A second stimulus package has still not been passed as Republicans and Democrats reach five months of political deadlock. Here's what we know about the possibility of a new round of checks.
The Senate majority leader has faced criticism over a delay in agreeing a further relief package amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Wednesday, Kathryn Mizelle was confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida despite never having tried a case since her admission to the bar.
The Senate majority leader highlighted Republicans' desire for a "targeted rescue package" amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Thus far, most congressional Republicans have not publicly acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election.
A withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan "would be broadcast around the world as a symbol of U.S. defeat and humiliation and of victory for Islamic extremism," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday.
"He will never put himself in a position where he can lose like this again, first of all," Mary Trump told CNN.
As of November 12, the Senate had confirmed 221 judges nominated by Trump throughout his presidency.
"Obviously you're dealing with the same dynamics that you had prior to the election," congressman Tom Reed said Tuesday.
The South Carolina Senator has backed President Trump over his claims of fraud in the election, offering his support to every avenue being pursued.
A check before January 20 is possible, but Democrats and Republicans remain divided on a forthcoming package.
"I think that if anyone can find common ground it's Joe Biden," Governor Gretchen Whitmer said in an interview published Monday.
Joe Biden campaigned on an ambitious political agenda that included progressive proposals on immigration, health care, climate change and criminal justice reform. But the prospect of a split Congress, led by Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, puts those goals at risk.
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Numerous lawmakers have congratulated president-elect Joe Biden, though the president is still yet to concede to the Democrat.
The Senate majority leader has outlined how he feels disputes over the counting of ballots should be resolved, as the president continues to cry foul.
Trump's challenging of election results and ongoing disagreements between congressional Democrats and Republicans may keep a bill from passing.
Before the election, Democrats were projected to regain control of the Senate in a number of forecasts, but tightly held races in battleground states allowed Republicans to narrow the path.
"We need another rescue package…I think we need to do it and do it before the end of the year," said the Senate majority leader.
"If he was truly inspired by my father, he would join the fight to eradicate racism through policies that aim at creating peace, justice, and equity," King's son, Martin Luther King III, told Newsweek.
McConnell staved off a competitive challenge from Amy McGrath, a former fighter pilot who raked in nearly $90 million in donations in her bid against him.
Dido's "White Flag" plays as the president and Republican Party senators are seen sinking together on the ill-fated "Jaws" ship.
The Republican said the election was the "most important" ever as he rallied for support in his last campaign event before Election Day.
Democrats, who see McConnell and his leadership in the Senate as one of the biggest obstacles to their legislative agenda, have poured tens of millions of dollars into McGrath's campaign.
The most recent poll, conducted by Bluegrass Community and Technical College, showed Amy McGrath trailing Mitch McConnell in the Kentucky Senate race by 10 percentage points.
The Senate majority leader's remarks implied that he does not expect ongoing talks between Nancy Pelosi and Steven Mnuchin to yield a bipartisan deal during the lame-duck session.
Clinton has questioned the judge's views on originalism and what her appointment could mean for the Affordable Care Act.
"I'm not just running against Joe Biden," Trump said. "I'm running against the left-wing mob and the left-wing media, the big tech giants, and I'm also running against the RINOs."
As millions of Americans continue to be unemployed as the pandemic surges, a new stimulus deal remains elusive.
One poll shows the Senate majority leader ahead by about 10 points.