#USSenate

Washington, Jun 17 (PTI) The US Senate has confirmed Indian-American water issues expert Radhika Fox as head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water.

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Juneteenth is widely celebrated by the African-American community. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Juneteenth is observed on June 19 every year
  • It is also known as 'Emancipation Day'
  • The US Senate recently passed a bill to make the day a federal holiday

Washington, Jun 11 (PTI) The US Senate has approved the historic nomination of Pakistani-American Zahid Quraishi to the District Court in New Jersey, making him the first Muslim federal judge in ...

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  • Zahid Quraishi has ancestral roots in Pakistan
  • The 46-year-old completed his law degree of Rutegers University
  • He held the rank of a Captain in the US Army Judge Advocate General Corps

Washington/Beijing, Jun 9 (PTI) The US Senate has passed a rare bipartisan legislative package aimed at improving the country's economic competition with China by investing billions of dollars ...

Washington, Jun 9 (PTI) The US Senate has passed a major legislative package aimed at improving the country’s economic competition with China and holding its Communist government accountable for ...

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The bill still needs backing of the House. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • The bill is called as US Innovation and Competition Act
  • It passed the Senate with a final vote tally of 68-32
  • The bill is yet to pass in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives

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The January 6 Capitol insurrection by Donald Trump supporters rocked the US. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The report was submitted by two Senate committees on the security failures
  • USCP's main intelligence unit "was aware of the potential for violence"
  • The red tape "hindered" the much-needed National Guard response

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Julien Neals has been confirmed as US District judge for New Jersey. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Neals was confirmed by a bipartisan vote of 66 to 33
  • He became the face of Washington's partisan gridlock in 2015 when  Obama nominated him to the federal bench
  • A second Biden judicial pick, Regina Rodriguez, saw her nomination advance in the Senate Tuesday

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US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (R) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer hold a press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • US Senate is poised to pass huge industrial policy bill to counter China
  • The bill will pump more than $170 billion into research and development
  •  The measure addresses a shortage of semiconductors that has slowed auto production