In a fiery speech on the floor, Sanders called it "disgraceful" that Congress hasn't raised the minimum wage since 2007.
The House previously passed a version of the bill that would raise the weekly unemployment payments to $400.
"As a former governor, if the federal government is going to be handing out billions of dollars, I'm going to have my hand out to get as much as I can," Romney said.
In his arguments against the Democratic-led COVID-19 relief bill, Republican Sen. John Kennedy made an analogy referring to film mogul and convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein.
Manchin received a 'D' rating from the NRA during his 2018 campaign and the gun rights group endorsed his opponent.
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.
The road to passing President Joe Biden's priority coronavirus relief package just got a lot longer.
While a majority (60 percent) of voters approve of the increase to $15 per hour, 71 percent support a more modest hike to $11.
A provision to raise the minimum wage in the U.S. may be removed from the COVID-19 stimulus bill in the Senate
"It now seems clear that there is no path forward to gain confirmation, and I do not want continued consideration of my nomination to be a distraction from your other priorities," Tanden wrote.
"It is my hope that at the end, Senate Republicans will unanimously oppose it just like House Republicans did," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said.
Moderate Democrats oppose eliminating the Senate's controversial legislative rule, but there are less drastic options lawmakers could consider.
There's no evidence that "fake Trump supporters" or leftists in disguise took part in the riot, Wray testified Tuesday, pushing back on a popular narrative among conservatives.
Sen. Joe Manchin is in favor of lowering the income threshold for those receiving $14,000 relief checks.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Democrats "have a responsibility" to raise the minimum wage after promising voters they would.
A recent economic analysis found that the Republican senators' proposal would provide a wage hike to just 3.2 percent of workers by 2025.
If the plan for $1,400 stimulus checks passes the Senate, some Americans could see an increased payment than what they received after the CARES Act.
"The American people deserve it, and we are committed to making it a reality," the Ohio senator said.
Checks and enhanced child credit could add up for many families in the America Rescue Plan which goes to the Senate.
The Democratic New York congresswoman also updated her Instagram followers on what they could expect from the latest COVID relief package.
The Senate minority leader said after the House vote for the $1.9 trillion package "so much for common sense and common ground."
The Democrat accused the two-term senator of ignoring the economic crisis unfolding in the state he represents.
"Mega-corporations can afford to pay their workers $15 an hour, and it's long past time they do so, but this should not come at the expense of small businesses already struggling to make it," Hawley said in a statement on Friday.
A number of progressives called for the Senate political tactic to be abolished.
The Senate parliamentarian ruled that boosting the minimum wage did not meet budget rules that would have avoided the filibuster.
Tanden, who would be the first South Asian woman to lead OMB, has been under fire over her past tweets and comments aimed at lawmakers.
Senate Democrats are looking to the Maine senator, a moderate Republican, to potentially secure the majority they need to push through Biden's Cabinet nominees.
The Office of Management and Budget director nominee will not be confirmed unless a GOP senator breaks with the party.
Governor Gavin Newsom's former chief of staff continues to back fellow Democrat Neera Tanden for OMB director, despite speculation she'll be tapped to replace her.
"My advice would be to not lose any more political capital than you already have, don't go to the mat for it, because this is one of several really important appointments that you need to get in place quickly," Kathryn Dunn Tenpas told Newsweek.