Congressional leaders are frantically trying to resolve the issue in a roughly $900 billion measure aimed at providing emergency relief for millions of Americans on the verge of losing key benefits.
The Senate voted 51-48, largely along party lines, on Sunday afternoon to limit debate on the nomination, teeing up the final vote that is expected to take place on Monday evening.
The passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has changed the complexion of the election campaign. Expect a fierce fight over any nominee for the court.
With heated debate over mail delays, the House approved legislation in a rare session that would reverse recent changes in US Postal Service operations and send $25 billion to shore up the agency ahead of the November election.
Following weeks of national protests since the police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on policing that he said would encourage better police practices.
The order is expected to seek the use of financial incentives to encourage police departments to adhere to best practices following nationwide protests against police brutality and racism.
The number of global coronavirus infections has surged past 4.5 million, with over 306,000 deaths and 1.7 million recoveries. Here are more coronavirus-related developments for May 15:
Prominent experts believe that the world’s richest country’s response to the deadly pandemic amounts to that expected of a 'third-world' country.
The US Senate unanimously passed a $2-trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment.
Little to no signs were seen that Democrat arguments had changed any minds among Republican senators who control the chamber.
US President Trump lashes out at his accusers in the Senate, says he wouldn't attend any of the impeachment trial, but adds, "I'd sort of love to sit right there front row, and stare at their corrupt faces."
Instead of McConnell's original rules, 24 hours of opening arguments for each side will be spread over three days, giving Democrats momentum as they push to break the standoff over calling new witnesses.
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