U.S. House passes new pandemic relief bill, but talks lag on a bipartisan deal
By: Ariana Figueroa - October 1, 2020
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday night narrowly passed a slimmed-down $2.2 trillion Democratic coronavirus relief bill that retains hundreds of billions in aid for states and local governments, boosts unemployment benefits and extends another round of $1,200 checks for each taxpayer.
Trump tells violent far-right Proud Boys to ‘stand back and stand by’
By: Ariana Figueroa - September 30, 2020
President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Tuesday night’s chaotic and messy presidential debate were each asked how they would deal with the nation’s institutional racism.
Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court, D.C. girds for a fight
By: Ariana Figueroa - September 28, 2020
President Donald Trump at the White House on Saturday introduced federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee, setting off a confirmation battle that could secure a conservative court for generations.
Trump reportedly has chosen Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court
By: Ariana Figueroa - September 25, 2020
President Donald Trump plans to nominate federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to several media reports.
House passes deal on stopgap funding, avoids government shutdown
By: Ariana Figueroa - September 22, 2020
House and Senate leaders reached a bipartisan agreement Tuesday night to pass a three-month funding stopgap, averting a government shutdown in the midst of a pandemic and a short time before the November elections. In a 359-57 vote, the House passed H.R. 8337, which extends federal government funding until Dec. 11, when lawmakers would have to renew it again. The […]
Iowa’s Grassley emerges as key as Senate GOP pushes Supreme Court vote
By: Allison Stevens and Ariana Figueroa - September 21, 2020
WASHINGTON — Intense attention fastened Monday on Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley as Senate Republicans undertook a furious effort to confirm a nominee to fill a Supreme Court vacancy before Inauguration Day. If Grassley joins two other GOP senators in opposing a vote on a nominee, it would leave Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell with an […]
Trump says he’ll announce Supreme Court pick by Friday or Saturday
By: Ariana Figueroa - September 21, 2020
President Donald Trump said Monday that he would announce a replacement for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by either Friday or Saturday. During a morning interview on “Fox and Friends,” the president said the administration wanted to pay its respects to Ginsburg, who died Friday night from complications with cancer, before announcing a nominee later […]