Senate may leave soon, return for Supreme Court hearings
The Senate may head for the campaign trail as soon as this week after passing legislation to avert a government shutdown and not return until mid-October for hearings on President Trump's Supreme Court pick.
Hunter Biden, Ukraine energy firm probe says impacts unclear
A pair of Senate Republican chairmen blasted Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, for alleged conflicts of interest over his lucrative work on the board of Ukrainian energy giant Burisma Holdings Ltd. during the Obama administration but ultimately could not provide any connections to its impact on U.S. policy.
Spending deal would ban aid payments to refiners
A permanent ban on making farm payments to petroleum companies was attached to bipartisan, stopgap spending legislation the House passed last night to avert a government shutdown.
With Romney's support, GOP has votes to take up Trump pick
Senate Republicans have the votes to move ahead with the nomination of a Supreme Court justice to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, after Utah Republican Mitt Romney said this morning he won't try to block the nominee amid the presidential election.
House, Senate split over plan to avert shutdown
A government shutdown next week remains a possibility as stopgap funding expected to pass the House later today faces opposition from Senate Republicans.