“No matter how long it takes, the Senate is going to stay in session to finish the bill this week," Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday about the relief package. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)
The Senate prepared Thursday for an arduous grind to the finish line on President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, as Democratic leaders and the Biden administration negotiated last-minute changes to ensure support from moderate Democrats and potentially attract at least one GOP vote.
The independent-minded Republican senator says she is focused on securing help for Alaska, which has been hit hard by the pandemic: ‘My state needs relief.’
The Senate is expected to start voting on the president’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, a process that could stretch into the weekend.
Follow the president-elect’s progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,250 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.
His release ahead of trial poses a setback for the government, which has cast him as a key figure in the Jan. 6 breach.
The most frequent votes against Biden’s nominees thus far — no surprise — have in most cases come from ambitious Republicans thought to be potential 2024 presidential candidates.
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The Inauguration
(Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)
Trump skipped the inauguration — themed “America United” — two weeks after inciting a deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol.
Harris becomes the first woman, Black woman and Asian American to serve as vice president.
Biden signed executive actions to require masks on all federal grounds and ask agencies to extend eviction moratoriums.
President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the nation’s 46th president on Wednesday at an inauguration like no other.
Joe Biden pleaded for national unity in his inaugural address Wednesday after he was sworn in as the 46th president. Here's our analysis and the full speech.
Several of the new words in Biden’s speech reflected pandemic deaths, economic fallout and recent far-right violence. He was the first new president to say “white supremacy.”
New presidential families, past commanders in chief and government members of both parties were in attendance as a new era was marked in American democracy.
Joe Biden will become the 46th president when he takes the oath of office. Just as no two presidents are alike, neither are the ceremonies that usher them into office.
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The Biden Agenda
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