U.S. Congress certifies Joe Biden as winner of presidential election

Hours after hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a harrowing assault on American democracy, a shaken Congress on Thursday formally certified Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory. Immediately afterward, the White House released a statement from Trump in which he pledged an “orderly transition” when Biden is sworn into office on… Read More U.S. Congress certifies Joe Biden as winner of presidential election

U.S. Senate overrides President Trump’s defense bill veto

President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday overrode his veto for the first time in his nearly four years in office, pushing through a defense policy bill against his strong objections weeks before he leaves office. Meeting in a rare New Year’s Day session, the Senate voted 81-13 to secure the… Read More U.S. Senate overrides President Trump’s defense bill veto

U.S. Senate leader Mitch McConnell declines to schedule vote on $2000 coronavirus relief package

U.S. Senate leader Mitch McConnell dealt a likely death blow on Wednesday to President Donald Trump’s bid to boost coronavirus aid to Americans, declining to schedule a swift Senate vote on a bill to raise relief checks to $2,000 from $600. McConnell said on the Senate floor that a bill passed by the Democratic-controlled House… Read More U.S. Senate leader Mitch McConnell declines to schedule vote on $2000 coronavirus relief package

U.S. Senate leader Mitch McConnell acknowledges Joe Biden as winner of presidential election

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, on Tuesday congratulated Democratic President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their November 3 election victories, ending his long silence on the outcome of the presidential race. In remarks on the Senate floor, McConnell acknowledged the Democrats’ win of the White House following Monday’s formal… Read More U.S. Senate leader Mitch McConnell acknowledges Joe Biden as winner of presidential election

U.S. Senate leader Mitch McConnell proposes raising of minimum age to buy tobacco products

U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from 18 to curb their epidemic use among teens. McConnell said here the bill would be introduced in May. Shares of Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc, which… Read More U.S. Senate leader Mitch McConnell proposes raising of minimum age to buy tobacco products