Senate Confirms Jeff Sessions For Attorney GeneralThe Senate on Wednesday confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in the Trump administration despite fierce Democratic opposition to the Alabama Republican over his record on civil rights and immigration.
Warren Violates Arcane Rule, Sparking Senate DustupSenate Republicans silenced Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren for criticizing colleague and attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions with the words of Coretta Scott King from three decades ago.
Pittsburgh, Local Counties Targeted By Sanctuary Cities BillThe Pennsylvania Senate is advancing a measure that could cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in state subsidies to cities and counties that don't honor detention requests from federal immigration authorities.
Pence Breaks Senate Tie To Confirm DeVos As Education Secretary Senate confirms Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary after Vice President Mike Pence breaks 50-50 tie.
Pennsylvania Senate To Resume Push For Abortion RestrictionsA Pennsylvania Senate committee is poised to advance legislation to impose new restrictions on elective abortions.
GOP Pushes 2 Top Cabinet Picks Through To Full SenateRepublicans jammed two of President Donald Trump's top Cabinet picks through the Senate Finance Committee with no Democrats in the room Wednesday after suspending a rule that would have otherwise barred them from taking the vote.
Trump Urges Senate To Change Rules, Push Through Court PickPresident Donald Trump urged Majority leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday to change the rules of the Senate if necessary to swiftly push through his Supreme Court nominee.
Committee Approves DeVos For Education Secretary, Full Senate To VoteA Senate committee has approved Betsy DeVos for education secretary, which sends her nomination to the full Senate.
Republican-Led Senate Takes First Step To Repeal 'Obamacare'The Senate has passed a measure to take the first step forward on dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law.
Pa. Senate OKs Bill To Allow Sports Venues To Sell Liquor In General Seating AreasPennsylvania's senate has voted to pass legislation that would, among other things, allow beer distributors to sell beer for off-site consumption in any amount.
Toomey & McGinty In Rematch Debate Following Clinton EndorsementIt was an argumentative first debate on KDKA-TV last Monday with attacks between Republican U.S. Senator Pat Toomey and Democratic challenger Katie McGinty.
Senate Bill Allows Police To Deny Requests For Officer VideoLegislation approved by the Pennsylvania state Senate on Wednesday would let police departments across the state refuse public requests for copies of video recordings by officers, unless a court orders the release.

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