Congress

U.S. House Approves $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Relief Bill

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters before the House votes to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) The U.S. House has approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill in a win for President Joe Biden. But even as…

President-elect Joe Biden Wants Restoration of “Simple Decency”

President-elect Joe Biden is calling for the restoration of “simple decency” after a mob of supporters of President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol this afternoon and delayed Congress from certifying Biden’s November election victory. Biden had planned to deliver a speech focused on how to revive an economy reeling from the coronavirus pandemic from Wilmington, Delaware. Instead, he spoke of…

President Trump Tells Supporters at U.S. Capitol to “Go Home”

President Trump has posted a video message to Twitter, telling his supporters at the U.S. Capitol to “go home.” Trump still didn’t concede his loss to Biden and, without evidence, called the election “stolen” and fraudulent,” but told the protesters to go home “in peace.” pic.twitter.com/Pm2PKV0Fp3— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021 “I know you’re hurt. We had an…

The Reaction of Members of Alabama’s Congressional Delegation

People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Members of Congress, including Alabama’s Congressional delegation, were inside the U.S. Capitol this afternoon when supporters of President Trump entered the building. The members of Congress had been there to ratify…

What President Trump Is Saying on Twitter as His Supporters Storm the U.S. Capitol

The U.S. Capitol was put on lock down this afternoon with lawmakers inside as violent clashes broke out between supporters of President Trump and police. Dozens of people breached security perimeters at the Capitol and lawmakers inside the House chamber were told to put on gas masks as tear gas was fired in the Rotunda. Lawmakers had been meeting to…

House Republicans Block $2,000 Virus Checks Despite Trump Demand

House Republicans have shot down a Democratic bid to pass President Donald Trump’s longshot, end-of-session demand for $2,000 direct payments to most Americans. The made-for-TV clash came as the Democratic-controlled chamber convened for a pro forma session Thursday scheduled in anticipation of a smooth Washington landing for the massive, year-end legislative package. COVERAGE FROM CBS NEWS COVERAGE FROM ABC NEWS…

House Passes $900 Billion Pandemic Relief Package

The House has easily passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package. It would deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Lawmakers have also tacked on a $1.4 trillion catchall spending bill and thousands of pages of other end-of-session business to create a massive bundle of…

Congress Prepares to Vote on $900 Billion COVID Relief Bill

Top negotiators in Congress have sealed a deal on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package. Lawmakers announced the agreement Sunday after days of negotiations, and passage by Congress is expected Monday. The agreement would establish a temporary $300 per week supplemental jobless benefits and $600 direct stimulus payments to most Americans, along with a fresh round of subsidies…