An omnibus abortion regulations bill is headed to the full Senate for debate after receiving tentative approval Friday from a panel of senators.
The comprehensive immigration overhaul being taken up in the Senate this week could cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion if 11 million illegal immigrants are granted legal status.
The Senate voted unanimously to approve funding to put air traffic controllers back to work.
States could force Internet retailers to collect sales taxes under a bill that overwhelmingly passed a test vote in the Senate Monday.
Senate Democrats are buying time on the issue of guns by putting all proposals for new gun laws on hold.
Mental health agencies are hoping the Senate and House can come to an agreement when it comes to increasing funding for mental health services.
The assault weapons ban won't be included in major gun legislation set to take shape this week -- all but guaranteeing it won't pass Congress.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a renewed assault-weapons ban, advancing the measure to the Senate floor where it will face intense resistance from Republicans and other gun-rights supporters.
Committee approves tougher penalties for gun traffickers; assault weapons ban considered.
The Senate approved Chuck Hagel's nomination for Defense secretary Tuesday, ending a contentious battle that exposed deep divisions over the president's Pentagon pick.
The Obama administration has agreed to provide emails pertaining to the controversial CIA talking points which critics say pushed an inaccurate picture of what happened during the terror attack last September in Benghazi.
At least 15 Republican senators called on President Obama Thursday to withdraw his nomination of Chuck Hagel for Defense secretary.
Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked -- for now -- Chuck Hagel's nomination to lead the Pentagon.
After in-depth testimony from John Brennan, the U.S. Senate considers the counter terrorism advisor for head of the CIA.
Late last year, a group of Texas parents expressed outrage at a public school world history lesson they claimed referred to the Boston Tea Party as an act of terrorism.
President Obama's choice to head the Pentagon goes in front of the Armed Services Committee.
The Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's nomination of Sen. John Kerry, D- Mass, to be secretary of state Tuesday.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Sen. John Kerry to be the next secretary of state.
A small bipartisan group of lawmakers believe they have come up with a compromise on immigration.
The battle for higher-education dollars begins as the Senate Finance Committee hears testimony on the funding needs of four state university systems.