Two lawmakers reportedly came close to a scuffle amid a debate over Republican objections to the election results.
Georgia's Republican secretary of state said he would "probably" always support GOP candidates.
Berkley economics professor Christina Romer said direct payments were poorly targeted.
Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock lead Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler by two points on average.
The president pressured Georgia's Republican secretary of state to "find" more votes for him.
The Republican senator said he would still support the increase and argued $600 was "not enough" for Americans.
The MeidasTouch PAC took aim at Sen. David Perdue with less than a week to go until Election Day.
Several politicians said they were "devastated" and saddened by news of the incoming lawmaker's death.
The ex-National Security Council staffer said he had defended the U.S. in a "very meaningful manner" by testifying.
The House voted to approve the proposal last night, but the Senate could still block the measure.
The lawmakers said the proposal was "ineffective" as they raised concerns about public debt.
Almost 1.3 million passengers passed through TSA checkpoints on Sunday alone as COVID-19 surges in the U.S.
New data revealed that more than 118,000 Americans were in hospital with COVID-19 on Sunday.
Republican senators have been elusive on whether or not they would back an increase to direct checks.
Georgia's GOP Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue have not committed to backing $2,000 stimulus check proposals.
A small minority of voters said the stimulus checks included in the latest relief bill were too large.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said checks could arrive as early as next week.
The president-elect said he would push for a third stimulus package next year.
Mitch McConnell said the Senate could return after Christmas to block any veto attempt by the president.
The White House chief of staff revealed details of the meeting as Trump continued to contest the election.
Republicans and Democrats both complained that they didn't have time to scrutinize the $900 billion package.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle took issue with the time they had to read the 5,593-page relief package.
The treasury secretary said he wanted direct payments to be deposited at the start of next week.
Moody's Analytics forecasts millions of Americans could face $5,850 of rent and utility arrears in the new year.
A Democratic lawmaker said a "principled stand" from progressives secured a second round of direct checks.
The Republican senator said the U.S. should not "borrow any money" as he hit out against stimulus proposals.
The VoteVets campaign are taking aim at the Republican senator's voting record, business dealings and stock trades.
The Democratic representative said the checks would be "hardly sufficient" if included in the next COVID-19 relief bill.
The president-elect's wife Jill Biden also spoke to Stephen Colbert about her doctorate.
The Republican senator's home state of Georgia narrowly voted in favor of the president-elect.