One week before Trump is to leave office, a total of 232 lawmakers, including 10 Republicans who broke with the president, voted to impeach the US leader.
The aid package aims to deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths.
The global coronavirus pandemic has affected more than 4.6 million people, with over 308,000 deaths, according to a tracker. Here are more coronavirus-related developments for May 16:
The House impeachment managers called for US President Donald Trump's removal in order to safeguard the integrity of the 2020 US general election.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signs two articles of impeachment against President Trump before they are delivered to Senate, where Trump faces trial on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
The Democratic-led House of Representatives voted to send two formal charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, clearing the way for only the third impeachment trial of a US president to begin next week.
The monthlong spending bill would avert a Thanksgiving government shutdown but opens the door to a possible shutdown just before Christmas.
Former US Representative John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil rights made him a political institution in Washington and back home in Detroit despite several scandals, has died.
Hatice Cengiz slams stance taken by US President Trump's administration on Jamal Khashoggi's murder, telling a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee not enough was being done to hold Saudis accountable.
President Donald Trump proclaims victory for Republican state senator Troy Balderson in Tuesday's race in Ohio for a seat in the House of Representatives, despite it remaining too close to call.
The top Democrat on the panel earlier said he had proposed a compromise that would let intelligence agencies query a database of information on Americans in national security cases without a warrant.
The measure passed the house 419 to 3 but will have to be passed through Senate before it reaches US President Donald Trump's desk to be signed into law.
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