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Use for questions related to any legislative body referred to as a "Senate". Combine with the appropriate country tag. A senate is a deliberative assembly, often the upper house or chamber of a bicameral legislature or parliament.

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What have been the largest hostile cross-benches in Australian senate / house of review history?

The Australian federal Senate is a house of review, elected from multiple member state electorates. It is usually comprised of a Government (often in minority), an Opposition (in lesser minority), ...
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Why does Arkansas relatively often fail to field major party candidates for US Senate elections?

In the 1966 US Senate election in Arkansas, the Democratic Party candidate won uncontested. In 1990, the Democratic Party candidate won uncontested. In 2008, no Republican Party candidate ran. In 2020,...
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Restrictions to talking with the Press during Impeachment trial?

From my understanding, the impeachment trial of President Trump has almost started as the Senate is now voting on the rules of the trial. I know this might technically need to wait for those rules to ...
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Does the US public find credible excuses by some Senators that Justices who overturned Roe had misled them in Senate hearings?

Two or even three US Senators have said that [future] justices that ultimately overturned Roe had essentially lied to them, or at least seriously misled them in the Senate hearings on their ...
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Have Democrats in favour of abolishing the filibuster said anything about what happens if Democrats were to lose control of the Senate in the future?

Senator Joe Manchin has been consistently opposed to abolishing the filibuster, noting that the filibuster provides for minority input. I can assure you I will not vote to end the filibuster, because ...
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Could Senator Harris ask for a briefing from Cabinet members?

Location: USA At this moment, it is widely reported that the curent president has ordered cabinet secretaries and executive department heads to not participate in any transition activities with the ...
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How much has Obamacare cost Senate Democrats in public support?

Early in November, President Obama met with Senate Democrats concerning the rollout of the Affordable care Act. A group of 15 Senate Democrats–all up for re-election in a year–met with President ...
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Which kinds of congresspeople are richer than others?

As far as I'm aware, the public data exists to disclose the net worth of US Senators/House members both as they enter Congress, and as they leave it (or current data if they are active). Is there any ...
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Have Republican senators announced any plan(s) to question Hunter Biden?

May 13 news were that The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, led by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., will hold a vote May 20 on whether to subpoena Blue Star Strategies, a firm ...
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How many dollars does the US Senate bill keeping the gov't open till Feb 8, 2019 authroize?

The senate passed a spending bill this week which would keep the government open to Feb 8, 2019. How many dollars does that authorize to be spent? Extra credit for anyone who can link the official ...
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