President-elect Joe Biden and congressional Democrats have suggested the recently passed stimulus is only a stepping stone meant to act as a "down payment," but Republicans don't see it that way.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his aides have repeatedly claimed that Senate Republicans for months have backed a measure "right in the ballpark" of the $900 billion stimulus Congress approved. But is that true?
The relief package, the second largest in history behind the $2 trillion CARES Act, received overwhelming bipartisan support, easily clearing both chambers of Congress.
Lawmakers corrected an unintended consequence from the CARES Act that excluded Americans in mixed-status families from being eligible for stimulus payments.
The Trump ally told a conservative audience he will join a Hail Mary endeavor next month that's growing in popularity among his colleagues in the House for Congress to overturn President-elect Biden's win.
Lawmakers may need to again approve a stopgap spending measure to avoid a government shutdown as they finalize a nearly $1 trillion relief package.
An independent government watchdog report says Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, tried to help the VA secretary damage the reputation of a woman who was sexually assaulted at a VA facility.
The objection to Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) trying to pass more direct payments was expected, but it underscored the tensions surrounding more coronavirus relief as congressional leaders have yet to reach an agreement over a nearly $1 trillion package.
Passing another stopgap spending bill could keep the government open past a Friday night deadline while congressional leaders iron out their differences over a $900 billion package. However, resistance is expected.
Leaders are more optimistic and closer to reaching a deal than they have been in the past nine months since the CARES Act passed in March.
Mitch McConnell's warning to Republicans not to challenge Biden's Electoral College victory failed to sway Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who told Newsweek: "Every senator and every congressperson has got to make their own decision on that."
"It's clear: Dan Crenshaw is not morally fit to be a member of the House of Representatives," the progressive veterans group Common Defense said in a statement.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Tuesday that there will be no Christmas vacation for lawmakers without some sort of stimulus agreement.
The recognition of Biden's win—and subsequently, President Donald Trump's loss—comes one day after the Electoral College affirmed the Democrat's victory and 38 days after major news networks called the race.
Several GOP lawmakers, although recognizing Trump's loss, declined to close the door entirely on the notion that the president could somehow still use the courts to overturn an election based on baseless claims of rampant fraud.
The Texas GOP lawmaker was allegedly involved in an effort to disparage the reputation and credibility of a woman who said she was sexually assaulted at a VA facility.
The president's refusal to concede to his Democratic challenger is only fracturing the Grand Old Party, acting as a test for who is most loyal to an outgoing president that will likely maintain a powerful grasp on his party vs. who is grounded in reality.
When lawmakers return on Monday, they'll have until next Friday to approve a fiscal budget and desperately needed economic relief.
Despite millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet amid the pandemic, Rand Paul, Bernie Sanders and a conservative group of lawmakers briefly flirted with the notion of forcing a short shutdown this weekend to push their own legislative priorities.
The 68-page report from the V.A. Office of Inspector General stated that three witnesses said VA Sec. Robert Wilkie informed them that Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) gave him information about the female veteran that could erode her credibility.
A House Republican is still searching for a GOP senator to help him challenge President-elect Biden's Electoral College win. He's yet to find ironclad commitment but has found several sympathetic ears.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the Democrats' rebuff of a White House proposal "bizarre and schizophrenic."
Democratic leaders accused the Kentucky Republican of attempting to purposely derail ongoing bipartisan coronavirus relief negotiations by suggesting they exclude two major sticking points that has held up more pandemic aid.
Democrats expressed misgivings about starting a tradition of confirming a defense secretary who is a recently retired service member, as the top Pentagon post is intended for a civilian.
No current potential stimulus package that is being negotiated on Capitol Hill includes anything like the $1,200 checks that many Americans received under the Cares Act. But McConnell reportedly would not oppose it if the provision is added.
Senate Republicans are turned off by Becerra's pro-choice stance on abortion, support for single-payer health care and lack of experience in the medical field.
The Senate leader's steadfast position is despite growing support for a bipartisan proposal worth nearly twice as much, a bill that Republicans are pressuring McConnell to endorse.
A Republican lawmaker's growing movement in the House to officially contest the Electoral College certification so far lacks any support among his GOP colleagues in the Senate—at least one of whom are needed to advance the longshot maneuver.
"That is a total game changer: a new president and a vaccine," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters. "The fact is, I'm very proud of where we are."
Elusive from the fray over a bipartisan stimulus proposal was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who continues to push for a narrow measure that has little hopes of advancing.