Congressional leaders have reached a deal for a short-term federal funding extension until early March, a source familiar told Fox News Digital, assuaging fears of a partial government shutdown at the end of next week.
The rushed package drops aid to Ukraine, a White House priority opposed by a growing number of GOP lawmakers, but increases federal disaster assistance by $16 billion.
McConnell has had previous health scares in the last several months, leaving many of his voters with concerns.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell briefly left his own press conference on Tuesday after stopping his remarks mid-sentence and staring off into space for several seconds.
U.S. Senator John Fetterman checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Wednesday night to receive treatment for clinical depression, according to his office.
Senator Patty Murray was sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris and elected to serve as President Pro Tempore of the U.S. Senate, making her the first woman to serve in the role.
On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced an additional $2 million in federal relief from the American Rescue Plan to support students pursuing higher education in Washington as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Tuesday, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-Washington), Tina Smith (D-Minnesota) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) introduced a new bill that would provide a consistent and strong source of funding for the Title X Family Planning Program.
The Right to Contraception Act would also protect healthcare providers who prescribe contraceptives and provide information about contraception.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calls the abortion rights vote "one of the most important" saying in part "it deals with one of the most difficult decisions a woman has to make in her life.”
President Joe Biden appears determined to strike agreement with two wavering Democratic senators over his big $3.5 trillion government overhaul.
The FBI made “fundamental” errors in investigating sexual abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar and did not treat the case with the “utmost seriousness,” the Justice Department’s inspector general said Wednesday.
The infrastructure bill passed in the Senate earlier this week and is now being considered in The House of Representatives — if it passes, Washington state would receive up to $5 billion dollars in federal aid for highway programs.