Senate Confirms Former Senator Ken Salazar as New U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

Senate Confirms Former Senator Ken Salazar as New U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

Ken Salazar, a former Senator and interior secretary from Colorado, was approved unanimously by the Senate on Wednesday to be the new U.S. ambassador to Mexico.
Senate OKs Bill That Will Ban China's Xianjang Products

Senate OKs Bill That Will Ban China's Xinjiang Products

U.S. Senate passed a bill that will ban products from China's Xinjiang region, which officials believed are tainted by forced labor.
Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Amy Coney Barrett To Be Supreme Court Justice

Here's What We Know About Amy Coney Barrett's Second Day of Confirmation Hearings

The second day of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings wrapped up on Tuesday night.
Chances for Quick Stimulus Narrow With Both Democrats, Republicans Refuse to Budge

Senate Leaves Capitol Hill Without Coronavirus Relief Deal

The Senate left Washington, D.C. on Thursday, stalling talks on emergency coronavirus relief until next month.
Senate Trumpcare Bill Dead on Arrival

Senate’s Current Trumpcare Bill Dead on Arrival

4 Senators vow to vote against the proposed bill as it stands.
Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J.

As the Senior Latino in the Senate: Menendez Condemns Trump's 'Downright Dangerous' Racist Remarks on Hispanic Judge

There are only three Latinos in the U.S. Senate, and the most senior of them all took Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to task for remarks against ethnic minorities.
Protesters and onlookers gather outside Supreme Court building.

Latino Leaders: Senate Must Commit to Obama's SCOTUS Nominee's Hearing and Vote

A diverse range of Latino leaders have pressed the U.S. Senate to commit to hearing and voting on whoever President Barack Obama nominates for the Supreme Court.
Chuck Grassley

Latino Judicial Nominee Dax Eric Lopez Deserves Senate Confirmation Hearing,' Says Civil Rights Coalition

A civil rights coalition, comprising of 200 national organizations, released a letter to two senators concerning the gridlock of a Latino judicial nominee.
U.S. Capitol

US Senate Confirms Latino Judicial Nominee John Michael Vazquez

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Latino judicial nominee John Michael Vazquez on Wednesday evening to serve as a judge in the Federal District Court in the District of New Jersey.
Barack Obama

Progress, Setbacks for Obama's Latino Judicial Nominees

There appears to be progress and setbacks with President Barack Obama's Latino judicial nominees.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (C) answers reporters' questions duirng a news conference with (L-R) Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) senate

US Senate Confirms First Latino Philadelphia Judge for Third Circuit Appeals Court

The U.S. Senate confirmed Latino Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo to serve the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, after more than a year since President Barack Obama nominated the Colombian.
Christie Hammers Rubio Over Senate Experience, Attendandce

Christie Hammers Rubio Over Senate Experience, Attendance

Often dubbed "the world's greatest deliberative body," the U.S. Senate often functions like a high school, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is the kid who does not show up for class, GOP presidential hopeful Chris Christie quipped on Jan. 11.
Puerto Rico flag

Congress Omnibus Spending Bill Excludes Puerto Rico Debt Relief

Despite pleas from Puerto Rican officials including its governor, Congress will likely not include any relief for the U.S. territory in the omnibus spending bill.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Press Conference on 2016 GOP Budget

Congressional Hispanic Caucus: GOP Senate Obstructing Latino Judicial Nominees' Confirmation

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus have called on Senate Republicans to expedite the confirmation votes for four Latino judicial nominees.
Senate Minority Leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) (L) and Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Senate Judicial Confirmation Vote for Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo Set for January 2016

After more than a year in limbo, the Senate judicial confirmation vote for Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo is officially set for early 2016.
Mitch McConnell

Senate Skips Obama’s Latino Judicial Nominee's Confirmation Vote

More than a year has passed since President Barack Obama nominated Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo to serve the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and while the Senate has steadily schedule confirmation votes, the Latino is still not on the calendar.
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