"If we really want something that is going to be lasting, we need to pass legislation," the vice president said.
"This is not and should not be a partisan issue—it is an American issue," President Joe Biden said Tuesday.
Former President Donald Trump said it would be "catastrophic" for the Republican Party if the Senate filibuster is eliminated.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said that President Joe Biden's suggestion that the Senate return to a requirement that senators speak during the entirety of a filibuster was "an idea worth discussing" on Friday.
Nuking the Senate filibuster would both undermine our political order and be politically shortsighted for Democrats.
The daughter of the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a longtime Democratic U.S. Senator from New York, reportedly told an Asian American couple to "go back to communist China" in a racist tirade that was partly captured in a recent viral video.
"My colleagues want to come here and block a valid legal claim from being honored," Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) protested while blocking a Democratic proposal to prevent debt collectors from seizing the $1,400 stimulus payments included in President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan.
The Republican's campaign website calls on voters to "send a proven conservative leader" to the Senate.
The South Carolina senator told Fox News that GOP lawmakers would fight any Democratic plan to "abolish the filibuster and transform America."
The president admitted he "may not get" any Republican votes.
Senator Feinstein, the oldest sitting U.S. senator, confirmed she plans to serve through the end of her term. She will not be up for re-election until 2024.
"Bezos WaPo domestically interfered in January GA Senate election," tweeted Republican strategist Blair Brandt.
The former Kentucky state representative previously attempted to run against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020.
"I hear she's going to run for the Senate," the former president said at his Florida estate Friday evening during a dog charity event.
"From the Great River to the Great Lake, I'll fight for you," Fox News host Geraldo Rivera said after announcing that he was "pondering" a run for an Ohio U.S. Senate seat on Wednesday.
"Independent restaurant operators have won $28.6 billion worth of targeted relief," Wicker said.
Among the provisions in the $1.9 trillion package is a third round of stimulus checks, an extension of unemployment benefits, and tax-free student loan forgiveness.
James Lankford refused to vote in favor of objections following the deadly Capitol riot on January 6.
The West Virginia Democrat has spoken of his desires to work in a bipartisan manner, and his own preference for a minimum wage rise but below the $15 an hour mark.
If the American Rescue Plan is passed by the House, some Americans could see increased payments as part of the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit
Democrats are split on whether to reform or abolish the procedure that allows a minority of senators to block legislation.
"If enough members in the Senate agree, we'll change the rules," the Senate Majority Whip said.
"That would be horrible" if Americans thought he enjoyed the power, said the Democratic lawmaker. "I want to make sure people understand. I am in that common-sense middle."
"There's things we can talk about," the West Virginia Democrat said, suggesting modifications could be made to the Senate's contentious legislative rule.
The Democratic Michigan senator also criticized some of her Republican colleagues filing amendments that sought to cut the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
Votes fell largely along party lines, with all 48 Democrats and the two independents that caucus with them supporting the package and 49 Republicans objecting.
The process was stalled for 12 hours when Democrats couldn't agree on an amendment from Senator Bernie Sanders.
The Arizona lawmaker has faced criticism for her gesture as she rejected the provision to raise the federal wage to $15 an hour.
Sen. Sullivan's father-in-law recently passed away, and he is flying back Friday evening to Fairbanks, Alaska for the funeral.
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.