Published: 28 Feb 2564
WASHINGTON - Senior Democratic lawmakers trying to find a backup plan to a minimum-wage increase are exploring new tax penalties on firms with more than $2.5 billion in gross receipts that do not pay at least $15 an hour, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Published: 28 Feb 2564
WASHINGTON - The House approved President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan early Saturday and sent it to the Senate, as Democrats defied united GOP opposition to advance the massive relief package aimed at stabilizing the economy and boosting coronavirus vaccinations and testing.
Published: 24 Feb 2564
WASHINGTON - Even as the House prepares to pass President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill this week, divisions are growing among Senate Democrats over state aid and a $15 minimum wage - raising the prospect the bill might have to change significantly to pass the Senate.
Published: 03 Feb 2564
WASHINGTON - House Democrats made their case to convict former president Donald Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in a sweeping impeachment brief filed with the Senate on Tuesday, accusing Trump of jeopardizing the foundations of American democracy by whipping his supporters into a "frenzy" for the sole purpose of retaining his hold on the presidency.
Published: 26 Jan 2564
WASHINGTON - The House on Monday formally delivered an article of impeachment charging former president Donald Trump with inciting the deadly insurrection at the Capitol, and Democrats prepared to use his own words as evidence against him in his Senate trial next month.
Published: 21 Jan 2564
WASHINGTON - Democrats claimed control of the Senate by the thinnest possible margin Wednesday as Vice President Kamala Harris swore in three new Democratic senators, bringing Republicans and Democrats to an even 50-50 split in the upper chamber.
Published: 12 Jan 2564
WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden said Monday he is consulting with Senate leaders and the chamber's parliamentarian about whether the Senate can "bifurcate" its schedule, so it can move forward simultaneously with impeaching President Donald Trump and enacting Biden's agenda, including a multitrillion-dollar coronavirus relief plan.
Published: 11 Jan 2564
WASHINGTON - Disagreements are breaking out among Democrats over how aggressively to push for the impeachment of President Donald Trump as House members insist that he face consequences for inciting last week's deadly assault on the Capitol while President-elect Joe Biden signals that he does not want the effort to interfere with his agenda.
Published: 07 Jan 2564
WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats and some Republicans on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of inciting a coup after an angry mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, interrupted the proceedings and triggered an evacuation of lawmakers.
Published: 04 Jan 2564
WASHINGTON - Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and other top Democrats swiftly denounced remarks that President Donald Trump made during an extraordinary hour-long phone call with Georgia's Republican secretary of state, in which the president pressures Brad Raffensperger to "find" votes that will overturn the results of the presidential election in the state in his favor.