President Joe Biden signed an executive order Sunday expanding voting access in what the White House calls "an initial step" in its efforts to "protect the right to vote and ensure all eligible citizens can freely participate in the electoral process."
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Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday defended his role in stalling the Senate's passage of President Joe Biden's massive stimulus plan for hours into the weekend, saying he was pushing for a "fair compromise" on a tax provision for unemployment benefits.
Former President Barack Obama on Saturday congratulated President Joe Biden on the successful passage of the Covid-19 relief bill through the Senate, the administration's top legislative priority as millions of Americans continue to struggle financially amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Senate passed President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan on Saturday, after an all-night "vote-a-rama" and a 12-hour struggle to get one Democrat to support the party's plan on a critical issue.
(CNN) -- When Brittany Hall from upstate New York received her first Covid-19 vaccine after barely leaving home since last March, she pulled out her phone and took a selfie to mark the occasion. "I cried so hard the lady that helped me had to comfort me," she said in a tweet along with the picture. "I can't wait to hug my dad and my nieces."
Senate leaders and moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin struck a deal late Friday over emergency jobless benefits, breaking a nine-hour logjam that had stalled the party's showpiece $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.
The Biden administration has notified facilities caring for migrant children that they can open back up to pre-Covid-19 levels, acknowledging "extraordinary circumstances" due to a rising number of minors crossing the US-Mexico border, according to a memo obtained by CNN.
Millions of Americans will start running out of pandemic unemployment benefits in just two weeks, putting increased pressure on the Senate to quickly pass its version of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is facing a torrent of criticism over his surprise decision to roll back his state's mask mandate and business restrictions -- moves that strategists and activists in both parties said are aimed at appeasing an impatient Republican base ahead of his 2022 reelection bid and with an eye on the 2024 presidential race.