At the time Graham spoke, the Senate had been stalled for more than five hours over dueling amendments to expand unemployment benefits — which are due to expire on March 14.
Democrats and Latino leaders say the delay to confirm Xavier Becerra as secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) has effects beyond the ever-present pandemic, and includes the Biden administration's deepening immigration woes.
As President Biden rolls back Trump-era immigration policies, some fear that a surge of migrants at the southern border will spread coronavirus across the country.
"Federal minimum wage, which has not been raised since 2007 by Congress is a starvation wage. $7.25 an hour. If anybody thinks that we're giving up on this issue, they are sorely mistaken," Sanders said after the vote.
In a fiery speech on the floor, Sanders called it "disgraceful" that Congress hasn't raised the minimum wage since 2007.
"The spiraling tsunami at the border is overwhelming local communities, depleting budgets, crowding hospitals, and taking jobs from legal American workers," Trump said in a lengthy statement. "When I left office, we had achieved the most secure border in our country's history."
The California governor is facing a significant challenge with a recall petition continuing to gather signatures ahead of the March 17 deadline.
The House previously passed a version of the bill that would raise the weekly unemployment payments to $400.
Days after Neera Tanden withdrew her nomination, Colin Kahn became the second of Joe Biden's administration picks to be grilled by senators over his past tweets.
The survey by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Research found that Biden's overall job approval ratings were 60 percent.
The U.S. imposed sanctions on several Russian officials this week in response to the poisoning and arrest of pro-democracy and anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny.
Secretary Antony Blinken appears to recognize that Washington can frequently be its own worst enemy.
Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Thursday that Israel will "stand independently" against Iran if needed.
We will always be significantly dependent on global supply chains—the question is not how to eliminate this dependence (because we can't). Instead, we should ask which systems can mitigate the risk of that dependence.
Georgian Democrat Sgt. Marcus Flowers is hoping to unseat the congresswoman in the 14th District in 2022.
Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby has come under fire for referring to Iran-aligned fighters as "Shia-backed militias."
Manchin received a 'D' rating from the NRA during his 2018 campaign and the gun rights group endorsed his opponent.
The Michigan Republican congressman told Fox Business that COVID relief should help individuals more than states.
The former first lady slammed what she called "partisan and unpatriotic" efforts to limit voting, all while urging the Senate to pass a voting rights bill championed by Democrats
Congressional Democrats and President Joe Biden could move to quickly invalidate many federal rules imposed during the waning days of the administration of former President Donald Trump, with or without the cooperation of Republicans.
Democrats in the House passed their signature voting rights and anti-corruption bill, HR-1, on Wednesday. No Republicans crossed party lines to support the bill. With conservatives' hardline opposition to HR-1 comes a host of allegations about what the legislation accomplishes would accomplish.
Even this Trump voter is looking to President Biden and members of Congress to keep their word, step up and pass relief for Americans now.
"We're going to do the smart thing in West Virginia," Governor Jim Justice said, noting that he'd continue to follow the advice of experts.
Pew's study also found that a majority of Americans say that the U.S. should work on promoting human rights in China, regardless if it harms economic relations between the two countries.
The U.S. Senate voted 51-50 on Thursday to advance President Joe Biden's coronavirus relief bill, bringing the sprawling $1.9 trillion package one step closer to being passed.
A fragile stability seems to be lulling the new U.S. president and his team into complacency—but things risk getting out of hand very quickly if nothing is done.
Acting USCP Chief Yogananda Pittman requested an increase in USCP's 2022 budget to $619.2 million, a 20 percent hike from last year's budget.
Gina Raimondo described China's behavior as "anti-competitive" and "coercive," adding that the nation's "human rights abuses are horrific."
Governor Kay Ivey extended the statewide mask mandate until April 9, which will not be extended upon expiry.