COVID Stimulus: McConnell Rejects Standalone $2,000 Stimulus Checks, Links Money To Other Trump RequestsSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blocked an attempt to vote on the $2,000 stimulus checks approved by the House, but resurrected the higher payments in a new bill that includes several items on President Donald Trump's wish list.
Congressional Leaders Reach Agreement on COVID Economic Relief PackageCongressional leaders on Sunday reached a deal on a $900 billion COVID-19 economic relief package that includes $600 direct payments to Americans and $300 in enhanced unemployment for the next 10 weeks.
UPDATE: Feinstein Takes Heat Over Handling of Barrett SCOTUS Nomination HearingU.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, faced calls to resign Thursday after she praised and later embraced her Republican counterpart, U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham.
Republican Senate Solidarity Key to Success of Trump Effort to Replace GinsburgAll indications are that President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will move ahead with a Supreme Court nominee. So the first question is: what if they succeed?
Western States Senators Coax Trump's Support for Historic Public Lands LegislationLawmakers have reached bipartisan agreement on an election-year deal to double spending on a popular conservation program and devote nearly $2 billion a year to improve and maintain national parks.
Senate Approves Coronavirus Relief Bill Ensuring Paid LeaveThe Senate on Wednesday approved a coronavirus relief bill passed by the House last week that provides free testing and paid leave for certain workers as the White House solidifies plans for an even larger package to address the fallout of the pandemic.
'Right Matters!' California Rep. Schiff Ends 2nd Day of Opening Arguments With Appeal to GOP SenatorsRep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who is leading the prosecution against the president, ended the day with a plea to senators that “right matters.”
Pelosi Says She Will 'Soon' Transmit Impeachment To SenateHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she will “soon” transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, but warned that Senate Republicans are rushing to acquittal without a fair trial.
U.S. Senate Passes Bill Making It Easier to Kill Sea LionsSupporters say the bill will give wildlife managers greater flexibility in controlling California sea lions that dramatically increased from about 30,000 in the 1960s to about 300,000 under the 1972 Marine Mammal Protection Act.
Senator Dianne Feinstein Wins ReelectionAt her election party Tuesday night at the Presidio Officers Club, Senator Dianne Feinstein told a cheering crowd of supporters, "This is the greatest honor in my life."
Kavanaugh Sworn to High Court After Rancorous Confirmation, ProtestsBrett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday evening as the 114th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, after a wrenching debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament that shattered the Senate and ushered in an acrimonious new level of polarization,