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The NPR/Marist survey has President Biden with a 42% approval rating. Americans also don’t feel the direct payments or expanded child tax credits Democrats doled out helped them much.
The budget process allows the party in control in Congress to pass most big-dollar legislation without having to worry about a filibuster. But the process can be risky.
Raphael Warnock has defeated Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, according to the AP, inching the Senate closer to a Democratic majority. Jon Ossoff currently leads Republican David Perdue.
Bipartisan negotiators are trying to finalize a coronavirus deal with money for businesses, jobless Americans and vaccine distribution. The top Republican says they should vote on items they agree on.
The Senate Judiciary Committee starts confirmation hearings for the nominee for the Supreme Court. With 2 Senators on the panel testing positive for COVID-19 some will participate virtually.
The Senate majority leader releases a statement expressing condolences for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and follows with a pledge to continue consideration of Trump’s judicial nominees.
Senators have a partial deal with the White House, including $105 billion for schools and $16 billion for testing. But they are still discussing unemployment aid and need broader talks with Democrats.
Lewis began his nearly 60-year career in public service leading sit-ins at segregated lunch counters in the Jim Crow-era South. He went on to serve in Congress for more than three decades.
The Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions convened Tuesday to address plans to reopen schools and workplaces amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The hearing is the first public congressional meeting on policing following the killing of George Floyd. Floyd’s brother, Philonise, will be a key witness. Watch it live beginning at 10 a.m. ET.
There have been four separate measures over the last two months, including payments to individuals, tax breaks for businesses, and funds for public health and state and local governments.
Both Republicans and Democrats agreed that a small business program that ran out of money needed a major infusion. Negotiators also added resources for hospitals and testing.
Congress isn’t known for passing broad legislation quickly. Its response to the 2008 economic crisis has parallels with that to the coronavirus pandemic, which could mean political blowback for some.
President Trump is expected to sign the CARES Act, the third aid package from Congress during the growing coronavirus pandemic.
The emergency relief package includes direct payments to Americans, expanded unemployment insurance, aid to large and small businesses, and significant funding for the health care industry.
Congressional leaders announced an agreement to fund cash payments to Americans, bailouts for key industries and aid to the healthcare industry.
The Senate approved a new package earlier Wednesday providing paid sick leave and boosting testing for the coronavirus.
The Senate approved a new package providing paid sick leave and boosting testing for the coronavirus. The Senate is working on another economic relief measure that could total roughly $1 trillion.