The Republican senator described the SolarWinds cyberattack—which Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and top GOP lawmakers blame Russia for—as "extraordinary." The president has downplayed it.
Democrats charge the provision is an attempt to impede President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration.
Congress will met on January 6 to count the electoral votes, with some Republicans planning to object to the president-elect's win.
"This will likely get passed before we go home this weekend," Senator Steve Daines of Montana said.
The funds will be used to pay salaries for roughly 550 state officers whose duties may not have been affected much by the pandemic.
Republican officials urged their colleagues not to object the ratification of the Electoral College votes next month, arguing that an objection would put GOP senators in bad light.
The app saw an influx of new accounts the week of the presidential election, but users have since seen some of the network's prominent conservative members turn on their party.
Last month the lawmaker said people close to him had called him a "traitor" for recognizing President-elect Biden's victory.
"It frankly puts our democracy at risk," warned Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat.
Rep. Paul Mitchell of Michigan said he will be an Independent for the remainder of his time in Congress.
"I feel we need to take steps to restore confidence in our elections," Georgia's secretary of state said.
"We as elected officials must be clear that violence has no place in our democratic process," said House Speaker Lee Chatfield, a fellow Republican.
"I think the processes say it's over on Monday if the electors vote for Joe Biden, which I expect that they will," the Republican lawmaker from Tennessee said.
"They've chosen Donald Trump over democracy and over their constituents," Dana Nessel said.
"We promised that if the GOP did not do everything in their power to keep Trump in office, then we would destroy the GOP," far right commentator Nick Fuentes shouted.
"Were you all aware of this tie to a Chinese spy prior to [Eric Swalwell] being put on the committee?" Republican House Minority Whip Steve Scalise asked.
"It looks like a fella begging for a pardon filed a PR stunt rather than a lawsuit," the Republican lawmaker said.
"I'm not going to turn a blind eye on this," GOP Senator Ron Johnson said. "We'll keep digging."
If Perdue sold his home above market value, experts say it would be a violation of ethics by providing an opportunity for favoritism among those with business before the Senate committee.
"David Shafer and the Georgia GOP need to stop passing the buck for failing to deliver Georgia for Trump and actually focus on getting out the vote in January," Georgia's deputy secretary of state said of the lawsuit.
Ron Filipkowski resigned from a Florida judicial commission after authorities raided the home of a former state data scientist who accused the governor of manipulating coronavirus information.
A spokesperson for Georgia's Republican attorney general said the Texas lawsuit is "constitutionally, legally and factually wrong."
"The Texas attorney general is constitutionally, legally and factually wrong about Georgia," a spokesperson for Georgia's Republican attorney general said.
"Rather than following the pack and mandating harsh rules, South Dakota provides our residents with information about what is happening on the ground in our state—the science, facts and data," Noem wrote in an op-ed.
"I think it's nuts to bring that into the Senate," Senator Mitt Romney said.
"New York subsidizes the rest of the country. We are the biggest net donor state in the United States of America," Representative Tom Suozzi said.
"No one will listen to our message if they don't believe that we're listening to them," Hogan, a frequent Trump critic, said.
Social media users compare the two Republican figures as senator faced off against opponent Raphael Warnock.
Chris Krebs pointed out that Republicans have set a double standard, as they've "accepted their outcomes and their races" in the House of Representatives.