Over several months, lawmakers have struggled to work on a real annual federal spending plan, as Democrats claim Republicans have resisted engaging in serious talks that would advance the effort.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said his goal is to pass the $1.75 trillion social and climate spending package by Christmas.
"This is to pay for things already authorized," Fox News host Trace Gallagher explained to Wyoming Senator John Barrasso.
"The Old Broken Crow has to be willing to play this hand, not like last time when he folded up like a cheap umbrella," Trump wrote about McConnell.
"It's a hell of a deal," Democratic Representative John Yarmuth said about the legislation, a key part of President Joe Biden's economic agenda.
The $1.7 trillion bill represents a major victory for President Joe Biden and the Democrats.
The Republican lawmaker posted an anime video of him slicing Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with swords.
Meghan Markle personally rang senators asking them to support including paid family leave in the Build Back Better Act—and it looks set to return.
The bill will cap out-of-pocket spending at $2,000 per year and lower the price of insulin from $600 to $35, the Senate Majority Leader said.
The frustration from donors comes as Democrats scramble to pass a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill in tandem with a now $1.75 trillion social safety net plan.
The $1.75 trillion price tag falls far short of the more than $3 trillion that Democrats had originally sought, after pushback from moderate Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema.
At the beginning of his presidency, Biden's aggregate approval rating was 53 percent and disapproval was 36 percent.
The Senate shot down another attempt at overhauling U.S. voting rights laws on Thursday in a party-line vote.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that Democrats agreed they need to come up with a framework for the multi-trillion-dollar bill this week.
The West Virginia senator on Wednesday rejected the report as "rumors" and "bulls**t," but later said "no one accepted" his offer of switching parties.
An open letter to Congress from the Duchess of Sussex shows how far her upbringing was from the privilege of royal life.
Markle described feeling overwhelmed after daughter Lili's birth in a letter to Congress that said families "need your strong leadership."
"I'm writing you at this deeply important time—as a mom—to advocate for paid leave," Markle wrote Congressional leaders.
"India Walton is the Democratic nominee for Mayor of Buffalo. No amount of racist misogyny from the old boys' club is going to change that," AOC tweeted.
"The Senate is designed to stop bad ideas and purely partisan proposals while helping truly necessary and bipartisan bills become law," McConnell wrote.
"That pain is about to end. Very soon, the link between New York and our northern neighbors will finally be re-established," said Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer.
After a brief recess, Congress will try to pass the $1 trillion infrastructure package and up to $3.5 trillion package to expand the social safety net.
"If we're going to solve problems facing the American people, we have to be able to work together," said the Democratic senator from Delaware.
"It got to the point where senators on both sides were pleading for leadership to fill the void and protect our citizens. I stepped up," McConnell said.
"Cancelling student debt is both the morally right and economically sound thing to do," the Democratic lawmakers wrote in a letter to Biden.
Manchin later said Schumer's floor speech was not "appropriate" and complained about a lack of civility "on both sides."
The U.S. Senate has formally agreed to avert a looming debt crisis—but just for two months.
The U.S. Senate appears to have narrowly avoided a federal financial crisis—pushing off the vote on the debt ceiling until December.
"This will moot Democrats' excuses about the time crunch they created," McConnell said in a statement about his offer.