense bill without pro-life, transgender care amendments

Jul 28, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The vote sets up a standoff between the Senate and House as they try to hammer out a compromise version... Read more

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama, speaks to reporters in the Senate Subway of the U.S. Capitol Building on July 19, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Tuberville on Pentagon abortion blockade: ‘They’re going to listen’

Jul 27, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama told CNA he isn’t going to back down in his vow to hold up military... Read more

Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Georgia, (left) speaks at a campaign event on Election Day, Nov. 8, 2022. 
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker (right) speaks to supporters in Kennesaw, Georgia, Nov. 7, 2022. The two squared off in a tight race Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. If neither candidate receives 50% plus one vote needed, they will head to a runoff in December.

Georgia Senate race: Walker and Warnock may be headed for December runoff

Nov 8, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The hard-fought Georgia Senate race between Republican Herschel Walker and the incumbent Democrat, Sen. Raphael Warnock, now appears to be... Read more

Democrat U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman arrives to cast his ballot at New Hope Baptist Church in Braddock, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 8, 2022.

Democrat Fetterman declared winner in race for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania

Nov 8, 2022

By Edie Heipel

In the days leading up to Election Day, the two candidates were neck-and-neck in polls following growing alarm over Fetterman's... Read more

J.D. Vance gestures as he speaks during the Ohio Republican Party election night watch party reception in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 8, 2022. Vance, the best-selling "Hillbilly Elegy" author, won a contentious race for Ohio's open U.S. Senate seat on Nov. 8, 2022, networks projected.

Republican Vance declared winner in close U.S. Senate race in Ohio

Nov 8, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Republican J.D. Vance, a Catholic convert, will assume public office for the first time in January after defeating Rep. Tim... Read more

Ohio U.S. Senate candidates Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan (left) and Republican J.D. Vance

Ohio senate race: What Catholics should know about J.D. Vance, Tim Ryan

Oct 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown, Katie Yoder

Voters in Ohio will decide between two candidates — both Catholic — running for U.S. Senate this November.  Read more


Vote to enshrine same-sex marriage delayed until after midterms

Sep 15, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The bill, titled the Respect for Marriage Act, follows the House version that was passed earlier in July.  Read more

US President Joe Biden and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson watch the US Senate vote on whether to approve Judge Brown's appointment to the US Supreme Court in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 7, 2022.

Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to become first black woman on Supreme Court

Apr 7, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Ketanji Brown Jackson, whose nomination was opposed by pro-life groups, will become the first black woman to serve on the... Read more

Senator James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) speaks against the Women's Health Protection Act on the Senate floor, Feb. 28, 2022.

Pro-abortion Women's Health Protection Act fails in US Senate

Feb 28, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. Senate failed to move forward with the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) on Monday, striking down what some... Read more

U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.

Michael Warsaw: 'For the good of humanity,' Senate must reject 'horrific' abortion bill

Feb 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

Writing in the National Catholic Register, EWTN CEO Michael Warsaw says the proposed Women's Health Protection Act set for a... Read more

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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

US Capitol dome with flag.

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

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference, 2014.

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