U.S. senators spar over landmark LGBT+ equality bill

U.S. senators spar over landmark LGBT+ equality bill
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Leading U.S. Republican Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday said sweeping legislation that would bar discrimination against LGBT+ people, was “none of the government’s business”, underscoring the unlikelihood that the bill will pass into law.Lawmakers clashed over the bill, known as the Equality Act, which would expand the 1964 Civil… Read More

U.S. Senators Schumer, Gillibrand say Cuomo should resign

U.S. Senators Schumer, Gillibrand say Cuomo should resign
By Reuters Staff1 Min ReadFILE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks after vote in House on the $1.9 trillion coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief bill passed on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 10, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand on Friday called on New York Governor… Read More

Two senators put hold on Biden’s nomination Deb Haaland to head U.S. Interior Department

Two senators put hold on Biden’s nomination Deb Haaland to head U.S. Interior Department
FILE PHOTO: Rep. Deb Haaland, D-NM, speaks during a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on her nomination to be Interior Secretary on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S. February 23, 2021. Graeme Jennings/Pool via REUTERS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senators Steve Daines and Cynthia Lummis on Tuesday put holds on President Joe Biden’s… Read More

Virginia U.S. senators send White House list of candidates for U.S. Attorney posts

Virginia U.S. senators send White House list of candidates for U.S. Attorney posts
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Virginia’s U.S. Senate Democrats said on Wednesday they were submitting four potential candidates to the White House to be considered for the state’s top two federal prosecutor posts.In a letter to President Joe Biden, Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine said they were recommending John Hall, a prominent litigator at the law… Read More