Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the chamber was due to take up, as early as Wednesday, President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that passed last weekend by the House of Representatives.
In a blow to Democrats, the Senate parliamentarian ruled the chamber cannot include President Joe Biden's proposed $15-an-hour minimum wage in a $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill the party aims to pass without Republican votes, lawmakers said on Thursday. Gloria Tso reports.
The U.S. Senate acquitted Donald Trump on Saturday of inciting the mob that stormed the Capitol last month, sparing him from conviction in his second impeachment trial in a year despite broad condemnation of his role in sparking the deadly siege. Conway G. Gittens has the final tally.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer delivers remarks after senators voted to acquit former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial. Seven Republican senators joined 50 Democrats to vote to convict Trump for inciting the Capitol riot on January 6.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) delivers remarks after senators voted to acquit former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial. Seven Republican senators voted to convict Trump for inciting the Capitol riot on January 6.
The U.S. House of Representatives canceled its planned Thursday session, after the Capitol Police warned on Wednesday that a militia group could be plotting to breach the building that was subjected to a deadly attack on Jan. 6. Gloria Tso reports.
Stuck in Mexico for nearly a year under the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, asylum seeker Nicholas was finally able to cross into the United States, thanks to an executive order from President Joe Biden.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday banning controversial police tactics and easing the way for lawsuits against officers violating suspects' constitutional rights, although the measure's Senate prospects were uncertain. Bryan Wood reports.
Pentagon officials took more than three hours to approve a request by the U.S. Capitol Police for National Guard troops to back up police under attack by rioters at the Capitol on Jan. 6, a military commander told a Senate hearing Wednesday. This report produced by Chris Dignam.