New Yorkers Frustrated As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Blocks Vote On $2,000 Stimulus Checks: 'They Are Being Cheap'"When you have a 7-year-old child, $600 doesn't do anything for them," one mother from the Bronx said.
$2,000 Checks Demanded By Trump Will Come Down To SenateFollowing the House's approval Monday of legislation to boost the direct payments to Americans from $600 to $2,000, all eyes are on the Republican-controlled Senate.
Stimulus Package Update: Congressional Leaders Move Closer To COVID Relief DealKey lawmakers are approaching a deal on an economic relief package that would include unemployment benefits, but not state and local aid or a liability shield.
GOP Leadership Urges Senate Republicans To Not Protest Election ResultsSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asked Senate Republicans not to object to the election results when Congress convenes on January 6 to count the electoral votes, two sources familiar with the situation told CBS News.
Stimulus Package Update: Are Politicians Finally Ready To Make A Deal?With COVID cases spiking nationwide, and the economy set to feel the effects, politicians start to get more serious about a stimulus package.
Stimulus Package Update: Politicians Still Can't Agree On Type Of Aid Or How Much To SpendDemocrats and Republicans agree on the need for a stimulus package, but disagree on specifics like stimulus checks and and the overall cost.
Stimulus Package Update: What Will A Biden Administration Mean For More Aid?Containing the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuilding the economy top the list for the incoming Biden administration, and a stimulus package will be a key component.
Stimulus Package Update: While Politicians Negotiate, Economic Damage ContinuesWith negotiations on a second round of stimulus ongoing, the chance of a package that can pass both the House and Senate seems remote.
Stimulus Package Update: Is A Deal Even Possible At This Point?House Democrats and the Trump administration agreeing on stimulus terms isn't even the biggest obstacle to a stimulus package.
McConnell Urged White House Not To Make A Deal On Stimulus Bill Ahead Of ElectionMcConnell told Senate Republicans Tuesday that he urged the White House against making a deal on a large coronavirus stimulus bill ahead of the election, a source familiar confirmed to CBS News.
Ginsburg's Death Sets Up Tense Political Fight Over Supreme Court ReplacementGinsburg, who died Friday at age 87 after a battle with cancer, leaves behind an open seat on the Supreme Court where conservatives now outnumber the liberals.
New Jersey 'Several Weeks Away' Before Potential Reopening, Gov. Phil Murphy SaysGov. Phil Murphy said Sunday that New Jersey is likely "several" weeks away from even a phase one reopening of the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Cuomo To McConnell: 'I Dare You' To Pass A Law Allowing States To Declare BankruptcyCuomo once again lit into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's suggestion of not bailing out states like New York, New Jersey and Connecticut because they are largely Democratic and saying they should instead declare bankruptcy.
'Marie Antoinette Of The Senate': Cuomo, King Blast McConnell's 'Vicious' Push To Bankrupt New YorkMcConnell suggested on a radio show that Republicans should oppose additional aid for state and local governments such as New York and New Jersey in future coronavirus relief bills in what he later called a "blue state bailout."
Lawmakers Clash Over Next Steps On Trump ImpeachmentHouse and Senate leaders traded heated accusations the day after the vote to impeach President Trump, setting the stage for a Senate impeachment trial in the new year.