Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell again rebuffed Democratic calls on Wednesday for a vote on a House bill that would increase COVID-19 relief payments to $2,000, adding that he sees “no realistic” path for the legislation.More
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell objected on Tuesday to a proposal by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to vote on a House bill increasing COVID-19 relief payments to $2,000. McConnell added that the Senate will “begin the process” of addressing President Trump’s request that Congress increase relief payments to $2,000.
The House on Monday secured enough votes to reject President Trump’s veto of a $740-billion defense funding bill, marking the first successful override vote of Trump’s presidency. The bill provides funding for military programs and construction projects, and authorizes a three percent pay raise for troops.
The House voted 275-134 on Monday to increase COVID-19 stimulus payments set to go out to American households in the coming weeks to $2,000, up from the $600 checks that Congress had previously approved. The measure now heads to the Republican-controlled Senate.
President-elect Joe Biden solidifies victory by clearing 270-vote threshold in Electoral College count
With California’s 55 electoral votes, Biden was confirmed as the president-elect on Monday as members of the Electoral College pushed him past the 270 threshold to win the White House. President Trump has said his attempt to overturn the election results is “not over.” On January 6, Congress will count the electoral votes.
During his Thanksgiving Day address at the White House on Thursday, President Trump told reporters that if the Electoral College confirms president-elect Joe Biden’s victory, “they’ve made a mistake,” but he would give up power and leave the White House.
The Trump administration has granted permission to begin the transition of power process to President-elect Joe Biden.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced on Thursday evening that the hand recount of Georgia’s presidential ballots “upheld and reaffirmed the original outcome produced by the machine tally of votes cast.”
President Trump and former VP Joe Biden have secured projected wins in several states, according to The Associated Press, ABC News and NBC News. Polls have closed along the West Coast as officials continue to count ballots in key swing states.
The right to vote is something to cherish, as many people across the planet do not get a chance to elect the officials who govern their countries.
After many back-and-forth requests from the Trump and Biden Campaigns for moving the debate or changing its format, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) decided to cancel the second presidential debate on Friday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Jamie Raskin unveiled legislation on Friday to establish a commission that would allow Congress to intervene under the 25th Amendment, which lays out in the US Constitution a process by which a sitting president can be removed from office.
Voter advocacy groups, civic organizations and others are marking Tuesday’s National Voter Registration Day with tips and tools on how to get prepared for the Nov. 3 US elections.
Speaking on Fox & Friends on Tuesday, President Trump confirmed that in 2017 he supported assassinating Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but the move was opposed by then-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.
Beginning Next Week, New York will begin distributing the $300 in weekly unemployment benefits to people jobless due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
In audio recordings obtained by The Washington Post and CNN, President Trump stated to journalist Bob Woodward that he played down the risk of COVID-19 to avoid creating panic. The audio is described in Woodward’s new book “Rage,” where President Trump said he deliberately played down the threat of pandemic and feels no responsibility to better understand the anger and pain of Black Americans. On Wednesday, Trump called Woodward’s book, titled Rage, a “political hit job” and said that he wanted to “keep the country calm.” “I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down, because