United States Senate

Arroyo allies back moves to change constitution

Congressman says amendments more important than impeaching president

Thursday, 18 August, 2005, 12:00am

A squeaker? Step forward Strom

Fifty-two years since he ran for president as a bigoted southern 'Dixiecrat' against Harry Truman, Senator Strom Thurmond could finally make it to the White House.

2 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Senate passage seen for trade bill

A United States Senate vote on Permanent Normal Trading Relations (PNTR) for the mainland appears to be on track for passage before the body's July 4 recess.

10 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Senators shuffle key pieces for PNTR end game

The next week or so is going to be a pivotal time indeed for hopes of the smoothest possible passage of fully normalised American trade with the mainland.

7 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Horse trading a risk in Senate

Fresh threats of delays to the China trade vote in the US Senate were emerging last night as political horse trading surrounding the historic bill continued.

25 May 2000 - 12:00am

US legislators salary

US LEGISLATORS are a reasonably cosseted lot. The basic salary for members of both the House of Representatives and the Senate is set at US$133,600 a year (HK$1.03 million) . . . but that's just the start of it.

They also get a huge support staff, with most lawmakers employing 15 to 20 aides to run their offices . . . all of it paid for by the state.

4 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Politics won't influence vote, vows ex-Olympian

THE woman who will cast America's vote on the 2000 Olympics bids has vowed to ignore Congress' attempt to influence her decision.

Anita DeFrantz, a former Olympian and an executive board member of the International Olympic Committee, said she would remain independent of any political pressure.

6 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Royalty bill

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's House of Representatives yesterday approved constitutional amendments to strip the country's nine hereditary rulers of their immunity from the law, 133 votes in favour, 16 abstentions and no votes against. Final passage was expected today in the Senate.

20 Jan 1993 - 12:00am

Senate inquiry

WASHINGTON: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee launched an inquiry into Secretary of State-designate Mr Warren Christopher's statements to Congress 15 years ago that he did not know the United States Army spied on American civil rights and anti-war protesters in the late 1960s.

13 Jan 1993 - 12:00am