This episode of Business Insight dissects the details of the historic stimulus package.
A 49-46 vote left the $2 trillion measure short of the 60 votes needed to advance, as the chamber remained deadlocked for a second day. Only one Democrat, Senator Doug Jones, voted with Republicans to advance the bill.
Knowing that they are unlikely to succeed in ousting Trump from the White House as Republicans enjoy a 53-47 majority in the 100-membered Senate, the managers of the House, wherein Democrats enjoy a majority, had their arguments on the Senate floor with an eye on the November elections.
The Republican McConnell proposed a set of ground rules that would place strict restrictions on witnesses and evidence for the first stage and move the trial quickly ahead, saying he would summarily block any Democratic attempts to change his rules.
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed the articles, which charge Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, before they were ceremonially walked through the Capitol to the Republican-controlled Senate.
The 435-member House of Representatives, where Democrats enjoy a majority, last month charged Trump with “high crimes and misdemeanours" and impeached in vote that was based on bitter political divide.
"I don't really care. It doesn't matter. As far as I'm concerned I'd be very happy with a trial because we did nothing wrong," the Republican president told reporters at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, reiterating that he considered his impeachment a hoax.
A bitter fight looms over the coming trial, expected to begin as early as the second week of January, with Senate leaders already drawing battle lines over the evidence that will be allowed.
The day after the House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump, many of the seven contenders taking part in the debate acknowledged the American public is split over the move, with Republicans largely opposing it and Democrats favoring it. But they said it is a fundamental question of right and wrong.
It addresses the backlog in family and employment green cards, which is unattended have estimated timelines for completion ranging between 10-150 years
Australians overwhelmingly endorsed legalising same-sex marriage in a postal survey run by the national statistics agency and the bill easily passed the Senate by 43 votes to 12.
The Senate confirmed Neil Chaterjee as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Vishal Amin as Intellectual Property (IP) Enforcement Coordinator in the Trump administration.
Gottlieb, a physician and former deputy FDA commissioner during the George W. Bush administration, is seen as competent and knowledgeable. But critics worry about his ties to the pharmaceutical industry.
Pakistan's government has dismissed a recommendation from the upper house of parliament to scrap the 5,000 rupee (USD 48) bank note to cut the flow of illicit money and reduce the size of the informal economy.
Responding to a query whether he wanted his 'Clifton Chronicles' to be made into films, the 'Kane and Abel' author said, "I had given seven options of films in last five years, but no films (were made). No matter who you are, you need a little bit of luck." Archer said he didn't think that he "would be coming to Bollywood".
A president whose party controls both the Senate and House of Representatives can generally count on getting things done fairly quickly, and Trump likely will not be an exception, despite starting with unusual handicaps.
Dilma Rousseff is accused of illegally manipulating government budget accounts.
The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would avoid a government shutdown.
The country, which represents the "S" in "PIIGS," a term coined as a catch-all for Europe's most troubled economies, is growing at its fastest pace in seven yearsâ€”3.1 percent in the second quarter. Of the other PIIGSâ€”Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Greeceâ€”only Ireland is growing faster.
US President Barack Obama on Thursday told groups that support the Iran nuclear deal to make their voices heard to Congress to counter the millions of dollars in lobbying by those who want to derail the agreement.
Yellen will likely give away little in her prepared testimony for the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, and the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday.
The Democrat-led Senate voted 59-34 to move forward with the nomination, indicating ample support for her confirmation. A final vote is set for January 6 when the Senate returns after a holiday break.
The Senate passed a last-minute deal on Wednesday evening to avert a damaging debt default and to reopen the government after a more than two-week shutdown.
The new compromise agreement, will fund the government through January 15, 2014 and averts default through February 7, during which time they can work toward a long-term budget agreement that prevents these frequent crises, said Senator Harry Reid
While the deal in Congress is a temporary solution that sets up another showdown early next year, Wall Street reacted positively.