the Senate


: the smaller group of the two groups of people who meet to discuss and make the laws of a country, state, etc.
the New York State Senate
especially : the smaller group of the two groups that form the U.S. Congress
often used before another noun
the Senate race
the Senate majority leader
: the group of officials who led the ancient Roman government

Examples of the Senate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dozens of seats in the Legislature were filled with new lawmakers, including nearly half of the Senate. Ian Max Stevenson, Idaho Statesman, 22 May 2024 Despite predictions that the GOP would win control of the Senate that year, Democrats ultimately eked out a narrow majority. Max Greenwood, Miami Herald, 22 May 2024 After the Assembly issues an apology for California’s role in slavery, some reparations bills die in the Senate. Kevinisha Walker, Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2024 The second measure cited has not even come to the Senate for a vote. D.l. Davis, Journal Sentinel, 17 May 2024 On Wednesday, Budd asked for a status update from Ashish Vazirani, Undersecretary of Defense for personnel and readiness, when Vazirani testified before the Senate Committee on Armed Services. Danielle Battaglia, Charlotte Observer, 9 May 2024 The bill cleared the Senate energy committee last month and is awaiting a vote in the Appropriations Committee. Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2024 That panic is the backdrop for a dangerous piece of legislation that passed the House overwhelmingly last week and could soon be taken up by the Senate. Michelle Goldberg, The Mercury News, 8 May 2024 He was then removed from the Senate Judiciary Committee after party leadership accused him of failing to show up for meetings. Binghui Huang, The Indianapolis Star, 7 May 2024

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“The Senate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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