The Arizona lawmaker has faced criticism for her gesture as she rejected the provision to raise the federal wage to $15 an hour.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"I have decided to support this nomination today, to support the first Native American to hold this position," Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said on Thursday.
At the conference on February 28, the former president once again refused to acknowledge that he lost November's election.
More than 1 million American workers filed new unemployment claims for the 50th consecutive week.
Vladimir Ashurkov from Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation told Newsweek he welcomed the Biden administration measures.
"When President Biden said that we were all Neanderthals, it struck me as someone who needs to get outside of Washington, D.C., and actually travel to Middle America," Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, who recently lifted the statewide mask mandate, said in response to the president's remarks.
The majority of Americans now see China as an enemy or competitor, with less than 10 percent considering Beijing a partner.
Public support for eliminating student loan debt dropped 16 points when the amount of debt cancellation was increased to $50,000, according to a new Monmouth University survey.