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December 31, 2020 | Via The Guardian

Mitch McConnell Says ‘No Realistic Path’ for $2,000 Checks

President Trump’s demand for $2,000 relief checks to Americans struggling financially with the pandemic was all but dead after Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that a proposal from Democrats had “no realistic path to quickly pass the Senate”. Declaring that he would not be “bullied” by Democrats into quickly approving the measure, McConnell effectively denied a final request for legislative action by the president.

May 15, 2020 | Via Sky News

Senator Quitting as Intelligence Committee Chairman

A US politician is stepping down as chairman of the Senate intelligence committee after his mobile phone was seized by FBI agents. Republican senator Richard Burr is being investigated over his share dealings before the US stock market crashed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. There are reports that Mr Burr and other senators sold shares after being briefed privately on the risks of the COVID-19 crisis.

February 8, 2018 | Via CNN

Senate Leaders Reach Bipartisan Spending Deal Despite Opposition

Despite a record-breaking, eight hours and ten-minute oppositional speech by House Democratic Leader, Nancy Pelosi, Senate leaders struck a bipartisan deal, Wednesday, to add hundreds of billions of dollars to military and domestic programs, while raising the federal debt limit. Critics call the deal, made in advance of a potential government shutdown, a ‘monstrosity.’

January 19, 2018 | Via NBC News

Senate Disagrees Over Short-Term Bill Passed By House

A short-term spending bill was passed by the House, Thursday, to avoid looming government shutdown, but Senate Democrats aim to block the measure. Another short-term option was proposed by Democratic Senate leader, Chuck Schumer, including agreements on government spending levels and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, to last just four or five days.

February 20, 2018 | Via CNN

Trump Tweets Endorsement for Romney’s Senate Run

President Trump tweeted his support for former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney, Monday, saying he has his ‘full support and endorsement’ as he runs for a Utah Senate seat. The endorsement was surprising, as Romney has been a harsh critic of Trump. Romney believes he can ‘bring Utah’s values and Utah’s lessons to Washington.’

August 31, 2018 | Via

John McCain Memorialized in Arizona

A memorial service was held for late Senator John McCain in a Phoenix, Arizona church on Thursday. Nearly a quarter of McCain’s fellow senators, both Republican and Democrat, attended along with over 1,000 Arizona residents. McCain was eulogized by people including former Vice President Joe Biden and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

September 19, 2017 | Via Chicago Tribune

$700 Billion Bill Passed by Senate

The Senate, in a rare move of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill, passed a $700 billion defense bill, which goes beyond what President Trump asked for in a decision made on Monday. Senators came to an 89-9 agreement, approving the bill called the National Defense Authorization Act.

June 22, 2017 | Via reuters

Senate Republicans Secret Healthcare Plan

The healthcare plan Senate Republicans have been working on in secret will be released on Thursday. There isn’t much information on what exactly the plan is. However, it is expected to be a version based on the current law and a bill passed by the House in May. Republicans can only afford to lose two of the 52 seats they hold in the Senate to pass the bill.

August 17, 2017 | Via FOX News

Alabama Senate Seat

Roy Moore, the ex-chief justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court removed twice, is now the frontrunner to the Alabama Senate seat, vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Moore, also known as the “Ten Commandments Judge,” is famous for usually riding a horse on polling days. Moore managed to receive 39% of the vote, which means he is the betting favorite to become the newest United States senator.

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