President Trump has repeated a debunked conspiracy theory that falsely claims Joe Scarborough committed murder in 2001 against a woman who worked in his office when he was a Florida congressman.
Under Senator Rob Portman's proposal, the federal government would pay $450 a week to those who return to the workforce. Republicans have argued that the extra $600 per week jobless bonus now in place is a disincentive for people to go back to work.
The Kentucky Republican has said in recent weeks that he is eyeing another stimulus worth around $1 trillion, which is unlikely to include another round of individual checks for Americans.
The votes will mark the first time in American history that members will not have to be physically present on the floor for their position to be officially counted.
A current shelter-in-place order prohibits churches from congregating. But as public pressure mounts on state and local leaders across the country, a church and its bishop wants the nation's highest court to weigh in on the legal dispute.
The trial pause comes the day after the president revealed he was no longer taking the unproven coronavirus treatment and prevention method that health experts and officials—including within the Trump administration—have warned not to use.
The president's solemn events on Monday honoring the men and women who gave their lives to defend American freedom were in stark contrast to how he spent the rest of his Memorial Day weekend.
Between out-fundraising his Republican opponent, the state's political makeup and the absence of a Democratic candidate, the independent has caught the eye of the Democratic Party.
Kevin Hassett said the probability of another stimulus package is "pretty likely," an acknowledgement that more action will need to be taken to help lift the economy out of its Depression-era unemployment amid a bleak April jobs report released Friday.
Unlike previous coronavirus stimulus packages, where lawmakers across the board felt they were direly needed, this one will likely feature a more strenuous political battle with tedious negotiations.
Republican senators are looking to pass new relief legislation before the July Fourth break.
The $50,000 ad-purchase is a direct rebuke to President Trump and will come during his trip to a Ford Motor Co. manufacturing plant in Michigan and amid false claims about voting by mail.
The lack of a bipartisan deal between the political adversaries over who should lead a panel to oversee pandemic relief has the potential to delay and even hamstring its oversight efforts.
The measure, approved by unanimous consent, would bar companies under foreign government control from appearing on U.S. stock exchanges.
The effects of anything Congress does pass will likely not be felt for months to come, with potential legislation still weeks away from being approved. Still, some GOP senators said following a meeting with President Trump that there is growing acceptance among them that more relief is inevitable.
"What Congress has done to date has been remarkably timely and forceful," Jerome Powell told senators. "I do think we need to take a step back and ask over time: Is it enough?"
"We are committed to using our full range of tools to support the economy in this challenging time even as we recognize that these actions are only a part of a broader public-sector response," Fed Chair Jerome Powell will say during congressional testimony on Tuesday.
Kevin Hassett's remarks come just days after House Democrats passed a second massive stimulus worth $3 trillion along mostly party lines. However, it is going nowhere fast: Senate Republicans have said the legislation is dead-on-arrival.
Among the provisions included is a second round of checks that would gradually phase out for individuals, head of households and joint filers whose adjusted gross incomes exceed certain amounts.
Democratic leadership struggled to appease its own caucus, resulting in some moderates and one liberal crossing the aisle and joining Republicans to vote against the massive economic relief package.
Approved along mostly party lines, the HEROES Act is largely a messaging bill from Democrats that will not advance in the GOP-controlled Senate in its current form.
The Republican senator stepped aside from his role as Intelligence Committee chairman after the FBI seized his cell phone as part of a probe into his controversial handling of stocks at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Political insiders chalk up the steady influx of cash to several factors, chief among them that it's a presidential election year.
Kevin Hassett said although it's a "very tough number," the White House was anticipating a number just north of 3 million.
The revelations were made public thanks to documents that were declassified Wednesday by acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell at the request of Republican senators.
GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill concede they do not have safety net legislation ready to catch the millions of Americans who would find themselves suddenly without health insurance during a potential second coronavirus wave.
The legislation is dead-on-arrival with Republicans, who labeled the aid package a "Democrat wish list" even before it was unveiled.
The infectious disease expert's remarks come as almost all states are beginning to reopen, with many against the guidelines outlined by the White House that set benchmarks for a decline in new cases and testing capabilities.
Some Republicans fear their counterparts across the aisle could use the virtual process to unfairly wield their majority power and drown out GOP lawmakers—for now, that fear is overshadowed by a larger problem.
As they battle to maintain their own seats—and the Senate majority—amid a pandemic, Republicans have a message for the commander-in-chief: We approve.