The move to tie the appropriations process to curtailing racial injustice could exacerbate lawmakers' ability to avoid a government shutdown and reach an agreement on annual spending that runs dry October 1.
The forgivable loans from the Paycheck Protection Program went to companies associated with—directly and indirectly—at least six Republican lawmakers and two congressional groups associated with Democratic lawmakers.
President Trump has been "very clear that he's supportive of another stimulus check," White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told reporters.
In contrast, President Trump has said face coverings are a "double-edged sword" as he downplays the pandemic.
The blunt rhetoric further called into question whether lawmakers will be able to muster a bipartisan deal to curb police brutality in a timely fashion as protesters continue calls for action on racial injustice.
The president has disregarded critics who urge him to wear a face mask and downplayed the severity of the pandemic.
While the bill's approval marks a major milestone for overhauling America's law enforcement agencies, Congress is far from delivering any legislation on the matter to the president's desk.
As members of Congress struggle to coalesce around how to overhaul police departments a month after Floyd was killed, state and local leaders have taken matters into their own hands amid a national outcry for change.
The attorney general's July 28 hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, will undoubtedly focus on Trump's recent firing of a top Manhattan prosecutor, as well as alleged "politicization" of the Justice Department.
Some GOP senators have changed their tune to express support—or at least an openness—for distributing additional money to Americans.
There's no shortage of finger-pointing going on in Washington over who to blame.
It's estimated that millions of mostly low-income Americans still have not received their stimulus checks nearly three months after the federal government began distributing them.
Residents of the Sunshine State town where President Donald Trump will officially accept the GOP's nomination aren't happy about his forthcoming visit.
The only mention of the holiday came from White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who read a prepared statement from behind a lectern to reporters that she said was from Trump.
Congress has a packed schedule. And an upcoming lengthy vacation doesn't help lawmakers' ability to pass three major pieces of legislation before August.
Democrats on Capitol Hill have a dilemma over Trump's former national security adviser.
Despite serious accusations from the former Trump national security adviser in a forthcoming memoir, Senate Republicans said they have no qualms about refusing to subpoena John Bolton during the president's impeachment trial.
"There is no room in the hallowed halls of this democracy, this temple of democracy, to memorialize people who embodied violent bigotry and the grotesque racism of the Confederacy," Nancy Pelosi said.
The topic has emerged as one with little common ground and could create an impasse for lawmakers amid their sprint to overhaul the country's law enforcement agencies before leaving town for a two-week Fourth of July recess.
The differences reflect the flashpoints in the issues dividing the national conversation on race and policing.
A bipartisan package on police reform in response to George Floyd's death could be approved by lawmakers and on President Donald Trump's desk in the next few weeks.
Republicans are considering a slew of potential proposals to include: an extension of the federal jobless benefit boost of $600 per week (but at a reduced rate), a back-to-work bonus and liability protections for companies.
"This is the book Donald Trump doesn't want you to read," the former national security adviser's book publisher said.
While the notion of President Trump refusing to relinquish his power may seem outlandish—an American president has never refused to vacate the Oval Office in U.S. history—the fears among at least some Democrats and anti-Trump figures is very real.
Republicans must determine how to navigate an aggravated president as they internally debate whether it is time to strip bases of their names that bear titles with racist pasts.
The growing call among some liberal and racial activists to defund or disband police forces has acted as political ammunition for Republicans and conservatives amid demands for law enforcement reform.
Philonise Floyd's plea came as Congress weighs how to improve the way America's local law enforcement agencies operate and to prevent further killings of people of color at the hands of white police officers.
GOP senators see a need to respond to George Floyd's death, even as Trump remains mum on reform and tweets a wild conspiracy theory about a protester injured by police.