Franken resigned in January 2018 after eight women accused him of unwanted touching and forcible kissing.
At least a dozen Senate Democrats have signaled that they might not vote for Biden's infrastructure package if it doesn't include paid family leave.
"It would be extremely hard because this is a bill, if we don't pass it now, it won't have a time like this again," New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said.
Who will next be elected New York governor? Jumaane Williams and "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon also named among early favorites.
So far, 64 Washington lawmakers want relief checks to be reoccurring, starting with a fourth stimulus payment.
Six women have accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. Some of the women had worked as his aides.
The campaigns of numerous other congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump have all been raising money off the race as well.
"Our veterans who fall on hard times and find themselves without a home deserve more than just handwringing or kind words. They deserve real help that gets them back on their feet."-Michelle Obama
Bill Maher said Republicans "don't care" about Tara Reade's sexual assault allegations, saying such claims are simply used as a "unilateral weapon" against Democrats.
Responding to former Senate staff member Tara Reade's assault allegations against Joe Biden, Gillibrand told reporters on Tuesday that she supports the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
Andrew Yang supporters accused CNBC of another "#YangMediaBlackout" Monday after the news network posted a 2020 candidate graphic showing an image of someone other than the presidential candidate.
"It makes you wonder. What are we hiding?" Democratic candidate Julian Castro said.
With so many candidates, it will be difficult to keep score in any traditional sense.
"Trump is living in a parallel universe. He is way out of touch with ordinary people. He must be defeated," one candidate said.
Kirsten Gillibrand said she considers the NRA the "worst organization in this country." But the presidential candidate once felt very differently about the gun advocacy group.
"LGBTQ people deserve to live, work, raise families, and succeed just like anyone else ," Gillibrand wrote.
"I am gravely concerned that this administration continues to not take this seriously," the Democratic senator and 2020 contender said. "And those statements are highly inappropriate."
Officials have blasted the use of Assata Shakur's words. But activists say she is a leader.
"President Trump is tearing apart the moral fabric of our country," the senator will say. "He demonizes the vulnerable and he punches down."
"We're building a campaign that will change who's at the decision-making table, take on powerful interests and restore moral integrity to the White House," Gillibrand said in her launch video.
The former congressman from Texas highlighted that there are "so many extraordinary women who are running right now."
Outraged responses poured in through social media after the network failed to include women or minorities in a list of potential candidates.
Senator Cory Booker from New Jersey on Friday tweeted that "we can do this" in reference to the Green New Deal, while Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from New York announced last week that she would be "co-sponsoring" the resolution.
"They certainly weren't empathetic, and they were not kind," Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said of her past views on immigration.
"While I still firmly believe in its values and mission, I cannot associate with the national march's leaders and principles, which refuse to completely repudiate anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry. I cannot walk shoulder to shoulder with leaders who lock arms with outspoken peddlers of hate."
The New York senator will have to fend off competition from fellow Democrats Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard and Julián Castro, who have already announced their bids.
New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand vowed to take on institutional racism and "corruption and greed in Washington."