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Politics Jan 22WATCH: Lloyd Austin wins Senate confirmation as first Black Pentagon chief
Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army's elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the nation's first Black secretary of defense.
Politics Jan 21WATCH: House votes on waiver for Biden defense secretary nominee Lloyd Austin
Thursday's 326-78 vote would grant a waiver that would exempt Austin from the seven-year rule. All signs point to quick action in the Senate after that, putting Austin on track to be confirmed as secretary by week's end.
Nation Jan 18Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp
Officials said participants were evacuated from the West Front of the Capitol on Monday, after a fire in a homeless encampment.
Politics Jan 13McConnell rejects emergency session for impeachment trial
The House is set to vote later Wednesday on impeaching Trump, accusing him of rallying a violent mob of supporters to attack the Capitol last week.
Politics Jan 07After objections, insurrection and delay, Congress validates Biden’s presidential victory
Congress has confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner, hours after violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Politics Dec 24Republicans block $2,000 virus checks despite Trump demand
House Republicans shot down a Democratic bid on Thursday to pass President Donald Trump's longshot, end-of-session demand for $2,000 direct payments to most Americans before signing a long-overdue COVID-19 relief bill.
Politics Dec 22Trump criticizes COVID-19 relief bill, suggests he may not sign
Trump complained in a video that he tweeted out Tuesday night that the bill delivered too much money to foreign countries, but not enough to Americans.
Politics Dec 21WATCH: House passes $900 billion COVID-19 relief package
The House easily passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Monday night that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths.
Nation Dec 20Congress seals agreement on COVID relief, government funding
Top Capitol Hill negotiators sealed a deal Sunday on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package, finally delivering long-overdue help to businesses and individuals and providing money to deliver vaccines to a nation eager for them.
Politics Dec 20Deal on Fed removes obstacle to agreement on virus aid bill
Top congressional lawmakers struck a late-night agreement on the last major obstacle to a COVID-19 economic relief package costing nearly $1 trillion, clearing the way for votes as early as Sunday.