senate rules

GOP backs Senate rule change to speed confirmations

A bitterly divided Senate committee Wednesday approved on a party line vote changes to Senate rules that will allow the Republican majority to speed confirmations of most of President Donald Trump's nominees.

Sexual harassment legislation deal reached in the Senate

A deal has been struck among Senate negotiators on the long-stalled sexual harassment legislation that would overhaul how complaints are made and handled on Capitol Hill and would hold lawmakers personally responsible for paying sexual harassment settlements out of their own pocket, rather than taxpayers.