The rioters “destroyed two months of debate and work,” Brooks, who now faces censure, said of his attempt to delegitimize Biden's victory.
With control of the Senate, Democrats can work to throw out Trump's last-minute attempts to weaken anti-pollution measures and the social safety net.
After criticizing the government funding and emergency coronavirus relief as wasteful and inadequate, the president ended up signing it.
Trump demanded Congress increase direct payments in the COVID-19 relief bill from $600 to $2,000. Speaker Pelosi happily obliged. Republicans blocked it.
In March, Congress guaranteed workers up to two weeks of fully paid sick leave if they contract COVID-19. Republicans blocked an extension to the mandate.
Americans will find $600 stimulus checks, unemployment insurance, rental assistance and a “three-martini lunch” tax deduction in the package.
If all goes according to plan, this deal would end a half-year stalemate between congressional leaders and President Donald Trump’s administration.
Republicans' refusal to increase spending on a COVID-19 relief deal has meant cutting down on unemployment benefits in order to include stimulus checks.
Congressional leaders are close to agreement on a package that drops funding for state and local governments, but includes another round of direct payments and an extra $300 for the unemployed.
Sanders and other progressive lawmakers, such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), are pushing for direct assistance.
Black, Asian American and Hispanic lawmakers are pressuring Biden for more diversity in top administration posts as the president-elect's team rolls out selections.
The incoming New York congressman named Randi Weingarten, Dr. Betty Rosa and Freeman Hrabowski as possibilities to head the Department of Education.
The 33-year-old Barnes spoke with HuffPost about Donald Trump’s unexpectedly strong performance in the state and offered his advice for the future of the party.