Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the Democrats' rebuff of a White House proposal "bizarre and schizophrenic."
Congressman Cedric Richmond is also leaving the House to take up a position in the incoming Biden administration.
The nominees include several conservative Trump donors and a failed ambassadorial nominee who was accused in 2019 of colluding with the RNC in a suspected pay-to-play scheme.
Democratic leaders accused the Kentucky Republican of attempting to purposely derail ongoing bipartisan coronavirus relief negotiations by suggesting they exclude two major sticking points that has held up more pandemic aid.
Democrats expressed misgivings about starting a tradition of confirming a defense secretary who is a recently retired service member, as the top Pentagon post is intended for a civilian.
"God bless the 'Fundraiser of Flavortown,' shame on every single one of our government 'leaders' who have failed them," reads one tweet praising the celebrity chef.
The five Republican governors acknowledged that there are "legitimate differences" of opinion on what the package should include, but said they pale in comparison to the "cost of doing nothing."
No current potential stimulus package that is being negotiated on Capitol Hill includes anything like the $1,200 checks that many Americans received under the Cares Act. But McConnell reportedly would not oppose it if the provision is added.
Senate Republicans are turned off by Becerra's pro-choice stance on abortion, support for single-payer health care and lack of experience in the medical field.
The Senate leader's steadfast position is despite growing support for a bipartisan proposal worth nearly twice as much, a bill that Republicans are pressuring McConnell to endorse.
Lawmakers from both parties stressed the need to pass a stimulus bill by the end of the year as Congress considers a $900 billion bipartisan proposal that does not include checks.
Demands to "defund the police" came in response to multiple widely publicized deaths of Black Americans involving police officers.
Just 25 of 249 congressional Republicans said in a Washington Post survey that they acknowledge Biden's victory over Trump.
A Republican lawmaker's growing movement in the House to officially contest the Electoral College certification so far lacks any support among his GOP colleagues in the Senate—at least one of whom are needed to advance the longshot maneuver.
Senator Kelly Loeffler is facing a tough bid to keep her Senate seat and polls show it'll be a fight to the very end.
President-elect Joe Biden said Friday he believed that Republicans and Democrats would be able "to put together a serious package that will keep us from going off the edge."
GOP leaders mocked Democrats this week for voting on the bill as the government remains deadlocked on delivering a new economic relief package.
"That is a total game changer: a new president and a vaccine," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters. "The fact is, I'm very proud of where we are."
The president's veto threat against a key defense bill has been criticized by both Republicans and Democrats. So what happens to Section 230 now?
The victim Lidia Ghide was taken to Mount Carmel East Hospital in critical condition after being shot in the neck by a neighbor.
Republicans and Democrats in Congress have agreed to a version of an annual defense funding bill that does not include a repeal of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which provides protections for social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to moderate their content.
Elusive from the fray over a bipartisan stimulus proposal was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who continues to push for a narrow measure that has little hopes of advancing.
The Republican senator, who is campaigning to defend her congressional seat in Georgia's January runoff elections, pledged to divide her quarterly earnings among charitable and nonprofit organizations upon taking office last year.
Getting Democrats to sign onto the bipartisan relief plan as it stands now will require them to make significant concessions from the HEROES Act that twice passed the House of Representatives.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe said he informed the president that they were moving forward—without Trump's demand to strip legal protections for social media companies. The proposal also includes renaming military bases named after Confederate Army officers.
Certain people in New Mexico and Colorado, and possibly Houston, will get payments even though Congress has not passed new legislation with stimulus checks.
The commander in chief said that unless Congress abolishes Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, which provides social media companies legal protections against third-party content, he would "be forced to unequivocally VETO" the National Defense Authorization Act.
The United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission's latest report comes after a year of deteriorating American-Chinese relations.
While Democratic and Republican lawmakers indicate they could stomach such a compromise, the far greater hurdles are still House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.