Senator Jon Tester said the proposed spending increase "strengthens our military" in the face of adversaries like China.
A showdown over the infrastructure bill and multi-trillion-dollar Build Back Better Act awaits for Democrats returning to Capitol Hill today. Follow Newsweek's liveblog for all the latest.
Democrats are gearing up for a year-end sprint to unify their fractured caucus behind a spending bill that's crucial to President Joe Biden's agenda.
"When you've got 48 people who want to do something and two who don't," then "it is not a 50-50 compromise," the Vermont senator said.
A recess this past week could have been an opportunity for Democrats to reach a deal on their sweeping agenda. But rifts only appeared to have deepened.
The $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which Sinema helped broker, was passed by the Senate in August but has yet to be taken up for a vote in the House.
The former NFL star and current Senate candidate is experiencing fallout from a canceled fundraiser organized by a person who used a swastika on social media.
Seventy-five percent of Arizona Democrats disapprove of the senator, the new polling from Data for Progress shows.
More than a dozen of the United States' top medical organizations have filed a brief arguing that the controversial abortion law undermines medical ethics.
Walker's campaign announced Monday that the Republican candidate has raked in $3.7 million in 37 days.
They plan on "bird-dogging" Sinema while holding signs that read, "Senator Sinema: Stop Running. Start Listening" and "Senator Sinema: Stop Running From Us."
"If we're going to solve problems facing the American people, we have to be able to work together," said the Democratic senator from Delaware.
"It got to the point where senators on both sides were pleading for leadership to fill the void and protect our citizens. I stepped up," McConnell said.
Manchin later said Schumer's floor speech was not "appropriate" and complained about a lack of civility "on both sides."
A procedural vote saw 11 Republicans back Democrats before a final vote to extend the debt ceiling went along party lines.
"It is egregious that our nation has been put in this spot, but we must take immediate action to address the debt limit and ensure the full faith and credit of the United States remains intact," Hoyer said.
"They wouldn't have been able to do anything," Trump said of McConnell's deal with Democrats. ""He had the weapon and he was unable to use it."
"I went to court because I believe my family could be in danger," Matt McDonald said.
The U.S. Senate has formally agreed to avert a looming debt crisis—but just for two months.
The unions called out Senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Joe Manchin to move quickly on national gun control measures.
In what was described as a "murder-suicide pact," Trump reportedly asked leaders in the DOJ to proclaim that the election was "corrupt."
Durbin referred to the firm Cyber Ninjas, which conducted the recent "audit" in Arizona, as "the Ninja Turtles" while dismissing GOP claims of massive fraud.
Leaders of some of the country's largest banks are preparing for the worst-case scenario in the impasse between Democrats and Republicans over the debt limit.
"This will moot Democrats' excuses about the time crunch they created," McConnell said in a statement about his offer.
The standoff between Republicans and Democrats could hit the pockets of millions of Americans.
The Utah senator's comments come during a stand-off with Democrats over an unprecedented U.S. default.
"The bottom line is, it's very simple, it's on his shoulders," the Senate's majority leader said about its minority leader.
Haugen leveled many allegations at her former employer. Here are five of the more noteworthy ones.
Former President Donald Trump has previously hyped an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez run on Chuck Schumer's seat in 2022.
Sinema sat silently as she was confronted by an activist who demanded that she "commit to passing a reconciliation that could provide a pathway to citizenship for immigrants."