White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the new president's "clear preference" is to work with Republicans to pass further relief, but added that Democrats are "not going to take any tools off the table."
Vice President Kamala Harris swore in three new Democratic Senators on Wednesday, giving her party slight control over the congressional upper chamber.
Avril Haines, who previously served in the Obama administration, became the first woman to serve as Director of National Intelligence after being confirmed in the Senate by a 84-10 vote on Wednesday.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) spoke against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) "giving some legitimacy to this impeachment process that I think is wrong" on Wednesday.
The addition of Ossoff and Warnock will give the Senate a 50-50 split, but Democrats will make up the majority as Harris will be responsible for casting any tie-breaking votes.
The outgoing Senate majority leader pointed out that Kamala Harris is the "very first female Vice President of the United States."
The path to near irrelevance has been a long one, but ever since the Democrats lost control of the House in 2010, it has been accelerating.
Republicans have little, if anything, in common with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when it comes to policies, but they've taken notice of her political prowess.
The vice president-elect said she hoped "common ground" would be found in the Senate to do the work of the American people.
"Rudy Giuliani charted a very bad course for the president in the morning papers," the Republican strategist said during a Fox News appearance.
The Republican Trump ally warned GOP colleagues that convicting Trump would "destroy" their political party.
Alex Padilla is slated to become the first Latino senator from California.
The former Texas congressman accused Cruz of sedition and called for his "expulsion" from the Senate, following the deadly Capitol riot.
President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate is expected to cause further delays for the approval of the $2,000 direct payment to Americans.
The West Virginia Democrat has previously spoken cautiously on the topic of $2,000 stimulus checks, suggesting he wants further relief to be more targeted.
Seefried was identified as the man photographed holding a Confederate flag in front of a portrait of Charles Sumner, an abolitionist senator from Massachusetts, outside the Senate chamber.
"They're at home. They could have a trial on Friday," the Democratic congressman said, referring to the Senate.
The Senate majority leader reportedly declined his colleagues' calls to convene promptly for an impeachment trial.
"$600 is not enough for working class Americans who are struggling to pay the rent and feed their families," Sanders said on Monday.
Chad Sweet called for his former ally to be "denounced" for his objection to the electoral college results.
"I actually do believe that the president has disqualified himself," said the Republican lawmaker from Pennsylvania on Sunday.
Senator Pat Toomey's remarks came one day after Lisa Murkowski called for Trump's resignation over the Capitol riot that left five people dead.
Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff called for a quick impeachment of the president, following the riot at the Capitol on Wednesday.
The 34-year-old said he had "brought shame upon myself" in storming the Capitol and sitting in Vice President Mike Pence's chair.
The office was left with papers and files scattered over desks and floors and furniture strewn across the room.
Democrats are divided on the issue but the question is likely to come up again following Biden's inauguration.
Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on January 20—something President Donald Trump and his most loyal allies couldn't stop, especially after pro-Trump protestors mobbed the U.S. Capitol as lawmakers worked to certify the election results Wednesday.
The severity of the victim's injuries was not immediately known.