The House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would remove statues of Confederate soldiers and other controversial figures from the U.S. Capitol, despite "no" votes from 113 Republicans.
The current federal supplement to jobless benefits of $600 per week is slated to expire this weekend.
The Florida lawmaker denied that he called the liberal firebrand a "f****** b****," as The Hill reported.
The $600 weekly bonus to unemployment benefits from the federal government is set to expire this weekend.
In order to reopen, Republicans have argued, Congress needs to shield businesses and schools from civil lawsuits. But Democrats are vehemently opposed.
The figure is less than Democrats are demanding amid a fierce debate over whether and how to send kids back to school during a pandemic.
Progressive lawmakers are looking to breathe new life into the sweeping environmental plan that aims to combat a warming climate, and Joe Biden could play a major role in helping them do it.
The Treasury secretary said that Congress should completely forgive the smaller loans given to businesses to keep their lights on amid the economic downturn and that loans should be extended for hospitality and travel industries, as well.
"Anybody who thinks transitioning the economy to clean energy will kill—not create—jobs is just simply out of touch with reality," said Bob Keefe, executive director of the nonpartisan advocacy group Environmental Entrepreneurs.
A majority of the money—$200 billion—would be diverted from unused relief appropriated during a previous stimulus package passed by Congress that was meant to be used by the Treasury Department for corporate lending.
The Democratic state lawmaker will now be immersed in one of the most closely watched Senate races in the country, as Collins tries to defend her seat to win a fifth term amid public polling support that's waned in recent years.
Dr. Anthony Fauci's remarks came amid a coordinated campaign by the White House to undercut his credibility.
Republican lawmakers are anything but champing at the bit to attend a massive political convention featuring thousands of people in the middle of a coronavirus hotspot.
But don't expect the Senate majority leader and other Republicans to give in to the liberals' demands.
A group of Democratic women lawmakers in the House will reintroduce a bill that would repeal Trump administration guidance that allows employers to cite religious or moral reasons and opt out of providing no-cost contraception.
Senator Lamar Alexander, chair of the Senate health committee, warned that America's withdrawal from the group could impede the world's quest for a coronavirus vaccine.
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.