Senate Leader McConnell Blocks Vote On $2,000 Stimulus Checks
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked the vote, saying the chamber will "begin a process" to address the issue.
A Senate vote to increase stimulus payments from $600 to $2,000 was blocked earlier today.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked Democratic efforts to immediately bring the bill up for a vote.
The House has already overwhelmingly approved the measure, putting pressure on the Republican-led Senate to meet the demands of Pres. Trump.
Bill Protecting Same-Sex, Interracial Unions Passes House
The legislation passage to protect same-sex and interracial marriages is a monumental step in a decadeslong battle for nationwide recognition.By J. Scott Applewhite / AP
Police Officers Receive Congressional Gold Medals For Jan. 6 Response
Congress honored law enforcement officers who defended them and the U.S. Capitol, 23 months to the day after the Jan. 6 insurrection.By Alex Brandon / AP
Meta Threatens To Pull News From Platforms Over Proposed Media Law
The proposal from Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar would allow media organizations to negotiate compensation for news content shared on Meta platforms.By Richard Drew / AP
There Are Still Detained Americans In Russia After Griner's Release
Anne Fogel’s brother Marc and another American Paul Whelan weren’t part of the exchange — a huge blow to their families.By Anne Fogel / Newsy
Another American, Marc Fogel, Is Detained In Russia Over Marijuana
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Vladimir Putin Says Ukraine Fight Is Taking Longer Than Expected
Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated his claim that he had to send troops into Ukraine nine months ago.By Kremlin / AP