In New Senate, Party Leaders Try To Chart A Path Forward For Their Agendas

January 21, 2021 - 4:17pm EST
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Democrats now narrowly control the Senate, but both parties must work together to determine how the 50-50 chamber will operate — while balancing confirmations and an impeachment trial.

Mar 2 - 6:03pm EST

Biden's picks to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Securities and Exchange Commission signaled in a Senate hearing they'd be tougher cops on the beat than their Trump era predecessors

Mar 2 - 5:33pm EST

President Biden moves his timeline up by two months while directing all 50 states and the District of Columbia to move school workers up in line for vaccinations, beginning next week.

Mar 2 - 5:06pm EST

The court heard arguments in a case that could allow state legislatures to make it more difficult for some to vote. The arguments centered on a key portion of the Voting Rights Act.

Mar 2 - 4:15pm EST

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says his order ensures "that all businesses and families in Texas have the freedom to determine their own destiny." Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves tweeted: "It is time!"

Mar 2 - 4:07pm EST

Biden's picks for the watchdogs protecting Americans from financial wrongdoing will face the Senate Banking Committee. If confirmed, they will be much tougher on Wall Street than their predecessors.

Mar 2 - 2:42pm EST

Gov. Gina Raimondo, the first woman to lead Rhode Island, is cutting short a second term as governor to oversee an eclectic portfolio of U.S. Commerce Department agencies, including the Census Bureau.

Mar 2 - 12:58pm EST

"I didn't see the report myself even until after the 6th, but the way in which it [was] handled ... strikes me as consistent with our normal process," said FBI Director Christopher Wray.

Mar 2 - 11:55am EST

FBI Director Christopher Wray is being questioned by lawmakers about the bureau's response to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and the rising threat from domestic violent extremists.

Mar 2 - 9:38am EST

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers is introducing a measure that would require background checks for all gun sales.